Out of the box, we want to give kudos to the KTM engineers and designers for making such a beautiful piece of machinery. We’d be hard pressed not to say the 2015 KTM 450 SX-F is the best looking production bike out on the market today. The orange frame just adds to its flare and the all-new black Excel rims really make the bike look trick. The 2015 KTM 450 SX-F’s motor is buttery smooth down low and very easy to manage around the track. It will not rip your arms off coming out of corners but once in the mid-range be prepared to hold on. Once in the mid-range the bike is almost too responsive. The mid’s throttle response is so crisp that sometimes (when fatigue sets in and you’re not prepared) the big orange thumper can get away from you in a hurry. The KTM rewarded us when we rolled corners and rode most of the track in third gear. Letting the rpm creep up, (while smooth on the throttle) will put a huge smile under your helmet, especially once in the top end since the KTM 450 SX-F motor pulls so far that sometimes you think you are riding a high revving, beefy 250F! If you like smooth power, you can lug the orange pumpkin or, if you like a screamer, rev it out. The KTM caters to both styles of riding.