Technical Briefing Of The 2019 KTM 450 SX-F & The Updated Components
Just as expected, all of the changes first debuted on the 2018 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition have been carried over into the production model of the 2019 KTM 450 SX-F. The Austrian brand has revamped the big-bore offering with a new chassis, updated engine with new internal components, and revised suspension settings that will make the 450 class even more competitive among the major OEMs. To learn more about the bike, we had KTM’s David O’Connor point out the new parts and explain the benefits.
2019 KTM 450 SX-F UPDATES & FEATURES
All-new frame design with a focus on stiffness to improve handling and stability Redesigned, lighter swingarm with additional 5mm of adjustment compared to the predecessor Revised bodywork and seat for new appearance and uninhibited motion Reworked SOHC cylinder head Reworked airbox to improve the flow of air through an intake system New model-specific exhaust system, featuring FDH resonator on the header pipe and easy to remove silencer Revised ignition map settings New lithium ion battery for the electric starter system Redesigned radiators for improved cooling A new main piston in the WP Monoshock A revised setting in WP AER48 fork Redesigned upper triple clamp for improved stability Reworked cylinder head for lighter weight Diaphragm steel clutch system with a one-piece basket and Brembo hydraulic actuation system New Pankl five-speed transmission
Updated Keihin engine management system, including revised throttle body and optimized ignition maps