With enough power to excel on all sorts of tracks and terrain, combined with an extremely lightweight chassis, the 250 XC has one of the best power-to-weight ratios in its class. The unrivalled performance of the lightweight 2-stroke engine makes it a true contender against the more complex 4-strokes
The engine of the KTM 250 XC has been known and respected for being the most powerful 2-stroke engine in its class. 2-strokes really do have a future at KTM. Their outstanding power-to-weight ratio, low cost and simplicity see to that. The KTM 250 XC engine has been optimized for mass centralization, comes with a twin-valve controlled power valve, a balancer shaft for less engine vibrations, a 6-speed transmission and a hydraulically operated DDS clutch. This compact racer truly outshines the competition with its ripping performance and is the right choice for lovers of low purchase and maintenance costs. Oh, and of course don’t forget that 2-stroke snarl when you’re on the pipe.
KTM engineers just love dropping weight year after year. The result: the 2018 KTM XC models are the slimmest, lightest dirt bikes out there.
When it comes to successful cross-country racing, comfort and confidence are key. The KTM 250 XC, like the rest of the XC range, benefits from race-honed ergonomics built with only one purpose in mind – winning.
KTM R&D, KISKA Design and all our factory riders had their say in shaping the plastics with one goal: complete harmony between rider and bike. Perfect ergonomics and contact points provide maximum comfort in movement on the XC. The I-beam structures of the front and rear fenders guarantee maximum stability and a low weight thanks to well thought-out construction and mounting. They also stay cleaner for longer.
Stripped down to only the bare-essential electronics, an electric starter adds some convenience to this hardcore enduro package.