KTM revealed a new Factory edition 350SX-F that 2014 FIM MXGP World champion Tony Cairoli will ride in his title defense next season and the basis for the 2016 production model.
No technical details were released, though Kiska Senior Designer Piers Spencer-Phillip wrote on his Derestricted blog that the new machine weighs 5 kg (11 pounds) less the current 350SX-F.
Superimposing the Cairoli edition 350SX-F over the 2015 model, we can immediately see some differences.
The engine looks completely new, at least from the outside, but it’s impossible to say how the internals have been updated. The frame is revised while rake and trail appear to have been reduced. The seat is also new, looking flatter yet thicker.
We’ll have to wait for KTM to reveal official details once the 2016 350SX-F is ready to launch. Until then, we’ll have to settle for watching Cairoli race.