10 YEARS BETTER
sible bike they can—within the budget, time and patience
constraints of corporate bureaucracies. Sometimes they
build something wonderful and sometimes—well, you
already know what happens when things go sideways.
KTM has been building motocross bikes for decades,
but it wasn’t until recently that KTM became a serious
contender in American motocross (and more important,
on American showroom floors). MXA wanted to go back
10 years and show you the progress that KTM has made
in the last decade. All the copy is pulled from the MXA
bike tests of each model year. See what we thought
back then and how our thoughts have changed over the
decade. What follows is the good, the bad and the ugly
of 10 years’ worth of KTM 450SXFs.