Why are there no KTM 150SX or Husky TC150s for the 2023 model year? Are they going to release them later? Do I have to buy the 150 kit from Power Parts to turn my 125 into a 150?
First off, Husqvarna and GasGas did not offer TC150s or MC150s in 2022, so it is no surprise that they aren’t offering them in 2023. It is unfortunate that KTM has dropped the 150SX from its 2023 lineup, but we think it is temporary and the 150SX will probably return to the lineup in 2024. Given that the 2023 KTM and Husky two-stroke engines are all-new, with electronic power valves, electric start and fuel injection, there will not be any readily available PowerParts 150 conversion kits (and for that matter no 300cc Power Parts kits either).
Why not? The 2023 KTM two-stroke lines weren’t released to the public as soon as their four-stroke models, thus no manufacturing efforts could be spared to make new PowerParts 150cc or 300cc kits when they were using every part off the assembly line to fulfill dealer orders for the 2023 production two-strokes. Eventually, you’ll be able to build a 150 KTM or Husqvarna motocross bike.