2016 KTM SX-F Factory Edition Bikes _290

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About a month before Anaheim I, KTM brought all of the media out to their private Supercross track in Corona, California, to unveil their all-new 2016 KTM SX-F Factory Edition bikes. Unlike the standard 250 and 450 SX-F models, these rocket ships come equipped with WP’s new AER fork, which is a whopping 3.1 pounds lighter than the conventional 4CS fork that comes standard on the non-factory edition bikes. They also come equipped with replica Red Bull KTM and Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull KTM graphics on the 450 and 250 SX-F to keep you looking factory out on the track.

But how do the new AER forks handle? We wondered the same thing, and last week KTM dropped off two new shiny bikes for us to test out at LACR. Rich Taylor put the two bikes through the ringer, and this is what he thought…