KTM 450SXF BUYER’S GUIDE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM 2007 TO 2020

Motocross Action Magazine – Motocross Action Magazine is the worlds leading publication about motocross and supercross. The core of Motocross Action magazine is its bike tests. We spend a lot of time testing everything as thoroughly as possible to better inform you about the good, the bad and the ugly of modern motocross machines. The same holds true for the R&D departments of every motorcycle manufacturer. There are men who have dedicated their lives to building the best possible bike they can—within the budget, time and patience constraints of corporate bureaucracies. Sometimes they build something wonderful and sometimes—well, you already know what happens when things go sideways. KTM has been building motocross bikes for decades, but it wasn’t until the last decade that KTM became a serious contender in American motocross (and more importantly, on American showroom floors). MXA wanted to go back to 2007 and show you the progress that KTM has made in the last 13 years. All the copy is pulled from the MXA  bike tests of each model year. See what we thought back then and how our KTM 450SXFs have changed over the passing of time. What follows is the good, the bad and ...

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When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy. Built for big boys and girls (8 to 12 years old), the Tarn Hydro is a straightforward daypack with a wide opening to the main compartment and a comfy padded back panel with an air-flow channel. The stretchy mesh side pockets are great for items your kids want to access easily or an extra bottle if they want more water than the built-in, 1.5-liter HydraPak reservoir can fit. The 40-liter Icarus is designed for overnight or quick weekend trips into the backcountry, and it comes loaded with the same features your favorite adult packs have: a hydration sleeve, a trekking-pole attachment, a rain cover, a separate slot for a sleeping bag, and an exterior stash pocket. The VersaFit suspension system has four inches of adjustment, so the Icarus can grow with your child. This Deuter pack is for when you introduce your children to technical pursuits, like ski touring and rock climbing. It has 22 liters of room in a top-loading compartment, with space for a hydration bladder, but is also outfitted with ice-ax str...