2020 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition

KTM’s MY20 special-edition MXer has new ECU mapping and suspension updates.

450 SX-F Factory Edition right side
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The KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition generally provides the public with an idea of what to expect on the Austrian manufacturer’s motocross models for the following year. Although with the exception of the aftermarket parts such as the Akrapovič slip-on silencer, factory triple clamp, and factory wheels just to name a few. The 450 SX-F Factory Edition has been in KTM’s lineup since 2012, which is the same year Ryan Dungey joined the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team.

450 SX-F Factory Edition front right
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2020 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

The 2020 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition not only looks sharper than the 2020 KTM 450 SX-F, it performs noticeably better too. Off-road editor Andrew Oldar was impressed with the improvements the 450 SX-F Factory Edition offers in comparison to the standard 450 SX-F: “With its more aggressive engine character and plusher suspension settings, the 2020 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition is certainly an improvement over the standard 2020 450 SX-F model.”

The two most comparable bikes to the 2020 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition are the 2020 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition and 2020 KTM 450 SX-F. The 450 SX-F Factory Edition’s retail price is $11,099, which is $100 less than the FC 450 Rockstar Edition and $1,100 more than the 450 SX-F.

450 SX-F Factory Edition left side
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KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition Updates For 2020

The main updates on the 2020 450 SX-F Factory Edition were made to the suspension. The fork changes include a new mid-valve damping system, a 10mm increase to the bypass slot on the air-leg, and a new oil bypass in the outer damping-leg tube. The shock features new settings as well. The engine also enjoys updates in the form of new ECU mapping.

2020 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition Claimed Specifications

Price $11,099
Engine Liquid-cooled SOHC single-cylinder
Displacement 450cc
Bore x Stroke 95.0 x 63.4mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque N/A
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 37.4 in.
Rake 26.1°
Trail N/A
Front Suspension 48mm inverted fork, fully adjustable; 12.2-in. travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable; 11.8-in. travel
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 120/80-19
Wheelbase 58.5 in.
Fuel Capacity 1.9 gal.
Claimed Dry Weight 222 lb.