For dirt riding or off-road racing, KTM stands in the first row of the list. KTM commuters always give unique experiences from beginner to mature riders.
In 2023, the KTM 85 SX 19/16 will be one of the main attractions of the whole brand. The bike’s performance is outperformed, and its design and attractive modern technologies are remarkable. Furthermore, the bike’s chassis is exceptionally lightweight.
Scaled down in 85cc geometry, KTM 85 SX 19/16 can be a good kickstart for budding riders. So, to maintain rideability, the bike gets synonymous with advanced features and specs, making the rider overwhelmed with performance.
The KTM 85 SX 19/16 looks very lightweight, simple, and edgy two-wheeler. The dirt bike, with its sharp finishing, gives a sporty experience to the rider. The crankcases are made through a high-pressure die-cast production process. The process keeps wall thickness to a minimum while retaining strength and durability. The cases’ compact design aims to position the shaft arrangements as close as possible to the center of gravity. Overall, the bike provides easy handling to the rider.
Moreover, the frame used in the KTM 85 SX is the recreation or lower version of the multi-championship-winning full-size frames. The frame is made from hydroformed chromium-molybdenum steel tubes that are robot welded.
The KTM 85 SX 19/16 is available in one color:
The KTM 85 SX 19/16 is available in one variant:
The engine of the KTM 85 SX 19/16 is a race-winning formulated engine. The bike offers an 85 cc engine along with KTM’s bigger 2-stroke. The mid-range engine throws super surprising performance to the rider during the entire ride.
Furthermore, the KTM 85 SX cylinder contains a bore and stroke of 47 mm and 48.9 mm, respectively. The two-wheeler features a sophisticated power valve system that controls the exhaust and sub-exhaust ports. The features give the bike excellent torque and power during the dirt ride.
The bike includes a perfectly shaped and slim 1.37-gallon fuel tank. The tank allows easy handling for the rider without interrupting any space. The small slim fuel tank provides enough range to cover a full race at full throttle. Moreover, the KTM 85 SX 19/16 features a strong, lightweight, tapered aluminum handlebar. Alongside, its overall ergonomics are suitable and carry a distinct look.
Furthermore, the ODI lock-on grips include a vulcanized grip on the right side and a lock-on grip on the left. The whole system does not require glue or wire for mounting.
The KTM 85 SX features “no-dirt” footpegs and a simple but effective self-cleaning system. The system helps in returning the footpegs to their original position by giving complete control in all conditions.
The KTM 85 SX 2023 offers riders to actuate the clutch lever easily. The FORMULA hydraulic system is behind this easy handling, and the clutch “bite” point consistently supports the entire ride under all conditions.
The KTM 85 SX contains a lightweight 6-speed gearbox. The gearbox gets planted to take a beating, and the gear ratios get developed to support the engine’s characteristics along with easy and precise shifting. The gearbox supporting the engine allows the rider to slot into the next gear quickly and confidently. The gearbox, featuring a driveshaft, uses a screw to close the front sprocket tightly. Also, it includes a diaphragm spring instead of a circlip ensuring the front sprocket remains firmly in place. Alike all KTM SX models, the KTM 85 SX 19/16 transmission also has a ‘no-dirt’ gear shifter.
The KTM 85 SX gets a front fork featuring the same suspension technology found in the full-size motocross range. The front suspension is a 43 mm XACT 43 WP Upside-Down fork with AER technology which contains a split fork design with a capsuled air spring in the left leg and the trusted oil damping system on its right side. The very simple preload adjustable suspension can be adjusted by using the single air pressure valve and supplied air pump.
The KTM 85 SX offers a WP XACT rear shock absorber with a sophisticated PDS (Progressive Damping System). Like full-sized bikes, it is mainly designed for a high progression rate and an excellent response to uneven terrain. The rear suspension offers an impressive 305 mm of rear-wheel travel. Also, it is fully adjustable for preload, compression, and rebound.
Coming to the braking system, the little commuter gets to halt using the Formula brake system with radial calipers – four pistons, 240 mm in front, 220mm two pistons in the rear – with lightweight Wave brake discs. The braking mechanism is one of the noticeable factors with controlled action, providing excellent braking performance.
Compared to the price, the KTM 85 SX 19/16 is costlier than Yamaha YZ85LW. The KTM 85 SX 19/16 is available at $6,849. While the Yamaha YZ85LW sits at $5,099.
The KTM 85 SX 19/16 offers a race-winning formulated 85 ccs liquid-cooled engine and KTM’s bigger 2-stroke. A 6-speed gearbox supports the super-compact engine, and the engine produces class-leading power and rideability.
On the other hand, the Yamaha YZ85LW gets an 85cc liquid-cooled 2-stroke, reed-valve-injected 6-speed gearbox. The two-stroke engine includes the Yamaha Power Valve System to increase low and mid-range power without losing peak power at high rpm.
The KTM 85 SX 19/16 offers a front fork suspension with a WP XACT fork with AER technology. The suspension provides a split fork design with a capsuled air spring in the left leg. In its right, a trusted oil-damping system is there.
In the case of the Yamaha YZ85LW, it has a lightweight 36mm KYB inverted cartridge fork. It features low-friction outer tubes, external compression, and rebound damping adjustability. The bike includes a race-proven fully-adjustable KYB rear shock. Both suspensions support the travel to tackle off-road competition.
KTM 85 SX 19/16 features a Formula brake system with radial calipers – four pistons, 240 mm in front, two pistons, 220 mm in the rear – with the lightweight Wave disc brake. The Yamaha YZ85LW gets big 220mm and 190mm disc brakes that offer precise control and outstanding stopping power.
The KTM 85 SX 19/16 is slightly more expensive than the Gasgas MC 85 19/16. The KTM 85 SX 19/16 is priced at $6,849, and the Gasgas MC 85 19/16 sits at $6,449.
The frame of the KTM 85 SX 19/16 is the recreation of the multi-championship-winning full-size frames. The frame is manufactured from hydroformed chromium-molybdenum steel tubes that are robot welded. Whereas the frame of Gasgas MC 85 19/16 incorporates a tailored flex. The frame moves as per suspension travel to soak up bumps and ensure high-speed stability.
The KTM 85 SX 19/16 contains a Formula brake system with radial calipers. It has four pistons in front, two in the rear, and lightweight Wave brake discs. The diameter of the front and rear brakes are 240mm and 220mm brakes respectively.
But the Gasgas MC 85 19/16 offers 240mm front and 220mm rear wave discs and floating brake calipers. The brakes deliver powerful braking and consistent pad wear, and the rider gets confident.
The KTM 85 SX 19/16 contains a front fork suspension with a WP XACT fork and AER technology. The suspension includes a split fork design with a capsuled air spring in the left leg, and on the right, there is the trusted oil damping system.
But the Gasgas MC 85 19/16 gets an XACT 43 WP Upside-Down fork in the front and WP XACT Monoshock with linkage at the rear.
Again, the KTM 85 SX 19/16 wins the race of pricing. The Husqvarna TC 85 19/16 is priced at $6,949. Whereas the KTM 85 SX is available at $6,849.
The KTM 85 SX 19/16 carries a race-winning formulated 85 cc’s liquid-cooled engine and KTM’s bigger 2-stroke. A 6-speed gearbox supports the super-compact engine, generating class-leading power and rideability.
The Husqvarna TC 85 19/16 engine offers the latest 2-stroke technology that performs unrivaled in the competitive 85cc class.
The KTM 85 SX 19/16 includes a front fork suspension with a WP XACT fork, supporting AER technology. It offers a split fork design with a capsuled air spring in the left leg, and on the right, it has the trusted oil damping system.
The Husqvarna TC 85 19/16 also features WP XACT front suspension, just like KTM 85 SX. It consists of a 43 mm split fork design.
As earlier mentioned, the KTM 85 SX 19/16 offers a Formula brake system with radial calipers – four pistons in front, two in the rear – with lightweight Wave brake discs. But the Husqvarna TC 85 19/16 features calipers from Formula, a 240 mm wave disc up front, and a 220 mm wave disc at the rear producing advanced brake feel and consistent brake pad wear to provide confident braking to the rider in any riding condition.
|Model||KTM 85 SX 19/16||Yamaha YZ85LW||Husqvarna TC 85 19/16|
|Displacement||84.9 cc||85cc||84.9 cc|
|Stroke||40.8 mm||47.8mm||40.8 mm|
|Bore||47 mm||47.5mm||47 mm|
|Top Speed||65 MPH||60-65 mph||60 MPH|
|Fuel Capacity (approx)||1.37 gallon||1.3 gal||1.37 gallons|
|Curb Weight||149.91 lb||165 lb||149.91 lb|
|Front Tyre Size||90/100-16||70/100-19||Maxxis® 70/100 R19|
|Rear Tyre Size||90/100-16||90/100-16||Maxxis® 90/100 R16|
|Mileage||105.84 MPG||9-10 Mpl||—|
|Front Brake||9.44 inch Disc brake||Hydraulic disc, 220mm||240 mm Disc brake|
|Rear Brake||8.66 inch Disc brake||Hydraulic disc, 190mm||220 mm Disc brake|
|Engine Type||1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine||liquid-cooled 2-stroke||1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine|
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Giving the perfect mixture of grip, durability, and comfort, the 2023 KTM 85 SX 19/16 is a Ready-to-Race and ‘orange’ heritage. The two-wheeler is compatible mainly with youngsters. The super compact engine and its advanced technologies, like confident braking and preload adjustable suspension, give an extreme level of experience in dirt riding. This little commuter beats through the uneven terrain.
Moreover, with a little more expensive, the bike provides additional features like advanced frame quality and better ergonomics. The slim, lightweight dirt bike offers a racing experience like the full-sized motorcycle. Although moving through hard terrain or off-road areas, the commuter looks better for beginners.
The KTM 85 SX 19/16 is available at 6,849.00 USD.
The KTM 85 SX 19/16 offers an 85 cc liquid-cooled engine along with KTM’s bigger 2-stroke.
No, presently, no electric engine mode is available on KTM 85 SX 19/16.
The KTM 85 SX 19/16 is available in only one color – an Orange and white combination.