2021 KTM 250 XC-F
When it comes to the highly competitive battlefield of 250 cc offroad racing, the KTM 250 XC-F is the general. Boasting a state-of-the-art engine management system, the strongest 250 cc 4-stroke motor in pit lane and a high-performance, race-bred chassis setup, the 250 XC-F is an education in speed and agility.
The KTM 250 XC-F engine is known to be the strongest engine in the 250 cc class. It screams at the top of its lungs at 14,000 RPM, but is equally happy producing tons of torque and power across the rest of the rev range. Its compact architecture contributes to an excellent mass centralization, supporting the rideability of the bike. And it only weights 47.6 pounds. That's including the incredibly beneficial E-starter.
The high-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame has a knack for easy handling, outlandish rideability, precise cornering and excellent stability. You can also count on precisely calculated stiffness of the frame. This results in better absorption of the energy created from the front and rear suspensionn, sucking up jumps and bumps. In short: more confort and less rider fatigue. Laterally attached, lightweight aluminum engine head stays (the connection between cylinder head and frame) contribute to more precise cornering and a reduced vibration level. The engineers were able to pull off all that, while making their frame 2.2 pounds lighter than that of the lightest competitor on the market. In addition, it is easier to maintain, easier to work on and supplies more space for the tank and other compenents. The bike also features an extra-light subframe made of aluminum, which tips the scales at less than 2 pounds.
All KTM XC models are equipped with the same high-strength aluminum tapered NEKEN handlebar. The handlebar allows for four different positions. The handlebars come standard with an ODI vulcanized grip on the right side and a comfortable ODI lock-on grip, which does not require any wire or glue, on the left. Additionally, the bike is fitted with a map-select switch on the handlebar for selecting alternative engine maps. The rider also has the option to activate TRACTION CONTROL from this switch; a unique feature which guarantees more effiecient tractrion, especially in slippery conditions, and can be activated with the push of a button during riding.
Simply riding a KTM 250 XC-F attracts the attention of onlookers, but the new inlay graphics defintely make them turn for a second look.
BATTERY & WIRING HARNESS
A stong lithium ion battery breathes life into the engine and contributes to low vehicle weight. The lightweight battery and wiring harness are centralized in a compartment above the air filter box, allowing the mechanic to remove the subframe without moving the electonics. A happy mechanic is a good mechanic.