Revealed: 2024 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition!

KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition jumping over mud
KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition jumping over mud
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KTM have unveiled their 2024 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition – a bike that they claim will set the ‘new benchmark’ in world motocross competition.

The top spec version of the Austrian firm’s already impressive 450 SX-F, the Factory Edition benefits from a series of upgrades developed through their works race teams.

One of these is what KTM calls its Connectivity Unit Offroad (CUO). This two-part system is mounted between the right fork leg (protected by a reshaped number board) with a GPS unit fixed onto the front mudguard. Together they allow a range of adjustments to the engine and suspension via the KTMConnect app without needing external specialised help.

The frame has also been uprated with varying wall thicknesses and cutaway sections claimed to enhance flexibility whilst reducing weight. The suspension is uprated, too, with 48mm WP XACT front forks which include a WP Factory Start Device claimed to help get you the holeshot.

2024 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition model line-up

Rear shock linkages have been redesigned to optimise weight and stiffness and even the linkage bolt is smaller and lighter and taken directly from the works bikes.

The punchy 450cc single-cylinder engine, meanwhile, breathes more freely thanks to an updated air intake while a lightweight titanium Akrapovič slip-on exhaust shaves weight and increases power.

Elsewhere there are new tank spoilers for improved cooling, frame protectors, and a reinforced bash plate and billet clutch cover.

Meanwhile grey ODI handlebar grips look as good as they perform and further upgrades include high strength DID wheel sets with orange machined hubs, a stiffer, a tougher rear brake pedal, an improved front brake, and special Factory graphics.

The new KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition will debut in January at the launch of 2024 AMA Supercross season and be available in the UK from February 2024 retailing at £11,449. Visit ktm.com for more.