KTM ANNOUNCES 2023 SX LINE
Austria – TV commentator Georgia Lindsay and KTM racing hero Ryan Dungey teamed up to host the global on-line unveil of KTM’s 2023 SX motocross bikes on May 10th. Although the presentation was titled “Nothing Changes” in reference to KTM’s legacy on the track — KTM has won 5 AMA 450 Supercross titles since 2015, 30 of 51 possible MX World titles since 2000, 12 of the last 14 MX2 World titles, and 8 MXGP titles since 2010. Meanwhile, virtually everything changes on the 2023 motorcycles! From foot pegs to handlebars, chassis to powerplant the SX and SX-F models are most definitely changed from 2022!
“These are the most innovative and high-performing ready to race production motocross bikes ever built,” said Lindsay, setting up Dungey’s 6 points of what it takes to win on the track and the specific features engineered into the bikes to make every rider a winner.
Starting with the brand new chassis, Dungey pointed out each of the highlights, but cutting to the chase, partnerships with companies such as KEIHIN, PANKL and Brembo means performance possibilities have expanded. The 2023 KTM SX range feature 2 maps (one standard, softer and linear power and another for a more aggressive response), launch control, traction control, quick-shifter, a ‘roll-over’ sensor, an hourmeter as standard with electronic fuel injection status and a fuel indicator through the Keihin engine management system.
The 2-strokes may be even more impressive. At a time when most OEMs are exiting the space, KTM has added a ton of technology and a new open class 300cc model. The new engines feature fuel injection, electric start and electronic powervalve.