Murrieta, Calif. (January 4, 2012) – It is with great excitement that KTM announces the release of the 2012 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition. This is an entirely new model which showcases a brand new 450 SX-F engine and chassis that make this the bike of choice for KTM's newest 450 pilot, Red Bull/KTM rider Ryan Dungey.
Power for the Factory Edition comes from the new generation 449.3cc fuel-injected, single-cam, lightweight, four-stroke engine. In addition, the motorcycle features an entirely new chassis, including a new frame design, newly designed black anodized triple clamps and a new one-piece cast swingarm with a larger diameter axle all combined for a new level of performance handling.
If that wasn't enough, the bike also comes equipped with aggressive new generation bodywork, an orange powder-coated frame, racing seat cover, orange anodized rear sprocket, black Excel rims, orange radiator protectors, Dunlop MX51 tires, black anodized Renthal Fat bar and Factory Red Bull KTM SX Team graphics. In addition, the Factory Edition will also include a user setting tool which gives the rider the necessary software to adjust the injection and ignition for every RPM range.
This premium race machine retails for $9,599 and can be seen in action for the first time on January 7th at the AMA Supercross opener in Anaheim, CA. Bikes will be available at KTM dealerships in spring of 2012.