The 2020 KTM motocross range was revealed last week, with images popping up across the globe. Predictably, as with sister brand Husqvarna, the changes to the new season bikes are extremely limited as last year saw the major changes across the entire SX range.

So what do you get for your new bike? Well the main change that seems to get any coverage is upgrades to the WP XACT suspension and the AER forks. KTM also allude to continued improvements to performance, but the detail seems hard to find. 

SMOKERS

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THE SX250 CONTINUES TO DOMINATE TWO STROKE RACING Image KISKA
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THE COMPACT SX250 MOTOR IS A THING OF GREAT BEAUTY Image KISKA
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THIS IS THE SX150, BUT THE 125 LOOKS IDENTICAL. Image KISKA
KTM 2020
THE TINY STROKER PACKS A HUGE PUNCH Image KISKA

The thinking behind the new model range was explained by KTM‘s Senior Offroad Product  Manager, Joaquim Sauer

To be the consistent performer at any level of racing, you have to continue to progress in development. The work never stops – whether that’s here in Mattighofen, or with our engineers in the USA. The KTM SX range model year 2020 has received a number of updates to complement last year’s groundbreaking new generation models, and we can see that our continued efforts in development are paying off – our athletes both in Supercross and Motocross have enjoyed some fantastic results so far this season. Utilizing the same R&D team as their bigger brothers, the KTM sportminicycle models remain at the very forefront of junior racing competition with detailed refinements for MY2020. In addition, we are excited for the highly anticipated launch of the all-new KTM SX-E 5 electric minicycle, which will arrive this summer.” 

THUMPERS

The fourstrokes also get the light brush over of changed graphics and minor tweaks that don’t seem to add up to too much to persuade the less well off rider into an upgrade. Sure they look good, but whether that’s enough – we’re not so sure, especially as the 2019 models will now be super cheap …

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THE SXF450 TOOK THE AMA SX TITLES AND IS ON TRACK FOR ANOTHER MXGP CROWN KISKA
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THE SXF450 DOMINATES ACROSS THE MOTOCROSS WORLD Image KISKA
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JUST FOR REFERENCE, THIS IS THE OUTGOING 2019 MODEL Image KISKA

But with KTM having just wrapped up yet another 450 AMA Supercross title thanks to Cooper Webb’s stunning 2019 season, the new bikes will still fly out of the showrooms.

And if Antonio Cairoli manages to take his tenth MXGP title and matches the incredible record of legend Stefan Everts, the SXF450 will enjoy yet another groundbreaking success. 

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WHIL PRO RIDERS HAVE ABANDONED THE SXF350, IT"S A POPULAR CLUB RIDE Image KISKA
THE SXF350 WAS UNBEATEN WHEN CAIROLI RODE IT IN MXGP Image KISKA
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KTM HAS WON THE MXGP MX2 TITLE FOR 10 OF THE LAST 11 YEARS. THE 2020 SXF250 LOOKS LIKELY TO KEEP THE RECORD GOING Image KISKA
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SXF250 IS AN ASTONISHINGLY GOOD MOTOCROSS BIKE

So what do you reckon – will you be upgrading for this year or keeping with last year’s model? Let us know …

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