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KTM Unveils 2024 Factory Editions

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Any condition, any race, any circumstance. The latest generation KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITIONs are primed to cut through the best and worst tracks and leave the opposition in its roost thanks to several ground-breaking updates for 2024. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing will soon be obliterating chronometers for the forthcoming Supercross and Motocross season thanks to the new 2024 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION and the return of the 2024 KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION.

The KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITION concept remains the same: a highly evolved and modified spec of the current production model orientated towards pure performance. The upgrades have been tried, tested, and selected through use in competition. In short: what our Factory guys race, you race.

KTM knows that READY TO RACE is more than just hot numbers from the dyno or milometer. The KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITIONs have distinction and style and that’s why aesthetic is important. As an example, a KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITION can be easily identified thanks to the orange powder-coated frame, usually a feature only reserved for our ‘works’ machinery.

What do the new KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION and KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION have in store? First of all, the Connectivity Unit Offroad (CUO) is an important new addition. This two-part system is mounted between the right fork leg (protected by the new shape of the number plate) and the GPS component on the redesigned front fender. The (CUO) enables a wealth of easily adjustable options for engine behavior and suspension settings via the KTMConnect App. Essentially, it opens numerous new customization options and the ability to personalize preferences for a KTM dirtbike without needing external specialized help. But that’s not all. An official affiliation with LitPro will empower riders to examine their lines, speed, gearing, and a lot of other information to make their lap times hit the mark, all through the App’s versatility.

Click HERE to access the digital press kit for the new Connectivity Unit Offroad.

Additionally, a new special chassis is a key focus. Varied wall thickness and cutaway sections enhance flexibility while reducing weight. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing adheres to this philosophy, consistently winning races and setting records at the highest level. The chassis strategically repositions rotating mass toward the center of gravity, improving traction out of corners with enhanced anti-squat behavior. Both bikes feature handling adjustments, such as CNC-milled orange anodized, rubber-damped triple clamps made from high-grade aluminum.

Feeling and function are improved even more by other 2024 KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITION specifications. Fully adjustable and tool-free WP Suspension lets you count on 310 mm of travel with the 48 mm WP XACT front fork with AER technology and redesigned protection rings. The WP FACTORY START DEVICE will help with those crucial starts. The shock has new low-friction linkage seals and the 2024 KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITIONs linkage settings have been reworked for optimal weight saving and stiffness. The linkage bolt is smaller and lighter and transferred directly from successful use by the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team.

The 26.1 Kg engine of the 2024 KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION tops the charts, (2024 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION offers a weight of just 26.8 kg) and is boosted further by a titanium Akrapovic slip-on exhaust that shaves weight and increases power while the unit breathes better with an updated air intake sleeve and snorkel for the Twin Air filter.

Depth is in the details for both machines. New tank spoilers lead to improved cooling and a new fuel tank holder to better frame contact, orange FACTORY frame protectors heighten grip while the 4-screw carbon reinforced FACTORY skid plate and the billet HINSON clutch cover are all parts that will withstand the toughest of hits.

Grey ODI grips look as good as they work and other improvements involve high strength DID wheel sets with orange CMC machined hubs (harder for the bigger, fast jumps), Golden Chain and Dunlop GEOMAX MX34 tires. The MX34 has a new carcass material for better damping and absorption allowing better performance for longer (up to 30% compared to the previous model).

Slide the 2024 KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITIONs to a stop with a stiffer and tougher rear brake pedal that will pull the full power of the Brembo systems into play. Braking force is amplified by the semi-floating 260 mm front brake disc and a carbon reinforced FACTORY brake guard.

The FACTORY ribbed seat, orange rear sprocket and the unforgettable RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING graphics sets this model apart from the rest. The 2024 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION comes equipped with a selection of #4 and #7 for riders choosing to support Chase Sexton or Aaron Plessinger next season. As reigning champion for 2024, Sexton will strap the #1 on the bike for AMA Supercross season.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s new star has already personally signed a unique 2024 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION after making his first visit to the factory and watching the motorcycles being built on the assembly lines. In honor of Chase joining the conquering race team, one lucky owner will receive the signed #1 2024 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION.

Watch 2023 FIM MX2 Motocross World Champ Andrea Adamo put the KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION through its paces and through some of the gnarliest conditions. Check out the video HERE.

2024 KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION and KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION specs:

  • 2024 orange ‘factory’ frame
  • Orange factory frame protectors
  • Factory tank spoilers
  • Connectivity unit offroad compatible front fender
  • Vented airbox cover in by-pack
  • Black engine mounts
  • Updated suspension settings & WP XACT AER fork with sensor top caps
  • Ribbed factory seat cover
  • Orange CNC factory triple clamps
  • Semi-floating front brake disc
  • Factory front brake disc guard
  • Factory skid plate
  • Grey, soft ODI grips
  • DID factory wheel set
  • Dunlop Geomax tires
  • Orange rear sprocket
  • WP Factory start device
  • Golden chain
  • Akrapovic slip-on exhaust
  • Hinson clutch cover

The 2024 KTM SX-F FACTORY EDITIONs will soon be shredding southern Californian dirt at Anaheim ‘1’ for the launch of 2024 AMA Supercross in the first week of January. Get to an Authorized KTM dealer now to pick up, reserve or try to ‘catch’ the ultimate race model in the U.S. from mid-February and for the rest of the world from March/April. For more information visit KTM.com

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Adam Cianciarulo Archives | Episode 1

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Adam Cianciarulo quickly rose through the ranks, dominating the amateur circuit on #TeamGreen with 11 Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships. ? AC claimed the title of the winningest youth rider at Loretta Lynn’s – primed for the big leagues on Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki!

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Phil Nicoletti Announces Retirement from Full-Time Racing at End of Season

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Phil Nicoletti, a veteran of 18 full seasons in professional motocross and supercross, has announced his full-time racing career will conclude at the finale of the 2024 AMA season, with the SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) finale in September. Nicoletti currently rides for the Muc-Off/FXR/ClubMX Yamaha team in 250SX West Region division of Monster Energy AMA Supercross and will switch to the 450 class with the team for the upcoming AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the SMX Playoffs. He’ll continue to put in the work this season and try to provide more memorable moments, either good or bad, in typical “Filthy” Phil fashion.

“I actually made this decision at Anaheim 1,” says Nicoletti. “I rode press day, then I called my dad and told him, ‘It’s over.’ Just a feeling I had. Main thing, I just don’t have it in me anymore to take the chances I need to during the week. It’s not even a results thing, really. On race day adrenaline takes over and I feel like I can continue to be a fifth-to-seventh guy. But this sport is so freaking gnarly, you have to push to your limit every day even in practice. I don’t want to go search for tenths [of a second] on a random Tuesday. It used to piss me off when one of the kids went faster than me but lately, I’ve found myself not giving…a care about it on some days. I’ve loved the grind, but I always said as soon as I don’t want to do that anymore, I’m outta here.”

Nicoletti will attend press day at this weekend’s Nashville Supercross and East/West Showdown, and he’ll field any media questions there.

Phil, 35, raced a handful of pro races at the end of the 2006 and 2007 seasons, then followed that with 17 full seasons as a professional. He’s currently collected 71 total top-ten finishes in professional AMA competition. He scored fifth overall in the 2016 450 Pro Motocross Championship standings, as well as eighth in 2015 250 MX standings and sixth in 2018. In 2018, he also took an overall podium finish at his home Unadilla National. In 2019, Nicoletti ventured to Canada and scored the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Championship, with the most combined points from Canadian Arenacross, Motocross, and Supercross. After COVID-19 cut the racing options in Canada, he returned to racing in the U.S. full time for 2022, including a return to AMA Supercross. He has since logged 11 top ten finishes in AMA Supercross despite also battling injuries and typical “bad news Phil” luck on the weekends.

Phil, always an innovator, will leave a legacy as the first rider to ever don the new “leader lights” in AMA Supercross when he led last year’s Anaheim 2 event. He also snagged a holeshot against the likes of Jett Lawrence and Cooper Webb at the second SMX event in 2023 and looks forward to trying to do that again this season. Nicoletti plans to stay around the racing scene once he retires from full-time racing but looks forward to never having to jump three-in to a rhythm section again.

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Shane McElrath – His story over Foxborough

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Shane McElrath was riding a solid main event at the AMA Supercross in Foxborough last Saturday. With still a few laps to go he collided with Malcolm Stewart and hurt his arm. Due to this he was forced to retire from the race and didn’t score points. Fortunately everything is ok for McElrath so he will be ready to ride at the next round at Nashville this weekend.

Watch his vlog over the race in Foxborough below:

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