The 11 to 15-year-old riders of the junior class are no longer beginners. These are future champions fighting for victory, no matter if it is the Junior Motocross World Championship or a regional championship. In this scene, the 85 SX is considered a winner's bike. With the most powerful engine in the field and a super lightweight, stable chassis, it does not need to shy away from a full size bike.
The 85 SX has super strong, tapered handlebars made
of high quality aluminum alloy with a bend that's
perfect for motocross requirements.
What is good for the bigger KTM offroad bikes cannot
be bad for the 85 SX: an air filter change can be
done within seconds without tools.
The Formula braking system with radial calipers – four pistons in front,
two in the rear – with lightweight wave brake discs – front 240mm diameter,
rear 210mm – are the reference in terms of controlled action
and braking performance.
A constant temperature balance for consistent, high performance
is ensured by an intelligent cooling circuit with integrated crank
case cooling and two radiators.
Black coated high-end Excel rims, lightweight, CNC machined hubs
and black spokes with lightweight aluminum nipples ensure
the highest stability at minimum weight on the 85 SX.
The OEM MAXXIS tires are renowned for their perfect
traction and outstanding performance.
Made of top quality chromoly steel with a
lightweight, bolt-on aluminum rear subframe, the 85 SX frame
ensures maximum stability at minimum weight.
It has a rugged polymer coating in a noble black colour.
Up front of the 85 SX there is a pair of 43mm upside-down
forks with 270mm of travel, while a PDS monoshock for the
rear provides optimum traction and surface contact. These are
both made by renowned supplier WP Suspension at the
highest quality. Of course, rebound and compression damping
can be adjusted separately for a quick and
precise set-up to match the track and rider.
The revised, cool looking graphic design provides a
striking new look based on the big bikes. Don’t be
surprised when someone mistakes you for a grown-up.
Ergonomics and function of the bodywork is
designed in such a way as to achieve
complete harmony between rider and bike.
|Design||1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-disc clutch, Formula hydraulics|
|EMS||Moric digital 2M1|
|Frame||Central-tube frame with double-cradle|
|Front suspension||WP upside-down Ø 43 mm|
|Rear suspension||WP PDS shock absorber|
|Suspension travel (front)||270 mm|
|Suspension travel Rear||300 mm|
|Brake system Front||Disc brake|
|Brake system Rear||Disc brake|
|Brake discs - diameter front||240 mm|
|Brake discs - diameter rear||210 mm|
|Chain||1/2 x 5/16"|
|Steering head angle||66 °|
|Wheelbase||1290 ± 10 mm|
|Ground clearance, unloaded||377 mm|
|Seat height, unloaded||890 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity, approx.||5 l
Unleaded premium fuel (98 octane), mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:40)
|Weight without fuel, approx.||68.5 kg|