KTM has launched its new 2016 KTM 450 SX-F bike which has an impressive look; the bike is lighter than the previous model. Reviews of KTM 450 SX-F 2016 is written below.
Since KTM 450 SX-F 2016 is off road bike, so it has an excellent combination of powerful engine and the good grip of tires. The addition of air fork makes this bike amazing one to ride. If you want high power, then KTM 450 SX-F 2016 is the only option you got. This model has proven itself a great bike around the world over the years in the main championship. All this happens because of the powerful engine that delivers controllable power due to compact SOHD (Single Overhead Camshaft).
KTM 450 SX-F 2016 – specs
KTM 450 SX-F 2016 has got a repute due to its powerful engine. The bike came with a powerful engine of 450 ccs. Its engine weight reduces to 1.8 Kg, which is the remarkable feature of this bike. It has a single overhead camshaft cylinder head and advances electronic fuel injection; it is different from another bike due to its extra power, and the power is delivered efficiently. The engine has 6 mm shorter cylinder than the previous model and bore of size 95 mm, with light box-in-box type piston. The ratio of compression is 12.6:1. The engine case is the entirely new design which has more centralizes shaft configuration, and the crankshaft is raised by 9 mm backward closer to the center of gravity of bike. The engine is covered by a unique cover made of magnesium which not only reduces weight but also gives the charming look.
The engine system is fully efficient. Electronic fuel injection is used with 44 mm throttle body which provides spontaneous response and maximum performance. The fuel tanks capacity of 7 liters.
KTM 450 SX-F 2016 comes with a new frame design which is amazing. The new model is 20 % higher torsional rigidity and 30 % loss longitudinal stiffness with provides minimum vibration. The new KTM 450 SX-F 2016 has a flexible frame which helps in absorption of energy which is generated by its wheel suspension, which provides more comfort and less fatigue. The frame has now steering angle of 0.4-degree steeper, and wheelbase is now 10 mm shorter which makes handling easy, and it is approximately 380 grams lighter than the previous model. Footpeg of new KTM 450 SX-F 2016 come with a new “No-Dirt” footpeg, which is a real solution to prevent dirt from blocking the pegs to bring back into their previous position. The new Footpegs are larger and more stable than the previous bike. One of the fantastic features of these footpegs is that it provide better grip and is lighter than previous models. The new KTM 450 SX-F 2016 comes with an aluminum swingarm, which is well known for light weight, even reduced weight is about 250 grams.
The new KTM 450 SX-F 2016 comes with an amazing and attractive design. The new model has in-mold graphics which gives the sporty touch to the bike. The design is finished in the KTM factory. The aim of that model is to develop a harmony between rider and bike. The bike has an ergonomic design which is only possible due to the use of all-new plastics which gives maximum movement and epic speed. The seat is adjusted in a way that rider gets maximum control over the bike. The bike has lightweight polythene tanks which reduce the overall weight of a motorcycle.
Handling and Controlling
The new KTM 450 SX-F 2016 is well known for its handling and controlling. Handling is the central problem in every off-road bike, but new KTM 450 SX-F has no such issues at all. This bike is equipped with a new tapered handlebar, which is the makeup of durable aluminum by NEKEN, which is fixed in new rubber damped handlebar which gives an unusual grip moreover handlebar can be adjusted to two different positions. Map switch function is also available which is amazing.
Weight is reduced to has a good control over the bike. KTM engineers worked hard to give this bike speed, strength, and light weight. The new KTM 450 SX-F is 4 to 5 kg less in weight than the previous bike. It has 4-strokes with excellent electric starter, means one can start the bike by just pushing a button which is a remarkable feature of this bike. The new KTM 450 SX-F 2016 engine are fitted with the battery of lithium- ion weighing about 495 g for electric starter. Its seat is adjusted in such a way that riders get maximum comfort and receives minimum air drag. Its weight is balanced by using the counter balance shaft. Its engine vibration is tiny even at a high speed which gives an excellent control over the bike.
The new KTM 450 SX-F 2016 comes with a lightweight 4-speed gearbox with constant gear ratios. The gear ration is perfectly synchronized to the delivery of the power of the engine. The first and third gear is treated with a unique surface for better reliability. In larger countries where high speed is demand, KTM Company provides a bike with 5-speed gearbox for high speed and performance. The crankshaft has 10 % more inertia and has a short connecting rod which makes the bike lighter and runs smoothly at its top speed. Balancing of a motorcycle is incredible which reduces vibration. . The new KTM 450 SX-F 2016 comes with a first DDS clutch with a wear-free steel basket, and it has heat resistant clutch plated. It has a diaphragm spring instead of conventional coil spring which makes clutch easy to use.
Wheels, Breaks, and suspension
The new KTM 450 SX-F 2016 comes with amazing wheels which provide good grip on the road. Wheels are light in weight with CNC-Machined hubs, High-End Excel rims and spokes are made up of aluminum which is light in weight. All these features provide maximum traction and excellent performance. Wheels have high-tech Brembo braking system which is specially designed for off-road bikes like KTM. Discs are made by GALFER, which is heat resistant.
The newKTM 450 SX-F 2016 comes with a new and advances technology of mono shock which is produced by WP suspension which is specially designed for KTM SX models. These mono shocks are used in conjunction with new frame and new swingarm architecture which develops a good suspension to the bike.
KTM 450 SX-F 2016 price
The new KTM 450 SX-F 2016 with all above features and orange color with attractive graphics comes with a price of $10,299.
KTM 450 SX-F 2016 – Specs
|Design||1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine|
|Secondary gear ratio||13:48|
|Clutch||Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics|
|Frame design||25CrMo4 steel central tube frame|
|Front suspension||WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm|
|Rear suspension||WP shock absorber with linkage|
|Suspension travel (front)||300 mm|
|Suspension travel (rear)||300 mm|
|Front brake||Disc brake|
|Rear brake||Disc brake|
|Front brake disc diameter||260 mm|
|Rear brake disc diameter||220 mm|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4.”|
|Steering head angle||63.9 °|
|Wheelbase||1485 ± 10 mm|
|Ground clearance||370 mm|
|Seat height||960 mm|
|Tank capacity (approx.)||7 liters|
|Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)||100.4 kg|
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