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2013 KTM 250 EXC Six Days Review
2013 KTM 250 EXC Six Days
The 250 EXC is “READY TO RACE ” for the world’s largest enduro competition, the “International Six Days Enduro”. Six days in succession, over a thousand offroad kilometres, 40 hours in the saddle – a gruelling test, not only for the rider. A whole package of high-quality special options makes the KTM 250 EXC 2013 fit for this ruthless contest, in which more than half the starters bank on KTM every year. 250 EXC Six Days – only authentic with the orange powder-coated frame of the KTM Factory Team.
2013 KTM 250 EXC Six Days Features and Benefits
The airbox on the KTM 250 EXC Six Days allows maximum air to pass through in 2013, but minimum dust and spray. Replacement of the twin-air filter takes approx. 15 seconds, without any tools. Absolutely “READY TO RACE”.
The 250 cc 2-stroke engine excels with new V-Force-4 reed valve blocks and the newly developed DDS clutch. This allows lower operating forces and better controllability at the same time as lower weight (minus 250 g) and greater durability.
NEW DDS CLUTCH
The new DDS clutch (Damped Diaphragm Steel): The one-piece outer clutch hub with primary gear is machined from a single piece of high-strength steel. Unbeatable reliability is the result. It also allows the use of thin steel discs. This results in an extremely compact construction for a narrow engine width. A diaphragm spring enables the implementation of an additional hub damping mechanism – an invaluable benefit in terms of traction and gearbox durability. In conjunction with the diaphragm spring, the hydraulic clutch actuation system from Brembo ensures very smooth and very precise clutch control.
ELECTRIC STARTER AS STANDARD
The KTM 250 EXC Six Days is equipped with both kick and electric starters in MY 2013. This simplifies starting the bike in all situations. With its patented placement in a longitudinal direction above the ignition, the compact starter system is optimally protected and provides a decisive advantage in hard offroad use.
ADJUSTABLE IGNITION CURVE
By opening and closing a plug connection on the KTM 250 EXC Six Days, a choice can be made in 2013 between the standard ignition curve and a softer version. Those who prefer even greater convenience can buy a switch from the PowerParts range.
LINEAR POWER DEVELOPMENT
Plenty of power from the bottom up and controllable rideability throughout the rev range. The response of the exhaust control system can be individually tuned by means of different springs. This way, everyone can very easily vary the power development of their EXC (also combinable with the two ignition curves) between “soft” and “aggressive” in a matter of seconds. And the new reed valve block on the 2013 250 EXC Six Days delivers perceptibly better acceleration and more homogeneous power development.
INDIVIDUAL SUSPENSION SETTING
Each EXC model has its own individual suspension settings, optimally tuned to weight and engine. At the rear, a PDS shock absorber from WP Suspension works with a direct linkage to the upper side of the swingarm. The wide range of setting options for rebound damping and high- and low-speed compression damping are standard on KTM bikes.
The Six Days models are equipped with a completely redesigned, 48 mm closed-cartridge fork from WP Suspension in 2013. The new 4-chamber technology (4CS) patented by WP not only provides a key benefit in terms of responsiveness and consistent damping characteristics, it is also lighter and oil services prove to be far simpler than on the conventional closed-cartridge versions. This fork overcomes extremely rutted tracks and other such major obstacles with the greatest of ease. Another benefit: The fork can be adapted to track and rider in a matter of clicks at the top of the fork: compression damping on the left-hand shaft, rebound damping on the right.
HIGH QUALITY WHEELS
High quality, CNC-machined hubs are standard on all KTM wheels. The new, extremely stable, 7050 aluminium rims from GIANT now bear exclusive 6Days lettering. New MAXXIS FIM tyres – specially developed for KTM – provide excellent traction, very precise directional control and a long service life.
Meticulously finished triple clamps machined from a solid block are fitted to all Six Days models. Not only do they look classy in anodised orange; above all, they are designed in such a way that they support the responsiveness and sliding behaviour of the new fork and ultimately have a positive effect on the entire handling of the KTM 250 EXC Six Days 2013.
The KTM 250 EXC Six Days has bodywork with extremely slim ergonomics and excellent contact points between rider and machine. It provides unlimited freedom of movement. For MY 2013, the bike stands out with newly styled graphics in the colours of the ISDE in Germany.
SIX DAYS EQUIPMENT
• New generation 4CS closed-cartridge fork from WP Suspension
• Frame with high quality orange coating
• CNC-machined triple clamps, orange anodised
• Black anodised handlebar with Six Days logo
• Supersprox 2-piece rear sprocket with steel outer ring and aluminium star
• Full rear brake disc (no slots/holes)
• Camel SXS seat
• Skid plate
• Radiator guard
• Carbon exhaust protector
• Exhaust silencer with KTM Six Days anodising (anthracite) and Six Days logo
• Wheels featuring high quality, black anodised rims made by GIANT with Six Days logo and black spokes
• Quick-release spindle at the front
• Orange radiator grille
• Orange chain guide
• Exclusive Six Days graphics
2013 KTM 250 EXC Six Days – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.
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2013 KTM 250 EXC Six Days – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
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Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
2013 KTM 250 EXC Six Days – UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £6,945.00 GBP
Design 1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control
Displacement 249 cm³
Bore 66.4 mm
Stroke 72 mm
Starting aid Kickstarter and electric starter
Transmission 6 gear, claw shifted
Primary gear 26:72
Final drive 14:50 (13:50)
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment, type Kokusan
Frame Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 4CS
Shock absorber WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC
Suspension travel Front 300 mm
Suspension travel Rear 335 mm
Brake system Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings
Brake discs – diameter Front 260 mm
Brake discs – diameter Rear 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.5°
Wheel base 1,482±10 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) 355 mm
Seat height (unloaded) 960 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 9.5 l
Unleaded premium fuel, mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)
Weight without fuel approx. 104 kg
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
2013 KTM 250 EXC Six Days – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AU MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing AUD
Engine Type1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control
Bore / Stroke66.4/72mm
Starter / BatteryKick & Electric Start / 12V 3Ah
Transmission6 gear, claw shifted
Fuel ManagementKeihin PWK 38 S AG
LubricationMixture oil lubrication
CoolingLiquid cooling system
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
FrameCentral tube frame of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Front SuspensionWP Suspension USD 4860 4CS
Rear SuspensionWP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC
Suspension Travel – Front / Rear300/335mm
Front / Rear BrakesDisc brake 260mm front / 220mm rear
Front / Rear Rims1.60 x 21″ / 2.15 x 19″ Giant
Front / Rear Tyres90/90-21″ / 140/80-18″
Chain5/8 x 1/4″
Steering Head Angle63.5º
Wheel Base1482 ± 10mm
Tank Capacity approx.9.5l
Weight Without Fuel approx.104kg
Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.