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Model Description


Maximum power at the least possible weight, amplified by low maintenance
costs and smooth, linear power delivery – the 2023 KTM 300 SX is set to
take the MX Open category back to school. Churning out more than 57 HP
from an engine weighing only 23,9 kg, the KTM 300 SX sets the benchmark
when it comes to power to weight ratios. Could the 2023 KTM 300 SX be
the new Open Class president?

BEFORE THE GATE
EASY SUSPENSION ADJUSTMENT
Get dialed in! The 2023 KTM SX range boasts totally tool-free suspension setup at both ends. Thanks to an all-new shock absorber design featuring hand-adjustable dual compression control, it allows riders to adjust high- and low-speed settings in a matter of seconds. On the front end, the forks are also easily adjusted thanks to a single air pressure preload valve, as well as through easy access click adjusters for compression and rebound. We’ll even throw the air pump in as standard.

ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION
Pre-mix gets a remix across the 2-stroke KTM SX range, with electronic fuel injection setting the standard. Now there’s no more fiddly jetting setup pre-race, And thanks to the all-new Keihin EFI and reed valve case design, you can be guaranteed of laying down optimal power at any altitude, all of the time.

ELECTRIC START
Picture this; You’re 7 laps into an absolute ripper of a race. You miss your line and end up stalling in a deep rut. But you don’t sweat it. All you do is press the starter button and you blast off again to take the final flag. This is the reality on the 2023 KTM 300 SX. Thanks to a 12,8V 2 Ah lithium ion battery is placed under the rider’s seat, a new high-quality stator & pickup and super robust design, the only thing you’ll be kicking – is ass.

START STRONG
EFI + POWER VALVE
With EFI comes great rideability. Along with the electronic fuel injection, a new Power Valve has also been fitted to the KTM 300 SX, allowing for more usable power throughout the rev range. Smoother power means better traction. Better traction means holeshot heaven!

PERFORMANCE
The new 300 cc 2-stroke powerhouse brings a new choice of weapon into the MX Open category and provides more choice for racers looking for maximum power at the least possible weight. Along with low maintenance costs, 57 hp, and an overall engine weight of just 23,9 kg, the 2023 KTM 300 SX provides pure performance. And then some.

SELECTABLE MAPS
The 2023 KTM 300 SX features a map select switch allowing the racer to switch between 2 engine maps. Map 1 provides a linear, predictable power delivery, while Map 2 gives it the full beans with crisp, explosive power output.

CALM UNDER FIRE
ABSOLUTE CONTROL
No matter how gnarly the track is, you’ll stay in complete control thanks to an all-new frame design that has not only been engineered for longitudinal rigidity but also repositions rotating mass closer to the center of gravity. A new shock mounting also provides improved anti-squat behavior to better traction out of corners, while the footpeg mounting position has moved inwards for less risk of hooking up in deep ruts or when scrubbing jumps.

ERGONOMICS
The 2023 KTM SX and SX-F range feature an entirely new and improved rider triangle, providing improved knee contact – especially when standing on the pegs – with improved gripping surfaces all around. New plastics work to expel mud buildup in wet, muddy conditions, with a new, flatter seat profile and high grip seat cover providing exceptional rider movement and control. The polyamide reinforced aluminum subframe further enhances rider feel and feedback.

MASS CENTRALISATION
With a major emphasis placed on mass centralisation, the 2023 KTM 300 SX engine is designed to centralise rotating mass for optimal operation with the chassis. This results in a lighter, more agile handling feel that simply runs rings around the competition.

HIT THE BIG STUFF
TRACTION
Ready to rip your arms out of the sockets? Together with the benefits of mass centralization and overall reduced weight, the anti-squat behavior of the chassis is significantly improved by changing the backbone of the steel frame concept. In layman’s terms, the 2023 KTM 300 SX gets its power down perfectly when tearing out of corners.

WP XACT FORK
48mm air type WP XACT front fork with a split damping function provides all the confidence you need to attack the track. New hydrostops in the fork legs improve bottoming-out resistance and account for less rebound when attacking big jumps, bumps, and thumps. Redesigned fork protection rings also increase protection against dirt, making them as reliable as they are awesome.

STABILITY
The 2023 KTM 300 SX is rock-solid at any speed thanks to a repositioned and forged steering head connection and CNC milled triple clamps. Made from high-grade aluminum, these feature optimally tuned steering stem stiffness, perfect alignment of the fork tubes, and precise geometry of the fork clamps to ensure highly responsive and smooth fork action – not to mention unwavering stability when charging across ruts and onto the podium.

MAINTAINING MOMENTUM
ENERGY ABSORPTION
Besides the expertly crafted, hydro-formed, laser-cut, and robot-welded frame being engineered to provide exceptional rider feedback and straight-line stability, it consists of specifically calculated parameters of longitudinal and torsional flex. This means the frame acts as a “shock absorber” of sorts, making for a less harsh ride, resulting in less rider fatigue over many hard laps.

GROUND CLEARANCE
No one enjoys a bad hook-up. Luckily, the all-new frame and shock absorber geometry on the 2023 KTM 300 SX improve ground clearance of the linkage, with all-new topology optimized die-cast footpegs that are less susceptible to hooking on deep ruts, and take-offs when scrubbing.

CONSISTENCY
A new WP XACT shock absorber provides unmatched consistency lap after lap, thanks to low-friction SKF linkage seals and advanced damping characteristics for unsurpassed traction and energy absorption.

Model Specification


  • Engine

    Engine Type

    Single cylinder, 2-stroke

    Displacement

    293.2 cc

    Starter

    Electric starter

    Transmission

    5 gears

    Clutch

    Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics

    ABS System

    Engine Management System

  • Dimensions

    Bore

    72 mm

    Stroke

    72 mm

    Ground Clearance (unloaded)

    354 mm

    Seat Height

    958 mm

    Weight (No Fuel)

    99.4 kg

  • Frame

    Frame

    Central double-cradle type

    Chain

    5/8 x 1/4

    Steering Head Angle

    63.9 degrees

    Tank Capacity

    7.2 litres

  • Suspension

    Front Suspension

    WP XACT upside-down fork, 48 mm

    Rear Suspension

    WP XACT shock absorber with linkage

    Suspension Travel Front

    310 mm

    Suspension Travel Rear

    300 mm

  • Performance

    Brake System Front

    Disc brake 260 mm

    Brake System Rear

    Disc brake 220 mm

    Power

    Torque

  • Brakes

    Front Brake Disc Diameter

    Rear Brake Disc Diameter