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2013 KTM 250EXC-F Review
2013 KTM 250EXC-F
It’s an unbelievable handling miracle. It’s ridden to countless world titles! The KTM 250 EXC-F. Our absolute success story. Builds up plenty of traction at the bottom of the rev range and pushes hard at the top. And the story continues in 2013! Factory rider Antoine Meo is entering into battle for this year’s world championship title in the E2 class on the latest version. The new model excels with its super-agile chassis thanks to state-of-the-art WP suspension components and its powerful DOHC engine featuring electronic fuel injection. And by the way, the new model comes in an extremely sporty outfit.
2013 KTM 250EXC-F Features and Benefits
The EMS from Keihin is state-of-the-art. Along with electronic fuel injection and a 42 mm throttle body, it delivers spontaneous, powerful responsiveness and handling. Automatic temperature and altitude compensation are also to be found on board. With the optional map-select switch (PowerParts), a variety of different engine characteristics can be selected. Thanks to the user setting tool from the PowerParts range, the EFI mapping on the KTM 250 EXC-F 2013 can be changed and individually tuned from a laptop. This guarantees maximum performance at all times.
LIGHTWEIGHT ENGINE CASE
Slimmed down: Die-cast instead of sand-cast engine case! This noticeably reduces wall thickness with no reduction in stability. A lighter engine and therefore better handling are the result. A special, high-strength aluminium alloy provides maximum resistance to damage.
The redesigned airbox on the KTM 250 EXC-F model year 2013 allows maximum air to pass through, but minimal dust and spray. Replacement of the twin-air filter takes approx. 15 seconds, without any tools. Absolutely “Ready to Race”.
Alongside the very small, lightweight (only 8 g) cam followers with DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating, the DOHC cylinder head is equipped with four ultra-light titanium valves, allowing very high engine speeds of up to 12,000 1/min. Compared with the SX-F power unit, the camshafts are designed less for maximum power and more enduro-specifically for a broad usable rev range.
TRANSPARENT PLASTIC TANK
The fuel level can be seen directly from the outside on the 9.5 l, transparent plastic tank. A micro-filter in the fuel line keeps even the smallest of particles away from the injection nozzle and now sits in the fuel line’s quick-release coupling between tank and injection valve. Therefore, replacing it is child’s play. 13 l fuel tanks are available for all models from the PowerParts range. The tried and tested bayonet filler cap – including safety mechanism to prevent unintentional twisting – allows the fuel tank to be opened and closed quickly with only a quarter turn.
The latest generation of fully adjustable 48 mm open-cartridge fork “Made in Austria” by WP Suspension provides the highest levels of responsiveness with even more constant damping characteristics. Not least due to the use of a new fork oil and new fork seal rings.
HIGH QUALITY WHEELS
High quality, CNC-machined hubs are standard on all KTM wheels. The now black coated spokes increase corrosion resistance and centre the new, extremely stable, 7050 aluminium rims from GIANT. New MAXXIS FIM tyres – specially developed for KTM – provide excellent traction, very precise directional control and a long service life.
The 250 EXC-F model year 2013 has bodywork with extremely slim ergonomics and excellent contact points between rider and machine. It provides unlimited freedom of movement. Newly styled graphics give the models a fresher appearance.
Tapered, extremely stable aluminium handlebars from Neken are paraded on the 2013 enduro bikes. For the 2013 model year, new 2-component grips with KTM logo deliver excellent feeling and improved grip.
2013 KTM 250EXC-F – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.
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2013 KTM 250EXC-F – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
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2013 KTM 250EXC-F – UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
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Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 248.60 cm³
Bore 76 mm
Stroke 54.80 mm
Starting aid Electric starter/Kickstarter
Engine lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Primary gear ration 22:68
Secondary ratio 14:50 (13:50)
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
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
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°
Wheelbase 1,482±10 mm
Ground clearance, unloaded 345 mm
Seat height, unloaded 970 mm
Total fuel tank capacity, approx. Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel, approx. 107.5 kg
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
2013 KTM 250EXC-F – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AU MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing AUD
Engine Type1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, liquid-cooled
Bore / Stroke76/54.8mm
Starter / BatteryKick & Electric Start / 12V 4Ah
Transmission6 gear, claw shifted
Fuel ManagementKeihin EFI, flow restrictor 42mm
Control4 V / DOHC with finger followers
LubricationPressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
CoolingLiquid cooling system
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
FrameCentral tube frame of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Front SuspensionWP Suspension USD 4860 MXMA PA
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″ Excel
Front / Rear Tyres90/90-21″ / 120/90-18″
ChainX-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering Head Angle63.5º
Wheel Base1482 ± 10mm
Tank Capacity approx.9.5l
Weight Without Fuel approx.105.7kg
Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.