May 20, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Following its successes with the 2010 Motocross World Championship and the latest launch of a completely new generation of Enduro bikes, KTM, the market leader in the production of offroad motorcycles now presents the latest range of state-of the-art machines that are equipped for MX tracks in the best possible way. The highlight is the new chassis with linkage for the two-stroke motocross bikes 125 SX, 150 SX and 250 SX.
KTM takes a giant leap! The motocross track just adjacent to the Munich Airport will be the setting for the official launch of the 2012 motocross models. Even though there have been a lot of updates to the bikes, some things never change. The latest motocross bikes from Mattighofen (Austria) are direct descendants from the same motocross and supercross factory machines that are so successful all over the world and they profit from the inimitable interaction between motorcycle racing and series development is a hallmark of KTM
Also unchanged is the unique depth of the KTM motocross range. In the 2012 season it spans everything from the 50 SX for the hungry young sporting wannabes right up to the winning motorcycles in the MX1 category, the 350 SX-F and the 450 SXF. In between, KTM offers a seamless range of high quality twoand four-stroke machines for every track, every championship and every rider.
The main development goal for the KTM technicians was to let all the successes from the 2010 season – thanks to Antonio Cairoli (MX1, Marvin Musquin (MX2) and Steffi Laier (WMX), who were all world champions of their classes – seamlessly flow into the latest series models. The most important change that has come out of this is the adaptation of the chassis with linkage, which has now been built into the entire two-stroke range of bikes. With this, and through the further developed USD fork with a diameter of 48 mm and closed cartridge technology from WP Suspension, all the suspension components have been improved even further.
Dozens of visibly obvious, but above all modifications that can be felt first hand underline KTM’s commitment to advance their leading position of their “Ready to Race” sports machines by even more!
The most important updates to the 2012 KTM Motocross Competition Models:
- Chassis with new frame, linkage system, swing arms, and shock absorbers (all two-stroke models)
- Improved 48 mm WP-Suspension forks
- 250 SX-F now with electro-starter
- 450 SX-F with new clutch
- New 35 mm USD forks for 50 and 65 SX
- New brake system with 4 piston caliper for 65 and 85 SX
- New more stable wheels for all minicycles
- New generation Pirelli tires
The 2012 KTM Motocross Competition Models Minicycles
- 125 SX
- 150 SX
- 250 SX
- 250 SX-F
- 350 SX-F
- 450 SX-F
The new model range is available from official KTM dealers from June 2011