RACE TO NEW HEIGHTS
The KTM 250 XC-W TPI is the ultimate combination of power and rideability and sets a clear benchmark for intuitive handling; unique style and top performance. Thanks to its groundbreaking TPI technology; this extreme machine continues to reach new heights; clearly demonstrating KTM's unrelenting commitment to 2-stroke development. Besides the renowned benefits of excellent fuel efficiency; clean exhaust emissions and the removed need for jetting; the KTM 250 XC-W TPI features a dynamic; lightweight frame. It was developed with feedback from factory riders and in hindsight; returns the favor by offering excellent rider feedback.
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ENGINE & EXHAUST
The 250cc 2-stroke engine has plenty of power and torque but remains light enough for riders to muscle their way through the toughest obstacles. Thanks to state-of-the-art engineering; innovative 2-stroke design; and revolutionary TPI fuel injection technology; and a 13:52 re-gear; the powerplant is even more refined than ever before. The compact and lightweight 2-stroke is a great choice for offroad riders who want usable enduro performance that is ready to conquer in the most extreme terrain.
All XC-W models feature new high-tech; lightweight chromoly steel frames. This includes hydro-formed elements produced by state-of-the-art robot welding. They retain their race-proven geometries; but by re-designing certain areas; the stiffness has been optimized; resulting in better feedback for the rider; playful handling and improved stability. The laterally attached engine head stays (the connection between cylinder; head and frame) are now made of aluminum; reducing vibration and further contributing to precise cornering. The bikes also feature newly designed lateral frame guards with a structured surface; improving grip; while also serving as a heat protector against the muffler on the right side. On the KTM 250 XC-W TPI frame; the engine is lowered by 1° around the swing arm pivot improving front wheel traction significantly. The subframe is made of extra-light and stable aluminum profiles; weighing less than 2 lbs (900 gr) and is 40 mm longer than before; providing better rear fender stability.
ERGONOMICS & COMFORT
All KTM XC-W models are equipped with the same high-strength aluminum tapered handlebar; made by NEKEN. The handlebar allows for four different positions. The handlebars come standard with an ODI vulcanized grip on the right side and a comfortable ODI lock-on grip; which does not require any wire or glue; on the left. Additionally; all models can be equipped with an optional handlebar map select switch; which allows to select between a standard and advanced power curve.
BODYWORK & GRAPHICS
The durable in-mold graphics convey the READY TO RACE character of the KTM XC-W model line.
SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS
All engines are fitted with the proven electric starter; which is a major benefit for any offroad activity. It is powered by a super lightweight 2 ah lithium-ion starter battery which provides safe; reliable starting. A reworked wiring harness and revised packaging has most of the electrical components concentrated into a common area below the seat; making them more accessible and reliable.