2012 KTM 50SX Mini

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2012 KTM 50SX Mini
2012 KTM 50SX Mini




– 2012 KTM 50SX Mini

2012 KTM 50SX Mini Review

The perfect launch pad into the MX world

A real KTM for the smallest of future MX champions. The 88 lb. lightweight 50 SX Mini sets the standard in terms of controllability and riding fun. It has everything that impresses riders and reassures their parents: a high-quality chassis with easily applied rotor brakes, top-quality components wherever you look and a powerful, reliable engine with easy-to-operate centrifugal clutch.

 

 

2012 KTM 50SX Mini Features and Benefits

Ergonomics and weight

With a 10 in front wheel and a 10 in rear wheel, the 50 SX Mini is precisely the right height for MX juniors. The wide foot pegs provide perfect grip, the tailor-made dimensions ensure that the bike barely weighing 88 lb. is not too much for even the youngest of beginners.

Engine with adjustable automatic transmission

Thanks to the centrifugally controlled automatic clutch, junior racers need not worry about the clutch or changing gears. Simply hitting the gas is enough. The clutch can be adjusted in the workshop to the riding ability of the budding racer: nice and gentle for beginners, then powerful and direct for more advanced riders.

Brakes

High-quality, hydraulically actuated disc brakes, with wave type brake rotors at the front and rear.

Engine with adjustable automatic transmission

Thanks to the centrifugally controlled automatic clutch, junior racers need not worry about the clutch or changing gears. Simply hitting the gas is enough. The clutch can be adjusted in the workshop to the riding ability of the budding racer: nice and gentle for beginners, then powerful and direct for more advanced riders.

Frame and suspension components

The chassis on the 50 SX Mini is equipped exclusively with high-quality components — from the sturdy chrome-molybdenum steel frame to the newly developed WP upside-down fork. The torsionally, extremely stiff 1.38 in telescopic fork with new, forged triple clamps and 7.28 in suspension travel provides perceptibly better ride stability and more comfortable suspension.

Brakes

High-quality, hydraulically actuated disc brakes, with wave type brake rotors at the front and rear.

Renthal handlebars

High-quality, aluminum alloy Renthal handlebars designed specifically for the 50 SX Mini contribute to the ergonomic package for optimum control. Power is now even more controllable with the new Domino throttle grip. The new, dual-compound rubber grips on the handlebar provide a secure hold for the hands, with the cross bar bearing a crash pad should you need one.

Water cooling

The liquid-cooling system of the 50 SX Mini, with two large radiators and additional cooling for the crankcase, prevents the engine from overheating, even under the most extreme loads. Besides that, the smallest KTM can still take a fair bit of punishment — from bike-to-bike contact or contact with the ground.

Frame and suspension components

The chassis on the 50 SX Mini is equipped exclusively with high-quality components — from the sturdy chrome-molybdenum steel frame to the torsionally stiff, multiple-adjustment WP upside-down telescopic fork with forged triple clamps, 1.38 in outer tubes and 7.28 in suspension travel.

Brakes

High-quality, hydraulically actuated disc brakes, with wave type brake rotors at the front and rear.

 

 



 

2012 KTM 50SX Mini – International Specifications
MSRP Price: See KTM dealer in your country for pricing.

Engine
Engine type Single cylinder, 2-stroke
Displacement 49 cc
Bore/stroke 39,5/40 mm
Starter Kickstarter
Carburetor Dell’Orto PHVA 12 XS
Lubrication Separate lubrication
Transmission Single gear automatic
Gear ratios 14:31
Primary ratio 61:33
Final drive 10:42
Cooling Liquid cooling
Clutch Centrifugal clutch (adjustable)
Ignition Selettra 2p D36

Chassis
Frame Double grinded central double-cradle-type frame
Subframe Steel
Handlebar Renthal, Aluminium Ø 22 mm
Front suspension WP Upside-Down Ø 35 mm
Rear suspension WP mono shock
Suspension travel front/rear 110/171 mm
Front brake Disc brake Ø 160 mm
Rear brake Disc brake Ø 140 mm
Front/rear rims 1.60 x 10″; 1.60 x 10″ Alu
Front/rear tires 2.50 x 10″; 2.75 x 10″
Chain 1/2 x 3/16″
Silencer Aluminium
Steering head angle 67,4°
Wheel base 914 mm ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 184 mm
Seat height 558 mm
Tank capacity ca. 2,3 Liter
Weight (ready to race) approx. 39 kg (without fuel)

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