2014 KTM 450SX-F
There are times when evaluating a new machine is a tough chore, especially when the bike has the same look, technology and performance as last year’s version. With the
new 2014 KTM 450SX-F, however, this is not the case. Last year the bike emerged brand
new from the dirt up, and KTM introduced a special run of “Dungey Replica” 450s that
were eaten up before the silverware was even on the table. The 2014 450 is a blend of the
two highly evolved machines, and in the world of open-class motocross, it is one of the
hardest-hitting contenders. It is the only machine that lacks a kickstarter, but for the majority of riders, having the button is what really counts.
Dirt Bike’s R.J. Wageman drops the KTM 450SXF hard
during our initial test session at the Gorman I5 track.
When the circuit is deep and loamy the KTM shines.