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2020 KTM 65 SX Guide

2020 KTM 65 SX

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2020 KTM 65 SX:

The KTM 65 SX is a fully-fledged race machine for young pilots aged between 8 and 12 years. This little flyer features the latest WP XACT front forks with revolutionary AER technology, ultra-cool graphics and a power delivery that sets the benchmark in its class. Like its larger counterparts, the KTM 65 SX has READY TO RACE ride dynamics, quality equipment and superior craftsmanship, providing winning performance to young competitors.

The KTM 65 SX is a genuine racing bike for young riders who want to move to the next level. This bike is setting standards in terms of power, performance, equipment and workmanship. The KTM 65 SX is equipped as standard with the advanced WP XACT 35 mm fork with AER technology and other top-quality features. The ultra-cool graphics round off the racing profile. Just like its bigger brothers, the KTM 65 SX is READY TO RACE.


2020 KTM 65 SX Key Features

 NEW graphics to match the full-sized SX range and give a READY TO RACE appearance.
 Reworked ignition curve for improved performance.
 NEW alternative needle included in the by-pack for fine tuning options for different tacks and
 WP XACT 35 mm air-sprung front fork is incredibly light and makes adjustments for rider
size and track conditions easy.
 Sleek bodywork that provides excellent ergonomics for the ultimate in control and comfort.
 The advanced frame is made of lightweight, high strength chromium molybdenum steel and
offers superb handling and precise cornering.
 The KTM 65 SX benefits from cutting-edge 2-stroke technology and an easy to shift 6-speed
transmission with a hydraulic clutch.
 A WP XACT monoshock with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology guarantees
optimum damping characteristics and outstanding stability.
 The shock offers adjustable compression and rebound so the rear suspension can be set up
precisely for the rider and track in no time.
 The KTM 65 SX is fitted front and rear with massive four-piston calipers that grip lightweight
Wave brake discs.
 Like the big KTM factory racers, the KTM 65 SX has super lightweight, black anodized,
aluminum rims providing the highest strength and durability.
 MAXXIS knobby tires provide superb grip in any terrain.



After the race is before the race and when it comes to competing in the most prestigious championships around the world, this mantra is an important one to live by. KTM’s desire to win in AMA Supercross and the FIM Motocross World Championship continues to be demonstrated with outstanding performances in each series thanks to KTM’s focus on creating the sharpest weapons for the toughest battles. This READY TO RACE mindset and development in the most challenging arenas is translated directly into our serial production models.

Following on from last year’s ground-breaking introduction of a new KTM SX generation, for model year 2020 the 2-stroke KTM 125 SX, KTM 150 SX and KTM 250 SX, and the 4-stroke KTM 250 SX-F, KTM 350 SX-F and KTM 450 SX-F have received performance enhancing engine updates to ensure they remain at the fore and as battle-ready as ever. These detailed refinements, that have been developed with KTM´s test riders in Europe and the USA along with factory racers around the globe, complement the high-quality serial components that the KTM SX range already boasts.

New graphics and colors give the range a fresh look for the new season, while an E-starter and a map select switch with integrated traction control and launch control on 4-stroke machines, premium brakes supplied by Brembo, No-Dirt footpegs are fitted as standard to KTM’s class-leading line-up. High quality exhaust systems, plastics and seats join the reworked WP XACT suspension with the proven AER technology, which offers enhanced handling for model year 2020.

Designed by the very same engineers that are responsible for the bikes raced by the likes of Jeffrey Herlings, Antonio Cairoli and Cooper Webb, the KTM sportminicycle line-up continues to set the benchmark in out-of-the-crate performance for junior riders. For MY2020 the KTM 50 SX, KTM 65 SX and KTM 85 SX have a new look and feature the WP XACT suspension for precise handling and stability in the toughest motocross terrain.

All of the junior models boast premium components such as high-quality Formula brakes, a high-strength steel frame, ergonomically designed bodywork and high-performance engines. For model year 2020 the KTM 65 SX has a reworked ignition curve for improved performance, while the carburetor has been optimized for better power delivery. Its bigger brother, the KTM 85 SX, has a new transmission drive shaft fixing for safer sprocket fixation. The KTM 85 SX also has a reworked muffler with improved packing wool, which saves weight.

In addition, the KTM SX-E 5 will join the sportminicycles as another competitive option for junior riders. Based on the KTM 50 SX with its high-end chassis, but powered by an electric motor, the KTM SX-E 5 is easy to ride, has zero emissions, low noise and requires minimal maintenance – giving riders more options for places to ride, whilst being easy to use. The height of the bike is also completely adjustable, and it is aimed at riders aged from 4 to 10 years old, making it an exciting new model in the KTM line-up. The KTM SX-E 5 will be launched this summer.

“To be the consistent performer at any level of racing, you have to continue to progress in development. The work never stops – whether that’s here in Mattighofen, or with our engineers in the USA. The KTM SX range model year 2020 has received a number of updates to complement last year’s groundbreaking new generation models, and we can see that our continued efforts in development are paying off – our athletes both in Supercross and Motocross have enjoyed some fantastic results so far this season. Utilizing the same R&D team as their bigger brothers, the KTM sportminicycle models remain at the very forefront of junior racing competition with detailed refinements for MY2020. In addition, we are excited for the highly anticipated launch of the all-new KTM SX-E 5 electric minicycle, which will arrive this summer,” said KTM´s Senior Product Manager Offroad, Joachim Sauer.


2020 KTM 65 SX Features and Benefits

KTM 2-strokes have been tearing up MX tracks for decades and are undoubtedly the fastest on the track today. Thanks to years of ongoing development, these engines are the benchmark in performance and technology, with the perfect combination of power, weight and control. For 2020, the KTM 65 SX features a reworked ignition curve, pushing its class-leading performance another step further. In addition, the bike comes with a new jet needle in the by-pack, giving the rider the chance to further fine-tune the machine to different tracks.

KTM engineers just love finding ways to reduce weight. The changes made on 2019 KTM SX models resulted in the slimmest, lightest dirt bikes out there and that honor is retained for 2020.

In the heat of the battle, READY TO RACE ergonomics give you the edge on the track, allowing you to ride harder for longer.

The bodywork is derived from the full-size SX models and provides perfect ergonomics, well-thought-out contact points and maximum freedom of movement for the rider. In addition, smart design solutions for the front and rear fenders are prime examples of an intelligent design, which guarantees maximum stability and strength.


2020 KTM 65 SX – International Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $5,049 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 64.9 cc
Bore / Stroke: 45.0 / 40.8 mm
Starter: Kickstarter
Transmission: 6 Gears
Fuel System: Mikuni VM 24
Lubrication: Premix 60:1
Pr imary Ratio: 23:75
Final Drive: 14:48
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc Clutch, Formula Hydraulics
Ignition: AET Digital
Frame: Central Tube Frame, Chrome Molybdenum
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Aluminum Ø 22 mm
Front Suspension: WP XACT USD Fork, Ø 35 mm
Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 215 mm / 8.5 in; 270 mm / 10.6 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 198 mm / 160 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 14” / 1.60 x 12”
Front/Rear Tires: 60/100-14” / 80/100-12”
Chain: 1/2 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 25.5º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,137 mm ± 10 mm / 44.8 in ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 280 mm / 11 in
Seat Height: 750 mm / 29.5 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 3.5 L / 0.92 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 53 kg / 116.9 lbs



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