2022 KTM 85 SX 17/14

MSRP:   $6199

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Villa Park, IL
In Stock
New
2022
KTM
85 SX
ORG
Off-Road
Off-Road
Single-Cylinder
Manual
VBKMRC239NM009083
7140

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2022 KTM 85 SX 17/14

Engine & Exhaust

Exhaust

The exhaust system has been designed to perfectly match the engine’s power characteristics and contributes to the outstanding all-round performance and rideability. The header pipe is produced using a 3-dimensional stamping process. Once the components have been shaped, they are robot welded to ensure the highest level of quality, consistency and durability. The lightweight and compact silencer has been reworked with improved packing wool (40 g lighter), guaranteeing that sweet 2-stroke sound and falling safely within the noise limits for racing.

Engine

It took extreme levels of ingenuity to fit the race-winning formula of KTM’s bigger 2-strokes into a compact 85 cc engine. A special manufacturing process is used and provides impressive weight savings without sacrificing strength or durability. The super compact power plant is fitted with a 6-speed gear box and delivers class-leading power and rideability throughout the entire rev range. The power valve plays a key role in tailoring power delivery to suit track conditions and rider ability, ensuring that the only rider surprised by the incredible performance is the competition.

Cylinder

The cylinder on the KTM 85 SX has a bore and stroke of 47/48.95 mm. It features a sophisticated power valve system, which controls both the exhaust valve and the sub exhaust ports, giving the bike excellent torque and power delivery. This translates into significant midrange performance, reducing the need to overwork the clutch in loamy or sandy conditions. An adjuster screw allows the opening time of the power valve to be adjusted to suit rider preference and track conditions.

Crankcases and engine covers

The crankcases are manufactured using a high pressure die-cast production process, keeping wall thickness to a minimum while retaining strength and durability. The design of the cases is very compact and aims at positioning the shaft arrangements as close as possible to the center of gravity, contributing to better handling.

Transmission

The KTM 85 SX features a lightweight 6-speed gearbox, engineered to take a beating. The gear ratios have been developed to perfectly match the characteristics of the engine, with easy and precise shifting allowing the rider to slot in the next gear quickly and confidently. The gearbox also features a driveshaft that uses a screw to secure the front sprocket, and a diaphragm spring instead of a circlip, to ensure the front sprocket remains firmly in place. As with all KTM SX models, the KTM 85 SX transmission has a “no-dirt” gear shifter which, like the footpeg design, prevents dirt build-up.

Clutch

The KTM 85 SX features a strong and reliable clutch with an extremely compact design. The clutch is easily actuated by the FORMULA hydraulic system, which conveniently ensures that play is always compensated for, keeping the clutch “bite” point the same throughout the ride and under all conditions.

Crankshaft

The KTM 85 SX features a lightweight crankshaft with optimized balancing for reduced vibration and oscillating mass. As light as the crankshaft is, the rotational inertia has not been compromised, ensuring maximum torque and revs, as well as easy rideability.

Carburetor

The KTM 85 SX is fitted with a race-proven MIKUNI TMX carburetor with a 38 mm flat slide. This provides buttery smooth and controllable power all the way up to the rev limiter, while the angle of the intake manifold reduces any overflow of fuel. It’s also less sensitive to different altitudes and temperatures, so you can pin it wherever, whenever.

Cooling

Maintaining the optimal engine temperature is crucial to ensuring consistent horsepower throughout the ride. The KTM 85 SX features radiators which are positioned for a lower center of gravity. Their design matches the shrouds perfectly and offers a great slim feel to the ergonomics. By using CFD technology (computational fluid dynamics) together with a clever coolant circuit routing, the innovative system ensures the optimum engine temperature for the highest performance, no matter what the conditions. The radiators also feature special protectors that serve not only as protection from flying rocks and debris but also as a brace that disperses energy around the radiators in the event of an impact.

Chassis

Airbox

The KTM 85 SX airbox is designed to optimize the small space available to deliver the best possible performance, while still maintaining the highest level of filter protection. The air filter is easily accessed, without tools, by removing the left side panel. Knowing that air literally breathes power into the motor, KTM has ensured that the process of inserting a new clean filter could not be any easier. The Twin Air filter and filter cage design features a simple fail-proof mounting system, making filter maintenance a quick, easy and accurate task.

Frame

The frame on the KTM 85 SX is a scaled-down version of the championship-proven full-size frames. It is professionally crafted using hydroformed chromium molybdenum steel tubes that are robot welded, ensuring the highest levels of consistent quality. The flex characteristics have been specifically tailored for easy handling and optimal comfort, while working in perfect harmony with the suspension, to ensure

excellent agility and high-speed stability. For 2020, the frames feature highly durable orange powder coating and come with standard frame protectors.

Subframe

Made from lightweight aluminum, the subframe provides rear fender stability and strong support for the rider at little extra weight.

Swingarm

The one-piece swingarm is manufactured using a gravity die-cast production process for exceptional strength at the lowest possible weight. It offers a wide range of adjustment for the rear wheel, allowing for a shorter wheelbase on tighter, twisty tracks, or a longer wheelbase for greater stability on longer, more choppy tracks. The swingarm’s chain measurement markings are visible from above, making adjustment simpler and more accurate.

Wheels

Black Excel rims and CNC-machined hubs ensure the strongest base of forward momentum on the KTM 85 SX. MAXXIS tires have been fitted to deliver exceptional straight-line stability and excellent traction on a wide variety of terrain, ensuring the power ends up where it is intended – on the ground.

Front suspension

The KTM 85 SX front fork features the same suspension technology found in the full-size motocross range. The WP XACT fork with AER technology consists of a split fork design with a capsuled air spring in the left leg and the trusted oil damping system in the right leg. It offers a significant reduction of 2.2 lbs in weight over conventional spring forks. Importantly, the preload adjustment is extremely simple and can be adjusted by using the single air pressure valve and supplied air pump. The design also allows for easy access to compression and rebound clickers.

Rear suspension

The KTM 85 SX features a WP XACT rear shock absorber with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology. The design offers a high progression rate and excellent response. It allows an impressive 305 mm of rear wheel travel and is fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound.

Brakes

The KTM 85 SX features the Formula brake system with radial calipers – four pistons in front, two in the rear – with lightweight Wave brake discs – front 240 mm diameter, rear 210 mm. The system is the benchmark in terms of controlled action and braking performance, ensuring powerful and confident braking.

Ergonomics & Comfort

Footpegs

The KTM 85 SX has “no-dirt” footpegs, which have a simple but effective self-cleaning system that ensures the footpegs return to their original position, providing complete control in all conditions.

Handlebar

The KTM 85 SX features a strong, lightweight, tapered aluminum handlebar, with a specifically shaped bend to suit the overall ergonomics. Additionally, the bike comes standard with ODI lock-on grips, which include a vulcanized grip on the right side and a lock-on grip on the left that does not require glue or wire for mounting.

Bodywork & Graphics

Decals

The bodywork is fittingly finished off with aggressive, modern graphics, leaving the competition in no doubt of a rider’s race-winning intentions.

Specifications

PRICING

Price Standard
Price - MSRP 6199
Price - Currency US Dollars
Price - Warranty (Months) 1
Price - Destination Charge 335
Price - MSRP + Destination 6534
Price - Warranty (Condition) Limited

ENGINE

Engine Standard
Engine - Engine Type Single-Cylinder
Engine - Cylinders 1
Engine - Engine Stroke 2-Stroke
Engine - Cooling Liquid
Engine - Valves 0
Engine - Valves Per Cylinder 0
Engine - Valve Configuration Reed Valve
Engine - Bore (mm) 47
Engine - Bore (in) 1.85
Engine - Stroke (mm) 49
Engine - Stroke (in) 1.93
Engine - Displacement (cc) 84.9
Engine - Displacement (ci) 5.2
Engine - Starter Kick
Engine - Fuel Requirements Premium
Engine - Fuel Type Gas / Oil Premix
Engine - Turbocharged No
Engine - Supercharged No
Carburetion Standard
Carburetion - Carburetion Brand Mikuni
Carburetion - Fuel Injector No
Carburetion - Carburetor Yes
Carburetion - Number Of Carburetors 1
Carburetion - Carburetor Size (mm) 38
Carburetion - Carburetion Type Carburetor

TRANSMISSION

Transmission Standard
Transmission - Transmission Type Manual
Transmission - Number Of Speeds 6
Transmission - Overdrive No
Transmission - Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain
Transmission - Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission) Gear
Transmission - Gear Ratio (1) 2.64
Transmission - Gear Ratio (2) 2
Transmission - Gear Ratio (3) 1.63
Transmission - Gear Ratio (4) 1.37
Transmission - Gear Ratio (5) 1.19
Transmission - Gear Ratio (6) 1.05
Transmission - Reverse No
Transmission - Final Drive Ratio 3.29

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions Standard
Dimensions - Wheelbase (in) 50.8
Dimensions - Wheelbase (mm) 1290
Dimensions - Ground Clearance (in) 13.2
Dimensions - Ground Clearance (mm) 336
Weight Standard
Weight - Dry Weight (lbs) 147.7
Weight - Dry Weight (kg) 67
Weight - GVWR (lbs) 165
Weight - GVWR (kgs) 75
Capacities Standard
Capacities - Fuel Capacity (gal) 1.4
Capacities - Fuel Capacity (l) 5.2
Performance Standard
Performance - Engine Displacement to Weight (cc) 0.57

EXTERIOR

Construction Standard
Construction - Frame Chromium Molybdenum
Construction - Body Material Plastic
Hand Grips Standard
Foot Pegs Standard
Foot Pegs - Foot Peg Location Driver
Exterior Guards Standard
Exterior Guards - Chain Guard No
Exterior Guards - Chassis Protectors No
Exterior Guards - Drive Shaft Guard No
Exterior Guards - Fork Guards Yes
Exterior Guards - Saddle Bag Guard No
Exterior Guards - Belt Guard No
Exterior Guards - Brush Guard No
Exterior Guards - Exhaust Guard Yes
Exterior Guards - Light Guard No
Exterior Covers Standard
Exterior Covers - Radiator Cover Yes
Exterior Covers - Side Cover No
Front Fender Standard
Rear Fender Standard
Stand Standard
Stand - Stand Type Kick
Handlebars Standard
Handlebar Pads Standard

SUSPENSION

Front Suspension Standard
Front Suspension - Front Suspension Type Inverted Fork
Front Suspension - Front Suspension Size (in) 1.7
Front Suspension - Front Suspension Size (mm) 43
Front Suspension - Front Travel (in) 10.9
Front Suspension - Front Travel (mm) 278
Front Suspension - Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load Yes
Front Suspension - Front Adjustable Rebound Damping Yes
Front Suspension - Front Central Suspension Strut No
Front Suspension - Front Suspension Brand Name WP XACT
Front Suspension - Steering Damper No
Rear Suspension Standard
Rear Suspension - Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Suspension - Rear Travel (in) 12
Rear Suspension - Rear Travel (mm) 305
Rear Suspension - Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load Yes
Rear Suspension - Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping Yes
Rear Suspension - Number Rear Shock Absorbers 1
Rear Suspension - Rear Suspension Brand Name WP XACT
Rear Suspension - Rear Suspension Material Aluminum
Rear Suspension - Air Adjustable No

WHEELS & TIRES

Wheels Standard
Wheels - Wheels Composition Aluminum
Wheels - Tube / Tubeless Tubed
Wheels - Front Wheel Width (in) 1.4
Wheels - Rear Wheel Width (in) 1.6
Tires Standard
Tires - Tire Brand Maxxis®
Tires - Front Tire Width 70
Tires - Front Tire Aspect Ratio 100
Tires - Front Tire Speed Rating M
Tires - Front Wheel Diameter 17
Tires - Rear Tire Width 90
Tires - Rear Tire Aspect Ratio 100
Tires - Rear Tire Speed Rating M
Tires - Rear Wheel Diameter 14
Tires - Front Tire (Full Spec) Maxxis® Maxx Cross SI 70/100 R17 40M
Tires - Rear Tire (Full Spec) Maxxis® Maxx Cross SI 90/100 R14 49M

BRAKES

Brakes Standard
Brakes - Brake Brand Name Formula
Brakes - Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc
Brakes - Front Brake Diameter (in) 9.4
Brakes - Front Brake Diameter (mm) 240
Brakes - Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc
Brakes - Rear Brake Diameter (in) 8.7
Brakes - Rear Brake Diameter (mm) 220

SEATS

Seat Standard
Seat - Seat Type One-Piece
Seat - Adjustable Yes
Seat - Seat Material Vinyl
Seat - Seat Location Driver
Seat - Folding No
Seat Specifications Standard
Seat Specifications - Seat Height (in) 34.1
Seat Specifications - Seat Height (mm) 865
Seat Specifications - Number Of Seats 1

CONVENIENCE

Adjustable Handlebars Standard

PAINT & FINISH

Paint Standard
Paint - Metallic No
Decal Kit Standard

STEERING

Steering Standard
Steering - Steering Control Handlebar

Certain features may require an additional add-on package that may not be included in the retail or sale price. Please contact the dealership for full details.