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The 2018 KTM 450SXF is more refined than redesigned. Most noticeable is the orange frame that KTM owners have asked for since it’s one year appearance back in 2015. The new graphics lean towards more orange and a cleaner look than the last year.
The 2018 KTM 450SXF clutch drive plates are made from nitrated steel to reduce wear on the clutch basket—which is kinda funny because KTM comes with an incredibly durable steel clutch basket (machined out of a solid billet of steel with the primary gear machined on). The 2018 clutch is still a diaphragm clutch that is operated by a single Belleville washer. Note the orange plastic frame guards that match the Factory Orange frame paint.
The updated 2018 WP AER air front fork features a new air seal, air piston and rebound spring on the air leg, along with a new piston on the damping side for improved performance. The AER forks have been re-valved to increase low-speed compression by roughly 5 percent and lessen the high-speed compression …
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Article / post by: Jody Weisel