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2010 KTM 450 SX-F First Ride Photo Gallery
All new design triple clamps with a 22mm offset and a lower bend Renthal bar compensate for a lower seating position.
We sample the 450 SX-F dirt bike at two different SoCal motocross tracks for an introduction to the big Orange MX bike. Read the story here
<2010 KTM 450 SX-F First Ride
KTM may have cut back on some models but they have consolidated the best of all worlds into the current ones.
By welding the main body of the frame lower in the steering head, it lowers the center of gravity.
'I am really impressed with how much they are improving in rideability for the average weekend warrior.'
The 450 SX-F is quieter thanks to the 'Header Pipe Resonator System,' but it doesn't lack any power.
Turning into the berm is easy and then it rockets out.
Rear wave rotor mated to Brembo caliper means more stopping power.
This bike is steathly fast. You will be able to sneak up on the competition.
The 450 SX-F corners like it's smaller 250 sibling.
With the claimed light weight, this KTM really flies.
Heavy braking in the bumps did get the bike a little squirrely.
New piston rings are designed to eliminate oil and compression loss due to blow-by.
As delivered, the stock suspension settings worked great.
Stock tank carries 2.1 gallons of fuel.
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