2013 KTM 250XC

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2013 KTM 250XC
2013 KTM 250XC

2013 KTM 250XC
2013 KTM 250XC

2013 KTM 250XC
2013 KTM 250XC



2013 KTM 250XC Review

2013 KTM 250XC

One of the most popular bikes for cross country racing is the 250 XC and for 2013 KTM has raised the bar to another level. It is a formidable weapon to combat the competition thanks to its incredible power combined with extremely low weight. Simply unbeatable in terms of power-to-weight ratio.

 

2013 KTM 250XC Features and Benefits

REVISED CLUTCH

FRAME

The modern frame design of lightweight, high-strength, chromoly steel section tubes guarantees an ideal mix of longitudinal and torsional stiffness, resulting not only in easy handling and precise steering behavior, but also in excellent ride stability. The engine braces to the cylinder head have also been optimized, along with their attachment to the frame. The frames have a new color for the 2013 model year and they are still the benchmark in terms of weight and stability.

FORK

The further improved 48 mm (1.89 in) upside-down fork featuring closed-cartridge technology has been optimized with completely revamped US XC specific settings for perfect harmony with the new frame and engine. The new oil is significantly more wear-resistant and guarantees more consistent damping throughout both the course of a race and the bike’s life cycle. A new lower triple clamp is 80 g (2.82 oz) lighter and, just like the upper triple clamp, CNC-machined from high-quality aluminum, whereby the steering characteristics, and hence, the responsiveness of the fork have been noticeably improved.

BODYWORK

Visually the completely revamped bodywork indicates that the 2013 model year represents a new XC generation. Above all, the ergonomics and function of the plastics have been designed in such a way that the whole chassis and engine package forms a perfect harmony with the rider down to the very last detail. The fuel tank and spoiler have been restyled along with the airbox cover and the front fender, including the front number plate. A particular highlight is the new front fender, which has no ribbing whatsoever on the inside to prevent mud build-up. A pioneering structure and improved attachment of the fender to the triple clamp result in up to 50% greater lateral stiffness.

WHEELS

The wheels are fitted with lightweight, CNC-machined hubs and high-end GIANT rims, plus new, black-coated spokes with aluminum nipples, guaranteeing the highest levels of stability while keeping weight to a minimum. The Dunlop GEOMAX MX51 tires stand for excellent traction and good performance. For the benefit of greater ride stability on the 2013 KTM 250 XC, the rear axle has been increased in diameter from 20 mm (0.79 in) to 25 mm (0.98 in).

BRAKES

Brakes from Brembo® are standard equipment on KTM motocross bikes and, together with lightweight Galpher wave-type brake discs, they are recognized as the measure of all things in terms of application and brake performance. At the rear wheel, the Brembo® brake caliper carriers have been adapted to the larger axle diameter for MY 2013.

 

 

 


 

2013 KTM 250XC – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8,199 USD

ENGINE
Design 1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control
Displacement 249 cm³ (15.19 cu in)
Bore 66.4 mm (2.614 in)
Stroke 72 mm (2.83 in)
Starting aid Kick starter and electric starter
Gearbox 6-gear, claw shifted
Primary transmission 26:72
Secondary ratio 14:50
Clutch Multidisc clutch in oil bath/hydraulically activated
Ignition Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment, type Kokusan
CHASSIS
Frame Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA CC
Shock absorber WP Suspension 5018 BAVP DCC
Suspension travel Front 300 mm (11.81 in)
Suspension travel Rear 317 mm (12.48 in)
Brake system Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings
Brake discs – diameter Front 260 mm (10.24 in)
Brake discs – diameter Rear 220 mm (8.66 in)
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.5°
Wheelbase 1,495±10 mm (58.86±0.39 in)
Ground clearance unloaded 395 mm (15.55 in)
Seat height unloaded 992 mm (39.06 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx. 11.5 l (3.04 US gal)
Super unleaded gasoline, mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)
Weight without fuel, approx. 104 kg (229 lb.)

 


 

2013 KTM 250XC – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $9,049.00 CDN

ENGINE
Design 1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control
Displacement 249 cm³ (15.19 cu in)
Bore 66.4 mm (2.614 in)
Stroke 72 mm (2.83 in)
Starting aid Kick starter and electric starter
Gearbox 6-gear, claw shifted
Primary transmission 26:72
Secondary ratio 14:50
Clutch Multidisc clutch in oil bath/hydraulically activated
Ignition Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment, type Kokusan
CHASSIS
Frame Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA CC
Shock absorber WP Suspension 5018 BAVP DCC
Suspension travel Front 300 mm (11.81 in)
Suspension travel Rear 317 mm (12.48 in)
Brake system Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings
Brake discs – diameter Front 260 mm (10.24 in)
Brake discs – diameter Rear 220 mm (8.66 in)
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.5°
Wheelbase 1,495±10 mm (58.86±0.39 in)
Ground clearance unloaded 395 mm (15.55 in)
Seat height unloaded 992 mm (39.06 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx. 11.5 l (3.04 US gal)
Super unleaded gasoline, mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)
Weight without fuel, approx. 104 kg (229 lb.)

Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.



2013 KTM 250XC – UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £6,145.00 GBP.

ENGINE
Design 1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control
Displacement 249 cm³ (15.19 cu in)
Bore 66.4 mm (2.614 in)
Stroke 72 mm (2.83 in)
Starting aid Kick starter and electric starter
Gearbox 6-gear, claw shifted
Primary transmission 26:72
Secondary ratio 14:50
Clutch Multidisc clutch in oil bath/hydraulically activated
Ignition Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment, type Kokusan
CHASSIS
Frame Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA CC
Shock absorber WP Suspension 5018 BAVP DCC
Suspension travel Front 300 mm (11.81 in)
Suspension travel Rear 317 mm (12.48 in)
Brake system Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings
Brake discs – diameter Front 260 mm (10.24 in)
Brake discs – diameter Rear 220 mm (8.66 in)
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.5°
Wheelbase 1,495±10 mm (58.86±0.39 in)
Ground clearance unloaded 395 mm (15.55 in)
Seat height unloaded 992 mm (39.06 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx. 11.5 l (3.04 US gal)
Super unleaded gasoline, mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)
Weight without fuel, approx. 104 kg (229 lb.)

Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

 


2013 KTM 250XC – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AU MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing AUD

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Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.

 

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