2017 KTM Mini Bikes Announced

KTM recently released information and photos of their mini line, and the exciting news is that a version of the AER fork will be on two of the mini bikes, the 50 SX and 65 SX.

KTM recently released information and photos of their mini line, and the exciting news is that a version of the AER fork, rumored to be coming on the ’17 big bikes after being outfitted on the 2016 Factory Editions in the US and on the ’16 production bikes in Europe, will be on two of the mini bikes, the 50 SX and 65 SX. The 50 SX also gets a new shock as well as a new exhaust. The 85 SX only gets new graphics, and the 50 SX Mini does not get any updates for the new year. Here are the highlights provided to us by KTM.

2016 KTM 50 SX Mini Highlights:

  • A 3-shaft engine design keeps the crankshaft close to the bike's center of gravity for quick handling along with room for an optimized reed valve angle for maximum performance
  • Bodywork that mimics the full-size 2017 SX-F line that gives the 50 SX mini a slim profile for excellent ergonomics and handling
  • Front and rear hydraulic brakes by Formula combined with lightweight WAVE discs are powerful with feedback that gives control for any skill level
  • A centrifugal multi-disc automatic clutch provides manageable acceleration and can be adjusted to the track conditions in minutes without tools
  • Super lightweight, black anodized aluminum rims are matched to MAXXIS tires for maximum grip
2017 KTM 50 SX Mini Specifications
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 49 cc
Bore/Stroke: 39.5/40.0 mm
Starter: Kickstarter
Transmission: Rigid 1-Stage Reduction Gear
Fuel System: Dell’Orto PVHA 12 XS
Lubrication: Premix 60:1
Primary Ratio: 33:61 Straight Cut Reduction Gear
Final Drive: 10:42
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Centrifugal Clutch (Adjustable)
Ignition: Selettra 2p D36
Frame: Central Tube Frame, Chrome Molybdenum
Subframe: Steel
Handlebar: Renthal, Aluminum Ø 22mm
Front Suspension: WP USD Ø 35mm
Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 100 mm/3.9 in; 147 mm/5.6 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 160 mm; 160 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 10”, 1.60 x 10”
Front/Rear Tires: 2.50 x 10”; 2.75 x 10”
Chain: 1/2 x 3/16 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 23.6º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 914± 10 mm / 36 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 184 mm / 7.2 in
Seat Height: 558 mm / 22 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 2.1L / 0.55 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 40 kg/ 88.2 lbs
2017 KTM 50 SX
2017 KTM 50 SX right side viewCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 50 SX
2017 KTM 50 SX front viewCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 50 SX
2017 KTM 50 SX left side viewCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 50 SX
2017 KTM 50 SXCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 50 SX
2017 KTM 50 SXCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 50 SX
2017 KTM 50 SXCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 50 SX
2017 KTM 50 SXCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 50 SX rear shock
2017 KTM 50 SX rear shockCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 50 SX airfork
2017 KTM 50 SX airforkCourtesy of KTM

2017 KTM 50 SX Highlights:

  • New WP AER 35 air-sprung fork is easily adjustable for different rider sizes as well as track conditions
  • New fully adjustable rear suspension to match the performance of the WP AER 35 fork
  • Newly developed exhaust pipe provides better power delivery and more peak power over the entire rev range
  • A 3-shaft engine design keeps the crankshaft close to the bike's center of gravity for quick handling along with room for an optimized reed valve angle for maximum performance
  • Bodywork that mimics the full-size 2017 SX-F line that gives the 50 SX a slim profile for excellent ergonomics and handling
  • Front and rear hydraulic brakes by Formula combined with lightweight WAVE discs are powerful with feedback that gives control for any skill level
  • A centrifugal multi-disc automatic clutch provides manageable acceleration and can be adjusted to the track conditions in minutes without tools
  • Super lightweight, black anodized aluminum rims are matched to MAXXIS tires for maximum grip
2017 KTM 50 SX Specifications
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 49 cc
Bore/Stroke: 39.5/40.0 mm
Starter: Kickstarter
Transmission: Rigid 1-Stage Reduction Gear
Fuel System: Dell’Orto PHBG 19 BS
Lubrication: Premix 60:1
Primary Ratio: 33:61 Straight Cut Reduction Gear
Final Drive: 11:40
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Centrifugal Clutch (Adjustable)
Ignition: Selettra 2p D36
Frame: Central Tube Frame, Chrome Molybdenum
Subframe: Steel
Handlebar: Renthal, Aluminum Ø 22mm
Front Suspension: WP AER 35 USD Ø 35mm
Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 205 mm/8.07 in; 185 mm/7.28 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 160 mm; 160 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.50 x 12”, 1.60 x 10”
Front/Rear Tires: 60/100 x 12”; 2.75 x 10”
Chain: 1/2 x 3/16 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 24.0º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,032mm ± 10 mm / 40.6 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 252mm / 9.92 in
Seat Height: 684 mm / 26.9 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 2.3L / 0.61 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 40.8 kg/ 90 lbs

2017 KTM 65 SX Highlights:

  • NEW WP AER 35 air-sprung front fork is 1.7 pounds lighter and makes adjustments for the rider size and track easy
  • Sleek bodywork that provides excellent ergonomics for the ultimate in control
  • NEW graphics to match the full-size SX models
  • The 65 SX benefits from cutting-edge 2-stroke technology and an easy to shift 6-speed transmission with a hydraulic clutch.
  • A WP PDS monoshock guarantees optimum damping characteristics and outstanding stability. The rear wheel travel is 270mm.
  • With adjustable compression and rebound, the suspension can be set up precisely for the rider and track in no time.
  • The 65 SX is fitted front and rear with massive four-piston calipers that grip lightweight Wave brake discs of 198mm front and 160mm rear diameter.
  • Like the big KTM factory racers, the 65 SX has super lightweight, black anodized, aluminum rims providing the highest strength.
  • MAXXIS knobby tires provide superb grip in any terrain
2017 KTM 65 SX
2017 KTM 65 SXCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 65 SX
2017 KTM 65 SXCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 65 SX
2017 KTM 65 SXCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 65 SX
2017 KTM 65 SXCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 65 SX
2017 KTM 65 SX airforkCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 65 SX
2017 KTM 65 SXCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 65 SX
2017 KTM 65 SX right front viewCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 65 SX
2017 KTM 65 SX right side viewCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 65 SX
2017 KTM 65 SX left side viewCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 65 SX Specifications
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 64.9 cc
Bore / Stroke: 45.0 / 40.8 mm
Starter: Kickstarter
Transmission: 6 Gears
Fuel System: Mikuni TM 24-505
Lubrication: Premix 60:1
Primary Ratio: 23:75
Final Drive: 14:48
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc Clutch, Formula Hydraulics
Ignition: AET Digital
Frame: Central Tube Frame, Chrome Molybdenum
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Renthal, Aluminum Ø 22mm
Front Suspension: WP AER 35 USD Ø 35mm
Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 217 mm/8.5 in; 270 mm/10.6 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 198 mm; 220 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 14”, 1.60 x 12”
Front/Rear Tires: 60/100-14”; 80/100-12”
Chain: 1/2 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 25.5º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,137 mm ± 10 mm / 44.8 in ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 280 mm / 11 in
Seat Height: 750 mm / 29.5 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 3.5 L / 0.92 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 52.2 kg / 115.1 lbs

2017 KTM 85 SX Highlights:

  • The 85 SX benefits from cutting-edge 2-stroke technology and a precise 6-speed transmission with a hydraulic clutch for superiority on the race track.
  • The Formula braking system with radial calipers, four pistons in front, two in the rear, matched with lightweight Wave 240 mm front and a 210 rear brake disc set the standard in terms of controlled action and braking performance.
  • What is good for the bigger KTM off-road bikes is also good for the 85 SX - an air filter change can be done within seconds without tools.
  • Made of top quality chromoly steel with a lightweight, bolt-on aluminum rear subframe, the 85 SX frame ensures maximum stability at a minimum weight
  • WP 43mm upside-down forks provide 270mm of travel, while a PDS monoshock for the rear provides optimum traction and surface contact.
  • Ergonomics and function of the bodywork is designed in such a way as to achieve complete harmony between rider and bike.
  • NEW graphics provide a sleek and up-to-date look bases on the full-sized SX line.
2017 KTM 85 SX
2017 KTM 85 SXCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 85 SX
2017 KTM 85 SXCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 85 SX
2017 KTM 85 SXCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 85 SX
2017 KTM 85 SX right side viewCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 85 SX
2017 KTM 85 SX left side viewCourtesy of KTM
2017 KTM 85 SX Specifications
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 84.9 cc
Bore/Stroke: 47 / 48.95 mm
Starter: Kickstarter
Transmission: 6 Gears
Fuel System: Mikuni TM 24-505
Lubrication: 40:1
Primary Ratio: 19:66
Final Drive: 14:46
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc Clutch, Formula Hydraulics
Ignition: Moric Digital 2M1
Frame: Central Tube Frame, Chrome Molybdenum
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Tapered Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP USD Ø 43 mm
Rear Suspension: WP PDS Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 270 mm/10.6 in; 300 mm/11.8 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 220 mm; 210 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.40 x 17”, 1.60 x 14”
Front/Rear Tires: 70/100-17”; 90/100-14”
Chain: 1/2 x 5/16 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 24º
Triple Clamp Offset: 14 mm
Wheelbase: 1,290 mm ± 10 mm / 50.8 in ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 352 mm / 13.9 in
Seat Height: 855 mm / 33.7 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 5 L / 1.3 gal
Weight (Without fuel), Approx: 67.5 kg / 148.8 lbs