2022 KTM 50 SX: PODIUMS START HERE.
Introducing the 2022 KTM 50 SX…
The KTM 50 SX is a true READY TO RACE motocross machine. It is a genuine dirt bike that, like its bigger siblings, is produced with top-quality components, real race-bred input, and thoughtful development. It goes without saying that the KTM 50 SX is the only choice when stepping into the world of MX.
2022 KTM 50 SX Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
THE BATTLE FOR GLORY
The 2022 KTM Motocross range is the most complete and most technologically advanced line-up of Motocross and Supercross motorcycles that brings KTM’s production bikes closer than ever to the championship-winning machines of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing stars.
To prove the point, we took FIM MX World Champions Jeffrey Herlings and Tom Vialle to an MXGP track and let them throw some fast laps on the production 2022 KTM 50 SX and KTM 125 SX models.
4-STROKE – LEGACY COMES AS STANDARD
The championship-winning KTM SX-F range has been a dominant force in the FIM Motocross World Championship, AMA Supercross series, and the AMA Pro National Motocross Championship for years. Tapping into the recent success of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing stars, KTM engineers had clear objectives while designing the updated 2022 SX range; to create the lightest, best-handling, most powerful, and most technically-advanced Motocross models ever to roll their wheels out of the factory in Mattighofen, Austria.
2-STROKE – DISTINCT POISE AND POWER
Instantaneous throttle response and the best power-to-weight ratio in the Motocross segment has been the calling card for 2-Stroke fans for years. For 2022, KTM once again offers three distinct full-sized 2-Stroke offerings. Not to mention, KTM’s almost unrivaled success on the international stage, with seven of the 12 top spots in the 2020 EMX125 European Championship belonging to the KTM 125 SX.
Young racers deserve the very best when it comes to fast tracking their careers. For that reason, the KTM Sportminicycle range is treated with the same ground-up priority for development as the full-sized SX range. By treating the KTM 85 SX, KTM 65 SX and KTM 50 SX with the same development impetus as the larger machines, the 2022 KTM Sportminicycles range has retained its position as the class leader in junior motocross.
E-MINI – RACE UNPLUGGED
The 2022 KTM SX-E 5 is an all-electric mini racer designed to offer the most inexperienced of beginners a real, READY TO RACE experience, but at the same time, being a real-world option for competitive mini-racers. Zero emissions, low noise, easy operation and minimal maintenance make the KTM SX-E 5 a true future vision in the sport of motocross.
DROP THE GATE: THE NEW 2022 KTM MOTOCROSS RANGE HITS THE DEALER FLOORS NOW
After decades of seamless flow of information from the race paddock to KTM’s production line, the complete 2022 KTM SX range is closer than ever to the bikes winning titles. Engineered on the racetrack, and perfectly meeting KTM’s superior standards for performance in their updated 2022 livery, the new models are the absolute reference for Motocross and Supercross competition worldwide.
Built for those who know the importance of a solid technical base, the KTM SX-F model range is the choice of winners. The 2022 4-Stroke range includes three models that take advantage of KTM’s considerable gains in the segment featuring the latest WP XACT suspension technology and advanced tech solutions including Traction Control, Launch Control, variable engine mapping and reliable starters.
The purest definition of advanced motorcycle technology, the 2022 KTM 50 SX is an extremely compact package that produces an unrivalled 63 hp in the most effective way possible. The KTM 250 SX-F features unmatched outright speed in a class that pushes the boundaries of performance and the KTM 350 SX-F ideally mixes 250 agility with even more engine grunt.
Building upon a legacy of class-leading performance for aspiring and experienced racers alike, the new 2-Stroke range includes three distinct models. A benchmark in the division, the KTM 125 SX is the development of the bike that occupied seven of the 12 top spots in the 2020 EMX125 European Championship. In its updated 2022 trim, the KTM 150 SX can battle with the potent 250 4-Strokes, while the KTM 250 SX is a 2-Stroke powerhouse with the same light feeling.
All full-size 2022 KTM SX models introduce a frame finishing coated in racing orange to further reinforce the proximity to the championship winning machines of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing stars. The updated frame aligns perfectly with the new blue seat cover and the fresh colors in the graphics to emphasize visually the close link to KTM’s Factory machinery.
Complementing KTM’s 2022 SX range is a series of Sportminicycles that share the exact same race-driven development approach as KTM’s full-size Motocross bikes. Junior riders that climb on any of the KTM 50 SX, KTM 65 SX and KTM 85 SX models can do so knowing that they are experiencing class-leading performance, state-of-the-art WP suspension, high-end brakes and minimal weight. For tech-savvy riders, the wheels can start rolling with the 2022 KTM SX-E 5, the latest incarnation of a high-end electric mini-crosser that can grow together with the young rider on it.
Joachim Sauer – KTM Product Manager Offroad: “The new SX range is all about the proximity to our race machinery, and the bikes that are doing the business on racetracks around the continents. We’ve been refining these packages for several years and we feel the connection, both aesthetically but also in terms of performance, is now closer than ever. To prove our point, we gave production bikes to MXGP and MX2 World Champions and I’m glad to confirm they were surprised and impressed with their performance. It was fitting to give the 2022 models an even ‘racier’ look with the blue and orange design and to remind riders and fans that there isn’t a more READY TO RACE motocross range in any paddock anywhere.”
2022 KTM 50 SX Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Engine & Exhaust
The exhaust system was designed to perfectly match the characteristics of the engine, ensuring maximum output and a smooth power delivery over the entire rev range.
The high performance cylinder, exhaust pipe and reed intake system are perfectly arranged for maximum performance, setting the standard in the highly competitive 50 cc class.
Developed by KTM, the centrifugal multi-disc automatic clutch provides manageable acceleration and makes riding this motorcycle as easy as twisting the throttle. It can be adjusted to the specific requirements of the track and the rider in minutes and without any special tools.
Power reduction kit
For those future stars who are still absolute beginners, the engine power can be reduced using a kit from the PowerParts program.
Like the full-size KTM range, the 50 SX has a liquid cooling system, which even cools the crankcase. Generously sized radiators ensure outstanding heat dissipation, ensuring extra reliability, even under extremely heavy conditions.
The 50 SX is fitted with front and rear hydraulic brakes by FORMULA, combined with lightweight wave discs that are easy to control even for the youngest riders. This ensures the best deceleration and the highest standard when it comes to performance.
The modern frame is made from 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.
Like the full-size KTM Factory racers, the KTM 50 SX is fitted with lightweight, black anodized, aluminum rims which provide the highest strength and durability for any eventuality. These are fitted with OEM MAXXIS knobbly tires, to provide unmatched traction on any surface.
The KTM 50 SX has a modern, fully adjustable air fork: the WP XACT fork with AER technology, made by WP SUSPENSION. This upside-down front fork with 35 mm tube diameter and 205 mm of travel ensures outstanding comfort, damping characteristics and directional stability. Another main benefit for junior riders is that the air spring fitted in the left fork leg can be adjusted perfectly to the rider’s weight using a simple air pump.
The high quality WP XACT shock absorber connects directly to the new lightweight, cast swingarm with the same technology and shape, according to the stress lines, as the full size bikes. The shock is fully adjustable, meaning you can set the damping perfectly to suit the rider’s preference and track conditions. The shock absorber allows for 185 mm of rear wheel travel, providing excellent damping performance.
Ergonomics & Comfort
The KTM 50 SX uses a perfectly shaped handlebar made from a high-quality aluminum alloy. It provides a great feeling of control for the rider, helping with overall stability. A pad around the center brace also protects the rider from hard knocks.
Bodywork & Graphics
The 2020 KTM SX models feature the latest in-mold graphics, matching the factory-look orange frames and bodywork perfectly. They have a fast and aggressive style that screams READY TO RACE, leaving no doubt as to the bikes’ high-performance intentions.
2022 KTM 50 SX – Totalmotorcycle.com International Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4449 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $4,999 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 3699 (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
TRANSMISSION Single-speed automatic
STROKE 40 mm
BORE 39.5 mm
CLUTCH Centrifugal clutch (adjustable)
DISPLACEMENT 49 cm³
EMS Seletra 2p D36
DESIGN 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
WEIGHT (WITHOUT FUEL) 41.5 kg
TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.) 2.3 l
FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 160 mm
REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 160 mm
FRONT BRAKE Disc brake
REAR BRAKE Disc brake
CHAIN 1/2 x 3/16″
FRAME DESIGN Central-tube frame with double-cradle
FRONT SUSPENSION XACT 35 WP Upside-Down fork, Ø 35 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE 252 mm
REAR SUSPENSION XACT WP mono shock
SEAT HEIGHT 665 mm
STEERING HEAD ANGLE 66 °
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT) 205 mm
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR) 185 mm
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