The KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition generally provides the public with an idea of what to expect on the Austrian manufacturer’s motocross models for the following year. Although with the exception of the aftermarket parts such as the Akrapovič slip-on silencer, factory triple clamp, and factory wheels just to name a few. The 450 SX-F Factory Edition has been in KTM’s lineup since 2012, which is the same year Ryan Dungey joined the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team.
The 2020 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition not only looks sharper than the 2020 KTM 450 SX-F, it performs noticeably better too. Off-road editor Andrew Oldar was impressed with the improvements the 450 SX-F Factory Edition offers in comparison to the standard 450 SX-F: “With its more aggressive engine character and plusher suspension settings, the 2020 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition is certainly an improvement over the standard 2020 450 SX-F model.”
The two most comparable bikes to the 2020 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition are the 2020 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition and 2020 KTM 450 SX-F. The 450 SX-F Factory Edition’s retail price is $11,099, which is $100 less than the FC 450 Rockstar Edition and $1,100 more than the 450 SX-F.
The main updates on the 2020 450 SX-F Factory Edition were made to the suspension. The fork changes include a new mid-valve damping system, a 10mm increase to the bypass slot on the air-leg, and a new oil bypass in the outer damping-leg tube. The shock features new settings as well. The engine also enjoys updates in the form of new ECU mapping.