The KTM 450 SMR represents the measure of all things in the supermoto sector. And the 2024 model year now shines in an even fresher color spectrum thanks to in-mold technology. The mixture of KTM orange, white and black creates an enchanting play of colors at high speeds. A distinctive purple stripe, inspired by the 1990's KTM race bikes, completes the design. The 450cc SOHC engine delivers 63hp and benefits from extended service intervals. Weighing less than 27 kg, the engine has an outstanding power-to-weight ratio. A 44mm Keihin throttle body ensures driving pleasure and ideal responsiveness, while the SUTER slipper clutch is another way to optimize lap times.
2024 KTM 450 SMR
The excellent handling results from the centralization of engine and chassis in the hydroformed, laser-cut and robot-welded frame. The compact construction is the perfect balance between longitudinal stiffness and flexibility, providing excellent feedback, energy absorption and stability. The reinforced aluminum subframe was developed using computer-based dynamics studies, with particular attention paid to sensitivity, robustness and reliability.
The hollow cast aluminum swingarm, the NEKEN aluminum handlebar and the CNC-milled triple clamps (rubber dampened to reduce vibrations) make a major contribution to the fact that the KTM 450 SMR 2024 gives the driver control over every critical meter of the racetrack. With the reliable suspension, every curve, no matter how tight, can be mastered with the utmost precision. The 48mm WP XACT split front fork with AER technology offers progressive and smooth damping, especially in the last 40mm of travel.
There are also easily accessible click adjusters for compression and rebound. The WP XACT shock absorber is small, light and firmly anchored to the frame geometry to optimize chassis ground clearance. The XACT unit is among the most advanced elements WP Suspension has developed. As with the fork, the compression and rebound of the damper can be adjusted without special tools.
Electric starter, tool-free air filter change, etc.
Some special features such as the electric starter, tool-free air filter change, powerful airbox, a high, flat seat (with grippy seat fabric) that allows control of the bike from any angle, and a large 7,2 liter fuel tank made of polyethylene make the race easier for the driver. Meticulously designed with a larger footprint, the footpegs are more integrated with the frame and are ideal for both paved and off-road conditions. The powerful Brembo brakes make it possible to take corners to their limits.
The radially mounted caliper of the 4-piston brakes grips the 310 mm disc on the front axle with the slightest lever movement, while a single-piston caliper serves the 220 mm disc on the rear axle, enabling time-saving drifts. Thanks to the improved triangular ergonomics between the handlebars, footrests and saddle, the driver is in an optimal attack position. Control of the front end and confidence in the rear are standard features of the KTM 450 SMR 2024, and the various touchpoints of the meticulously designed bodywork contribute to this.
Launch control, traction control, quick shifter...
A range of special, race-oriented features put you in control of the track, such as two engine mapping options, launch control, traction control and quickshifter, all controlled by a 44mm Keihin engine management system. An LED hour meter with fuel gauge and roll-over sensor (ROS) are also included. The ROS detects the position of the motorcycle in the event of a fall and automatically shuts down the engine, increasing safety. The Metzeler Racetec SM K1 Supermoto tire heats up quickly and offers a wide range of performance in terms of temperatures and different types of asphalt. The tires are mounted on high-strength yet lightweight ALPINA alloy rims with CNC-machined hubs.
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