2021 KTM 85 SX 17/14 : STEP INTO THE BIG LEAGUES.
Introducing the 2021 KTM 85 SX 17/14…
With the pro ranks within reach, the KTM 85 SX offers a real taste of the big league of motocross. Following in the footsteps of champions, every inch of this motorcycle mimics the proven design of the big bike range. A lightweight, WP-engineered frame houses its compact rocket ship of an engine, which delivers unrivalled performance and rideability. This mini warrior is the ultimate race weapon and is ready to go out and conquer all in the fight for the top step of the podium.
2021 KTM 85 SX 17/14 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
2021 KTM 85 SX 17/14 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The exhaust system has been designed to perfectly match the engine’s power characteristics and contributes to the outstanding all-round performance and rideability. The header pipe is produced using a 3-dimensional stamping process. Once the components have been shaped, they are robot welded to ensure the highest level of quality, consistency and durability. The lightweight and compact silencer has been reworked with improved packing wool (40 g lighter), guaranteeing that sweet 2-stroke sound and falling safely within the noise limits for racing.
It took extreme levels of ingenuity to fit the race-winning formula of KTM’s bigger 2-strokes into a compact 85 cc engine. A special manufacturing process is used and provides impressive weight savings without sacrificing strength or durability. The super compact power plant is fitted with a 6-speed gear box and delivers class-leading power and rideability throughout the entire rev range. The power valve plays a key role in tailoring power delivery to suit track conditions and rider ability, ensuring that the only rider surprised by the incredible performance is the competition.
The KTM 85 SX airbox is designed to optimize the small space available to deliver the best possible performance, while still maintaining the highest level of filter protection. The air filter is easily accessed, without tools, by removing the left side panel. Knowing that air literally breathes power into the motor, KTM has ensured that the process of inserting a new clean filter could not be any easier. The Twin Air filter and filter cage design features a simple fail-proof mounting system, making filter maintenance a quick, easy and accurate task.
The frame on the KTM 85 SX is a scaled-down version of the championship-proven full-size frames. It is professionally crafted using hydroformed chromium molybdenum steel tubes that are robot welded, ensuring the highest levels of consistent quality. The flex characteristics have been specifically tailored for easy handling and optimal comfort, while working in perfect harmony with the suspension, to ensure excellent agility and high-speed stability. For 2020, the frames feature highly durable orange powder coating and come with standard frame protectors.
The KTM 85 SX has “no-dirt” footpegs, which have a simple but effective self-cleaning system that ensures the footpegs return to their original position, providing complete control in all conditions.
The KTM 85 SX features a strong, lightweight, tapered aluminum handlebar, with a specifically shaped bend to suit the overall ergonomics. Additionally, the bike comes standard with ODI lock-on grips, which include a vulcanized grip on the right side and a lock-on grip on the left that does not require glue or wire for mounting.
2021 KTM 85 SX 17/14 – Totalmotorcycle.com International Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6099 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ 6899 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 5149 (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
- Transmission 6-speed
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- Stroke95 mm
- Bore 47 mm
- Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Formula hydraulics
- Displacement9 cm³
- EMS MEDJ digital
- Design 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
- Weight (without fuel) 67 kg
- Tank capacity (approx.)2 l
- Front brake disc diameter 240 mm
- Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
- Front brake Disc brake
- Rear brake Disc brake
- Chain 1/2 x 5/16″
- Frame design Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
- Front suspension XACT 43 WP Upside-Down fork, Ø 43 mm
- Ground clearance 352 mm
- Rear suspension WP Xplor PDS shock absorber
- Seat height 850 mm
- Steering head angle 66 °
- Suspension travel (front) 278 mm
- Suspension travel (rear) 305 mm
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