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2017 KTM 85 SX 17/14
2017 KTM 85 SX 17/14

2017 KTM 85 SX 17/14
2017 KTM 85 SX 17/14



2017 KTM 85 SX 17/14 Review

2017 KTM 85 SX 17/14 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

No More Kid's Game...

The riders of the junior class are no longer beginners. These are future champions fighting for victory, no matter if it is the a AMA Amateur National Title or Junior Motocross World Championship. In this scene, the 85 SX is considered the weapon of choice. With the most powerful engine in the field and a super lightweight, stable chassis, the only real competition comes from others racing on the 85 SX.

 



2017 KTM 85 SX 17/14 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

KTM ANNOUNCES MY2017 SPORTMINICYCLE RANGE

At a recent event in Las Vegas, as part of the Supercross series that was won by Red Bull KTM factory rider and back-to-back 450 Supercross Champion, Ryan Dungey, the new ‘Minis’ were unveiled with some exciting changes. For model year 2017 the 50 SX and 65 SX will receive the brand new AER 35 forks by WP Suspension, which is an incredible step forward in terms of air fork technology for junior motorcycles. This revolutionary technology allows the bikes to be adjusted easily for the growing rider with a simple fork pump. These models also boast a fully adjustable shock absorber, new exhaust system, an hourmeter and new graphics in the style of the ‘grown up’s bikes’, which allows these exciting READY TO RACE quality bikes step out as the benchmark in terms of junior machines.

The KTM 50 SX is a true KTM for young motocross riders at the entry level of the sport. With its steady, controllable power and an automatic clutch, the 50 SX is ideal for the budding motocross racer. Its bigger brother, the KTM 65 SX, is a fully-fledged piece of racing kit for youngsters, and sets the standard in terms of power, riding dynamics, equipment and craftsmanship.

The biggest machine in the junior range is the class-leading KTM 85 SX, which is available in both small wheel and big wheel guises. For MY2017 this machine retains its traditional sprung forks, but detail changes have further improved this ever-popular, class-leading READY TO RACE machine.

“It gives us great satisfaction to bring some major updates to the Sportminicycle range. Of course the biggest changes are in the suspension for the 50 SX and 65 SX, which now receive the brilliant, revolutionary WP AER 35 front fork system. This means that as a young rider is growing, the spring rate can be easily adjusted, as can the setting of the bike for different tracks and terrain. In the rear of the bike is a fully adjustable shock absorber, as well as other detail improvements throughout these small machines providing the very best quality for young riders,” said KTM Offroad Product Manager, Joachim Sauer.

“It gives us a lot of pride to see young riders embrace the orange family, giving them the feeling of quality equipment from a young age for those who enjoy riding for fun as well as those that go on to be professional athletes,” concluded Sauer.


 

2017 KTM 85 SX 17/14 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

CHASSIS


WHEELS
Black coated high-end Excel rims, lightweight, CNC machined hubs and black spokes with lightweight aluminum nipples ensure the highest stability at minimum weight on the 85 SX. The OEM MAXXIS tires are renowned for their perfect traction and outstanding performance.


FRAME
Made of top quality chromoly steel with a lightweight, bolt-on aluminum rear subframe, the 85 SX frame ensures maximum stability at minimum weight. It has a rugged polymer coating in a noble black colour.


SUSPENSION
Up front of the 85 SX there is a pair of 43mm upside-down forks with 270mm of travel, while a PDS monoshock for the rear provides optimum traction and surface contact. These are both made by renowned supplier WP Suspension at the highest quality. Of course, rebound and compression damping can be adjusted separately for a quick and precise set-up to match the track and rider.


BODYWORK
Ergonomics and function of the bodywork is designed in such a way as to achieve complete harmony between rider and bike.


GRAPHICS
The revised, cool looking graphic design provides a striking new look based on the big bikes. Don’t be surprised when someone mistakes you for a grown-up.

 

CUTTING-EDGE 2-STROKE TECHNOLOGY


ENGINE
Cutting-edge 2-stroke technology, combined with a precise 6-speed gearbox and hydraulic clutch are the foundation of the 85 SX’s superiority in all junior racing competition.


CYLINDER
The high performance cylinder with flow-optimized ports and a high precision exhaust control valve provides the engine with its unrivaled performance.


CRANKSHAFT
Thanks to its perfectly sized lightweight conrod, the crankshaft is distinguished by minimum vibrations and maximum durability.


CLUTCH
The hydraulic clutch mechanism by Formula ensures an easy clutch action and well-defined modulation on the 85 SX.

HIGH-QUALITY COMPONENTS

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HANDLEBARS
The 85 SX has super strong, tapered handlebars made of high quality aluminum alloy with a bend that’s perfect for motocross requirements.


BRAKES
The Formula braking system with radial calipers – four pistons in front, two in the rear – with lightweight wave brake discs – front 240mm diameter, rear 210mm – are the ultimate in terms of controlled action and braking performance.


COOLING
A constant temperature balance for consistent, high performance is ensured by an intelligent cooling circuit with integrated crank case cooling and two radiators.


AIRBOX
What is good for the bigger KTM off-road bikes cannot be bad for the 85 SX: an air filter change can be done within seconds without tools.

 



 

2017 KTM 85 SX 17/14 - www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD

Engine
" Design
1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
" Displacement
84.9 cm³
" Bore
84.9 mm
" Stroke
48.95 mm
" Starter
Kickstarter
" Transmission
6-speed
" Primary drive
19:66
" Secondary gear ratio
14:46
" Clutch
Wet, multi-disc clutch, Formula hydraulics
" EMS
Moric digital 2M1
Chassis
" Frame design
Central-tube frame with double-cradle
" Front suspension
WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
" Rear suspension
WP PDS shock absorber
" Suspension travel (front)
270 mm
" Suspension travel (rear)
300 mm
" Front brake
Disc brake
" Rear brake
Disc brake
" Front brake disc diameter
220 mm
" Rear brake disc diameter
210 mm
" Chain
1/2 x 5/16"
" Steering head angle
66 °
" Wheelbase
1290 ± 10 mm
" Ground clearance
352 mm
" Seat height
855 mm
" Tank capacity (approx.)
5 l
" Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)
67.5 kg




 


 

2017 KTM 85 SX 17/14 - www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in CDN

Engine
" Design
1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
" Displacement
84.9 cm³
" Bore
84.9 mm
" Stroke
48.95 mm
" Starter
Kickstarter
" Transmission
6-speed
" Primary drive
19:66
" Secondary gear ratio
14:46
" Clutch
Wet, multi-disc clutch, Formula hydraulics
" EMS
Moric digital 2M1
Chassis
" Frame design
Central-tube frame with double-cradle
" Front suspension
WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
" Rear suspension
WP PDS shock absorber
" Suspension travel (front)
270 mm
" Suspension travel (rear)
300 mm
" Front brake
Disc brake
" Rear brake
Disc brake
" Front brake disc diameter
220 mm
" Rear brake disc diameter
210 mm
" Chain
1/2 x 5/16"
" Steering head angle
66 °
" Wheelbase
1290 ± 10 mm
" Ground clearance
352 mm
" Seat height
855 mm
" Tank capacity (approx.)
5 l
" Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)
67.5 kg





 

2017 KTM 85 SX 17/14 - www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
" Design
1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
" Displacement
84.9 cm³
" Bore
84.9 mm
" Stroke
48.95 mm
" Starter
Kickstarter
" Transmission
6-speed
" Primary drive
19:66
" Secondary gear ratio
14:46
" Clutch
Wet, multi-disc clutch, Formula hydraulics
" EMS
Moric digital 2M1
Chassis
" Frame design
Central-tube frame with double-cradle
" Front suspension
WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
" Rear suspension
WP PDS shock absorber
" Suspension travel (front)
270 mm
" Suspension travel (rear)
300 mm
" Front brake
Disc brake
" Rear brake
Disc brake
" Front brake disc diameter
220 mm
" Rear brake disc diameter
210 mm
" Chain
1/2 x 5/16"
" Steering head angle
66 °
" Wheelbase
1290 ± 10 mm
" Ground clearance
352 mm
" Seat height
855 mm
" Tank capacity (approx.)
5 l
" Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)
67.5 kg


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