For juniors who are looking for the next step up in a competition/race-style motocrosser from KTM there’s the KTM 65 SX. The adjustable WP Xact suspension can be tailored to meet the rider’s or track’s specifications. Maxxis knobbies provide grip while four-piston calipers clasp wave brake discs. Powering this six-speed dirt bike is a 65cc single-cylinder two-stroke engine.
When Dirt Rider looked at Caleb Tate’s 65 SX, contributing author Mark Kariya related: “Born for the motocross track, the KTM 65 SX can be adept at off-road racing and even long endurance races like the 3 Bros. 10-hour at Glen Helen with a few modifications and regular maintenance.”
Head-to-head comparisons can be made with this model and the Kawasaki KX 65, Yamaha YZ65, and Husqvarna TC 65.
Aesthetically new graphics are seen for this year. Mechanically, KTM claims that they have reworked the ignition curve for improved performance as well as allowed for fine-tuning with a new alternative needle for the carburetor that is included.