MXA’S 2021 KTM 450SXF FIRST RIDE VIDEO
The 2021 KTM 450SXF is officially here and Motocross Action took it straight out to our local testing grounds, Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California to shake it down and feel out the new updates it has. We also brought our 2021 Kawasaki KX450, 2021 Husqvarna FC450 and 2021 Yamaha YZ450F out at the track as well to compare these bikes with the KTM—plus we had four test riders including a Vet, Intermediate and two former National Pros on scene to spin all the laps they wanted. Even though we don’t have the Honda, Suzuki and GasGas 450s yet, we’ve already been working on our 2021 450 Shootout for a few weeks now because we’re already riding and racing these new machines back-to-back so that we can give our readers an honest shake down on the pros and cons of each bike. The KTM enters the 2021 class with serious changes to the suspension and mapping. Although the bike looks extremely similar to the 2020, it is quite a bit different. Check out what editor Josh Mosiman had to say about our first day of testing on the KTM and where it might rank in the competitive field of 450 dirt bikes.