2008 KTM 250 XC-W (e) — An Electric-Start Two-Stroke? What A Kick! — Motorcyclist…

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2008 KTM 250 XC-W (e) — An Two-Stroke? What A Kick!

say: The first choice of perfectionists.

We say: Yeah, perfectionists who don’t want to

They say: The first of obsessive perfectionists. We say: obsessive per

If you want to point at one for the sales success of modern off-road bikes, try electric Oh, sure, the smooth, tractable and power is great, but when a stalls someplace ugly or you over on the side of a hill, be happier to have the magic than a winning lottery The two-… starter sounds like a personal watercraft or than the baby-small-block thump of a but you won’t care about after one ride.

This is a great year for KTM to add start to its two-… woods The ’08 XC-W lineup the vastly lighter ’07 chassis and bodywork, and the result is so that the e-start 250 is said to one pound less than the old model!

KTM could easily have out the 250 XC-W (e) if it had simply added the because the 250 XC-W was already the company’s best-selling model. its engine is the least changed of the package. The frame is completely lighter and less flexy, a slim profile that’s to grip with your and knees.

The shock has a more rising rate and adjustable compression damping, while a new triple clamp features offset (18 and 20mm) and four positions.

We had a chance to find out how the new compares with the old one at Michigan’s National Enduro. It didn’t long to tell the ’08 Naturally, there is the fact you don’t have to kickstart it, and the and tank feel different as

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But all those detail differences when you put the engine to work. The XC-W was as smooth and effortless to as a two-… gets. The motor had of low-rpm pull for technical and when it was spun up, it ripped on

The midrange was soft and smooth, and good traction you had to whip the a little with the clutch to get up the boost. It was a very efficient but lacked excitement.

For ’08 the is still solid on the bottom and but the midrange is much livelier. It zappy to the point of radical like a motocrosser, but it has plenty of to get the front end up when you need to. the engine has changed to suit the off-road riding style, is more aggressive, tinged motocross thinking.

The same is true of suspension Enduro bikes have the of being soft, even with little bottoming but that was your dad’s bike. Dads are still to love the ’08, but the persona of the is a bit younger and more hip.

Or it just made us feel

The 250 XC-W (e) would shine in the world without electric but having the magic button it a knock-out punch.

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