We put the 2012 KTM 450 SX-F up against the competition to see which racer would reign supreme when the track ends and the trail begins. Read all about it in the 2012 450 MX Off-Road Shootout.
- The KTM needs to be kept up in the revs to dish out the power.
- The 2012 KTM 450 SX-F was a little undersprung for bomb-drop free-ride maneuvers.
- When you do fall in the dunes, it's nice to have an electric start button to get you moving before your buddies cover you in sand.
- A too-soft suspension set-up for the dunes hurt the KTM in the scoring.
- The KTM 450 SX-F finished in the third place in our 2012 450 MX Off-Road Shootout.
- The 2012 KTM 450 SX-F is a predictable handler which worked well in the desert.
- The cockpit and controls of the 2012 KTM 450 SX-F earned top honors in our shootout.
- The KTM 450 SX-F required a higher amount of effort to get it settled into a turn than some of the other bikes in this shootout.
- Features like electric start and a hydraulic clutch make long days in the saddle more enjoyable.
- The KTM 450 SX-F's carburetor settings were spot on and never once did we miss having fuel injection.
- In the tighter and rockier sections of Ocotillo the KTM 450 SX-F excelled.
- 2012 KTM 450 SX-F Dyno Chart
- 2012 450 MX Off-Road Shootout Horsepower
- 2012 450 MX Off-Road Shootout Torque