Production started year: 2022
In December 2022, the Austrian manufacturer presented the KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition, the latest limited-edition version of the company dirt bike that came as a fully optimized and race-ready machine.
As the current KTM 450 SX-F that set fresh standards for handling, power, engineering, and competitiveness at the time of its release in the summer of 2022, the 2023 model featured a DOHC four-stroke engine that weighs less than 27 kg (60 lbs) and delivered 68 hp with usable torque from every square centimeter.
In addition, the bike featured a Launch Control system, a Quickshifter, two engine maps, a redesigned air box and exhaust system, but also other modifications to help the bike fight for title success.
The revised ergonomics improved the rider triangle for tight centralization and enhanced feeling, while the innovative anti-squat concept of the frame and chassis with the reinforced aluminum subframe complemented the engine position for better centralizations.
For the 2023 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition, the maker added a bunch of KTM PowerParts that enhanced the function, aesthetics, and exclusivity of the model. The bike featured the orange frame with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing graphics, but also the orange factory racing seat, wire-spoked wheels, carbon skid plate, carbon front brake disc, Hinson clutch cover, and an Akrapovic slip-on exhaust kit.