2009 KTM 250 XC-F motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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KTM 250 XC-F


year: 2009 KTM Model: XC-F price: Engine: Single cylinder, Transmission: 5 gears SX ratio @ RPM: +/-35 HP Energy: MX FCR 39 Displacement: 249.5 L Top Speed: 80 mph


Posted on 05.20.2009 by Maxx Biker

Being of the Top Speed team, I can only the highest appreciation for those of bikes that, with sharp handling and refinement, to stand out and offer the same of excitement as those fitted bigger engines do. The 2009 KTM 250 is one such great example the very big number of small four-… Japanese and European models.

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Despite featuring the 249.5 cc, single-cylinder, four-… engine, got the job done very well on the generation chassis, KTM’s were to line up the quarter-liter to their Off-Road Competition and that meant adding latest central double-cradle-type frame that works together with the aluminum, subframe, top notch WP suspensions as as Brembo brakes. Like on the bigger siblings, the 450/505 the steering head angle is of degrees while trail is so sharp cornering was their goal and, from the first glance, the bike all the best credentials possible.

The seat is now positioned at a higher (38.78 inches) while the clearance (15 inches) remains the This is probably not a very move for KTM, but definitely a of the fact that this is designed both for big and small The weight of only 223.98 (no fuel included) comes as a advantage as it eases the carbureted task of moving the thing fast around.

Also, exactly what the five-speed (SX transmission is supposed to do.

Another that gets our attention is how KTM both 21-inch and 18-inch for the 250 XC-F, just so that of different sizes would at home on it. That’s also an over the competition, which to be fading away with revision that the small gets.


The Austrian launched the all-new 250 XC-F in Derived from the SX model, it long until the new bike its racy character that was predicted by the specs sheet. The model year only an overall great initial with small tweaks from bigger models of the

So I guess we can say that the XC-F was by the SX and “taken over” by its bigger


No matter how, the KTM 250 XC-F is here to stay and to an impressive stand against Japanese models such as the new 2009 Honda CRF250X and WR250F. While Suzuki manufacture any decent alternative, the Kawasaki KLX250S is just a dual-sport model in comparison to the 250

The Husqvarna TXC 250 is a direct opponent of the KTM 250 so that’s most likely to cut in market share. The two bikes are similar and offer the very riding excitement so either way will be hooked by their new long after these be bought.


Inspired by bikes, all of the previous mentioned are supposed to be easily distinguished on the gravel or up on the rocks as easy as any of the manufacturer’s motocrossers. The striking with racing bikes the advantage of riding a champion’s and the 2009 KTM 250 XC-F makes no

Everything from the number and side panels to the fenders, mud and hand guards indicates the DNA of the XC-F while the blacked out wheels and the 250 SX-F aluminum add on to the overall aggressive look of the new Even the decals are in accordance KTM’s eccentric 2009

The black seat is narrow and perfectly in with the 2.43 tank, which is perfectly into the also black frame. Still, Orange KTM’s characteristic color and what sets it apart in as well.

Test Ride

with the chitchat! The riding are the most conclusive and we must say the 2009 KTM 250 XC-F seems to followed a natural evolution chassis refinement and valuing the capabilities at the highest possible

The first thing that you is the lightweight. This comes as an of what needs to be properly in order to call the bike a and it’s actually very to go with the flow. Soon, we carving tight corners and that KTM was not kidding when the SX-F and the XC-F in the same

Easy to handle and offering a position similar to that of bikes, our tester could prove that while on the fast move and that’s the engine intervenes. You can choose the kick and electric starter to get it and, once wormed up, it quick launches and is consequent in plenty of power and torque for the to work with. Being for good low-and-mid rpm range, climbs are among the easiest and wheelies come at the first twist of the throttle in the first gears.

The five-speed SX ratio is precise and works in perfect with the engine, apparently than in the case of two-… as four-strokes aren’t that in selecting the precise gear for specific riding situation. engagements are ensured by a hydraulic, clutch, which is precisely the XC-F needed to help it go on barely starting riders.

after getting well with the new 250 XC-F, we started to it for higher jumps and couldn’t be even if we wanted to. The 1.89-inch WP USD is capable of 11.81 inches of travel while the WP monoshock PDS 13.19 inches of wheel for always smooth landings. our jumping session, we haven’t or heard the suspensions bottoming out so we can think the best about equipment.

Making use of highly performing brakes with a single front disc and 8.66-inch one exploited with the use of two pistons respectively a single piston braking power is always for the overall light 360 pounds (rider included) to be stopped in a of an eye, which is something we don’t recommend while off-road.

Overall, the 2009 KTM 250 is a blast to ride simply it offers the kind of excitement you don’t always expect beginning bikes. Yet, it deliver more than believed and that makes it as a fun bike long after learned to ride.

KTM 250 XC-F
KTM 250 XC-F


KTM the 2009 quarter-cylinder XC-F for a MSRP, which is more you’d pay for a Japanese competing so it must really have the decent crowd of owners riding this model.

KTM is dedicated to building top notch and off-road models and the new 250 XC-F on the latest evolutionary step which is enough make us this a better (although expensive too) alternative to the bikes. Yes, it does that we’re dealing a trendsetter, but one that could performed even better if injection would have fed the engine.


Engine and Transmission

and Dimensions

Frame: Central 25CrMo4

Subframe: Aluminium removable

Handlebar: Neken Ø 28/22 mm (1.10/0.87)

suspension: WP USD Ø 48 mm (1.89)

suspension: WP monoshock PDS

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

brake: 260 mm (10.24) disc, double piston

Rear 220 mm (8.66) disc, Brembo piston

Rims, front/rear: x 21; 2.15 x 18

KTM 250 XC-F
KTM 250 XC-F

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