2012 KTM 450 SMR

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2012 KTM 450 SMR
2012 KTM 450 SMR

2012 KTM 450 SMR
2012 KTM 450 SMR



– 2012 KTM 450 SMR Review

2012 KTM 450 SMR

RACING THOROUGHBRED

Following the “Ready to Race” slogan, the long – awaited “new generation“ of the legendary 450 SMR is finally available – a brand new development equipped only with the finest technology. The barking DOHC 1-cylinder engine has been taken fairly straight from the powerful 450 SX-F Motocross. The compact single’s core is a high tech, DOHC cylinder head with titanium valves and DLC coated followers.

That means an ultra-wide power band, a high redline and plenty of power from low engine speeds all the way to the maximum. Also derived from the 450 SXF, the new chrome-molybdenum frame with bolt-on aluminium subframe ensures maximum stability and
the agility of a house fly. Improved once again, the 48mm WP USD front forks and the new linkage rear suspension with separately adjustable high speed compression damping guarantee full control in every track section. Sticky Dunlop slicks make for maximum
traction, even when the radial, four-pot Magura front calliper chomps down mercilessly on the 310mm wave disc. In a word – out of the box and onto the grid.


 

 

 

2012 KTM 450 SMR Features and Benefits

– DO HC 4V engine with APTC anti-hopping clutch, electric starter and specially geared 5-speed gearbox

– New, ultra-light chrome-molybdenum steel frame with bolt-on aluminium subframe

– Weight reduced cast aluminium swingarm with linkage system

– Fully adjustable WP suspension with special racing set-up

– State-of-the-Art racing laced wheels with OEM slicks

– Ultra sticky Dunlop slicks

– Radial Magura four-pot racing front calliper

– Dynamic, elaborate in-mould graphics

ENGINE SINGLE CYLINDER, 4-STROKE ENGINE · DISPLACEMENT 449.3 CC
STARTER ELECTRIC STARTER · TRANSMISSION 5 GEARS · TANK CAPACITY APPROX. 8.2L
WEIGHT (READY TO RACE) APPROX. 111.5 KG (WITHOUT FUEL)





 

2012 KTM 450 SMR – International Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: See KTM dealer for pricing.

ENGINE

Displacement
Bore/stroke
Power
Torque
Compression ratio
Starter/battery
Transmission
Fuel system
Control
Lubrication
Engine oil
Primary drive
Final drive
Cooling
Clutch
Engine management/ignition

 

CHASSIS

Frame
Subframe
Handlebar
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Suspension travel front/rear
Font brake
Rear brake
ABS
Wheels front/rear
Tires front/rear
Chain
Silencer
Steering head angle
Trail
Wheel base
Ground clearance
Seat height
Tank capacity
Weight (ready to race)

 

Single cylinder, 4-stroke
449.3 cc, 97/60.8 mm


12.5:1
Electric starter/ 12 V, 3 Ah
5 gears
Keihin FCR-MX 41
4 V/DOHC
Pressure lubrication with 3 oil pumps
Motorex, SAE 10W-50
29:74
14:48
Liquid cooling
APTC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
Kokusan

 

 

Chromium-Molybdenum central double-cradle-type frame
Aluminium
Aluminium, tapered, Ø 28/22 mm
WP-USD Closed Cartridge Ø 48 mm
WP-PDS Monoshock with linkage
280/310 mm
Magura four piston, radially bolted caliper, Ø 310 mm
Brembo single piston, floating caliper, Ø 220 mm

Spoked aluminium wheels rims 3.50 x 16.5″; 5.00 x 17″
Dunlop 125/80 R 420; 170/55 R 17
5/8 x 1/4″
Aluminium
63.5°
1,495 ± 10 mm
310 mm

927 mm
approx. 7,5 litres
approx. 111.5 kg (without fuel)

 

 


 

2012 KTM 450 SMR – American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See KTM dealer for pricing and availability

To be annouced. See International Specifications.

 


 

2012 KTM 450 SMR – Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Canadian MSRP Price: See KTM dealer for pricing and availability

To be annouced. See International Specifications.

 

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