2016 KTM 65 SX

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2016 KTM 65 SX
2016 KTM 65 SX



2016 KTM 65 SX Review

2016 KTM 65 SX on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Fast has no age limit…

The 65 SX is a fully-fledged piece of sports equipment for young pilots aged around eight to 12 years, up to a body height of 1,60 m. The new generation of 65 SX featuring an all new bodywork and a lot of detail improvements defines a new standard of its class in terms of power, riding dynamics, equipment and craftsmanship. Like its larger counterparts, this bike is truly READY TO RACE for its young competitors.

 


2016 KTM 65 SX www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The numbers behind the KTM SX rider heroes

Tony Cairoli

8 world titles in 10 World Championship MX seasons
1st GP victory in Namur Belgium in 2004
25000 autographs signed for fans over 3 days at Eicma trade show in 2014
45 cities visited in one season of racing, testing and preparation!
144 world championship ‘moto’ victories so far (having won 72 GPs)
2008 the last time anyone else won the MXGP title
100cc the headstart Tony gives his MXGP competition on his KTM 350SX-F

Tommy Searle

17: age in rookie GP season (2006)
13 GP career wins to date (as of start of 2015 season)
3 podiums in debut AMA season (2009)
180 km per week of road cycling for fitness training
1200 laps per month on the practice track
20 countries visited in one race season
157.600km of travel completed in one season of racing

Ken De Dycker

4 different countries Ken has won national championships in – Luxembourg, Germany, Great Britain and Belgium
15 years since Ken’s MXGP debut in (GP of Holland, 2000)
35 practice laps on average per training day (4 times a week)
9 as race number
191cm: at nearly 6foot 3inches, Ken is one of the tallest riders on the MXGP circuit
3rd: Ken’s best MXGP championship overall placing (2008 & 2013 seasons)

Jeffrey Herlings

8: years old, won first national championship (Dutch 65cc)
17 rounds in the 2013 GP season, of which Jeffrey won 15
4 days a week of MX practice
15: age at first career GP victory (Valkenswaard, The Netherlands 2010)
3 rounds to spare when Jeffrey clinched the 2013 MX2 title
73 MX2 races: exceptional success ratio of 43 wins, 57 podiums, 2 world titles
18: age when Jeffrey won his first MX2 world title

Pauls Jonass

11 months per year: spent on the road chasing MX victory
4 hours per day: physical training in pre-season
2 junior world titles (2011 85cc and 2013 125cc)
14: age at first junior world championship title
2015: debut MX2 season
28 months old: when Pauls could ride a bicycle unassisted!

 

 

 

2016 KTM 65 SX www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Chassis


Suspension
The 35mm upside down front forks by WP Suspension with 215mm of travel ensure the most sensitive response. They are perfectly matched with the high-end WP PDS monoshock and guarantee optimum damping characteristics and outstanding stability. The rear wheel travel is 270mm. With adjustable compression and rebound stages, the suspension can be set up precisely for the rider and track in no time.


Wheels
Like the big KTM factory racers, the 65 SX has super lightweight, black anodized, aluminum rims providing highest strength and safety. Knobby MAXXIS tires grip superbly on any surface.


Brakes
The 65 SX is fitted front and rear with massive four-piston calipers that grip lightweight Wave brake discs of 198mm front and 160mm rear diameter. The hydraulic brake system is easy to control and ensures the best braking and the highest standard when it comes to safety.


Swingarm
The new 65 SX is fitted with a newly designed cast aluminum swingarm. Conceived using the latest in calculation and simulation software, the design and wall thickness have been optimized for minimum weight at optimum stiffness and precisely defined flexibility. Not only that, the 2016 bike features a new 2-compound chain guide similar to the full-size models, a new chain glider, and a redesigned rear axle with new chain tensioners.

 


Cutting edge 2-stroke technology


Engine
The 65 SX benefits from cutting-edge 2-stroke technology and an easy to shift 6-speed transmission with a hydraulic clutch. The pressure controlled exhaust valve provides, in conjunction with a new exhaust pipe and silencer, even more power and plenty of torque. A reworked kickstarter makes starting even easier than before.


Cylinder
The high performance cylinder features the pressure controlled exhaust valve (PCEV) and provides an unrivalled performance within the highly competitive 65 cc class.


Clutch
An outstanding feature of the 65 SX is the hydraulic clutch made by Formula. It ensures an easy clutch action and excellent modulation.

 


Improved ergonomics


Bodywork
For 2016 the engineers designed all new plastics that provide perfect ergonomics and contact points for the rider, maximum freedom of movement and better seat comfort. In addition, advanced design solutions for the new front and rear fenders are prime examples of an intelligent design, which guarantees maximum stability through a well thought-out structure and mounting.


Frame
The modern frame produced by WP Performance Systems is made of lightweight, high strength chromoly steel profiles and combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional rigidity. It guarantees easy handling and precise cornering, but also outstanding stability. The lightweight aluminum subframe is adapted to match the new bodywork.


Radiators
An intelligent cooling circuit with integrated crankcase cooling and two redesigned radiators improves the heat dissipation and ensures a constant temperature balance for consistent, high performance.


Handlebars
New, classy anodized handlebars made of a high quality aluminum alloy are distinguished by the best ergonomics and the highest strength. A new crash pad on the handlebar brace protects the rider from impacts.


Graphics
Derived from the full-size SX bikes, the in-mold graphics make the new 65 SX even cooler. Its frame has a super rugged polymer coating in noble black.


 

 


 

2016 KTM 65 SX – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Local Dealer for Pricing in USD

Engine
” Design
1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
” Displacement
64.9 cm³
” Bore
45 mm
” Stroke
40.8 mm
” Starter
Kickstarter
” Transmission
6-speed
” Primary drive
23:75
” Secondary gear ratio
14:48
” Clutch
Wet, multi-disc clutch, Formula hydraulics
” EMS
AET digital
Chassis
” Frame design
Central-tube frame with double-cradle
” Front suspension
WP upside-down Ø 35 mm
” Rear suspension
WP monoshock
” Suspension travel (front)
215 mm
” Suspension travel (rear)
270 mm
” Front brake
Disc brake
” Rear brake
Disc brake
” Front brake disc diameter
198 mm
” Rear brake disc diameter
160 mm
” Chain
1/2 x 1/4″
” Steering head angle
64.5 °
” Wheelbase
1137 ± 10 mm
” Ground clearance
280 mm
” Seat height
750 mm
” Tank capacity (approx.)
3.5 l
” Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)
53 kg


 


 

2016 KTM 65 SX – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Local Dealer for Pricing in CDN

Engine
” Design
1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
” Displacement
64.9 cm³
” Bore
45 mm
” Stroke
40.8 mm
” Starter
Kickstarter
” Transmission
6-speed
” Primary drive
23:75
” Secondary gear ratio
14:48
” Clutch
Wet, multi-disc clutch, Formula hydraulics
” EMS
AET digital
Chassis
” Frame design
Central-tube frame with double-cradle
” Front suspension
WP upside-down Ø 35 mm
” Rear suspension
WP monoshock
” Suspension travel (front)
215 mm
” Suspension travel (rear)
270 mm
” Front brake
Disc brake
” Rear brake
Disc brake
” Front brake disc diameter
198 mm
” Rear brake disc diameter
160 mm
” Chain
1/2 x 1/4″
” Steering head angle
64.5 °
” Wheelbase
1137 ± 10 mm
” Ground clearance
280 mm
” Seat height
750 mm
” Tank capacity (approx.)
3.5 l
” Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)
53 kg




 

2016 KTM 65 SX – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £3449 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
” Design
1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
” Displacement
64.9 cm³
” Bore
45 mm
” Stroke
40.8 mm
” Starter
Kickstarter
” Transmission
6-speed
” Primary drive
23:75
” Secondary gear ratio
14:48
” Clutch
Wet, multi-disc clutch, Formula hydraulics
” EMS
AET digital
Chassis
” Frame design
Central-tube frame with double-cradle
” Front suspension
WP upside-down Ø 35 mm
” Rear suspension
WP monoshock
” Suspension travel (front)
215 mm
” Suspension travel (rear)
270 mm
” Front brake
Disc brake
” Rear brake
Disc brake
” Front brake disc diameter
198 mm
” Rear brake disc diameter
160 mm
” Chain
1/2 x 1/4″
” Steering head angle
64.5 °
” Wheelbase
1137 ± 10 mm
” Ground clearance
280 mm
” Seat height
750 mm
” Tank capacity (approx.)
3.5 l
” Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)
53 kg



*Starting at MSRP is the manufactured suggested price and excludes delivery, setup, tax, title, license, and additional fees and expenses. Bikes may be shown with optional accessories. Final sale price determined by an authorized dealer. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change.

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