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The Best Enduro Motorcycles & Dirtbikes For 2021

We, as riders, all have our favorite types of motorcycles to ride. For some, it’s tucked down low over a fuel tank, screaming down the front straight of the local track. For others, it’s the shaking rumble below and in front of them as they devour the miles cruising down the open road. For others, it’s all in the enjoyment of small, nimble motorcycles that can be a great distraction from the stresses of life in an empty parking lot on the weekends.

However, one of the most common types of motorcycles that many riders around the world ride are off-roaders. The types and varieties of off-road bikes are mind-boggling, and range from high-performance motocross and supercross bikes, to mile-munching endurance adventure bikes, to balanced in-between enduro style bikes. What matters, however, is that all of them are ready to get dirty and have some fun in the mud.

For this list, we’re going to be looking at some of the best off-road bikes you can buy, either new models or continuing models, in 2021. A special note here is that while many adventure bikes are road tourers that are touted as being able to handle “light off-road use,” any that we mention below are the ones that have a proven record of being proper off-road bikes.

Best Motocross 2-Stroke: 2021 Husqvarna TC125 MX

2021 Husqvarna TC125 MX

The 125cc two-stroke motocross class is one of, if not the, most popular class in dirt circuit competition. It is only fitting, then, that having a bike designed to tackle pretty much any banked corner, whoop, or tabletop is paramount. Husqvarna (owned by KTM) has the TC125 MX, just such a bike.

A high-revving, low-weight (just 38 lbs!) 125cc single chucks out a hell of a lot of torque and more than decent horsepower. Mounted in a chrome-moly steel frame, with a carbon fiber rear subframe, the entire bike weighs just 192 lbs dry, with an 8L fuel tank. With a Brembo wet multi-disc hydraulic clutch and Brembo brakes both front and rear, with WP competition suspension, and a 38mm flat slide Mikuni TMX carburetor, the TC125 MX doesn’t play around.

This is a serious competition bike, for everything from practicing at the local dirt track, to flying across the finish line at the World Championships, and everything in between.

Best Supercross 4-Stroke: 2021 Kawasaki KX450

2021 Kawasaki KX450

The 2021 Kawasaki KX 450 is pretty much in a league of its own in the world of supercross. Kawasaki has more wins and has had more championship riders on their 450’s than any other manufacturer since the 450SX class was introduced, and if that isn’t telling enough, then the fact that they come pretty much from the factory ready to race is another huge point.

The 449cc four-stroke single is liquid-cooled, and chucks out a beefy 33 lb-ft of torque and about 53 HP, for a bike that weighs 246 lbs wet. A rough and ready 5-speed transmission gets the bike motivated, and the 21-inch front, 18 inch rear wheels ensure performance and handling. As well, being the “non-competition” version of the bike, it has an electric starter. And that, really, is the only difference at first bluish from the actual 450SX bike.

Best Trail: 2021 Yamaha TT-R230

2021 Yamaha TT-R230

For years now, Yamaha has been known as one of the best sportbike makers from Japan. However, they also develop and produce some of the best non-competition off-road bikes specifically designed to make trail riding as enjoyable as possible. The 2021 TT-R230 is just one such bike, sharing a lot of its DNA with its YZ250F competition motocross cousin.

What makes the Yamaha the best is that it has a superb engine derived from the 249cc competition four-stroke in the aforementioned YZ250F. Coming in at 223cc, it has two valves, a single overhead cam, four-strokes, and provides just about 14 lb-ft of very linear torque at any point in the rev range. Basically, it follows the “keep it stupidly simple” philosophy while also touting fuel injection, reliability, and a nearly bulletproof reputation on the track.

Additionally, being only 250 lbs wet, and coming in at less than $5,000 USD, it is extremely easy to ride, will tackle pretty much any trail, and has a large 2.1-gallon fuel tank for all-day fun.

Best Large Displacement Enduro: 2021 Honda CRF450RX

2021 Honda CRF450RX

The 2021 Honda CRF450RX was heavily reworked over the 2020 model, to the point that it can be considered an entirely new evolution. A new frame, moving to a hydraulic clutch, steering and suspension geometry worked on with HRC (Honda Racing Corporation), and a reworked engine management system makes it the superior large displacement enduro for this year.

Part of that engine rework on the 449cc single is a decompression system at very low revs that works to prevent engine stalls when you are rock crawling or using engine braking to assist with a steep downhill. The hydraulic clutch also helps widen the torque and power bands, giving a rider the down low, on-demand torque they want to clear hill lips and larger obstacles.

Best Small Displacement Enduro: 2021 KTM 250 XC-F

2021 KTM 250 XC-F

It is quite well known that KTM is one of the best manufacturers of off-road machinery in general, and the 2021 KTM 250 XC-F upholds that reputation. While not being the biggest enduro, or the most powerful, what it does have going for it is a superb combination of both lightness and maximized power.

With the 249cc four-stroke single, the engine management system allows on-the-fly map switching through a handlebar switch. This allows for multiple maps for different situations to be programmed, for example, a high-torque, low-HP map for hill climbing, and a balanced map for flat surface riding. The fact it also comes with WP shocks, competition brakes, and a Brembo hydraulic clutch attached to a 6-speed transmission only makes the nearly $10,000 USD asking price worthwhile.

As more than one reviewer that has ridden the bike has commented, it has the lightness of a 250 class enduro, with torque and power that feels well beyond its 250cc engine.

Best High Displacement Off-Road ADV: 2021 KTM 890 Adventure

2021 KTM 890 Adventure

KTM, for many years, dominated the off-road-capable ADV world with the 790 Adventure, a bike that had everything you needed, and a few things you didn’t know you needed, to be able to cruise both on and off the road. So what did they do for 2021? Gave it a bigger engine, mostly, giving riders the 2021 KTM 890 Adventure.

However, what an engine it is! 889ccs, four-stroke, 8 valves, parallel-twin. 105 HP and 73 lb-ft of torque. It also has a totally reprofiled crank, different springs, redesigned valves, and a better intake system, allowing for the bump in displacement to be outpaced by the bump in performance the bike gains. As well, the engine is now included in the frame as a stress-bearing member of the bike, giving instant throttle response and linear, but not overpowering, torque on demand.

Best Low Displacement Off-Road ADV: 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan

2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan

As much as they are scoffed at, Royal Enfield has really been turning itself around from being a “built cheap, cheap to buy” brand to “inexpensive and impressively well built.” Nothing really demonstrates that quite as much as the little 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan, a street-smart ADV that will just keep chugging along when the road ends.

Introduced in 2017 to the North American market, demand for the bike made it Royal Enfield’s best-seller year over year. This is keeping in mind that every other Royal Enfield model in the US and Canada are street-only bikes, often with a 500cc or 650cc parallel-twin engine. Yet the Himalayan, with its 411cc, four-stroke, fuel-injected single puts out about 26 HP and just about 26 lb-ft of torque, in a bike that weighs 440 lbs wet. What that little single can do, however, is what sells the bikes.

You will most often hear the Himalayan referred to as “the little tractor,” and it summarizes it in 3 words. It doesn’t give up when going up hills, it can haul an amazing amount of weight in panniers or saddlebags, it has front and rear ABS, and, most importantly for 2021, has a rear-ABS-off switch that doesn’t just disable some functionality. When you hit that switch, the rear ABS is off, which is important when off-road to be able to slide the rear wheel out for tight, technical paths through off-road terrain.

a front right view of spy shots taken of a new KTM machine

Of note, this was an extremely close decision between the Himalayan and the BMW 310 GS. What eventually won was that the Royal Enfield offered similar power and torque numbers, but crucially had the full ABS disable for the rear wheel, as BMW’s “ABS off” still keeps it partially on, making rear-lock slide turns very difficult.

Best Junior Bike: 2021 Kawasaki KLX 110R/110R L

2021 Kawasaki KLX 110R/110R L

What do you get when one of the winningest supercross and motocross manufacturers in history designs an all-around dirt bike, that can also handle a few jumps here and there, for older kids and young teens to learn on? You get the 2021 Kawasaki KLX 110R. 112cc of four-stroke fun gives the young rider 7 HP and 6 lb-ft of torque to play around with, which for a 168 lbs bike with maybe another 100 lbs sitting on the seat is quite a bit of grunt. It’s small, but it’s one of the most formidable machines in the 2021 Kawasaki line-up.

The biggest thing is that there is a lateral model, the 110R L. They share the same frame, engine, throttle, but the 110R has a centrifugal clutch automatic, and the 110R L has a proper, left-hand, hydraulically actuated clutch with a four-speed transmission attached. The clutch on both is a wet clutch as well, giving a lot more leniency in shifting than a dry system, allowing the younger rider to learn the feel of shifting at the right revs, something important when you can’t afford to look down at the bike when you’re leaping tabletops later on in your dirt career.

Best Dual-Sport: 2021 Suzuki DR-Z400S

2021 Suzuki DR-Z400S

When you look up the term “bulletproof” in the dictionary, you will quite possibly find a picture of the 2021 Suzuki DR-ZX400S next to the definition. This is mostly because it has been produced since cavemen grunted at each other about the bike, and its 398cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke single can quite literally be hit with a sledgehammer and will keep running smoothly.

With 39 HP and 29 lb-ft of torque, this venerable beast will get even the tallest and largest of riders moving on the road, and with a foot of ground clearance, will also be able to carry them over obstacles on trails. It’s that suspension that also gives the DR-Z400S its road manners, known quite well among riders as one of the most agile dual-sports ever made.

These road manners are so well known that, in fact, Suzuki also makes a road-only supermoto version of the bike known as the DR-Z400SM. That version comes with stiffer suspension, more aggressive gearing, and 17-inch wheels and tires for sliding the tail around to your heart’s content!

Best Electric: (Tie) 2021 KTM Freeride E-XC & 2021 Zero FX

2021 KTM Freeride E-XC

2021 KTM Freeride E-XC

KTM, as mentioned before in this article, is known as one of the best off-road manufacturers, and they are also quietly pioneering in a few areas. The 2021 KTM Freeride E-XC is the first electric off-road motorcycle specifically developed for competition, either in Rally-E or Motocross-E. The electric motor in the bike is roughly equivalent to a 125cc engine, with a nominal 24 HP at maximum output, and 18 HP as its cruising output.

With a 3.9 kWh lithium-ion battery, enough juice is on board for a good two or so hours of cross-country riding, or about 45 minutes of hard riding, as in motocross or pure hill climbing. Racing suspension, a quick charge system that can use anything from 110 to 240 Volts, and for 2021, Formula brand brakes have been fitted to give the bike even more stopping power.

2021 Zero FX

2021 Zero FX

Zero is one of the few manufacturers that make only electric bikes, instead of producing both electric and gas-powered variants. As such, they focused their specifications for a dual-sport bike that could transition pavement to dirt without needing any changes in settings. The 2021 FX is pretty much the ultimate distillation of what Zero can put into the dual-sport.

The performance of the FX is nothing to scoff at, despite it being the lowest rung on the Zero bikes ladder. It produces 78 lb-ft of torque from 1 RPM upwards and weighs only 247 lbs if you opt for the 3.9 kWh model. If you go with the 7.2 kWh model, you’ll still be riding a bike that only weighs 289 lbs. With a max speed of 85 MPH, and torque absolutely and completely everywhere on the clutchless direct-drive motor with just one speed, this is a dual-sport that you can ride to the trail, thrash the trail, and then ride home with a grin under your mud-caked helmet.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Potential KTM 990 Released In Recent Spy Shots

It’s been a sweet minute (2018, actually) since KTM released their 790 Duke to the masses.  Now, we’ve got spy shots suggesting that a new bike of a similar build is in the works.  

Is it a newbie or a soup-up to an older model? We may be looking at the 990, folks. 

According to a report from MCN, the new espied model has a bit of the old, but boasts a couple new twists. 

a back right view of spy shots taken of a new KTM machine

The engine is purportedly redesigned and new, along with nearly every part of the bike save one cover. 

Word is that the cc capacity has been increased to 990 to waylay the limitations of Euro5b.

New exhaust and massive radiators contribute to the current power limitations, and more clearance around a fatter exhaust with water jackets around engines will allow the machine to comply with Euro5b’s sound restrictions. 

a front right view of spy shots taken of a new KTM machine

We’ve also gotten a peek at the redesigned swingarm, alongside other changes to the bike’s chassis. 

Members of KTM were seen testing different types of suspension systems – one, in particular, showing a more loose, relaxed steering system. 

Whether this is a sign of a range expansion or simply prepping the bike for road riding is yet to be seen.

KTM only has one sport-tourer – the 1290cc Super Duke GT – and the sight of a newly redesigned engine has got us thinking that the company may be setting up for something new on the showroom floor that complies with current energy standards. 

A front view of riders battling on the all-new track-only 2022 KTM RC 8C

a back right view of spy shots taken of a new KTM machine

With the popularity of the Yamaha Tracer 7 and Tracer 9, it’s probable that KTM wants a piece of the niche in the market for themselves.

Hopefully, they’ll be keeping this beastie at a reasonable price, though we likely won’t hear more until closer to 2022. 

  Stay tuned for updates!

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

KTM race bike recalled over engine locking

KTM Australia continues to lead the list of recalled motorcycles with the latest being a recall of 2021 450SX-F MX competition motorcycles for an issue that could lock the engine.

It brings the number of recalls by KTM Australia to 10 so far this which is the most of any importer. However, it should be noted they also import GasGas and Husqvarna which also account for some of the recalls.

The latest official safety recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says a defective shift drum may have been installed in affected motorcycles.

“The shift drum may break during riding,” the notice says.

“If the shift drum breaks, it may cause damage to the transmission or engine.

“It may also block or lock the engine, which can cause engine power loss and affect vehicle handling and acceleration, increasing the risk of an accident resulting in injury or death to the rider, passengers and/or bystanders.”

Consumers will be contacted by KTM Australia and their authorised dealers. Authorised dealers will replace the shift drum, free of charge.

For further information, consumers can contact KTM Australia on 1800 644 771 or find their nearest authorised dealer using the dealer search option at https://www.ktm.com/en-au/find-a-dealer.html

VINs of affected bikes are:


Owners of affected bikes should contact their dealer and arrange for a free inspection and repair if needed.


Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

New Bike Alert: Track-Only KTM RC 8C Developed To Dominate

The 2022 KTM RC 8C has just been debuted to the world – and to say it’s landed with a bang is an understatement. 

KTM just dropped the supersport, lightweight racing prototype this morning amidst a flurry of excitement. 

A front view of the all-new track-only 2022 KTM RC 8C

The 140kg/309 lb. 2022 KTM RC 8C is a hand-built machine built specifically for the track grid. 

The 128 Hp, 889 cc LC8c, DOHC, 8 valve parallel twin (the same as in the KTM 890 DUKE R) provides all the punch necessary while still making an easy-to-maintain, high-torque production engine for the client.

A front-right view of the all-new track-only 2022 KTM RC 8C

KTM also used carbon, Kevlar-reinforced GRP bodywork inspired from the MotoGP™ RC16, which encases a very pretty 25CrMo4 steel tubular frame. 

We promised race-ready, so this also means the frame is augmented by a selection of WP Pro Components and fronted by a custom, 43 mm WP APEX PRO 7543 closed cartridge fork (put together in the same department that maintains suspension of the RC 16).

A back-right view of the all-new track-only 2022 KTM RC 8C

With zero hydraulic stroke limitation, you’re guaranteed fully customizable damping properties, and they’ve chucked in an equally adjustable WP APEX PRO 7746 shock with preload adjuster at the rear of the bike. 

The body panels and gas tank are both quick-release and sit on a light, aluminum pair of Dymag rims with Pirelli race slicks. 

The brakes are, of course, Brembo race-spec, with Stylema front brake calipers grabbing 290 mm fully floating brake disks and a two-piston caliper with a 230 mm fully floating disk for the hub. 

A view from above of the all-new track-only 2022 KTM RC 8C

The 2022 RC8C has a race dashboard (AIM MXS 1.2), a data logger that can be analyzed in AIM Race Studio, and a Brembo 19RCS CORSA CORTA radial master cylinder – a technical addition with many solutions taken straight from master cylinders used in MotoGP™, and one that lets the rider tailor the bite point exactly where it’s needed when it’s needed.

A front view of riders battling on the all-new track-only 2022 KTM RC 8C

Fancy getting inside racing tips from the likes of superstar racers Dani Pedrosa and Mika Kallio? Clients who purchase the 2022 RC 8C will also have access to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing test team at the Circuito de Jerez – with just 100 bikes made and only 25 customers allowed to the event, you’ve got a 25% chance of making it!

A front view of riders battling on the all-new track-only 2022 KTM RC 8C

Crazy for cocoa puffs? The RC 8C itself will dent pockets a bit at £30,999, plus extra for the ‘Race’ and ‘Trackday’ packages (tire warmers, stands, etc.), and an additional £2500 deposit through KTM’s online ordering system.

For what you’re getting, it’s worth it.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

KTM World Adventure Week Huge Success

The 2021 edition of KTM’s World Adventure Week (WAW) is over – and boy, what a turnout.

From the Carpenters Austral in Chile to the Ukrainian Carpathians, from the prairies of Canada to some of Europe’s biggest hotspots, riders from every walk of life hit the roads for seven days straight, making memories, sharing stories, and playing an integral part in the motorcycle community.

The KTM 1290 Adventure S that was used as a prize for the 2021 World Adventure Week

This year marks the very first edition of the World Adventure Week, powered both by KTM and RISER – an app that allows you to track your progress when out taking the turns on some country twisties.

With the World Adventure Week now come to a very successful end, it’s time to play out the stats.

A pair of riders registered for the 2021 KTM World Adventure Week

Here’s a couple of cool things that happened during the week’s challenges:

For those who weren’t able to catch up on the details of the World Adventure Week, all registrants who rode 1,000 kilometres (or more) for the seven days of the challenges were entered to win a KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S.

This year, the winner was Glenn V., from Norway. Congrats!

A rider participating in the 2021 KTM World Adventure Week

Kudos to KTM for celebrating any rider, on any brand of bike, riding anywhere in the world.

A full list of the daily prizes and the respective daily winners is available on KTM’s World Adventure Week website.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

KTM Launches 2021 Adventure Week Challenge To All Motorists

According to a report from BikeWhale, KTM has just launched their World Adventure Week – and thanks to KTM’s generosity, the event promises to be hugely popular.

The Adventure Week will run from July 5 to the 11th and was created to encourage motorists – specifically those with a penchant for adventure – to get out and ride. 

KTM has also pulled a beauty of a move by opening the Challenge up to motorists of every brand, size,, and color – refusing to keep the challenge exclusive to their own engines.

This last act has been an amazing opportunity for motorcyclists everywhere, especially given that so many adventure rallies (including that of KTM) were postponed with the restrictions that were enforced at the time.

A rider takes his KTM motorcycle on a long trip in Norway

The challenge is set for ADV rider to complete 1000km (622 miles) in 7 days, with additional challenges each day to keep everybody on their toes.

KTM will give the most ‘adventurous’ of the bunch daily and weekly prizes, as well as the chance to be ‘that one bloke that was on KTM’s global social media platforms and theworldadventureweek.com.’ 

Jack Groves, youngest British to ride around the world

Riders who want to participate in the challenge can do so by downloading the RISER app and using the program to record the overall mileage.

Stay safe out there, and viva la KTM!

For more on all things KTM, head over to WebBikeWorld.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Aussie importer recalls Huskies, GasGas and KTMs

The official notices issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission cite problems with short circuits, fuel leaks and brake faults.

The short circuit issue affects 46 KTM SX-E5, 33 Husqvarna EE-5 and three GasGas MC-E5 current model electric mini-bikes.

Apparently, the battery vent valve may be missing on some motorcycles, allowing water intrusion.

“If the vent valve is not fitted, water could enter the battery and result in a short circuit, affecting the vehicle operation,” the notice says.

“A short circuit can increase the risk of an accident, causing injury or death to the rider or others”.

The front fuel tank fuel lines may rub during operation, causing wear and damage to the fuel lines over time. Fuel may leak from damaged fuel lines,” the ACCC notice says.

“If a fuel leak occurs, this may lead to a fire. A vehicle fire could increase the risk of an accident, serious injury or death to the rider, other road users and bystanders, and/or damage to property.”

Brake issue

KTM 790 Adventure
KTM 790 Adventure and R

The brake issue affects 1289 KTM 790 Adventure 2019-2020 models, including the R and R Rally.

According to the ACCC notice, the preload force of the return spring located in the front brake cylinder “may not meet specifications”.

“This can result in the brake piston not being returned to its original position, which can impair the function of the front brake and result in a loss of brake performance,” it says.

“Reduced brake performance can increase the risk of an accident, causing serious injury or death to the rider and other road users.”

Owners of the above affected motorcycles have been contacted by dealerships, advising them of the recall and asking them to contact an authorised KTM dealer to arrange an appointment for inspection of their motorcycle.

Affected motorcycles that have not been sold will be inspected and repaired (if needed) before sale.

rear quarter view of a 1947 Salsbury Model 85, currently for sale for $8000 USD

For further information, consumers can contact KTM Australia on 1800 644 771 or find their nearest authorised dealer using the dealer search option at https://www.ktm.com/au


Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

2022 KTM Motocross range arriving this July

2022 KTM SX range

The 2022 KTM four-stroke range includes three models that take advantage of KTM’s considerable gains in the segment featuring the latest WP XACT suspension and rider aids that include Traction Control, Launch Control, variable engine mapping and reliable starters.

KTM 450 SX-F

WP XACT 48 mm forks bring 310 mm of travel while the WP XACT shock clocks 300 mm. Low friction seals are a key element of the 2022 KTM SX models and firm stock settings come as standard in order to create the sensation of confidence at speed.

The 2022 KTM 450 SX-F is compact but packs a huge punch with KTM claiming 63 hp from their open class weapon.

2022 KTM 450 SX-F

Single cylinder, liquid cooled four-valve DOHC with finger followers (rocker levers for the KTM 450 SX-F) feature on the four-stroke models with Keihin fuel injection, EMS and 44 mm throttle bodies across the board. Two oil pumps with pressure lubrication, a seven-litre fuel tank and lightweight aluminium silencers are other consistent features.

2022 KTM 250 SX-F

The 2022 KTM 250 SX-F and KTM 350 SX-F have been fitted with an updated friction bearing on their counter-balancer shafts.

2022 KTM 350 SX-F

The 2022 two-stroke range includes three distinct models. The KTM 125 SX is the development of the bike that occupied seven of the 12 top spots in the 2020 EMX125 European Championship. In its updated 2022 trim, the KTM 150 SX can go head to head with the potent 250 four-strokes, while the KTM 250 SX is a two-stroke powerhouse with virtually no vibration due to a counter-balanced crank.

2022 KTM 125 SX

Two-stroke models use a wet multi-disc DS clutch (DDS on the KTM 250 SX), Brembo hydraulics and Kokusan ignition/engine management.

2022 KTM 450 SX-F and 125 SX

All full-size 2022 KTM SX models introduce a frame coated in racing orange to further reinforce the proximity to the championship winning machines of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing stars. The updated frame aligns with the new blue seat cover and the fresh colors in the graphics to emphasize visually the close link to KTM’s Factory machinery. A tough aluminium sub-frame and Neken bars also feature across the range.

2022 KTM 125 SX

The geometry is set at 63.9 degrees on the steering head with a 22 mm offset on the triple clamp for all the bikes. Seat height is also uniform and pegged at 950 mm.

2022 KTM 150 SX

Complementing KTM’s 2022 SX range is a series of Sportminicycles that share the exact same race-driven development approach as KTM’s full-size Motocross bikes. Junior riders that climb on any of the KTM 50 SX, KTM 65 SX and KTM 85 SX models can do so knowing that they are experiencing class-leading performance, state-of-the-art WP suspension, high-end brakes and minimal weight.

The wheels can start rolling with the 2022 KTM SX-E 5, the latest incarnation of a high-end electric mini-crosser that can grow together with the young rider on it.

Joachim Sauer
KTM Product Manager Offroad

The new SX range is all about the proximity to our race machinery, and the bikes that are doing the business on racetracks around the continents. We’ve been refining these packages for several years and we feel the connection, both aesthetically but also in terms of performance, is now closer than ever. To prove our point, we gave production bikes to MXGP and MX2 World Champions and I’m glad to confirm they were surprised and impressed with their performance. It was fitting to give the 2022 models an even ‘racier’ look with the blue and orange design and to remind riders and fans that there isn’t a more READY TO RACE motocross range in any paddock anywhere.”

2022 KTM 450 SX-F

The 2022 KTM SX models will be available at authorised KTM dealers in Australia and New Zealand from July 2021 onwards.

Source: MCNews.com.au

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R Review | Motorcycle Test

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R Tested

I was recently lucky enough to spend three days riding some of the awesome trails around the Capertee Valley west of Sydney as part of the local launch of the new 890 Adventure R. It was one for the books. Cold mornings dawning into perfect clear Autumn skies each day as we took in the stunning countryside on the edge of the blue mountains. Covering 700 kilometres that included a mix of urban traffic, highways, backroad tarmac sweepers, gravel roads, logging tracks and tighter forest tracks. We had sandy sections, rocky sections, tricky climbs, slippery rocky descents, fern lined creek crossings, bog holes, decent rock hits and drop offs, erosion mound jumps… you get the idea.

Wayne makes a splash on the 2021 KTM 890 Adventure R

You name it, we tackled it. Basically covering off every type of adventure riding we’re likely to encounter down under. And what an adventure it was: One of the group suffered a hernia, one came down with case of gall stones, another T-boned a kamikaze Roo – and managed to stay upright! There were three bogs (two of them mine), zero dropped bikes and countless skids, wheelies, smiles and utterings of ‘how good was that?’.

Robbo goes alright…

We were aptly chaperoned by a couple of semi riding gods who both have 790 Rs in their shed. Steve ‘Robbo’ Robertson was lead rider and route planner. Robbo qualified as one of two Australian rep’s for the 2019 KTM Ultimate Race which saw 12 riders from six countries compete on 790 Adventure R’s in a special class at the Merzouga Rally in Morocco. And Will Dangar was on sweep duty. Both stupidly talented, bloody funny and all around top humans. Pretty handy to have two relative locals who are intimately familiar with the outgoing 790 when planning an event for the new 890 Adventure R.

A handy group to go riding with

The new 890 is more than just a minor update. The three big things that stand out and really take the bike to a new level over the old bike are the motor changes, the electronics and the suspension upgrades. They’ve taken all that was great with the old bike and added more. More power, more torque, more poise. And its all the better for it. With another 100 cc of displacement, reworked electronics, seriously top spec suspension set-up and a number of chassis alterations it delivers a dramatic increase in capability. All while being even easier to ride. Austrian witchcraft I tells ya. It’s mind bendingly good in the dirt. They really do take the #Adventureharder tag seriously.

Wayne gets a rise out of the 2021 KTM 890 Adventure R

This is a bike very much at the off road end of the Adventure spectrum. It’s essentially an Enduro-Adventure bike. In fact KTM themselves are marketing this as the most travel capable off-road bike, as opposed to an off road capable Adventure bike. They’re not wrong.

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R

Motor updates first – the obvious bump in capacity to 889cc brings a corresponding lift to 105 hp at 8,000 rpm (up from 95 hp in the 790) and more noticeably 100 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm (up from 88 Nm). The orange crew added twenty percent more weight to the reciprocating mass ie – crankshaft aiding low down lugging rideability and increasing gyroscopic force which helps stability. They’ve also reduced ten percent from oscillating mass with lighter forged pistons and redesigned rods to help linear power delivery (and its Euro 5 compliant). It’s not just a capacity increase though – there’s an increase in compression, an additional oil feed per cylinder and a larger oil cooler, new crank cases, larger valves, a knock sensor, a whole bunch of stuff.. it’s not just a big bore kit…. Still comes with 15,000 km service intervals too.

Lots been changed inside those crankcases…

While it might only seem like a modest step up, the reality is very different. It’s hugely willing – right off the bottom. Wheelie fiends like myself will rejoice. It’ll pop the front in second and third without the clutch. And do so in total ease. The bottom and midrange are just superb, I only occasionally felt the need to rev it right out and bounce off the limiter when being silly or using it more as an over rev if a gearshift was just not quite required, but it’s silky smooth all the way to the 10,000 redline.

Wheelie good at wheelies

I need to talk about the electronics here too, because I reckon they’re the new segment benchmark. With the optional Tech pack as ridden (more on that later), you get access to Rally mode. It gives you another ride mode and throttle map to choose from on top of street and off road that’s even more aggressive, which might seem counterintuitive – but it’s essentially sport mode, sitting above street. Super direct mapping and throttle, which you can select individually. For instance, I personally found that Rally ‘mode’, with Street ‘throttle’ was the sweet spot. The slightly softer street setting for throttle was perfect even in the dirt. I left ABS in off road mode too for what it’s worth, which deactivates the rear.

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R

You can still choose off-road throttle for really slick, snotty stuff which cuts a bit more power and response, but I found that just leaving it in that Rally-street combo and adjusting the TC on the go as needed was the bomb. The TC adjustment works so well via the two buttons on the left switch block that you barely need to look down to check what you’re doing. And you don’t need to reset it to your preferred settings every time you turn the key off! It remembers! Hel-ay-lu-ya! Other manufacturers please take note. My tip, TC set to 1 (the minimum) will allow wheelies on the tar. Bump it up a little more to 6 or 7 for creek crossings and slipperier stuff, while 9 is the max buzz kill mode.

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R

I ran it mostly between 3 and 5 while off-road depending on the conditions, which still allowed lofting the front in the dirt. It also allowed ludicrously long near lock to lock drifts while not letting the rear get too sideways when firing out of lower speed corners. Day three had a bit of a highlight on a smooth flowy hard pack-but sandy surfaced back road when I slipped into skid mode. On corner exit, you can light it up and drift from one lock to the other in third, holding it pretty much until it’s time to shut down for the next bend… I’m a simple man. Give me a bike that handles well, does wheelies and skids and I’m generally happy. This thing rips.

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R

The clutch and gearbox get updates to match the power increase with new friction material in the slipper clutch and revised shifting with a shorter throw lever and glass beading in the top three cogs. The quick shifter as ridden is also revised for quicker shifts. I still found myself clutch past neutral out of habit but it shifts damn well. I only had a handful of missed shifts over the three days, almost all in the higher gears and I attributed all to my lazy foot not really engaging the quick shifter properly. Has a nice auto rev matching on downshifts which combined with the slipper clutch meant compression locks just don’t happen.

Suspension wise the new 890 Adventure R gets updated serious spec WP EXPLOR forks and shock with 240 mm of travel at both ends. And they’re remarkable. Out of the entire group on the launch, with riders ranging in weight from probably 80 to over 115 kegs, not one asked for any suspension changes. I find that incredible. While at first sit and bounce on the bike they feel firm, they have an uncanny amount of feel and absolute reluctance to bottom out. Super controlled and progressive.

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R

We took some seriously hard impacts. Rocks, ledges, jumps. Everything was handled without fuss. I managed to bottom out when arriving at one of the more serious erosion mounds several degrees too hot and landing on an uphill slope on the other side. Even that wasn’t the hard hit you’d associate with normally bottoming out. No squirrelling or bouncing offline. Just a gentle stop. Overwhelmingly the whole bike feels super stable and confidence inspiring. The way it carries its weight low translates to a bike that happily flicks from side to side beneath you and feels significantly lighter than the 196 kgs as per the spec sheet.

In fact the only time you do feel the weight is if you happen to be silly enough to bury it in a bog hole.


Within 5 minutes of each other.

I maintain that I was testing every facet of the bike’s ability and it wasn’t just a shit line choice. Ahem. Thanks to the two semi pros for each helping me haul it out. Legends.

Pretty forking good

Back to the suspension, because it is integral to the whole package. You get to trust the front end almost immediately. It steers so well. Come in a bit overcooked or need to change line mid corner when you spot an obstacle? No problem. And even when you do push too hard and it lets go, it does so in a way that’s easily catchable. It’s so well balanced front to rear, you can pick the front up whenever you need to, even on surfaces where the traction isn’t great. Bloody hard to fault.

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R

Actually, for those not familiar with the 790 Adventure, I should explain that the fuel tank wraps over and down each side of the engine keeping the centre of gravity as low as possible. While it might seem at first to be exposed out there, that doesn’t seem to be the case. The tank’s made of pretty tough stuff anyway… and has additional protection available (which I’d probably opt for just for piece of mind). On the move, I only had one moment where the tank location even popped into my mind where I flew past a partially hidden stump pretty close to the pegs at a decent speed while ducking around some water. Other than that, it didn’t enter my mind. 20 litre capacity by the way, which will be good enough to see you out to 400 clicks.

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R

Updated brakes are excellent too. That front ABS is just mega, allowing you to trail brake deep into corners even while leant over. Out back I found myself locking the rear slightly more than expected on low grip downhill/off camber corners. To be fair I think it was probably due to how effective the front was and how much weight was being transferred forward. Things never went pear shaped because the front was hauling things up so well that the rear never got out of shape. That said, I’d probably look to experiment with rear pads to try and find something with a smidgen more feel. Could be just me.

Top stoppers

Ergo-wise, I rate it big time. I actually really like the width between the legs. Super comfortable and the overall riding position just feels sorted, standing or sitting – with plenty of room when moving your weight around the bike. I did find myself slowly sliding forward on some of the steeper downhills, but nearly everyone else on the launch was already standing at that point… I sit a bit more than most, it just feels more natural to me. So take that with a grain of salt. That said, there’s a nice flat seat in the power parts catalogue that the Adventure R Rally model comes with standard that would probably be worth a look for some. That’s what Robbo and Will were both running… Speaking of powerparts. There’s a big list of options, you could go nuts. I did like the look of the more hardcore carbon tank protectors and probably couldn’t go past a slip on…

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R

I don’t need to talk about the dash or controls because the five-inch TFT was pretty great on the 790 and hasn’t changed. Some other manufacturers could take note… But it is worth pointing out that the front screen is two position adjustable with about 40 mm difference between low and high. I’m six-foot and found the higher setting gave better highway speed wind protection without being in the way in the dirt. And for those wanting to run an even taller one – the higher screen from the Adventure (non R model) is interchangeable.

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R

Now I’ve talked a lot about it’s off road prowess, so you might be thinking that it’s less than awesome on the tar? Not so. Steers surprisingly well on that 21-inch front. Even on the tractionator knobbies. Heaps of fun lofting the front in second and third, flicks from side to side beautifully and feels utterly composed when cranked over. Seemed ok in the saddle too even on longer highway stints. It’s not as plush as the Tiger 900, but that’s not the 890 Adventure R’s main game…

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R

So where does that leave us? As a package, it’s a pretty clear winner for me if you’re after something with an off road focus. Nothing else comes close in terms of capability in the segment. Sure, it’s more expensive than the Tenere 7, but then everything is simply on another level to the popular Yammie. Better engine, better suspension, better balance, better electronics.. If you want the best, then here it is. You ride to your capability on the 890 Adventuer R, you’re not riding to the bike’s limitations. You can’t say that for anything else in the class. BMW’s F 850 GS is at the other end of the Adventure spectrum and simply isn’t nearly as inspiring or poised. And the Tiger 900 (which I love), does everything well and has arguably more creature comforts that make it a better road mile eater, but feels bigger and heavier and just not as nimble off-road, if that’s your main focus.

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R

Bear in mind that the bikes we were on were fitted with Tractionator Rally tyres (they come standard with Metzeler Karoo tyres which would last longer, but not offer as much grip as the Tractionators) and were running the optional Tech pack which includes the Rally mode and map selection, quick shifter plus, traction control and cruise control. I can’t see anyone NOT wanting the tech pack to be honest. This bumps the price up an additional $1,200 to what I think is a competitive $25,500 ride away.

Bloody hell. Another bike that I need in my shed.

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R

Why I like it:
  • Best in class off-road ability
  • Additional grunt transforms the bottom and mid-range
  • Suspension and electronics packages are next level. On the fly adjustable TC is brilliant
  • Overall feeling is so stable yet agile. Never gets out of shape and still does whatever you want it to.
I’d like it more if:
  • A smidgen more rear pedal feel in the dirt wouldn’t hurt
  • Heated grips would have been nice on a -1 degree morning too…
  • Personally I’d like the headlight assembly ‘joined’ to the side fairing for a more cohesive side profile like the 1290 Super Adventure. Looks a bit like a beak sticking out there on its own as it is (though I hear you can get aftermarket bits to achieve the look?)
He’s just a little bit smitten…

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R Specifications

2021 KTM 890 Adventure R Specifications
ENGINE TYPE 2 cylinders, 4 stroke, DOHC Parallel twin
BORE /STROKE 90.7 / 68.8mm
POWER 77 kW (105 hp) @ 8,000 rpm
TORQUE 100 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
STARTER/BATTERY Electric /12V 10Ah
FUEL SYSTEM DKK Dell’Orto (Throttle body 46mm)
CONTROL 4 valves per cylinder /DOHC
LUBRICATION Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
ENGINE OIL Motorex, Power Synth SAE 10W-50
FINAL DRIVE 16:45 / X- chain Ring
COOLING Liquid cooled with water / oil heat exchanger
CLUTCH Cable operated PASC Slipper clutch
TRACTION CONTROL MTC (lean angle sensitive, 3-Mode + Rally, disengageable)
CO2 (GRAM/ KM) 105 g / km
FRAME Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated
SUBFRAME Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis, powder coated
HANDLEBAR Aluminum, tapered, Ø 28/ 22 mm
ADJUSTABILITY Compression, rebound, preload
ADJUSTABILITY Compression (high and low speed), rebound, hydraulic preload
SUS. TRAVEL F/R 240/ 240 mm
FRONT BRAKE 2 × radially mounted 4 piston caliper, brake disc Ø320 mm
REAR BRAKE 2 piston floating caliper, brake disc Ø 260 mm
ABS Bosch 9.1 MP (incl. Cornering-ABS and off-road mode, disengageable)
WHEELS FRONT/REAR Spoked wheels with aluminium rims, 2.50 × 21″; 4.50 × 18″
TYRES FRONT/REAR 90/90-21″; 150/70-18″
CHAIN X-Ring 520
SILENCER Stainless steel primary and secondary silencer
TRAIL 110.4 mm
WHEEL BASE 1,528 mm±15 mm
TANK CAPACITY approx. 20 litres / 3 l reserve
DRY WEIGHT approx. 196 kg

I can’t finish without thanking KTMs Marketing Manager for Oz and NZ, Rosie Lalonde for organising the whole thing and not only being a champion but riding like one too. Turns out she used to race enduros.. so that explains the latter. Shout outs also to Lewie Landrigan for our 4WD Support over the few days and to Jordan and Andy from Flightcraft for the ripper stills and videos. These guys weren’t scared to get wet or muddy to get the shot and almost make me look like I know what I’m doing. Kudos lads.

Rosie gives Wayne the kind of briefing he likes, wheelies and skids!

Source: MCNews.com.au

Faulty chain halts KTM dirt bikes

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KTM and Husqvarna Australia have recalled their current model KTM SX and SX-F, Husqvarna TC, FC and FS, and GASGAS MC supercross and motocross motorcycles over a manufacturing issue that could cause the chan to break.

The official, notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions says  that a manufacturing fault could make the motorcycle’s drive chain defective, causing it to break or come loose.

That’s not something you want happening when you are in mid-air!

“If the chain is defective, the motorcycle may experience loss in vehicle control and steering performance,” the notice says. 

“This can increase the risk of an accident, causing serious injury or death to the rider and other road users.”

The 239 KTM motorcycles affected are 125SX, 250SX, 250SX-F, 350SX-F and 450SX-F models built between 26 November 2020 and 21 December 2020.

Some 130 Husqvarna TC125, FC250, FC350 and FS450 models produced at the same time are also affected.

And 197 GASGAS MC 125, MC 250F and MC 450F are affected.

The VINs (Vehicle identification number) of affected models are listed at the end of this article.

Owners have been notified by KTM Australia to contact authorised KTM dealers who will replace the drive chain free of charge.

The recall is the second for KTM Australia this year with the recall of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R last week for an electrical fault.


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VINS of affected KTMs

VBKSXN432MM216614 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM218994 350 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155366 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155443 250 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155447 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155446 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155432 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155429 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155415 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155401 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155396 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155454 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155440 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155437 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155423 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155406 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155390 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155387 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155462 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155459 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155445 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155431 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155428 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155414 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155400 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155395 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155381 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155453 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155436 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155422 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155419 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155405 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155386 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155461 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155458 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155444 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155430 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155427 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155413 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155394 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155380 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155363 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155452 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155449 250 SX-F
VBKSXM230MM215684 250 SX
VBKSXK435MM155435 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155421 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155418 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155404 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155399 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155385 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155460 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155457 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155426 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155412 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155409 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155393 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155451 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155448 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155434 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155420 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155417 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155403 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155398 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155367 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155456 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155442 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155439 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155425 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155411 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155408 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155392 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155389 250 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155450 250 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155433 250 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155416 250 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155402 250 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155397 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155455 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155441 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155438 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155424 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155410 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155407 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155391 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155388 250 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219082 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219079 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219065 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219051 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219048 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219034 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219020 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219017 350 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM219003 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219090 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219087 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219073 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219056 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219042 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219039 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219025 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219011 350 SX-F
VBKSXN439MM219008 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219081 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219078 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219064 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219050 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219047 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219033 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219016 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219086 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219072 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219069 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219055 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219041 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219038 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219024 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219010 350 SX-F
VBKSXN437MM219007 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219080 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219077 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219063 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219046 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219032 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219029 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219015 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM219001 350 SX-F
VBKSXN436MM218995 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219085 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219071 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219068 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219054 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219040 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219037 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219023 350 SX-F
VBKSXN435MM219006 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219093 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219076 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219062 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219059 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219045 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219031 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219028 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219014 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219084 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219070 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219067 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219053 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219036 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219022 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219019 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM219005 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219089 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219075 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219061 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219058 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219044 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219030 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219027 350 SX-F
VBKSXN432MM219013 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219083 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219066 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219052 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219049 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219035 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219021 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219018 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM219004 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219091 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219088 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219074 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219060 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219057 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219043 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219026 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219012 350 SX-F
VBKSXN430MM219009 350 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155382 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155379 250 SX-F
VBKSXK43XMM155365 250 SX-F
VBKSXK439MM155373 250 SX-F
VBKSXK438MM155378 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155372 250 SX-F
VBKSXK437MM155369 250 SX-F
VBKSXK436MM155377 250 SX-F
VBKSXK435MM155371 250 SX-F
VBKSXM230MM215779 250 SX
VBKSXK435MM155368 250 SX-F
VBKSXK434MM155376 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155384 250 SX-F
VBKSXK433MM155370 250 SX-F
VBKSXK432MM155375 250 SX-F
VBKSXK431MM155383 250 SX-F
VBKSXK430MM155374 250 SX-F
VBKSXH23XMM155484 125 SX
VBKSXH23XMM155467 125 SX
VBKSXH23XMM155341 125 SX
VBKSXH23XMM155338 125 SX
VBKSXH239MM155329 125 SX
VBKSXH238MM155337 125 SX
VBKSXH238MM155323 125 SX
VBKSXH238MM155290 125 SX
VBKSXH237MM155328 125 SX
VBKSXH236MM155336 125 SX
VBKSXH236MM155322 125 SX
VBKSXH235MM155330 125 SX
VBKSXH234MM155335 125 SX
VBKSXH234MM155321 125 SX
VBKSXH233MM155326 125 SX
VBKSXH232MM155480 125 SX
VBKSXH232MM155334 125 SX
VBKSXH231MM155325 125 SX
VBKSXH231MM155289 125 SX
VBKSXH230MM155476 125 SX
VBKSXH230MM155333 125 SX
VBKSXR43XMM335244 450 SX-F
VBKSXR439MM335252 450 SX-F
VBKSXR439MM335249 450 SX-F
VBKSXR438MM335243 450 SX-F
VBKSXR437MM335251 450 SX-F
VBKSXR437MM335248 450 SX-F
VBKSXR436MM335242 450 SX-F
VBKSXR435MM335264 450 SX-F
VBKSXR435MM335250 450 SX-F
VBKSXR435MM335247 450 SX-F
VBKSXR434MM335255 450 SX-F
VBKSXR434MM335241 450 SX-F
VBKSXR434MM335238 450 SX-F
VBKSXR433MM335246 450 SX-F
VBKSXN43XMM218997 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM219002 350 SX-F
VBKSXN438MM218996 350 SX-F
VBKSXN434MM219000 350 SX-F
VBKSXN433MM218999 350 SX-F
VBKSXN431MM218998 350 SX-F
VBKSXM237MM215830 250 SX
VBKSXM237MM215827 250 SX
VBKSXM236MM215785 250 SX

VINS of affected Huskies

VBKUXH235MM154140 TC 125
VBKUXH23XMM154134 TC 125
VBKUXH238MM154133 TC 125
VBKUXH236MM154132 TC 125
VBKUXH232MM154158 TC 125
VBKUXH23XMM154005 TC 125
VBKUXH239MM154013 TC 125
VBKUXH239MM153993 TC 125
VBKUXH238MM154018 TC 125
VBKUXH237MM154012 TC 125
VBKUXH236MM154020 TC 125
VBKUXH236MM154003 TC 125
VBKUXH235MM154008 TC 125
VBKUXH235MM153991 TC 125
VBKUXH235MM153988 TC 125
VBKUXH234MM154016 TC 125
VBKUXH233MM154010 TC 125
VBKUXH233MM154007 TC 125
VBKUXH233MM153987 TC 125
VBKUXH232MM154015 TC 125
VBKUXH232MM154001 TC 125
VBKUXH231MM154006 TC 125
VBKUXH231MM153986 TC 125
VBKUXH230MM154014 TC 125
VBKUXH230MM153994 TC 125
VBKUXK431MM153979 FC 250
VBKUSR436MM332106 FS 450
VBKUXK43XMM153981 FC 250
VBKUXK431MM153982 FC 250
VBKUSR432MM332037 FS 450
VBKUSR432MM332006 FS 450
VBKUSR431MM332031 FS 450
VBKUSR431MM332028 FS 450
VBKUXN43XMM216806 FC 350
VBKUXN430MM216801 FC 350
VBKUXK43XMM153978 FC 250
VBKUXK439MM153972 FC 250
VBKUXK438MM153980 FC 250
VBKUXK438MM153977 FC 250
VBKUXK437MM153971 FC 250
VBKUXK436MM153976 FC 250
VBKUXK435MM153984 FC 250
VBKUXK435MM153970 FC 250
VBKUXK434MM153975 FC 250
VBKUXK434MM153961 FC 250
VBKUXK433MM153983 FC 250
VBKUXK433MM153966 FC 250
VBKUXK432MM153974 FC 250
VBKUXK432MM153960 FC 250
VBKUXK430MM153973 FC 250
VBKUSR43XMM331878 FS 450
VBKUSR439MM331869 FS 450
VBKUSR438MM331880 FS 450
VBKUSR438MM331877 FS 450
VBKUSR437MM331868 FS 450
VBKUSR436MM331876 FS 450
VBKUSR436MM331862 FS 450
VBKUSR435MM331867 FS 450
VBKUSR434MM331889 FS 450
VBKUSR433MM331866 FS 450
VBKUSR432MM331888 FS 450
VBKUSR431MM331879 FS 450
VBKUXN43XMM216790 FC 350
VBKUXN439MM216800 FC 350
VBKUXN439MM216795 FC 350
VBKUXN437MM216794 FC 350
VBKUXN436MM216804 FC 350
VBKUXN436MM216799 FC 350
VBKUXN435MM216812 FC 350
VBKUXN435MM216809 FC 350
VBKUXN435MM216793 FC 350
VBKUXN434MM216803 FC 350
VBKUXN434MM216798 FC 350
VBKUXN433MM216811 FC 350
VBKUXN433MM216808 FC 350
VBKUXN433MM216792 FC 350
VBKUXN432MM216797 FC 350
VBKUXN431MM216810 FC 350
VBKUXN431MM216807 FC 350
VBKUXN431MM216791 FC 350
VBKUXN430MM216796 FC 350
VBKUXK43XMM153964 FC 250
VBKUXK439MM153969 FC 250
VBKUXK438MM153963 FC 250
VBKUXK437MM153968 FC 250
VBKUXK436MM153962 FC 250
VBKUXK435MM153967 FC 250
VBKUXK431MM153965 FC 250
VBKUXN438MM216724 FC 350
VBKUXN433MM216744 FC 350
VBKUXN439MM216666 FC 350
VBKUXN434MM216722 FC 350
VBKUXN432MM216718 FC 350
VBKUXN430MM216734 FC 350
VBKUXN430MM216670 FC 350
VBKUXK439MM153776 FC 250
VBKUXK439MM153759 FC 250
VBKUXK435MM153757 FC 250
VBKUXK438MM153574 FC 250
VBKUXK434MM153572 FC 250
VBKUXK432MM153568 FC 250
VBKUXK431MM153559 FC 250
VBKUXK430MM153567 FC 250

VINS of affected GasGas

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com