2012 KTM SX Review


Looking for a mini, lightweight bike? Look no further than the line of mini's known as the KTM mini line. The 2012 KTM SX 50 mini is the perfect bike for young children who are looking to experience the thrills of dirt bike riding and racing. The 2012 KTM SX 50 min is very lightweight, weighing in at only 88 pounds, which makes this bike a perfect choice for children. The 2012 KTM SX 50 mini is a perfect beginner bike that handles with reliability and precision, giving parents the peace of mind that comes with knowing their children are safe when riding.

The 2012 KTM SX 50 Mini includes many premium features such as adjustable seat heights, brakes that are located in the front of the bike, and superior suspension that is suited for long rides. The suspension is designed with young riders in mind and will help keep the bike smooth and stable, even when riding off road on bumpy terrain.

Although the 2012 KTM SX 50 Mini is a small dirt bike it still has a significant amount of power for a bike of this size. The present model includes a 50 cc one cylinder two-stroke, water-cooled engine. The engine connected to an automatic clutch that is ideal for younger and beginner riders. The young rider will not have to worry about changing gears and thus allowing them to be able to focus more on the ride. All the young rider has to do is hit the gas and this smooth bike will take care of the rest. Once the rider becomes more comfortable with the handling of the SX 50 Mini, the clutch can be professionally adjusted as the child's riding skills increase.

New For 2012

  • Ignition cover was changed to help with improved sealing
  • The inner clutch hub was redone and replaced for improved reliability
  • Water pump is also new and improved which allows for better cooling and overall engine efficiency.
  • Controlled automatic clutch allows junior riders to gain the skills and increase rider confidence. The clutch can be readjusted when the rider gains more experience.
  • Perfect for beginner riders as all they need to do is step on the gas and the bike will take care of the rest.
  • Hydraulically-controlled disc brakes that allow for ease and confidence when stopping. Delivers supreme handling and allows riders to stop on a dime.
  • Liquid cooling system that features two large radiators which help to prevent the bike from overheating. Additionally, cooling is supplied to the crank case furthering the cooling efforts.
  • Lightweight bike designed with safety and ergo-dynamics in mind. Increasing both the safety and performance of the bike.

2012 KTM SX Specs

  • Model: 2012 KTM SX 50 Mini
  • Engine Type: One-cylinder two-stroke engine that also has reed intake
  • Bore and Stroke: 39.5 mm x 40 mm
  • Compression ratio: n/a
  • Valve Train: one stage reduction gear
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Kickstart, SELETTRA 2p D36
  • Transmission: Three line auto clutch, automatic
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: .52 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy:
  • Brakes (Front): Disc brake with four-pot brake calipers
  • Brakes (Rear): Disc brake with two- pot brake calipers
  • Suspension (Front): Inverted Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 35.98 inches
  • Rake: n/a
  • Trail: n/a
  • Seat Height: 22 inches
  • Curb Weight: 88 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 2.50 x 10
  • Tires (Rear): 2.50 x 10


  • Rubber foam that can be positioned between the engine and the skid plate. This helps to allow less dirt to accumulate which increases the overall performance of the bike.
  • Grip doughnuts sets that provide optimum protection for the young rider's thumbs. These are designed to protect against blisters and are simple to slide onto the grips of the bike.
  • Custom graphic kits that add a sense of style to the bike. Available in a wide assortment of colors and styles.
  • Rev counters are also available for the more experienced rider. These are made for the two and four stroke engines and show a digital read out of the revs per minute.

Key Competitors For The 2012 KTM SX

  • 2012 Kawasaki KX 65
  • 2012 Honda CRF 80F
  • 2012 Yamaha PW 50
  • 2012 BETA Minicross R10
  • 2012 KTM SX 65