KTM launches 2023 50 SX Factory Edition, to hit dealers in August

The 2023 KTM 50 SX Factory Edition will hit dealers in August 2022, complete with race gearing, a full FMF exhaust system and WP XACT suspension.

2023 KTM 50 SX Factory Edition. - KTM

KTM has unveiled its 2023 50 SX Factory Edition minibike - a 50 SX with top-line components to squeeze maximum performance out of the Austrian brand's 50cc motocrosser.

Just last week, KTM AG revealed its new roster of electric minicycles across all three of its brands - KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas - aimed at kids just getting off balance bikes. 

Now, KTM is launching its new Factory Edition of the 50 SX, the smallest of KTM’s internal combustion motocross machines. 

The 50 SX Factory Edition was first introduced at the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s (the 2022 edition of which is set to take place next week), and for 2023 comes with a number of “premium components,” according to KTM, which will “give young racers the perfect first taste of factory performance.”

These components include:

  • New Factory Edition graphics
  • FMF pipe and silencer
  • Orange gripper seat
  • Smaller rear sprocket
  • CNC clutch cover
  • CNC ignition cover
  • Reworked jetting
  • Special clutch configuration
  • Race-derived gearing
  • Grey ODI grips
  • Chain guide with orange inserts
  • Dunlop Geomax MX 53 tires
  • WP XACT suspension (AER)
  • Neken tapered bars
  • Black-anodised rims

The 50 SX Factory Edition will arrive in dealers from August 2022, by which time the week-long AMA Amateur Nationals at Loretta’s will be underway. 

Of course, by the end of August, the AMA Pro Motocross season will be winding down, and with it the return season of KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey, who might have made his first podium of the season last weekend in Washougal were it not for a mechanical failure in the first moto.

On the other side of the Atlantic, the MXGP World Championship will be coming to a close as we approach September. HRC’s Tim Gajser has for a while now seemed certain to clinch his fifth world title, but in the MX2 class KTM’s Tom Vialle remains in a stern title fight with Yamaha’s Jago Geerts in the Frenchman’s final season of Grand Prix racing before he heads to the US to compete with KTM in AMA Supercross (most likely in the 250SX East division) and Pro Motocross.

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