2016 KTM 50 SXS

50 SXS

For 2016, the KTM 50 SXS builds on the already potent 50 SX model, creating a 50 cc race bike fit for the highest level of amateur motocross racing and the next generation of champions. The 2016 50 SXS comes complete with a SXS fully-adjustable racing shock with reservoir, FMF pipe and silencer, SXS billet clutch cover, and a SXS chain adjustment block and guide. Additionally, the jetting has been tuned in the Dell’Orto PHBG 19 BS carburetor; sintered brake pads replace the stock units; and new clutch springs give better performance to the centrifugal automatic clutch. Power is transferred to the rear wheel via a smaller 38-tooth Renthal sprocket. A special SXS graphic kit is also new for 2016.

Standard Features

  • NEW bodywork that provides better ergonomics
  • NEW narrower seat with better grip
  • SXS-specific graphics
  • SXS Racing shock with reservoir with preload, high and low speed compression and rebound adjustment
  • SXS FMF exhaust pipe and silencer
  • SXS Billet Clutch cover
  • SXS Chain Adjustment block and guide set
  • 38-tooth Renthal rear sprocket
  • Sintered brake pads for improved race performance
  • NEW clutch springs for improved clutch performance and power delivery
  • Modern, extremely compact 2-stroke engine fitted with an automatic clutch
  • Top quality upside down front forks by WP Suspension with 35 mm tube diameter and 185 mm of travel ensure outstanding directional stability
  • Fully-adjustable WP Piggyback shock linked directly to the swingarm also provides 205 mm of suspension travel
  • Front and rear hydraulic brakes by Formula combined with lightweight WAVE discs that are easy to control
  • Lightweight, black anodized, aluminum rims providing high strength and safety

General Information

Manufacturer KTM
Model Year 2016
Model 50 SXS
Model Code 50SXS
Color Orange


Brakes 6.3 in. (160 mm) disc

Front - 1.5 x 12 in. (38.1 x 304.8 mm)

Rear - 1.6 x 10 in. (40.6 x 254 mm)


Front - 2.50-12 in.

Rear - 2.75-10 in.


Weight 91.5 lbs. (41.5 kg) dry
Ground Clearance 9.92 in. (252 mm)
Wheelbase 40.63 ± 0.39 in. (1,032 ± 10 mm)
Seat Height 26.93 in. (684 mm)


Transmission Single-gear automatic


Engine 1-cylinder, 2-stroke
Displacement 2.99 ci (49cc)
Bore x Stroke 1.555 x 1.57 in. (39.5 x 40 mm)
Fuel System Dell’Orto PHBG 19 BS carburetor
Fuel Capacity 2.4 qt. (2.3 l)
Ignition Selettra 2p D36
Clutch Centrifugal multi-disc (adjustable)
Cooling Liquid
Lubrication Pre-mix 60:1


Starting Kick-start
Frame Chrome-molybdenum frame; steel subframe

Front - WP USD; 1.38 in. (35 mm); 7.28 in. (185 mm) travel

Rear - WP monoshock; 8.07 in. (205 mm) travel

Rake 24°