Whether its power-to-weight or power and control, the KTM 250 SX is the perfect combination of all that counts. Featuring a high-performance 2-stroke engine fitted within a state-of-the-art chassis, this powerhouse is undoubtedly the fastest 250 cc 2-stroke on track. This proven race weapon is the right choice for those who thrive on that glorious 2-stroke sound while smashing out one hot lap after the next.
KTM 2-strokes have been tearing up MX tracks for decades and are undoubtedly the fastest on the track today. Thanks to years of ongoing development, these engines are the benchmark in performance and technology, with the perfect combination of power, weight and control. Through melodic high-RPM screams, KTM 2-strokes continue to deliver thrilling high-performance harmonics.
The chassis forms an integral part of the feeling a rider has with his bike. The chassis on the KTM 250 SX is designed to provide accurate feedback between the track and the rider, while also reducing the harshness of typical motocross terrain. The high-tech steel frame is made from chrome-moly and features optimized flex characteristics that soak up those big hits while also delivering excellent agility and high-speed stability. In 2019, the engine was raised in the frame by 1° around the swing arm pivot, improving the handling and the grip of the front wheel and remains the same for 2020. For 2020, the suspension features improved damping characteristics. The reworked settings offer a slightly softer, more comfortable feel that, together with the dynamic, performance-oriented chassis, ensure that the KTM 250 SX remains one of the most thrilling rides out there.
A rider's ability to work in unison with his bike depends on how quickly and effectively he can shift his weight around the motorcycle. KTM focused extensively on creating bodywork and ergonomics that allow for the highest levels of performance. This ensures that the natural riding position offers the best possible control and, through various handlebar positions, can also be adjusted to suit every rider and condition. A rider's main connection to the motorcycle comes through the seat, footpegs and handlebars and these three touch points play a vital role in maintaining balance and control. A rider is always looking for a fast and competitive motorcycle with a great feeling of controlled agility. The 2020 KTM 250 SX, like the entire SX range, ticks all the right boxes, especially when it comes to race-ready ergonomics.
The KTM 250 SX has become an icon amongst 2-stroke fanatics, but for this bike, the classic sound it produces is where the nostalgia ends. A combined effort between KTM's factory riders, KTM R&D and Kiska Design has resulted in a highly effective modern-looking motorcycle with bodywork that achieves complete harmony between rider and bike. The main goal of the designers is to provide the perfect contact points for the rider, allowing maximum freedom of movement and improved motorcycle control. Examples of the intelligent design can be seen in the I-beam structure of the front and rear fenders, which guarantee maximum stability and the lowest possible weight.
Absolute performance purity is the name of the game when it comes to the KTM 250 SX. Undiluted 2-stroke simplicity, with an hour meter to keep a check on how long you've been shredding and an optional rev counter to assist with perfect setup.