After being given a 2023 KTM 450 XC-F to test, the first thing we did was weigh it on our automotive scales. At 246 pounds wet, it gained 6 pounds over the previous generation (2019–2022) model. On the Dirt Rider dyno, the Austrian manufacturer’s 450cc four-stroke engine produced 54.6 hp at 9,500 rpm and 33.0 lb.-ft. of torque at 7,000 rpm. In terms of peak figures, that’s an increase of 2.5 hp and decrease of 0.8 lb.-ft of torque compared to the prior platform. Now it’s time to take the all-new 450 XC-F to the trails and track to see how it performs in the dirt.