DYNAMIC IN EVERY WAY.
2020 KTM 250 SX-F:
The KTM 250 SX-F was primed for global domination and is set to continue its dominance for 2020. Not only is it the lightest bike in its class, but it also offers an unrivalled, confidence-inspiring power delivery, making it a great choice for both amateur and professional riders. Laying the power down effectively is the secret to fast lap times and this capable package has all the right credentials to get the most important job done – getting to the chequered flag first.
2020 KTM 250 SX-F Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
NEW graphics for a READY TO RACE appearance.
NEW WP XACT front fork setting for improved damping, and new fork piston for improved
performance. Features proven, sophisticated air spring design with separate damping
NEW WP XACT rear shock setting and new compression adjuster for improved tuning.
Compact DOHC (double overhead camshaft) engine with cutting-edge cylinder head
featuring titanium valves and super-light finger followers with a hard DLC coating.
High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with optimized stiffness provides a great
blend of comfort and stability.
Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased
adjustability, offering better straight-line stability.
Bodywork features a slim design for optimal comfort, control and freedom of movement.
Air box and air boot designed to provide maximum protection of the air filter against soiling
and better airflow for optimal performance. Air filter can be accessed without tools for quick
servicing. Optional perforated airbox cover included in the by-pack.
Header pipe with FDH (Flow Design Header) resonator system for improved performance.
Handlebar map switch selects between two maps and activates traction and launch control
for better traction and more efficient starts.
Hydraulic Brembo clutch system offers light operation and highly controllable modulation of
High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and
are combined with lightweight Wave discs.
Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more
KTM’s “No Dirt” foot peg design keeps the peg pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the
foot peg is always in the correct position.
Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC machined hubs, high-end Excel rims and Dunlop
MX 3S tires.
“No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any
THE NEW KTM SX RANGE IS OUT NOW!
After the race is before the race and when it comes to competing in the most prestigious championships around the world, this mantra is an important one to live by. KTM’s desire to win in AMA Supercross and the FIM Motocross World Championship continues to be demonstrated with outstanding performances in each series thanks to KTM’s focus on creating the sharpest weapons for the toughest battles. This READY TO RACE mindset and development in the most challenging arenas is translated directly into our serial production models.
Following on from last year’s ground-breaking introduction of a new KTM SX generation, for model year 2020 the 2-stroke KTM 125 SX, KTM 150 SX and KTM 250 SX, and the 4-stroke KTM 250 SX-F, KTM 350 SX-F and KTM 450 SX-F have received performance enhancing engine updates to ensure they remain at the fore and as battle-ready as ever. These detailed refinements, that have been developed with KTM´s test riders in Europe and the USA along with factory racers around the globe, complement the high-quality serial components that the KTM SX range already boasts.
New graphics and colors give the range a fresh look for the new season, while an E-starter and a map select switch with integrated traction control and launch control on 4-stroke machines, premium brakes supplied by Brembo, No-Dirt footpegs are fitted as standard to KTM’s class-leading line-up. High quality exhaust systems, plastics and seats join the reworked WP XACT suspension with the proven AER technology, which offers enhanced handling for model year 2020.
Designed by the very same engineers that are responsible for the bikes raced by the likes of Jeffrey Herlings, Antonio Cairoli and Cooper Webb, the KTM sportminicycle line-up continues to set the benchmark in out-of-the-crate performance for junior riders. For MY2020 the KTM 50 SX, KTM 65 SX and KTM 85 SX have a new look and feature the WP XACT suspension for precise handling and stability in the toughest motocross terrain.
All of the junior models boast premium components such as high-quality Formula brakes, a high-strength steel frame, ergonomically designed bodywork and high-performance engines. For model year 2020 the KTM 65 SX has a reworked ignition curve for improved performance, while the carburetor has been optimized for better power delivery. Its bigger brother, the KTM 85 SX, has a new transmission drive shaft fixing for safer sprocket fixation. The KTM 85 SX also has a reworked muffler with improved packing wool, which saves weight.
In addition, the KTM SX-E 5 will join the sportminicycles as another competitive option for junior riders. Based on the KTM 50 SX with its high-end chassis, but powered by an electric motor, the KTM SX-E 5 is easy to ride, has zero emissions, low noise and requires minimal maintenance – giving riders more options for places to ride, whilst being easy to use. The height of the bike is also completely adjustable, and it is aimed at riders aged from 4 to 10 years old, making it an exciting new model in the KTM line-up. The KTM SX-E 5 will be launched this summer.
“To be the consistent performer at any level of racing, you have to continue to progress in development. The work never stops – whether that’s here in Mattighofen, or with our engineers in the USA. The KTM SX range model year 2020 has received a number of updates to complement last year’s groundbreaking new generation models, and we can see that our continued efforts in development are paying off – our athletes both in Supercross and Motocross have enjoyed some fantastic results so far this season. Utilizing the same R&D team as their bigger brothers, the KTM sportminicycle models remain at the very forefront of junior racing competition with detailed refinements for MY2020. In addition, we are excited for the highly anticipated launch of the all-new KTM SX-E 5 electric minicycle, which will arrive this summer,” said KTM´s Senior Product Manager Offroad, Joachim Sauer.
2020 KTM 250 SX-F Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
ENGINE & EXHAUST
4-strokes have taken motocross to unthinkable new extremes in a playground where KTM is a dominant force. Lighter and more compact than ever thought possible, these well-balanced engineering masterpieces deliver class-leading power in the most dynamic way. Straight from the showroom floor, KTM 4-strokes offer READY TO RACE performance of the highest caliber.
Every rider knows that when the feeling on the bike is good, the ride is even better. The chassis forms an integral part of this “connection,” providing feedback between track and rider. The KTM 250 SX-F features a lightweight, high-tech steel frame that provides accurate rider feedback while also reducing the harshness of typical motocross terrain. For 2020, the suspension features improved damping characteristics. The reworked settings offer a slightly softer, more comfortable feel that, together with the flex characteristics of the chassis, contribute to an intuitive, high-performance ride like no other.
ERGONOMICS & COMFORT
It is important for a rider to work in harmony with the motorcycle, maintaining momentum by moving together with the natural forces. The ergonomics on the 2020 range are optimal for high-level performance and provide a riding position that offers the best maneuverability and control. The handlebar position can also be adjusted to suit every rider size and ergonomic preference. A rider’s main interaction with the motorcycle comes through the bodywork, seat, footpegs and handlebars, which all play a vital role in overall control. When it comes to ergonomics, absolutely no compromises have been made and only the best quality products feature on the 2020 KTM SX models.
BODYWORK & GRAPHICS
KTM’s 4-stroke motocross machines set the industry benchmark when it comes to innovative technology and styling. With input from KTM factory riders, as well as KTM R&D and Kiska Design, the bodywork of the KTM 250 SX-F pushes the boundaries of style, function and progression. The result is a shape that achieves complete harmony between rider and bike. The main goal is to provide the optimal contact points for maximum freedom of movement and excellent handling. The front and rear fenders feature an intelligent I-beam design, guaranteeing maximum stability with the lowest possible weight.
SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS
4-strokes have defined the modern era of motocross – a playground where the KTM SX-F range has pushed the boundaries of performance innovation. To stay ahead in the competitive 250 class, KTM equipped the 250 SX-F with a multifunctional handlebar map switch. The unit activates innovative features like traction control, launch control and even alternative power curves. By pushing performance to the absolute extreme, electronics have become a necessary addition for ensuring power is delivered in the most effective way. KTM SX-F models also feature other unique advantages, like the proven electric starter. Now, more than ever, READY TO RACE performance is only the push of a button away.
2020 KTM 250 SX-F – Totalmotorcycle.com International Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9,099 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement: 249.9 cc
Bore / Stroke: 78.0 / 52.3 mm
Compression Ratio: 14.4:1
Starter/Battery: Electric Starter / 12.8V, 2 Ah
Transmission: 5 Gears
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44 mm Throttle Body
Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Primary Ratio: 24:73
Final Drive: 14:51
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central Double-Cradle-Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Sub Frame: Aluminum
Handle bar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm
Front Suspension: WP XACT USD Fork, Ø 48 mm
Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock with Linkage
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 310 mm / 12.2 in; 300 mm / 11.81 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 10.24 in; 220 mm / 8.66 in
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21” / 2.15 x 19” Excel
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21” / 110/90-19” Dunlop MX3S
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Steering Head Angle: 26.1º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,485 mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370 mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 950 mm / 37.4 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 7 L / 1.85 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 99 kg / 218.3 lbs
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