2008 KTM 250 XC And XC-W (e) motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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KTM 250 XC-W
KTM 250 XC-W



What the 250 XC apart from the competition is the engine which is meant to mean off the road. This received a new crankshaft and modified in order to deliver constant power, but pure enjoyment is felt when maneuvering the as it receives a brand new frame PDS geometry and upgraded suspension.

The 250 (e) uses the same recipe, that the E-starter comes


The new millennium brought at KTM a bunch of new bikes known as the EXC among which was situated the performing 250 EXC. Equipped a 249cc liquid-cooled single two-… engine, the bike writing history for the perseverant and the results soon followed. of a motocrosser than an enduro, the KTM 250 EXC was with a kickstarter, something didn’t changed until day.

2006 was to bring a bike that by now became 250 XC and received its much needed (new crankshaft, modified new frame, improved suspension) two later.


KTM knew it was up the best in the business so that is why it these two models so competitive. with Honda CR250R is an nightmare as the bike delivers two-… power from the unit mounted on an ultra-thick, chassis. This is how Honda it through, but considering the fact the KTM models are set-up for off-road we’ll forgive their

Another Japanese blast doesn’t let the KTM catch its breath is the YZ250, a two-… dirt that delivers the latest in response and handling and it is all due to constant and development, resulting into a master powered by a 249cc two-…; reed valve engine.

Suzuki RM250’s and handling combination is what it against the KTM 250 XC and XC-W (e), but the is its environment so it is where pure is being delivered by a 249cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, piston reed powerplant.

but not least, the Kawasaki KX250F has results and manages to situate always on the podium. For 2008, ride gets even as Kawasaki improved the way it shifts, and delivers its power. Pretty everything is top notch, like thought us.


Model 2008 brought for the new KTM 250 XC and XC-W (e) plastics which look much the same on both but if you look closely you will see the difference especially if the bikes are one to the other.

No matter model, the 250 XC is characterized by an look that is representative for as well as the Orange color.

with the heavy artillery mounted front fender, looking rear fender, finished side panels the fuel tank and blending in with the seat), the dirt does stand out.

As I was painted both Orange and with black, the bikes look different from one at all, but taking a closer reveals the black mudguards and muffler on the XC-F while on the mudguards remain orange and the has the color of the material it is made of, Also different are the decals come as font for the model 250 XC is simply written on a stripe of while 250 XC-W (e) comes next to a flame imitation

Both bikes look the same and you will see that isn’t very different so for many riders it will be a choice.

Test Drive

Definitely the most successful KTM models, the 250 XC and (e) are built for delivering pure at all rpm levels so that riders be truly impressed and hooked to This is what happened to me too I found my way on the dirt bikes.

immediately amazed me was the incredible available right above and how that accelerating feel is sustained in the mid range while the top end is and enjoyable. KTM made no concessions it came to these two models and the was to make them as reliable and as performing as possible.

You will that it did succeed as the first two will have you holding on the with all your strength and where all the fun is in trail riding. The engine is performing spotless in any situation and it seems always for challenges.

But what I most right after the powerful and engine is the way this bike You can through it around with ease and notice that it to your every single and after a few miles you won’t be no more and the handling part come naturally. No obstacles are too big for it and no are too steep, but when it comes to the friends on 450cc four-… it is easier to pass them in a line and through them a as they eat your two-…

The clutch feels firm as it engages and the gearbox is very on both models. Five are enough to properly value the two-…’s potential and have the XC with 100mph.

On the trails, rides feel calm and even when the road looks bumpy and that is all due to the WP which do their job of absorbing properly. I decided that it a bit more rough exploiting and it over rocks and uneven in order to have it lose a bit of its feel, but as much as I would tried, the bike would go on and prove efficient for any kind of

The blast will come to an end and with great efficiency as the two Brembo pistons are applied on the disc and the single rear piston actions on a 220mm The off-road tire crampons bury themselves in the ground and end the in a fulfilling and impressive way.


When you’re for a bike and see that one specific is significantly more expensive the competition’s it doesn’t necessarily you should not consider it. All contrary! You take in consideration a dirt such as the KTM 250 XC offered at an MSRP of and the KTM 250 XC-W (e) marketed for $6,898.

Whatever model you choose to go for you find that performance and standards are raised to new levels and the on the XC-W (e) will definitely in handy. But if you are hooked by the simple XC and crave for the advantage of an E-starter, you can upgrade as the casing and ignition allow you to do so.


Engine and

KTM 250 XC-W
KTM 250 XC-W

Final drive: 14:50

Liquid cooled

Clutch: Wet clutch, operated hydraulically

Kokusan digital E; Kokusan 2k-3

Chassis and Dimensions

Frame: double-cradle-type 25CrMo4

Subframe: 7020; Aluminium removable on the (e)

Handlebar: Magura Aluminium 28/22 mm (1.10/0.87); Neken Ø 28/22 mm (1.10/0.87) on the (e)

Front suspension: WP USD Ø 48 mm

Rear suspension: WP monoshock PDS

travel front / rear: 300 / 335 mm / 13.19)

Front brake: (10.24) disc, Brembo piston

Rear brake: (8.66) disc, Brembo piston

Rims, front / 1.60 x 21; 2.15 x 18

Tires, / rear: 80/100-21; 110/100-18

X-ring chain 5/8 x 1/4

Main Aluminium

KTM 250 XC-W
KTM 250 XC-W
KTM 250 XC-W
KTM 250 XC-W
KTM 250 XC-W

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