Why so few initial tests on the 2019 KTM 450 SX-F?

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7/12/2018 2:34 AM

Seems like there are lots of first impression reviews on the 250 & 350 but not the 450. Strange?

https://www.vitalmx.com/product/combination/Bikes,6/KTM,6

Not just vital, seems common for most mags.

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7/12/2018 2:36 AM

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7/12/2018 4:21 AM

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7/12/2018 4:31 AM

fullfloater wrote:

Seems like there are lots of first impression reviews on the 250 & 350 but not the 450. Strange?

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I am not up on the latest KTM stuff, but isn't the 2018 FE the new 450? I would say there is no factory edition 250 or 350 for 2018, the 2019 250 and 350 are "all new" and the 2019 450 would be the same as the 2018 factory edition. If your looking for a 2019 450 impression, check out the 2018 450 factory edition first impression.

I've done no search, so I could be totally wrong...

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7/12/2018 4:35 AM

Transworld just posted their review. Maybe the 450s were on a different ship for the ride over.

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7/12/2018 5:59 AM

No ktm 450f's during the press intro day....very odd.

I know a few riders who have blown the transmissions in their hour old 18.5 450 factory edition's .

Don't you think that maybe there's a connection.... ?

The dealer reps aren't saying anything, nor is the press, what say you ML?
It seems KTM is keeping it very quiet.

Whats really odd is that husky has released their 450.

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7/12/2018 6:05 AM

racerxx276 wrote:

No ktm 450f's during the press intro day....very odd.

I know a few riders who have blown the transmissions in their hour old ...more

Different shipment, 450s showed up a few weeks later. We’re riding ours next week, since it’s not that much different from FE, KTM put the media focus on the 250 and 350 ina group test and do the 450, were all just going out with them individually to ride them.

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7/12/2018 7:17 AM

racerxx276 wrote:

No ktm 450f's during the press intro day....very odd.

I know a few riders who have blown the transmissions in their hour old ...more

Uhhhhh.....No. Just no.

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7/12/2018 8:03 AM

racerxx276 wrote:

No ktm 450f's during the press intro day....very odd.

I know a few riders who have blown the transmissions in their hour old ...more

ML512 wrote:

Different shipment, 450s showed up a few weeks later. We’re riding ours next week, since it’s not that much different from FE, ...more

Check out all the content on the 18 Factory Edition 450 and the Husky Rockstar Edition.

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7/12/2018 8:32 AM

Test rider's are scared the headtubes will snap laughing tongue kidding kidding (mostly)

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7/12/2018 8:39 AM

It’s because they’re just more excited about the KX450

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7/12/2018 4:01 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/12/2018 4:01 PM

The 2018 FE / RS 450s & 2019 450s get a big increase in cooling flow efficiency

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