New KTM 450 Factory Edition

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12/17/2018 11:00 AM

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Someone really phoned in the graphics for this year.

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12/17/2018 11:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/17/2018 11:21 AM

Yeah, I'd love to see a side by side with last year's model. It looks nearly identical. I know graphics are low on the importance list but KTM is going the Kawi way lately with every bike looking the same. Bummer. Was hoping for a fresh look for this year.

I'd be interested to hear specs on engine and suspension improvements.

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12/17/2018 11:15 AM

Seems strange to see without just the number 5 on it.

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12/17/2018 11:15 AM

Can I get a Webb edition for us shorter guys?

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12/17/2018 11:15 AM

Are those still wp aer48 forks?

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12/17/2018 11:27 AM

SK523 wrote:

Are those still wp aer48 forks?

Yes.

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12/17/2018 11:32 AM

While it's rather underwhelming on paper, I suspect there will be substantially improved mapping. That, combined with improved suspension will likely make for a much better motorcycle out of the box.

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12/17/2018 11:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/17/2018 11:43 AM

Improving the mapping...easy

Fixing the suspension..easy

So I guess you should just keep your 18' or 19' I would suspect unless you need a new bike.

I was hoping for something dramatic like CV spring forks but I heard those are harder to set up for production and the masses compared to the AER. I agree with this. Fat, skinny, slow or fast the AER's are very simple to understand and set up and thus KTM's marketing point.

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12/17/2018 11:42 AM

SK523 wrote:

Are those still wp aer48 forks?

Motofinne wrote:

Yes.

Damn... sideways sideways

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12/17/2018 12:21 PM

I’d been wondering about the clamps since I saw them at the MXdN. Wonder if they’ll be in the PowerParts catalog.

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12/17/2018 12:48 PM

from KTM spec's

Front suspension…WP-USD, XACT, 48mm

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12/17/2018 1:08 PM

racerxx276 wrote:

from KTM spec's

Front suspension…WP-USD, XACT, 48mm

Just new branding, still the same fork.

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12/17/2018 1:18 PM

Good looking wheel set that’s for sure

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12/17/2018 1:33 PM

T-Fish wrote:

I’d been wondering about the clamps since I saw them at the MXdN. Wonder if they’ll be in the PowerParts catalog.

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They are in the KTM catalogue already in UK?

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12/17/2018 1:39 PM

Pricing?

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12/17/2018 1:47 PM

sgrimmxdad wrote:

Pricing?

Comes with the heavy duty pricing.

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12/17/2018 3:45 PM

So...we’re sure there’s no new internals in those forks?

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

12/17/2018 3:50 PM

only 12500 out the door, meanwhile you can get a left over 18 yamaha 450 or Honda 450 for under 7k.... it wont make you faster bro

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12/17/2018 4:01 PM

2018 Yamadog and Honder for under 7K OTD?! Wow. That’s a great deal. KTM/HUS almost no deals on leftovers.

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12/17/2018 4:10 PM

RCMXracing wrote:

2018 Yamadog and Honder for under 7K OTD?! Wow. That’s a great deal. KTM/HUS almost no deals on leftovers.

Caro motorsports in Caro Mi, is advertising $6850 out the door with the TLD toolbox and tools right now. Worth the drive if you want one.

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12/17/2018 4:10 PM

RCMXracing wrote:

2018 Yamadog and Honder for under 7K OTD?! Wow. That’s a great deal. KTM/HUS almost no deals on leftovers.

I've seen 18 ktms for 8k

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12/17/2018 4:23 PM

RCMXracing wrote:

2018 Yamadog and Honder for under 7K OTD?! Wow. That’s a great deal. KTM/HUS almost no deals on leftovers.

MX558 wrote:

I've seen 18 ktms for 8k

out the door with taxes and fees? where?

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12/17/2018 4:41 PM

Overpriced junk, might well spend 4,500 less buy another brand and enjoy yourself just as much.

I’ve ridden new ktms and have never been impressed other than the brakes.

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12/17/2018 4:45 PM

RCMXracing wrote:

2018 Yamadog and Honder for under 7K OTD?! Wow. That’s a great deal. KTM/HUS almost no deals on leftovers.

MX558 wrote:

I've seen 18 ktms for 8k

Got an email today for an 18 Husky 450 for $8999 plus tax and fees while the Yamaha was $7299 and Suzuki was $6499

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12/17/2018 7:52 PM

motomike894 wrote:

Overpriced junk, might well spend 4,500 less buy another brand and enjoy yourself just as much.

I’ve ridden new ktms and ...more

Jap bikes worth their weight in scrap. Under priced junk

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12/17/2018 9:22 PM

Man this whole thread went in the shitter. Quick.

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12/18/2018 2:45 AM

Needs an orange rear fender and orange bar pad IMO.

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12/18/2018 2:54 AM

racerxx276 wrote:

from KTM spec's

Front suspension…WP-USD, XACT, 48mm

Motofinne wrote:

Just new branding, still the same fork.

Not so sure on that, from my understanding the XACT stands for Xplor Air Cone Technology

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12/18/2018 3:10 AM

I dont get why they have to a stock head pipe with the factory edition models. Paying all that extra coin and you dont even get the aftermarket header for it.

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12/18/2018 3:34 AM

racerxx276 wrote:

from KTM spec's

Front suspension…WP-USD, XACT, 48mm

Motofinne wrote:

Just new branding, still the same fork.

bowser wrote:

Not so sure on that, from my understanding the XACT stands for Xplor Air Cone Technology

Xplor is the offroad WP fork.

I posted a question about this to the Pulp MX show and ML answered on the show that WP are just rebranding their stuff.

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