KTM has been one of the leaders in motocross racing for countless years, particularly in AMA with Ryan Dungey. As part of AMA homologation rules, KTM had to release 400 units of this bike – otherwise Dungey would be disqualified from the races he participated in. Though KTM surely finds it to be a hassle, this means that the public got access to a great bike right from the dealership floor.
All 400 units came to the US, and offered choice upgrades over the base 2012 SX-F. Changes include a move to fuel injection, a smaller and lighter die-cast engine as opposed to the original sand-cast powerplant, and a new frame in an exclusive orange designed to fit the smaller engine. Test riders found the fuel injection to be a huge benefit, letting the engine rev quicker and feel more responsive at low RPMs. The components, as you’d expect, are top notch, and the design got plenty of input from world-class riders like Dungey. But the sales cap and high price tag (original MSRP of $9,595) means that this will probably never see serious dirt. It makes more sense to spend that cash on a 2013 450 SX-F – but hopefully a KTM fan will prove us wrong.
This specific KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition is in excellent shape, with just under 30 hours on the clock.
Find this KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition here on eBay with a BIN price of $6,000 in Manassas, Virginia.