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2024 KTM 450SX-F FACTORY EDITION VIDEO

We showed up at Glen Helen Raceway for the 2024 KTM Factory Edition intro and got rained out. So, we just loaded up the bike and headed into the hills for this edition of Dirt Bike's video test series. Sean Lipanovich is all healed up after…
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RIDING THE 2024 KTM 450SX-F FACTORY EDITION

KTM invited us out to Glen Helen Raceway this week for our introduction to the 2024 450SX-F Factory Edition. Unfortunately, when we got there it was raining--only at Glen Helen, nowhere else. The track was a swamp. We pickled up the bike…
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GASGAS FACTORY EDITIONS RELEASED

GasGas has joined the list of manufacturers that have released special editions in anticipation of the 2024 Monster Energy Supercross season. The official press release follows: The 2024 GASGAS MC 250F and MC 450F Factory Editions are…
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GASGAS MC450F & MC250F FACTORY EDITION: FULL TEST

It would be cool to be mistaken for Eli Tomac. Even better if you can pull off a good impersonation of any Lawrence brother, a Ryan Dungey or a Ricky Carmichael. You wouldn’t be the first person to sign an autograph under false pretenses.…
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2023 KTM 450SX-F FACTORY EDITION: FULL TEST

Everyone has a basic need to be special. We like being allowed backstage with a special pass that says, “VIP.” KTM knows it, and the Factory Edition capitalizes on that fundamental desire. This is a limited-edition ticket under the rope at…
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RIDING THE 2023 1/2 KTM FACTORY EDITION: THE WRAP

This week we got our first chance to ride the 2023 KTM 450SX Factory Edition. This is one of those years when the Factory Edition is more of a Cooper Webb replica than a preview of The Next Big Thing. Last year, remember, the 2022 Factory…
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2023 KTM 450SX FACTORY EDITION ANNOUNCED

The bikes that the 2023 Red Bull KTM Factory team will ride have been shown. The 450 will be based on the 2023 450SX-F Factory Edition, which will be available to the public in limited quantity later in the year. The official KTM press…
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2023 GASGAS FACTORY EDITION ANNOUNCED

GasGas has announced its 2023 Factory Editions. The new MC450F Factory Edition and MC250F Factory Edition will be based on the same frame and motor platforms that the KTM and Husqvarna competition models used in 2022. This means that the…
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2023 KTM 350XC-F FACTORY EDITION REVEAL: THE WRAP

The 2023 KTM 350XC-F Factory Edition was just announced by KTM. This is a premium model based on the 350XC-F. We heard this was coming and were lucky enough to send Nic Garvin to Crawfordsville, Indiana to ride the bike in the final GNCC of…
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KTM 50SX FACTORY EDITION ANNOUNCED

KTM has added a new model to its offerings for 2023. The 50SX is now available in Factory Edition trim. The official press release from KTM follows. Built for mini champs that want to do things right, and do them in style, KTM North…
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2022 KTM 250SX-F FACTORY EDITION: FULL TEST

Why, when a company has the lightest and most powerful 250 motocross bike on the market, would they throw it all away and start over? That’s what KTM has done with the 2022 ½ 250SX-F Factory Edition. The bike is all new—for real, not just…
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2022 KTM 450SX FACTORY EDITION: FULL TEST

You don’t want to go back to the starting line when you’re winning the race. KTM’s 2022 450SX-F was clearly a great motorcycle. It won the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross title. It outsold most of the Japanese 450s, and it was universally…
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2022 KTM 450SX-F FACTORY EDITION

The 2022 KTM Factory Edition is the first of a new platform. We expect it to be the basis for KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas race bikes for a long time to come. Both the motor and the frame are new, as well as all the bodywork. The motor doesn't…
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2022 KTM 250SX-F FACTORY EDITION: FIRST RIDE

The 2022 KTM 250SX-F Factory Edition is out. This isn't just a pipe and some cosmetic hits; the entire bike is new. This is the platform that will be basis for all of KTM's off-road bikes from 2023 forward. We got to spend a day riding the…
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RIDING THE 2021 KTM FACTORY EDITION: THE WRAP

We’ve been hearing about KTM’s smartphone-based tuning app since the first of the 2021 models hit, but we haven't actually had the opportunity to try it for ourselves until now. The 2021 ½ 450SX Factory Edition is out and its most…
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2021 KTM 450SX-F FACTORY EDITION ANNOUNCED

KTM has announced the 2021 450SX-F Factory Edition. This is an annual tradition  leading into the start of the new Supercross season. The Factory Edition is based on the 2021 standard 450SX-F, but with a number of upgrades including an…
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2020 KTM450SXF FACTORY EDITION: FULL TEST

The KTM 450SX-F Factory Edition has been an annual tradition since 2012. That was the year that everything turned around for the Austrian maker; the year that KTM went from being a sideshow in the Supercross circus to a headliner. At the…
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