2013 KTM Factory Edition
They did it again - lighter tricker and faster
2013 KTM Factory Edition
KTM not only announced their 2013 Race team at the US KTM headquarters, they unveiled once again – a Factory Edition for 2013. This is the bike they will base their race bike off of for the 2013 season. Compared to the standard 2013, the FE has all-new lighter engine cases and host of other refinements to the engine.
December 6, 2012, Murrieta, CA – It is with great excitement that KTM announces the release of the second generation KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition motorcycle. The new model has been developed through collaboration with the Red Bull KTM Team and the US-based Research & Development Department. Each special edition model will come with a limited edition sticker that lists a model number for the unit out of the 555 models produced.
While the Factory Edition remains based around the new generation 450cc fuel-injected, single-cam, four-stroke engine that has been tweaked specifically for motocross, the engine cases and clutch cover have been redesigned to minimize weight by removing the kick starter boss to save over 0.5 lbs and further reinforce the effectiveness of KTMs electric start system for racing.
The bike also features a host of chassis upgrades including: orange anodized CNC-machined triple clamps, an orange powder-coated frame, a Salle de Valle seat, an Akrapovic titanium factory silencer, gold Regina racing chain, orange-anodized rear 52T sprocket, black Excel rims, orange radiator and fork protectors, Dunlop GEOMAX MX51 tires, a holeshot device, front brake disc guard and exclusive Red Bull KTM Factory Team blue and orange graphics.
In addition, the bike also has a map switch for easy adjustment of the new ignition curves and an hour meter to help track time between maintenance intervals. Keep your eyes peeled for this bike when it debuts at the opening round of the AMA Supercross Series on January 5, 2013 in Anaheim, CA. Bikes will be available at KTM dealerships in spring of 2013.
The 2013 450 SX-F Factory Edition engine cases and clutch cover have been redesigned to minimize weight by removing the kick starter boss to save over 0.5lb and further reinforce the effectiveness of KTMs electric start system for racing. The DDS clutch has also be updated with a new 280Nm spring that has been tested and proven by Ryan Dungey during the 2012 Outdoor National series.
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