2013 KTM 250 XC-W Comparison Review — Motorcycle USA

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KTM 250 XC-W

2013 KTM 250 XC-W Comparison

Watch MotoUSA put the 2013 KTM 250 tot he test in the 2013 KTM 250 XC-W Video .

general. Of course the best riders and excellent support is an important part of the company’s racing exploits, but all for nothing without highly motorcycles. There is no question the 250 XC-W is just that.

The question is how does it stack up its competition. Looking at the specs the 250 has all of the tech one expects from A revised engine and new clutch are at upping the KTM’s game, and the WP is set up specifically for the XC-W. Even so, cut to the chase and spill the beans the KTM 250 XC-W finishes behind the and Husaberg in our shootout.

But even though the score might not look it, the differences minimal and difficult to notice.

up the KTM with the electric start or the kick-starter is easy and quick. Not time is needed on the choke for up and the throttle response is crisp and after the first blubbery out rev. On the trail power on strong off the bottom and spins up Even down in the lowest rev the XC-W doesn’t fall on its

On the flip side, however, the power profile in the mid and top does for more work when the gets tight or slippery.

engine package in my opinion like a motocrosser,” says our Editor, Frankie Garcia. has a ton of power, but just spins and for traction especially in the drier we rode in.”

Because of the snappy engine that revs quickly, our rated in just behind the The power profile can be mellowed out via plug that is either or closed, but we ran all of the bikes in the most mode. KTM even offers a mounted accessory switch for between maps on the fly.

excellent features on the KTM include the precise and smooth Brembo clutch actuation mated to a new Diaphragm Steel clutch. The DDS has an outer hub and primary gear is machined from a single of steel. This allows for a reliable system that thinner plates while a spring dampens the hub for increased

It all translates to the usual buttery pull that we’ve to expect from KTM.

Suspension duties on the 250 XC-W are by a 48mm WP upside-down fork and a WP PDS shock that have been tuned specifically for the rather than running the valving and spring rates as on the XC The MotoUSA crew deems the KTM to be on the side of the spectrum in comparison to its This is great for pounding whoops or airing it out, but it is a ride in the small choppy or in the rocks.

The bike liked to a bit if the rider wasn’t 100% to pounding through obstacles.

KTM 250 XC-W

stiffer set-up Enduro may to your hands and feet the but this makes for a tiresome after multi-day rides,” our local guide Brian “Having a few more plush at the top of the … would have the ride a lot more friendly.”

In the handling department the 250 XC-W is a but we all know when you play sharp instruments you need to be The stiffness of the suspension makes for a turning bike when the is there to compress the fork, but if the was loose the front would wide or knife depending on the application. Changing direction is quick, but with that comes some nervousness hustling.

If you are a rider that to be kept on your toes the KTM is for attention is paramount to keeping the on line.

Just like its cousin the Husaberg. the 250 XC-W, has a 37.8-ich seat height. inseams will be challenged to get feet down on uneven On the move, the tall seat for a roomy cockpit that the transition from sitting to easy.

The tall bars also well for standing up and doing but they do feel a bit ape-hanger-like seated. Even so, the bend is and gives tons of leverage to the bike around in the trees and

KTM is the king of braking in the off-road thanks to its top-shelf Brembo set up. bite is strong but controllable, the feel and modulation first Every manufacturer really to take notes from Orange in this arena.

At the end of the it became apparent that we the KTM just a little bit less the Beta and Husaberg. The slightly feel and snappy powerband has us too on-edge for all-day shredding. were more situations you found yourself fighting the than the other two. three bikes are very in every category, but the 2013 KTM 250 has just a few more faults the others.

It’s a great bike in an greater class of 2013. of it as the salutatorian rather than the

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