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TWO-STROKE TEST: 2012 KTM 150SX IS ALL ABOUT HAVING FUN ON A DIRT BIKE

Q: IS THE KTM 150SX STILL THE ONLY KTM TIDDLER SOLD IN THE USA? A: No, the KTM 125SX motocross bike is back for 2012. Three years ago, KTM made the 125SX obsolete by introducing an identical motocross bike with more power?the 144SX. After a quick glance at sales figures for the 144SX versus the 125SX, KTM decided to shelve the 125SX and only import the 144SX, which would later morph into the 150SX. For 2012, KTM decided that the market for a true 125cc two-stroke was big enough to put it back into the l…

MXA PERFORMANCE GUIDE TO THE 2011 KTM 350SXF

The MXA test crew doesn?t just spin a couple laps and jot down a bike test on the back of an envelope. We spend months testing the latest in motocross iron (and we race the bikes to ensure that they are pushed to the limit). As cruel as it may sound, we go all-out to find the flaws and then, we fix them. So, if you own a 2011 KTM 350SXF, take a close look at MXA ‘s comprehensive performance guide. We give you a complete breakdown of what we did to enhance our 350SXF. It’s all the information you?ll ever…

2011 KTM 150SX MOTOCROSS TEST: PERHAPS THE BEST BIKE FOR RIDERS LOOKING TO MAXIMIZE THE FUN OF RACING

Q: FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2011 KTM 150SX BETTER THAN THE 2010 KTM 150SX? A: Yes. KTM continues to refine its two-strokes, in spite of what the other manufacturers do. The traditional KTM practice of including the 150SX in all the common changes and then throwing in a few model-specific refinements still applies?although 150-specific updates are minimal this year.   Q: WHAT WERE THE KTM 150SX UPDATES FOR 2011? A: There were eight refinements. (1) Frame. Last year, KTM made the head angle half a …