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2020 KTM 65 SX
2020 KTM 65 SX

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
KTM
KTM
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
65 SX
65 SX
Model Code
F6001T6
F6001T6
Color
Orange / White
Orange / White

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 198 mm Disc

Rear - 160 mm Disc

Front - 198 mm Disc

Rear - 160 mm Disc

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed
6-speed
Chain
1/2 x 1/4 in.
1/2 x 1/4 in.

Engine

Engine
1-cylinder, 2-stroke
1-cylinder, 2-stroke
Displacement
64.9 cc
64.9 cc
Bore x Stroke
45 x 40.8 mm
45 x 40.8 mm
Clutch
Wet, multi-disc clutch, Formula hydraulics
Wet, multi-disc clutch, Formula hydraulics
Fuel System
AET digital
AET digital
Starting
Kickstarter
Kickstarter

Operational

Frame
Central-tube frame with double-cradle
Central-tube frame with double-cradle
Front Suspension
XACT 35 WP Upside-Down fork, Ø 35 mm
XACT 35 WP Upside-Down fork, Ø 35 mm
Rear Suspension
XACT WP mono shock
XACT WP mono shock
Rake
64.5°
64.5°

Features

Bodywork & Graphics

  • BODYWORK & GRAPHICS: The bodywork is derived from the full-size SX models and provides perfect ergonomics, well-thought-out contact points and maximum freedom of movement for the rider. In addition, smart design solutions for the front and rear fenders are prime examples of an intelligent design, which guarantees maximum stability and strength.
  • DECALS: The 2020 KTM SX models feature the latest in-mold graphics, matching the factory-look orange frames and bodywork perfectly. They have a fast and aggressive style that screams READY TO RACE, leaving no doubt as to the bikes' high-performance intentions.

Chassis

  • CHASSIS: KTM engineers just love finding ways to reduce weight. The changes made on 2019 KTM SX models resulted in the slimmest, lightest dirt bikes out there and that honor is retained for 2020.
  • FRAME: The modern frame is made from lightweight, high strength chromoly steel profiles and combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional rigidity. It guarantees easy handling and precise cornering, but also outstanding stability.
  • SWINGARM: The KTM 65 SX is fitted with a lightweight cast aluminum swingarm. Conceived using the latest in calculation and simulation software, the focus of the design was for minimum weight, optimum stiffness and precisely defined flexibility. In addition, it features a robust 2-compound chain guide, similar to the full-size models.
  • WHEELS: Like the full-size KTM Factory racers, the 65 SX has super lightweight, black anodized, aluminum rims providing the highest strength and durability. The OEM MAXXIS knobby tires grip superbly on any surface.
  • FRONT SUSPENSION: The KTM 65 SX is the first model in its class to be fitted with a modern, fully adjustable air fork: the WP XACT fork with AER technology. The upside-down front fork with a 35 mm tube diameter and 215 mm of travel ensures outstanding comfort, damping characteristics and directional stability. Another main benefit for junior riders is that the air spring fitted in the left fork leg can be adjusted perfectly to the rider’s weight using a simple air pump.
  • REAR SUSPENSION: The high quality WP XACT shock absorber is linked directly to the swingarm, providing excellent damping performance. It is fully adjustable, meaning you can set the damping perfectly to suit the rider’s preference and track conditions. The shock absorber allows for 270 mm of rear wheel travel.
  • BRAKES: The front and rear brakes have massive 4 piston calipers that grip lightweight wave brake discs – 198 mm front and 160 mm rear. The hydraulic brake system is easy to control and ensures the best deceleration and the highest standard when it comes to performance.

Engine & Exhaust

  • ENGINE & EXHAUST: KTM 2-strokes have been tearing up MX tracks for decades and are undoubtedly the fastest on the track today. Thanks to years of ongoing development, these engines are the benchmark in performance and technology, with the perfect combination of power, weight and control. For 2020, the KTM 65 SX features a reworked ignition curve, pushing its class-leading performance another step further. In addition, the bike comes with a new jet needle in the bypack, giving the rider the chance to further fine-tune the machine to different tracks.
  • ENGINE: The KTM 65 SX features cutting-edge 2-stroke technology and an easy-to-shift 6-speed transmission with a hydraulic clutch. Benefitting from a reworked ignition curve, the cylinder, with its pressure-controlled exhaust valve, continues to provide class-leading power and plenty of torque.
  • CYLINDER: The high performance cylinder features a pressure-controlled exhaust valve (PCEV) and provides unrivaled performance within the highly competitive 65 cc class.
  • CLUTCH: An outstanding feature of the KTM 65 SX is the hydraulic clutch made by FORMULA. It provides easy clutch action and well-defined modulation.
  • COOLING: An intelligent cooling circuit with integrated crankcase cooling and two radiators improves the heat dissipation and ensures a constant temperature balance for consistent, high performance.

Ergonomics & Comfort

  • ERGONOMICS & COMFORT: In the heat of the battle, READY TO RACE ergonomics give you the edge on the track, allowing you to ride harder for longer.
  • HANDLEBAR: The high-quality anodized handlebar made from aluminum alloy has the perfect bend to suit the ergonomics and the highest strength. A slide pad on the handlebar brace protects the rider in the event of contact.

Bodywork & Graphics

  • BODYWORK & GRAPHICS: The bodywork is derived from the full-size SX models and provides perfect ergonomics, well-thought-out contact points and maximum freedom of movement for the rider. In addition, smart design solutions for the front and rear fenders are prime examples of an intelligent design, which guarantees maximum stability and strength.
  • DECALS: The 2020 KTM SX models feature the latest in-mold graphics, matching the factory-look orange frames and bodywork perfectly. They have a fast and aggressive style that screams READY TO RACE, leaving no doubt as to the bikes' high-performance intentions.

Chassis

  • CHASSIS: KTM engineers just love finding ways to reduce weight. The changes made on 2019 KTM SX models resulted in the slimmest, lightest dirt bikes out there and that honor is retained for 2020.
  • FRAME: The modern frame is made from lightweight, high strength chromoly steel profiles and combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional rigidity. It guarantees easy handling and precise cornering, but also outstanding stability.
  • SWINGARM: The KTM 65 SX is fitted with a lightweight cast aluminum swingarm. Conceived using the latest in calculation and simulation software, the focus of the design was for minimum weight, optimum stiffness and precisely defined flexibility. In addition, it features a robust 2-compound chain guide, similar to the full-size models.
  • WHEELS: Like the full-size KTM Factory racers, the 65 SX has super lightweight, black anodized, aluminum rims providing the highest strength and durability. The OEM MAXXIS knobby tires grip superbly on any surface.
  • FRONT SUSPENSION: The KTM 65 SX is the first model in its class to be fitted with a modern, fully adjustable air fork: the WP XACT fork with AER technology. The upside-down front fork with a 35 mm tube diameter and 215 mm of travel ensures outstanding comfort, damping characteristics and directional stability. Another main benefit for junior riders is that the air spring fitted in the left fork leg can be adjusted perfectly to the rider’s weight using a simple air pump.
  • REAR SUSPENSION: The high quality WP XACT shock absorber is linked directly to the swingarm, providing excellent damping performance. It is fully adjustable, meaning you can set the damping perfectly to suit the rider’s preference and track conditions. The shock absorber allows for 270 mm of rear wheel travel.
  • BRAKES: The front and rear brakes have massive 4 piston calipers that grip lightweight wave brake discs – 198 mm front and 160 mm rear. The hydraulic brake system is easy to control and ensures the best deceleration and the highest standard when it comes to performance.

Engine & Exhaust

  • ENGINE & EXHAUST: KTM 2-strokes have been tearing up MX tracks for decades and are undoubtedly the fastest on the track today. Thanks to years of ongoing development, these engines are the benchmark in performance and technology, with the perfect combination of power, weight and control. For 2020, the KTM 65 SX features a reworked ignition curve, pushing its class-leading performance another step further. In addition, the bike comes with a new jet needle in the bypack, giving the rider the chance to further fine-tune the machine to different tracks.
  • ENGINE: The KTM 65 SX features cutting-edge 2-stroke technology and an easy-to-shift 6-speed transmission with a hydraulic clutch. Benefitting from a reworked ignition curve, the cylinder, with its pressure-controlled exhaust valve, continues to provide class-leading power and plenty of torque.
  • CYLINDER: The high performance cylinder features a pressure-controlled exhaust valve (PCEV) and provides unrivaled performance within the highly competitive 65 cc class.
  • CLUTCH: An outstanding feature of the KTM 65 SX is the hydraulic clutch made by FORMULA. It provides easy clutch action and well-defined modulation.
  • COOLING: An intelligent cooling circuit with integrated crankcase cooling and two radiators improves the heat dissipation and ensures a constant temperature balance for consistent, high performance.

Ergonomics & Comfort

  • ERGONOMICS & COMFORT: In the heat of the battle, READY TO RACE ergonomics give you the edge on the track, allowing you to ride harder for longer.
  • HANDLEBAR: The high-quality anodized handlebar made from aluminum alloy has the perfect bend to suit the ergonomics and the highest strength. A slide pad on the handlebar brace protects the rider in the event of contact.