Showa A-kit suspension was chosen for the KTM 450SXF
Factory Edition because Hedegaard has had great luck
with the components, which are considered the next best
thing to factory suspension. Installing the Showa forks
wasn’t easy. The all-new WP 4CS forks use a smaller axle.
Stapleton had to special order a Mettec titanium axle to fit
through the Showa fork lugs and Kite hub.
on a KTM
450SXF in the
past. At $8750,
the price is a
has a stout
and the internals are graced
with a 28mm
It’s natural that Hedegaard would select a Pro Circuit Ti- 6
exhaust to complement Pro Circuit’s engine work. He
ditched the Slovenian-made Akrapovic slip-on (standard on
the Factory Edition) for an American-made Pro Circuit pipe.
Let’s hope that distraught Slovenians don’t call Hedegaard’s
phone (the number listed above the muffler) on the custom
All Out Graphics kit.
seat foam, a complete Hinson clutch (inner hub,
pressure plate and clutch cover), GET ignition box
(with traction control), Pro Circuit Ti- 6 Pro Series
exhaust, Kite wheels, Lightspeed carbon fiber skid
plate, Moto-Master brake rotors, a lightweight Shorai
battery, Raptor footpegs, Works Connection accessories and Renthal hard parts.
What was the total bill? Kim Hedegaard could’ve
used the money he spent on his Dungey Replica
bike to buy a pristine Mercedes-Benz. For this KTM
aficionado and serious racer, however, it was worth
every penny. We’re just happy that Stapleton and
Hedegaard became friends, because while Kim was in
Denmark and before he’d even seen his beautiful bike,
we were thrashing it around Perris, Milestone, Glen
Helen and Racetown. ❏