2012 KTM 85SX 17/14

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2012 KTM 85SX 17/14
2012 KTM 85SX 17/14

2012 KTM 85SX 17/14
2012 KTM 85SX 17/14

2012 KTM 85SX 17/14
2012 KTM 85SX 17/14

2012 KTM 85SX 17/14
2012 KTM 85SX 17/14

2012 KTM 85SX 17/14
2012 KTM 85SX 17/14


– 2012 KTM 85SX 17/14

2012 KTM 85SX 17/14 Review

The full-size pro-bike

No absolute beginners are to be found pootling around among the ranks of ambitious, young MX riders any more. This is where future champions fight for victory and the best chance for a place on the podium is on the 85 SX – as demonstrated convincingly by Henry Jacobi’s 2010 world championship title. The 85 SX masters the toughest MX tracks with unperturbed ease. The grown-up KTM mini-crosser combines fully-fledged MX technology with perfect controllability.

 

 

2012 KTM 85SX 17/14 Features and Benefits

New for 2012:

» Reworked 43 mm USD front fork made by WP (215 mm travel)
» New 2-component handlebar grips
» New, lighter CNC machined front hub
» New front axle (22 instead of 17 mm)
» New handlebars made by Renthal
» New radially mounted 4-piston front brake calliper
» New wheels with aluminum spoke nipples
» New graphics

 

Engine with 6 gears and intake and exhaust control

The 85 SX’s sensational engine delivers its power over a wide rev range thanks to its intake membrane and intricate exhaust control. The six-gear transmission always has the right gear ratio available. No coincidence that the 85 SX is the king of holeshots in junior MX race series.

Frame, wheels and suspension components

The 85 SX’s lightweight and sturdy chassis consisting of a chrome-molybdenum steel frame with bolted-on aluminium subframe, 43 mm (1.69 in) fully-adjustable, upside-down fork from WP now with optimised tuning and WP PDS shock absorber featuring adjustable rebound and compression damping, masters even the toughest of MX courses without demanding too much of the rider.

Brakes

Focussing on optimisation of braking power and application, the front brake on the 85 SX has been equipped with a newly developed, radially mounted, four-piston brake caliper from Formula. In conjunction with the wave brake disc, the performance of the brake system has been improved even further.

Engine with 6 gears and intake and exhaust control

The 85 SX’s sensational engine delivers its power over a wide rev range thanks to its intake membrane and intricate exhaust control. The six-speed transmission always has the right gear ratio available. No coincidence that the 85 SX is the king of holeshots in junior MX race series.

Frame, wheels and suspension components

The 85 SX’s lightweight and sturdy chassis consisting of a chrome-molybdenum steel frame with bolted-on aluminium subframe, 43 mm (1.69 in) fully-adjustable, upside-down fork from WP now with optimised tuning and WP PDS shock absorber featuring adjustable rebound and compression damping, masters even the toughest of MX courses without demanding too much of the rider.

Brakes

Focussing on optimisation of braking power and application, the front brake on the 85 SX has been equipped with a radially mounted, four-piston brake caliper from Formula. In conjunction with the wave brake disc, the performance of the brake system has been improved even further.

 

 



 

2012 KTM 85SX 17/14 – International Specifications
MSRP Price: See KTM dealer in your country for pricing.

Engine
Engine type Single cylinder, 2-stroke
Displacement 84.9 cc
Bore/stroke 47/48.95 mm
Starter Kickstarter
Carburetor Keihin PWK 28
Control Rotation speed dependent exhaust flap
Lubrication Mixture lubrication 1:40
Transmission 6 gears
Gear ratios 11:29 14:28 16:26 19:26 21:25 20:21
Primary ratio 19:66
Final drive 14:49
Cooling Liquid cooling
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically operated
Ignition Moric digital 2M1

Chassis
Frame Double grinded central double-cradle-type frame
Subframe Aluminium
Handlebar Renthal, Aluminium Ø 22 mm
Front suspension WP Upside-Down Ø 43 mm
Rear suspension WP-PDS mono shock
Suspension travel front/rear 270/300 mm
Front brake Disc brake Ø 220 mm
Rear brake Disc brake Ø 210 mm
Front/rear rims 1.60 x 19″; 1.85 x 16″ Alu
Front/rear tires 70/100 x 19″; 90/100 x 16″
Chain 1/2 x 5/16″
Silencer Aluminium
Steering head angle 66°
Wheel base 1,290 mm ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 377 mm
Seat height 900 mm
Tank capacity ca. 5 Liter
Weight (ready to race) approx. 69 kg (without fuel)

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