2008 KTM 250 SX-F motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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KTM made an entry with the ready to 250 SX-F because the bike as the culmination of quarter-liters four-… performance of all times. In order for a bike to pass along a model, it should be heavily out and oriented towards horsepower, the way 248.6cc single cylinder, … engine is.

But performance is not and KTM knows it. The bike also as a combination of versatility and lightness has never been seen


The motorcycle public enjoyed the release of the 250 SX-F in model year and the bike out as the best-performing 250cc four-… bike offered by KTM which, I we can say it without any problems, was to became the best motocross motorcycle in the world.

Many consider the 250 as being a culmination of KTM’s design as only two years all the four-… SX powerplants were alike the one that came as a big hit (dual overhead cams on the four valves of the single

KTM planned the biggest revision of the 250 for this year’s model and the was to receive a volume reduction of the tract, new cam timings, a new exhaust cam and a circular crank. The chassis even lighter and also new were added. Color is, you it, Orange.


It may have much to do its manufacturer becoming a notorious motocross bike builder, but it has to deal with the early until it can get its crown and go back to because the big fight takes in the States.

Honda is not used to and the CRF250R is among the most bikes offered by the Japanese so we would expect to a much battle. The new CRF250R is fitted the Honda Progressive Steering which improves cornering and fatigue. Also new are the settings to the which make the engine more power and implicit better on the track.

With the compression and new cylinder head as well as the new works-style brake the Honda CRF250R doesn’t go than $6,449.

Yamaha like watching from the so it enters the battle with its refined YZ250F ever. An all-around package relying on the performing 250cc liquid-cooled four-…; five titanium engine mounted on a light and frame, this quarter-liter is for no more or less than

Offered for only $6,099, the Suzuki RM-Z250 sees its way to the each and every time on its compact, light and powerful four-… engine which all the low and mid-range power needed sitting nicely on the lightweight chassis.

It’s the last, but not the least! The KX250F is the machine that the adrenaline flowing with a twist of its throttle. For 2008, the four-… single with and four valves is even reliable and offers better while the new engine mounts use a longer spacer to reduce rigidity so it would steer All that comes at the same as the Suzuki: $6,099


The have not only revised the parts of this motocrosser, but the way it too. You will find the lines of the bike at the entire bike line up of KTM and that is all due to look that the manufacturer on implementing for its rides.

Like a motocross machine, the fenders are positioned, but are shaped specifically to as well as the front number Of course, everything is Orange, the monoshock’s spring.

The gas tank perfectly in with the narrow and it is surrounded by the nicely shaped panels covered in Orange together with the white writing on each side.

At the end, the muffler is specific to engines and that can be easily at KTM models as the can is painted black. It is about a contrast that maker prefers with its color. Also black are the wheels, fork and mudguards.

Test Drive

The centerpiece of the 250 is its engine, a unit which’s of power wasn’t perfect for in the previous year’s model and required aftermarket exhausts for a top feel, so that is what I tested when I saw my way on the brand new model. The result: Excellent!

the help of a new exhaust, a lighter crank, new cam timing and an intake that has reduced volume, KTM to achieve on the 2008 what tired trying to achieve on the model year. Shift and get the revolutions per minute just idle and the amazing torque have you covered in a split while the strong exhaust will give others a of what you’re experiencing in they don’t see the smile on face.

All through the rev range I smooth and yet strong power which remains not constant, but all the way up the 12000 rpm limit. What I appreciated and made me wish I take this baby was the mid-range grunt.

I won’t the KTM 250 SX-F with a regular bike in a straight line if I was you the KTM will get on top of its class in the eyes of and it is strongly recommended that we make others feel bad riding. Also, the SX has at its disposal a lot of and acceleration to impress the public exiting corners and preparing for a jump.

The close-ratio six-speed gearbox is to make the engine’s power out even more as it has a gear for any of the track so that the engine be revved in the “magic zone” of the time (in the low and mid-range, to be more Given to this fact, you be needed to use the clutch very personally I used it for second and gears, but when you do, the feel in the will be firm and positive.

But it comes to the way a bike handles, and a motocross bike, you are immediately to either brag about its or have only bad words for it. I go for the first option as this is easily maneuverable thanks to its frame which also being versatile and damn I had no problems directing the bike I wanted and although the rear is a little wondering, you will get to it in a matter of hours.

The seat is and narrow, so I was properly accommodated, but we all that a motocross rider spend time almost at all in its saddle.

And even though I am not the motocross rider, I enjoyed on a few bumps and received some positive feedback from the fork which has a thing its bottom. It hates touching it! resistance is impressively good, of the fact that KTM are now known for the additional equipment, not only the engines that made famous in their early

Both suspensions being WP, the monoshock couldn’t have a bad impression so it stood up proudly I was landing on the much solicited wheel. By the way, the Excel make quite an impression out on the (well, at least until get covered in dirt).

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What’s impressive and also contributed to the KTM is the braking equipment that up on these motorcycles, the 250 SX-F no exception. I always like Brembo instead of Nissin, but that’s just me. Up front, the can be applied with little on the 260mm disc so the rider most likely need one or two to do so.

The rear end can be easily determined to grip as it brakes on a 220mm disc. You will be often to brake strongly so it is good to on efficient braking equipment. that in this case, the bike speaks efficiency.

Special bikes come at prices and for the 2008 KTM 250 SX-F the rider will have to pay Not bad, if you consider the fact this bike is heading for the podium.


In motocross, it is always to stay with the winner and in case we’re facing the winner. Power, reliability, and good looks are all qualities of the KTM 250 and these are also the ones determine its sales charts to even the marketing department at


Engine and Transmission

and Dimensions

Frame: Central 25CrMo4

Subframe: Aluminium

Handlebar: Renthal Aluminium 28/22 mm (1.10/0.87)

Front WP USD Ø 48 mm (1.89)

Rear WP monoshock PDS

Suspension travel / rear: 300 / 335 mm (11.81 / 13.19)

front / rear: Disc 260 / 220 mm (10.24 / 8.66)

KTM 380 SX
KTM 380 SX
KTM 380 SX
KTM 380 SX
KTM 380 SX


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