KTM has introduced the latest edition of their acclaimed supermoto, the 2024 KTM 450 SMR. While retaining its exceptional performance capabilities, the 2024 version stands out with an eye-catching updated graphics kit.

In line with the strategic direction of the Pierer Mobility Group’s powersport ranges for 2024, the focus of the new KTM 450 SMR lies primarily on visual enhancements, while technical changes remain limited. 

This approach aligns with the recent releases by both KTM and Husqvarna, which saw their motocross ranges for 2024 receive similar treatment, along with the launch of the 2024 FS 450 supermoto from Husqvarna.

The 2024 KTM 450 SMR showcases a stunning new paint scheme featuring a combination of orange, black, white, and purple colors. This striking design aims to pay homage to KTM’s rich heritage while representing the brand’s commitment to innovation and modernity. 

Beneath the captivating visuals, the bike benefits from a few technical updates to enhance its performance.

The SOHC 450cc engine, maintaining its 27-kilogram mass, has been repositioned within the frame to achieve better mass centralization. This adjustment results in improved balance and maneuverability. 

With a maximum output of 63 horsepower, the motor remains a powerhouse, offering riders thrilling performance on a variety of terrains. Furthermore, the engine is equipped with two engine maps, allowing riders to fine-tune its characteristics according to their preferences and riding conditions.

The braking system of the 2024 KTM 450 SMR is provided by Brembo, renowned for their high-quality components. The bike features four-piston calipers gripping 310mm and 220mm front and rear discs respectively, ensuring reliable and precise stopping power. 

Additionally, the bike is equipped with a top-of-the-line XACT fork and shock from WP, renowned for their superior suspension systems, enhancing the bike’s handling and stability.

To deliver exceptional grip and control, the KTM 450 SMR is fitted with Metzeler’s SM K1 Supermoto tires. The 16.5-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels ensure optimal traction and agility, allowing riders to confidently tackle corners and diverse riding conditions.

KTM has introduced a ‘factory edition’ version of the 2023 450 SX-F dirt bike by the Austrian brand’s US division. 

  • The 450 SX-F gets KTM’s factory treatment for 2023. 
  • Featuring two-time 450SX AMA Champion Cooper Webb graphics and livery. 

The introduction of the factory edition 450 SX-F is as expected after its fellow Pierer Mobility Group member, GasGas rolls out its own factory rendition, last week. 

Visually speaking, the KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition features the same Red Bull graphics as the KTM team competing in the AMA Supercross and AMA pro Motocross series. 


That said, the dirt bike also features two-time 450SX AMA champion Cooper Webb #2 plates. 

In terms of power, KTM claimed the 450 SX-F Factory Edition makes 68hp however, several reputable media has rated the motorcycle to make around 55hp after putting it on the dyno.

Nonetheless, thanks to the bike’s quickshifter system, power delivery is smoother for a motocross machine.

According to KTM, the 450 SX-F Factory Edition also equipped with a series of other modification befitting a motorcycle that fight for title success.

Other key components available on the factory edition includes:

  • KTM factory racing seat
  • KTM factory wheels
  • Akrapovic slip-on pipe
  • semi-floating front disc
  • KTM factory racing front brake disc guard
  • KTM factory racing skid plate
  • KTM factory start device
  • ODI lock-on grey grop set
  • Hinson outer clutch cover
  • KTM orange sprocket

Unfortunately, the KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition will only be available in the US. 

KTM 450 Rally Replica is back for 2023, featuring race-winning technology that makes it the closes production bike you can get to a factory race machine.  

  • Exclusive electronic injection 450cc SOHC engine.
  • Competition chassis developed during the race.
  • 48 mm WP XACT PRO closed cartridge fork with Cone Valve technology.
  • Fully adjustable WP XACT PRO mono-shock.
  • Akrapovič race exhaust system.
  • Designed for cross-country competitions.

Dominating the Dakar Rally for the past two decades, the 2023 edition gets all the exciting goodies beginning with WP XACT Pro 48mm with Cone Valve front suspension and a fully-adjustable shock at the rear.

Not only that, but the new 450 Rally Replica also gained the same steel frame and transmission as Red Bull KTM Factory Racing uses.

In return, the 450 Rally Replica is about as close as a production bike is going to get to a factory machine. 

The bike’s 450cc single-cylinder SOHC 4-stroke powertrain delivers 60hp and is further enhanced by an engine management system from Keihin and Akrapovic race exhaust.

Ensuring the bike can keep going, the 450 Rally Replica is fitted with a massive 35L fuel tank. 

Dalam usaha mencapai kestabilan terbaik terutamanya sewaktu menunggang motosikal pada kelajuan tinggi, Yamaha sedang menguji prototaip sistem stering terbaru pada sebuah jentera ‘dirt bike’.

Dinamakan sebagai ‘Yamaha EPS Steering Support System’, sistem terbaru ini menggabungan fungsi ‘steering damper’ dan ‘power steering assist’.

Prototaip tersebut menggabungkan ‘torque sensor’, magnet dan ‘actuator’ (penggerak)  yang kemudiannya bertindak sebagai ‘steering damper’  pada kelajuan tinggi dan ‘steering assist’  pada kelajuan rendah.

Bukan itu sahaja, sistem tersebut juga boleh bertindak sebagai radas pengimbang kendiri apabila digabungkan bersama IMU.

Menariknya, Yamaha telah pun aplikasikan sistem tersebut pada barisan model motosikal elektrik dan langkah terbaru ini adalah percubaan mengenal pasti sama ada sistem sama sesuai diterapkan pada motosikal berkuasa tinggi lain.

Menurut Yamaha, pelumba  AllJapan Yamaha Factory Race Team, Jay Wilson sedang menguji sistem tersebut pada Yamaha YZ250 dan YZ450F.


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