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British Youth Championship - 30 April 2019
KTM unveils 2020 SX Range
Today KTM have unveiled their 2020 SX range from 50cc to 250cc.
Introducing the world-leading KTM SX motocross range. The model year 2020 line-up has received refinements and performance updates from the junior KTM 50 SX right through to the powerhouse of the KTM 450 SX-F. Arriving in dealers soon, these machines are now more READY TO RACE than ever.
KTM’s desire to win in AMA Supercross and FIM Motocross World Championship continues to be demonstrated by outstanding performances in each series thanks to KTM’s focus in creating the sharpest weapons for the toughest battles. This READY TO RACE mindset and development in the most challenging arenas is translated directly into our production models.
For model year 2020 the new generation of KTM SX 2-strokes, KTM 125 SX, KTM 150 SX andKTM 250 SX and 4-strokes, KTM 250 SX-F, KTM 350 SX-F and KTM 450 SX-F have received performance enhancing engine updates to ensure they remain as battle-ready as ever. These detailed refinements have been developed with KTM´s test riders in Europe and the USA along with factory racers around the globe and complement the high-quality serial components that the KTM SX already boasts.
New graphics and colours give the range a fresh look for the season, while an E-starter and a map select switch with integrated traction control and launch control on 4-stroke machines are fitted as standard. Premium brakes supplied by Brembo and No-Dirt footpegs also feature in KTM’s class-leading line-up. High quality exhaust systems, plastics and seats join the reworked WP XACT suspension with proven AER technology, offering enhanced handling for model year 2020.
Designed by the same engineers that are responsible for the bikes raced by Jeffrey Herlings, Antonio Cairoli and Cooper Webb, the KTM sportminicycle line-up continues to set the benchmark in out-of-the-crate performance for junior riders. The KTM 50 SX, KTM 65 SX and KTM 85 SX have a new look and feature WP XACT suspension for precise handling and stability in the toughest motocross terrain.
All of the junior models boast premium components such as Formula brakes, a steel frame and ergonomically designed bodywork. For model year 2020 the KTM 65 SX has a reworked ignition curve for improved performance, while the carburettor has been optimised for better power delivery. Its bigger brother, the KTM 85 SX, has a new transmission drive shaft for safer sprocket fixation and a reworked exhaust system.
In addition, the KTM SX-E 5 joins the sportminicycles this summer as another competitive option for junior riders. Based on the KTM 50 SX with its high-end chassis the KTM SX-E is powered by an electric motor, has zero emissions, low noise and requires minimal maintenance – giving riders more options for places to ride. The height of the bike is also completely adjustable making it suitable for riders aged 4 to 10 years old.
“To be the consistent performer at any level of racing, you have to continue to progress in development. The work never stops – whether that’s here in Mattighofen, or with our engineers in the USA. The KTM SX range model year 2020 has received a number of updates to complement last year’s groundbreaking new generation models, and we can see that our continued efforts in development are paying off – our athletes both in Supercross and Motocross have enjoyed some fantastic results so far this season. Utilising the same R&D team as their bigger brothers, the KTM sportminicycle models remain at the very forefront of junior racing competition with detailed refinements for MY2020. In addition, we are excited for the highly anticipated launch of the all-new KTM SX-E 5 electric minicycle, which will arrive this summer,”said KTM´s Senior Product Manager Offroad, Joachim Sauer.
To intensify any new KTM SX and KTM sportminicycle with either aesthetic individualisation or performance upgrades, look no further than the KTM PowerParts range. Designed by the engineers in Mattighofen, Austria, these premium components can take any KTM SX to new heights.
In addition, adult and junior riders alike can stay READY TO RACE with the KTM PowerWear collection. High-quality riding gear, premium protection and casual clothing created by KTM and partners are included in the KTM PowerWear line-up, ensuring KTM fans can state their stance whilst gearing up to ride to the limit.
Check out the new KTM SX model year 2020 at the local dealer soon or visit www.ktm.com
16 April 2020
Team GB Decline to Attend FIM World Junior Championship in 2020
Following the recent virtual meetings of the ACU Motocross Committee supported by the ACU Board of Directors and Gareth Hockey of RHL the British Team Co-ordinator for Team GB at the FIM World Junior Championship, the decision has been made not to send an ACU team for the 2020 event.
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The Live Motocross Podcast - Episode #002
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