2016 KTM 250 SX

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2016 KTM 250 SX
2016 KTM 250 SX



2016 KTM 250 SX Review

2016 KTM 250 SX on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Unrivalled 2-stroke performance…

With enough power to excel on all sorts of tracks and terrain, combined with an extremely lightweight chassis, the 250 SX has one of the best power-to-weight ratios in motocross. The unrivalled performance of the lightweight 2-stroke engine makes it a true contender against the more complex 4-strokes. For MY 2016 the 250 SX features detail improvements and new colors and graphics, but basically retains the same chassis and engine specification as MY 2015.

 


2016 KTM 250 SX www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The numbers behind the KTM SX rider heroes

Tony Cairoli

8 world titles in 10 World Championship MX seasons
1st GP victory in Namur Belgium in 2004
25000 autographs signed for fans over 3 days at Eicma trade show in 2014
45 cities visited in one season of racing, testing and preparation!
144 world championship ‘moto’ victories so far (having won 72 GPs)
2008 the last time anyone else won the MXGP title
100cc the headstart Tony gives his MXGP competition on his KTM 350SX-F

Tommy Searle

17: age in rookie GP season (2006)
13 GP career wins to date (as of start of 2015 season)
3 podiums in debut AMA season (2009)
180 km per week of road cycling for fitness training
1200 laps per month on the practice track
20 countries visited in one race season
157.600km of travel completed in one season of racing

Ken De Dycker

4 different countries Ken has won national championships in – Luxembourg, Germany, Great Britain and Belgium
15 years since Ken’s MXGP debut in (GP of Holland, 2000)
35 practice laps on average per training day (4 times a week)
9 as race number
191cm: at nearly 6foot 3inches, Ken is one of the tallest riders on the MXGP circuit
3rd: Ken’s best MXGP championship overall placing (2008 & 2013 seasons)

Jeffrey Herlings

8: years old, won first national championship (Dutch 65cc)
17 rounds in the 2013 GP season, of which Jeffrey won 15
4 days a week of MX practice
15: age at first career GP victory (Valkenswaard, The Netherlands 2010)
3 rounds to spare when Jeffrey clinched the 2013 MX2 title
73 MX2 races: exceptional success ratio of 43 wins, 57 podiums, 2 world titles
18: age when Jeffrey won his first MX2 world title

Pauls Jonass

11 months per year: spent on the road chasing MX victory
4 hours per day: physical training in pre-season
2 junior world titles (2011 85cc and 2013 125cc)
14: age at first junior world championship title
2015: debut MX2 season
28 months old: when Pauls could ride a bicycle unassisted!

 

 

 

2016 KTM 250 SX www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine


Cylinder
The cylinder of the 250 SX is fitted with a sophisticated TVC (Twin Valve Control) power valve, providing adjustable power characteristics. The power character can be changed within a few seconds thanks to two supplied springs for different tracks and rider preference.


Clutch
The KTM DDS (Damped Diaphragm Steel) clutch is fitted with a diaphragm spring, which allows implementation of an internal rubber damping system. Together with a lightweight steel basket and the Brembo hydraulic system the DDS clutch offers maximum reliability, excellent modulation and light lever pull.


Carburetor
The 250 SX is fitted with a proven Keihin PWK 38S AG carburetor producing the perfect air-fuel mixture. For extreme temperature or altitude the setting can be tuned with supplied jets and needles according to a setting list in the manual.


Engine
The powerful KTM 250 SX engine unites an unbeatable power-to-weight ratio with outstanding performance and extremely easy handling.

 


Superior chassis


Frame
The modern frame design of the 250 SX, comprised of lightweight, high strength, chrome-molybdenum steel section tubes, combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional stiffness.


Linkage/Shockabsorber
The linkage system of the 250 SX features a progressive curve with a high initial rate ensuring good stability. The high-end WP 5018 shock absorber guarantees outstanding response and damping characteristics. Compression and rebound damping can be adjusted to the track conditions and the rider’s preferences.


Fork
The 250 SX features a 48mm WP 4CS closed cartridge fork. The setting has been specifically developed for racing motocross, and the forks can be easily adjusted for compression and rebound via the dials on the top of the fork tubes.


Triple clamps
Top quality, CNC-machined triple clamps have been something of a KTM trademark for years. Ensuring precise handling, they provide proper clamping force for correct flex characteristics, thus improving the action of the forks. For 2016 the upper triple clamp features a newly developed rubber damping system for the handlebar clamp in order to reduce the vibration levels felt through the handlebar. The clamps retain their forward and back adjustability for rider preference.

 


Unbeatable power-to-weight ratio


Graphics
A new, refined graphic design with clear lines underlines the high demands made of a modern, state-of-the-art motocross motorcycle.


Bodywork
KTM engineers have focused on designing the bodywork ergonomically and functionally in such a way that the whole motorcycle is in perfect harmony with the rider down to the very last detail. The front fender is a perfect example of how molded plastic components can gain maximum stability with a well thought out structure.


Seat
The ergonomically perfect seat is equipped with a durable foam core, ensuring both greater comfort and higher stability.


Airbox
At the same time, the design of the airbox guarantees optimum protection of the air filter from dirt plus maximum airflow for the highest performance. Quick replacement of the Twin Air filter, without tools and in a matter of seconds, has long been an unrivalled KTM standard.


Handlebar
The 250 SX is equipped with a tapered handlebar made of high-strength aluminum by NEKEN, which is fixed in a new rubber damped handlebar clamp allowing the handlebar to be mounted in two different positions. A new, larger handlebar pad protects the rider in case of a crash.

 


Unrivalled handling


Wheels
The 250 SX is fitted with lightweight, CNC-machined hubs, high-end Excel rims and new, weight reduced spokes with lightweight aluminum nipples providing maximum stability at minimum weight. The latest Dunlop Geomax MX32 tires have been developed with KTM factory racing in the USA and expert test riders. They guarantee perfect traction and outstanding performance.


Brakes
High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM off-road bikes, and now are combined with newly designed and weight-reduced Wave discs made by GALFER featuring improved heat resistance. Weight reduction is 63g on the front disc, and 32 g for the rear. This is the ultimate solution in braking technology.


 

 


 

2016 KTM 250 SX – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Local Dealer for Pricing in USD

Engine
” Design
1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
” Displacement
249 cm³
” Bore
66.4 mm
” Stroke
72 mm
” Starter
Kickstarter
” Transmission
5-speed
” Primary drive
26:72
” Secondary gear ratio
13:48
” Clutch
Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
” EMS
Kokusan
Chassis
” Frame design
Chrome-molybdenum steel central-tube frame
” Front suspension
WP USD Ø 48 mm 4CS closed cartridge
” Rear suspension
WP monoshock with linkage
” Suspension travel (front)
300 mm
” Suspension travel (rear)
300 mm
” Front brake
Disc brake
” Rear brake
Disc brake
” Front brake disc diameter
260 mm
” Rear brake disc diameter
220 mm
” Chain
520
” Steering head angle
63.5 °
” Wheelbase
1495 ± 10 mm
” Ground clearance
385 mm
” Seat height
992 mm
” Tank capacity (approx.)
7 l
” Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)
95.9 kg


 


 

2016 KTM 250 SX – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Local Dealer for Pricing in CDN

Engine
” Design
1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
” Displacement
249 cm³
” Bore
66.4 mm
” Stroke
72 mm
” Starter
Kickstarter
” Transmission
5-speed
” Primary drive
26:72
” Secondary gear ratio
13:48
” Clutch
Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
” EMS
Kokusan
Chassis
” Frame design
Chrome-molybdenum steel central-tube frame
” Front suspension
WP USD Ø 48 mm 4CS closed cartridge
” Rear suspension
WP monoshock with linkage
” Suspension travel (front)
300 mm
” Suspension travel (rear)
300 mm
” Front brake
Disc brake
” Rear brake
Disc brake
” Front brake disc diameter
260 mm
” Rear brake disc diameter
220 mm
” Chain
520
” Steering head angle
63.5 °
” Wheelbase
1495 ± 10 mm
” Ground clearance
385 mm
” Seat height
992 mm
” Tank capacity (approx.)
7 l
” Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)
95.9 kg




 

2016 KTM 250 SX – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £6349 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
” Design
1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
” Displacement
249 cm³
” Bore
66.4 mm
” Stroke
72 mm
” Starter
Kickstarter
” Transmission
5-speed
” Primary drive
26:72
” Secondary gear ratio
13:48
” Clutch
Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
” EMS
Kokusan
Chassis
” Frame design
Chrome-molybdenum steel central-tube frame
” Front suspension
WP USD closed cartridge Ø 48 mm
” Rear suspension
WP monoshock with linkage
” Suspension travel (front)
300 mm
” Suspension travel (rear)
300 mm
” Front brake
Disc brake
” Rear brake
Disc brake
” Front brake disc diameter
260 mm
” Rear brake disc diameter
220 mm
” Chain
520
” Steering head angle
63.5 °
” Wheelbase
1495 ± 10 mm
” Ground clearance
385 mm
” Seat height
992 mm
” Tank capacity (approx.)
7 l
” Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)
95.9 kg



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