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KTM Partners With Boyesen For 2014 and Beyond

by Charles Owens on 07/25/2013

Boyesen Performance Reeds are central to KTM’s potent new intake system.



New for 2014, KTM Sportmotorcycle AG has selected Boyesen as an OEM intake supplier for key motocross and off-road motorcycles within their performance lineup. Boyesen has been selected as a strategic intake supplier to KTM for fitment on its line of motocross models, the 125 SX, 150 SX, and 250 SX; as well as its off-road models, including the 150 XC, 250 XC, and 300 XC; as well as the XC-W models: 200 XC-W, 250 XC-W, 300 XC-W. Boyesen is proud that KTM has entered into this new working relationship with us and we are confident that our potent intake products will complement KTM’s performance expectation right off the showroom floor and bring even greater satisfaction to riders throughout the world.

The new business partnership between KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG and Boyesen Engineering is based on the continual research and development required to manufacture advanced make/model/year specific performance solutions for the ever-evolving 2-stroke offroad segment. KTM has selected Boyesen as their OEM supply partner due to the Boyesen legacy of race-proven, air-intake research and development testing in an ongoing effort to achieve higher peak horsepower gains and has worked hand-in-hand to develop the current performance intake system for 2014.

“Boyesen relies on research and development partnerships, similar to what we are now activating with KTM, to contribute to the ongoing refinement of our product design process. At the same time, we feel privileged to help advance the winning potential of some of KTM’s new exciting two-stroke models. We are pleased to be selected as their OEM intake supplier and look forward to creating deeper partnership relations reaching beyond 2014,” said president of Boyesen, Dag Boyesen. Furthermore Dag states, “The racing heritage and hi-end intake performance experience of Boyesen, coupled with the impressive technological superiority of KTM’s current MX, and Offroad 2-stroke products will surely have the industry taking notice, and as a result will continually position Boyesen products as the superior choice for 2-stroke performance for years to come ”.


The OEM KTM Boyesen performance Reed System has been designed to increase throttle response and acceleration, while also broadening peak RPM horsepower output, all while having been life tested to out-perform previous systems in the area of reed petal durability. Smooth. Sharp. Smart. The result: Full Spectrum horsepower and lightning – fast response for 2014 KTM owners.

FEATURING RC2 Ultra-Flow Technology

For the past year Boyesen and KTM’s combined R&D approach to intake system performance has yielded an innovative solution to intake system design; starting with the needs of KTM’s riders and ending with the perfect intake solution for each intended MX and Offroad application. Based on KTM’s design specifications and performance parameters, Boyesen selected the best carbon reed material, and worked to precisely specify final reed tensions to maximize airflow and air velocity, the two most prominent ingredients of 2-stroke intake performance. Together, KTM and Boyesen performance intake innovations are creating a new technological benchmark in MX and Offroad intake performance. These innovations will set the stage for the future of 2-stroke performance air intake for years to come.




The most durable materials. The most lifespan.

Boyesen’s new Performance Reed systems feature category-leading toughening additives to increase reed petal lifespan by resisting breakdown from damaging agents found in fuel. This is done to ensure a long-lasting seal between the petals and the intake tract time and time again, which results in more consistent horsepower for longer periods of time between general intake reed maintenance.

 X-Cross Carbon Matrix


The best carbon material. The most intelligent performance carbon weave.

Boyesen’s XCROSS carbon matrix woven reeds feature aerospace carbon material interwoven into tension combinations that maximize power delivery and deliver superior off-idle throttle response. Boyesen engineers specifically tune the carbon matrix tension using a proprietary weave formula that is tested and optimized to give the best response and the most usable power delivery for KTM owners world-wide.



Since it’s inception in 1972, Boyesen sets the standard in which all other high-performance components and intake systems are measured against. For more than 40 years Boyesen has specialized in the design and manufacture of high-performance parts to the power sports industry.

The design knowledge gained by Factory Race Team Research and Development partnerships, such as KTM, bleeds all the way down to weekend warriors looking for the highest performing and longest lasting products on the market. Boyesen’s tagline, “Leading Edge Performance”, is recognized worldwide. From their innovative industry-leading performance reed systems, to their complete Rad Valve Performance Intake System, Boyesen continues to consistently set the standard for performance and manufacturing build quality.