2017 KTM 65 SX


The 65 SX is a fully-fledged piece of racing kit for young pilots. This year’s top mini features revolutionary WP AER 35 front forks, cool graphics and detailed improvements that set the standard in terms of power, riding dynamics, equipment and craftsmanship. Further weight reduction from the new WP AER 35 fork make the 65 SX even sharper on the track. Like its larger counterparts, the 65 SX is truly READY TO RACE for its young competitors.


  • NEW WP AER 35 air-sprung front fork is 1.7 pounds lighter and makes adjustments for the rider size and track easy.

  • Sleek bodywork that provides excellent ergonomics for the ultimate in control.
  • NEW graphics to match the full-size SX models.
  • The 65 SX benefits from cutting-edge 2-stroke technology and an easy to shift 6-speed transmission with a hydraulic clutch.
  • A WP PDS monoshock guarantees optimum damping characteristics and outstanding stability. The rear wheel travel is 270mm.
  • With adjustable compression and rebound, the suspension can be set up precisely for the rider and track in no time.
  • The 65 SX is fitted front and rear with massive four-piston calipers that grip lightweight Wave brake discs of 198mm front and 160mm rear diameter.
  • Like the big KTM factory racers, the 65 SX has super lightweight, black anodized, aluminum rims providing the highest strength.
  • MAXXIS knobby tires provide superb grip in any terrain.


  • Engine Type: Single Cylinder
  • 2-Stroke Displacement: 64.9cc Bore / Stroke: 45.0 / 40.8mm
  • Starter: Kickstarter
  • Transmission: 6 Gears
  • Fuel System: Mikuni TM 24-505
  • Lubrication: Premix 60:1
  • Primary Ratio: 23:75
  • Final Drive: 14:48
  • Cooling: Liquid Cooling
  • Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc Clutch, Formula Hydraulics
  • Ignition: AET Digital
  • Frame: Central Tube Frame, Chrome Molybdenum
  • Subframe: Aluminum
  • Handlebar: Renthal, Aluminum 22mm
  • Front Suspension: WP AER 35mm USD
  • Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock
  • Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 217mm/8.5in; 270mm/10.6in
  • Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 198mm; 220mm
  • Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 14”, 1.60 x 12”
  • Front/Rear Tires: 60/100-14”; 80/100-12"
  • Chain: 1/2 x 1/4in
  • Silencer: Aluminum
  • Steering Head Angle: 25.5º
  • Triple Clamp Offset: 22mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,137mm ± 10mm / 44.8in ± 0.4in
  • Ground Clearance: 280mm / 11in
  • Seat Height: 750mm / 29.5in
  • Tank Capacity, Approx: 3.5L / 0.92gal
  • Weight (without fuel), Approx: 52.2kg / 115.1lbs
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