KTM 50 SX MY 2017_Action

During a recent event in Las Vegas, US, held during the same weekend as the Supercross series won by Red Bull KTM factory rider and back-to-back 450 Supercross Champion, Ryan Dungey, KTM announced the launch of its 2017 sport minicycle range.

These mini motocross bikes, aimed at the younger rider and fledgling motorcross racer, come in 50SX, 65SX and 85SX flavours – with the numbers denoting the minibikes displacement. For 2017 the 50SX and 65SX come with brand-new AER 35 forks by WP Suspension.

KTM 50 SX

The WP forks are easily setup using a fork hand-pump to adjust air pressure, and brings “big motocross” technology down to the junior class. The rear shock is also fully-adjustable, letting the young rider dial-in the ride of the 50SX and 65SX to suit.

Targetted towards the new junior rider, the 2017 KTM 50SX features an automatic clutch gearbox, and smooth, steady power delivery, while the 65SX is the entry-level into ‘real’ racing motocross motorcycles. The 85SX comes in both big- and small-wheel versions, but remains largely unchanged from the 2015 model.