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.
- As delivered, the stock suspension settings worked great.
- 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.
- 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.
- All new design triple clamps with a 22mm offset and a lower bend Renthal bar compensate for a lower seating position.
- Rear wave rotor mated to Brembo caliper means more stopping power.
- Stock tank carries 2.1 gallons of fuel.