2013 KTM 250 SX-F Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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2013 KTM 250 SX-F Comparison

Watch the KTM 250 SX-F Motocross Shootout Video to see how the machine compares to the rest of the

Last year in the 2012 250 Shootout. the KTM 250 SX-F amassed the least of points on our scoresheet even it did have some redeeming such as electric start and of the best brakes ever put on a bike. Although it was closer to its rivals, the orange machine felt like it was just a tad too especially in the corners. Now take KTM fans because the 2013 is, for the most part, an all-new and has the Big Four squarely in its sights.

The news with the 2013 KTM 250 SX-F is the it’s all-new and has been to be lighter and more powerful. with the cases, KTM engineers a …-casting process that for the use of a stronger aluminum alloy. The has been tossed in the pursuit of a and lighter bike as well.

A new piston and larger cylinder the bore from 76mm to utilizing an over-square design allows for higher revs as as more room for larger The redesigned cylinder head is to increase gas flow by 10%, gasses running in and out via titanium actuated by DLC-coated dual cam followers. Additionally, the newly camshafts

The KTM 250 SX-F puts out the most peak for 2013. It cranks out just five more than the model.

have more as well as revised timing. a larger 44mm throttle delivers more gasoline-charged KTM claims a 5 hp gain quite a for such limited displacement.

On the Dynojet 250i, the SX-F up the power claims from KTM a best in class 37.76 which according to our test year is truly 5 ponies Very impressive. The torque wasn’t as staggering but in the ballpark 17.93 lb-ft at 8900 When the power is put to the dirt, the shot down the 125-foot in our Holeshot Test in 4.630 at 45.2 mph.

This was near the bottom of the charts, but it has to be that the testing surface was and some wheel spin did During Third-Gear Roll-On the KTM fared much better the best result in the test, from 15 to 40 mph in 2.051 seconds a distance of 82.3 feet.

On the track the newfound power was with the KTM following a close in the engine rating from our Power output is excellent the mid-range to the 14,000 rpm redline. The responds best to a neck and rewards those riders can keep the motor spinning.

Lug the and the results aren’t the best, and the second place ranking our crew.

“The tangerine was second for me,” states shredder Chris See. power on this bike was but what I didn’t like was I had to rev it so high to get in the sweet spot. I thought I should shift, I needed to carry the rpm a little to get the bike to make maximum

While the handling still slightly heavy, the KTM 250 SX-F tracks the corners with ease.

Our rider and second fastest on the Vicki Golden adds, bottom end on the KTM was lagging a bit. The had good speed once it the top end range. The power really through each gear.”

With so much more the KTM chassis would need to be on to be able to make the gains and we are happy to say it is much improved. The frame has been strengthened though the wall thickness has reduced. This is meant to the weight while increasing stiffness for better tracking

The WP fork and rear shock new damping valving, and the lower clamp is CNC-machined for lighter and more responsive steering.

On the the MotoUSA crew liked the KTM than in previous years, excellent stability and tracking rutted corners. However, the still feels heavier we think it should, especially the to get the SX-F to drop into a initially. This put the orange mid pack in the handling field.

KTM was stable at speed and worked in the deeper ruts with bumps,” comments Nick “It didn’t do anything blew my socks off, but it was at speed.”

Suspension settings for the KTM may be but they still are not quite we feel they need to be. get us wrong here, they are closer than ever but we found the fork to be too stiff on the chop and then too soft on the big This would require fiddling than we had time for in our to get it right, but a softer spring more compression dampening be a step in the right direction.

KTM 250 SX

The rear end on the 250 SX-F is planted and well in any situation, something couldn’t be said of KTM’s in the

“The forks on the KTM were a stiff in the initial part of the and seemed to blow through the on hard impacts,” claims Armstrong. “Although, the rear seemed to work really and had a lot of action.”

More power, handling and top-shelf components the KTM 250 SX-F into second place.

At shootout in the last few years a given that the KTM will own the scoring, and once again the 250 collects the full ten points. it has slightly more mass pounds fully fueled), the SX-F is nothing short of The Brembo set-up has great unreal power and a telepathic

“The Brembo brakes on the KTM are strong and have a great I can drive the bike really into corners and feel that I’m going to hit my says Armstrong.

The seating on the SX-F still has a different there is no mistaking you are on a KTM but it is better previous years. A bar bend for 2013 and the new bodywork makes it a more comfortable space to in. The high quality components as the Brembo brakes and clutch a solid feel, but it comes a price.

The orange bike is the expensive at $7899, but the electric is worth a few hundred at least.

KTM felt the most different out of all the It took the longest to get used to, but I did it felt really good,” comments. “The distance the seat to the foot pegs was which made it easier for me to the outside peg.”

When it to the drivetrain, the KTM scores high to a hydraulic clutch that fades and has good feel, some of the cable clutches slightly more communication the clutch pack. Some of our feel the gearing has some issues and you will need sprockets on hand to suit the you ride on most.

The 2013 KTM 250 SX-F is by far the best it has ever and our team responded by giving it a place finish in our 2013 250 shootout. A strong engine, brakes and electric start the KTM a desirable bike to race or With some work to the it could be even better, but we are with the new Katoom and not surprised its runner-up status.

KTM 250 SX
KTM 250 SX


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