With the passing of each and every indoor and outdoor season, it becomes more of an honor to ride underneath the increasingly competitive orange semi. And with premiere class rider Ryan Dungey’s recently acquired 2012 AMA Motocross Championship, it is obvious that team Red Bull KTM has what it takes to win. In previous years a rider may have passed up a KTM contract while the team was still growing and finding its place among American soil. With the solid lineup of Dungey on KTM’s 450 SX-F Factory Edition and Ken Roczen and Marvin Musquin riding the 250 SX-F, there’s no denying that we will see an orange fender up on the podium.
Dirt Rider was invited to KTM’s headquarters in Murrieta, CA to meet the team and get a quick rundown on RD5’s new whip for the year; the 2013 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition.
KTM is bringing back the Factory Edition 450 in 2013. 150 units will go to Europe, and the United States and Canada will 555 available to purchase. Do you think they brought over 555 for any specific reason?
The Red Bull KTM Factory Team blue and orange graphics are exclusive to the Factory Edition.
The engine has received new cases without a kickstarter casting to save approximately a half-pound. The clutch has been beefed up with a 280Nm spring that has been race tested by Dungey throughout the 2012 Motocross season.
Black Excel rims and silver spokes are unique to the Factory Edition. She also sports some fancy CNC machined hubs and Dunlop’s MX51 rubbers, front and rear.
Can you believe your eyes? This motorcycle comes with a holeshot device! You literally don’t need to hit up the aftermarket if you own one of these.
Now you can adjust the ignition curve on the fly with the two available settings.
Like we said, there really isn’t any need for aftermarket, unless you want to install…oh lets say…a windshield!
From left to right: CNC machined orange anodized triple clamps, powder coated orange frame (Factory Edition only), Red Bull Team graphics and a fancy Selle Dalla Valle Italian seat cover.
Just like Ryan Dungey, you get a very high quality Akrapovic titanium Factory silencer. Better power, less noise, good looks and nearly a pound lighter.
Thanks to KTM, it’s easier than ever to look like a factory rider.
RD5. This guy will be a man on a mission next year in Supercross.