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2020 KTM 250 SX-F
2020 KTM 250 SX-F

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
KTM
KTM
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
250 SX-F
250 SX-F
Model Code
F8175T5
F8175T5
Color
Orange / White
Orange / White

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 260 mm Disc

Rear - 220 mm Disc

Front - 260 mm Disc

Rear - 220 mm Disc

Drivetrain

Transmission
5-Speed
5-Speed
Chain
5/8 x 1/4 in.
5/8 x 1/4 in.

Engine

Engine
1-Cylinder, 4-stroke
1-Cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement
249.9 cc
249.9 cc
Bore x Stroke
78 x 52.3 mm
78 x 52.3 mm
Clutch
Multi-plate clutch, Brembo hydraulics
Multi-plate clutch, Brembo hydraulics
Fuel System
Keihin EMS
Keihin EMS
Starting
Electric
Electric

Operational

Frame
Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
Front Suspension
WP XACT-USD, Ø 48 mm
WP XACT-USD, Ø 48 mm
Rear Suspension
WP XACT Monoshock with linkage
WP XACT Monoshock with linkage
Rake
63.9°
63.9°

Features

Bodywork and Graphics

  • 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.
  • DECALS: The new inlay graphics add to the fast and aggressive look of the bike and confirm KTM’s never-ending quest for race-winning progression.

Chassis

  • CHASSIS: 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, contributes to an intuitive, high-performance ride like no other.
  • FRAME: The frame on the KTM 250 SX-F has to cater for the dynamic riding styles typical of the class it fits into. As with the entire SX range, the frame is professionally crafted from hydroformed chromium molybdenum steel tubes that are robot welded to ensure the highest levels of consistent quality. The carefully calculated stiffness of the frame delivers responsive handling and works perfectly with the suspension to provide excellent agility and high-speed stability. All 2020 KTM SX frames feature a highly durable powder coating and come with standard frame protectors. The subframe is made from lightweight aluminum and provides great feeling for the rider, as well as easy movement across the seat.
  • SWINGARM: The KTM 250 SX-F’s one-piece swingarm is manufactured using a gravity die-cast production process, for exceptional strength at the lowest possible weight. It offers a wide range of adjustment for the rear wheel, allowing for a shorter wheelbase on tighter, twisty tracks, or a longer wheelbase for greater stability on longer, more choppy tracks. The swingarm’s chain measurement markings are visible from above, making adjustment simpler and more accurate.
  • WHEELS: KTM uses lightweight, CNC-machined hubs and high-end Excel rims on all SX models, guaranteeing maximum stability and minimum weight. The aluminum spoke nipples feature a design that conveniently reduces the frequency with which the spokes need to be tightened. The wheels are fitted with the latest DUNLOP Geomax MX 3S tires, delivering maximum grip and stability, effectively transferring all the power to the ground.
  • FRONT SUSPENSION: All full-size KTM SX models are fitted with the super-lightweight WP XACT front fork with AER technology and feature updated settings for 2020. It is a 48 mm USD air-sprung fork with separate functions in each fork leg, with damping functions on the right side and the air spring on the left. The left leg features a two-chamber system with a capsuled air cartridge, helping prevent loss of air pressure. Essentially, this means that in the rare case of a leaking outer seal, the internal cartridge pressure keeps the bike in a normal position. The air spring is exceptionally easy to use and can be adjusted to any rider weight via a single air valve and the air pump that is supplied with the bike. The right fork leg integrates a damping cartridge to fit single damping leg requirements and can be adjusted to the track conditions and the rider’s preferences. Additionally, the fork top caps have a new design for improved, easy adjustment(compression from top, rebound from bottom, 30 clicks each).
  • REAR SUSPENSION: All KTM SX models feature a WP XACT DDC (Dynamic Damping Control) monoshock, which has been developed to work as a complete unit with the entire frame and swingarm architecture, as well as the linkage system and the WP XACT fork. It features high-quality machined and anodized components, which add a touch of class and give it appeal beyond just a functional necessity. It is fully adjustable, including high and low speed compression, allowing you to set the shock up precisely to suit any track and rider’s preferences.
  • TRIPLE CLAMP: All KTM SX models feature top quality, CNC-machined triple clamps which have become a KTM trademark. The triple clamp has a precisely calculated stiffness and offset (22 mm offset for all models) to match the flex characteristics of the frame and fork. The result is a front end that works in perfect harmony, contributing positively to the overall handling and stability. The rubber damped handlebar fixation reduces vibration and also allows for some adjustment with two different mounting positions. An hour meter is fitted as standard on the upper triple clamp on all SX models, keeping the rider informed of the number of hours spent tearing up the track and when the next service is due.
  • BRAKES: High-tech BREMBO brakes have always been standard equipment on all KTM motocross bikes. Combined with lightweight wave discs, the renowned system provides the highest level of braking efficiency, enabling you to out-brake the competition.
  • FUEL TANK: All models in the KTM SX range are fitted with lightweight polyethylene fuel tanks. The shape of the fuel tank allows for slim ergonomics without compromise to the 1.85 gallon fuel capacity. The filler cap has an inside thread that makes for easy and reliable closure.
  • AIRBOX: The airbox on the KTM 250 SX-F ensures optimal flow dynamics, and together with its intake snorkels, leads to maximum power and quick throttle response. Despite the obvious performance advantages, the design also offers maximum protection against soiling of the air filter. The large Twin-Air air filter is mounted on a cleverly designed stiff cage that minimizes incorrect installation. As found on previous models, filter maintenance is quick and easy and does not require tools - a standard, original feature from KTM. Every SX-F comes with an additional PowerParts airbox cover (in the by-pack) featuring additional air intake holes for higher engine performance, meaning that the the airbox can be customized for different engine characteristics or to suit track conditions.

Engine and Exhaust

  • 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.
  • ENGINE: Renowned as the strongest engine in 250 competition, the 2020 version maintains its dominance. Its compact structure contributes to excellent mass centralization, which supports the easy rideability of the bike. The 2020 model features a new, stronger oil pump intermediate gear that, along with several other small, but important refinements, contributes to improved reliability. The low weight of only 57.1 lbs, in combination with the compact engine layout and unrivalled power, once again makes the KTM 250 SX-F a real force to be reckoned with, yet still easy to ride for both amateur and professional riders.
  • CYLINDER HEAD: An integral part of the class-leading power delivery is the cutting-edge DOHC (double overhead camshaft) cylinder head. It features two overhead camshafts which activate the titanium valves (intake 32.5 mm, exhaust 26.5 mm) via the super-light, DLC coated finger followers. The camshafts have a friction-optimized super-fine surface and a timing that delivers incredibly refined power.
  • CRANKSHAFT: The KTM 250 SX-F has a rigid crankshaft and a connecting rod that features a plain big end bearing with two force-fitted bearing shells running directly on the crank pin. This design was essential for the extremely high engine speeds and unrivalled maximum power of the 250 cc 4-stroke engine. The design also enhances the engine's durability, allowing long crankshaft service intervals, which is a huge benefit in terms of time, effort and cost.
  • CRANKCASES AND ENGINE COVERS: The compact engine cases are manufactured using a high pressure die-cast production process that helps with weight reduction, while retaining strength and durability. The design allows for optimal shaft arrangements close to the center of gravity, resulting in ideal mass centralization and easier rideability. The engine covers feature a smart surface structure that reduces wear caused by the rider's boots, keeping them looking as fresh as the day you bought it.
  • TRANSMISSION: The KTM 250 SX-F is fitted with a robust 5-speed transmission. The gear ratios were carried over from its predecessor and are perfectly suited for the MX track. Another highlight of the transmission is the 'no-dirt' gear shifter. Similar to the footpeg design, it prevents the build-up of dirt and ensures the next gear is always available, no matter what the conditions.
  • ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: The state-of-the-art KEIHIN Engine Management System, with electronic fuel injection, features a 44 mm throttle body. The injector position guarantees optimal atomization of the fuel and air on the way to the combustion chamber, resulting in instant response and maximum performance when opening the throttle. There are also separate systems for cold starting and idle adjustment. The ECU features maps which have been developed to precisely match the exhaust and cylinder head, with options for regulating traction and launch control. It also provides different maps for each gear, according to the information received from the gear sensor, ensuring maximum power as you shift through the gears.
  • CYLINDER AND PISTON: The 78 mm bore cylinder houses a lightweight, forged, bridged, box-type piston, made to the highest standards by CP. It has an extremely rigid structure and features a unique crown shape to suit the high-compression combustion chamber. The compression ratio is at 14:4:1 and thanks to the combination of low oscillating masses, the engine displays extremely lively characteristics.
  • BALANCER SHAFT: In order to balance the mass forces the KTM 250 SX-F produces, the engine is fitted with a multifunctional counterbalance shaft. It effectively reduces vibration, while driving the water pump and timing chain.
  • CLUTCH: The DS (diaphragm steel) clutch literally puts the control back in the hands of the rider. It features a durable, one-piece clutch basket and primary gear, made of high-strength billet steel, guaranteeing unbeatable reliability. It is fitted with extremely heat-resistant steel carrier friction discs, which are pre-tensioned by means of a diaphragm spring, ensuring the most effective disengagement of the clutch. This design substantially reduces the operating force required to pull the clutch and is made even easier with the BREMBO hydraulic system.
  • E-STARTER: Time is crucial in the heat of the race and an electric starter gets you fired up and back in the battle as soon as possible. The electric starter is standard on the KTM 250 SX-F and features a strong starter motor made by MITSUBA. The proven starter drive guarantees efficient and reliable starting when you need it most.
  • HANDLEBAR MAP SELECT SWITCH: Within easy reach of the left grip on all four-stroke models, is a multifunctional handlebar map switch, which features the innovative control functions; traction control; launch control and alternative power curves (standard <-> advanced). The TRACTION CONTROL is a unique feature that guarantees more efficient traction and better control when accelerating the bike, especially in challenging track conditions. It can be activated on the handlebar map switch while riding. With a simple push of the two buttons at idle speed, the rider can also activate LAUNCH CONTROL, ensuring the most effective launch out of the gate. The map switch also gives the rider the chance to select an alternative power map besides the standard configuration, providing him with options during the race.
  • COOLING: Maintaining the optimal engine temperature is crucial to ensuring consistent horsepower throughout the ride. The KTM 250 SX-F features radiators which are positioned for a lower center of gravity. Their design matches the shrouds perfectly and offers a great slim feel to the ergonomics. By using CFD technology (computational fluid dynamics) together with a clever coolant circuit routing, the innovative system ensures the optimum engine temperature for the highest performance, no matter what the conditions. The radiators also feature special protectors that serve not only as protection from flying rocks and debris but also as a brace that disperses energy around the radiators in the event of an impact.
  • EXHAUST: When it comes to power delivery and performance, the exhaust on all 4-stroke models plays a key role and packs a punch that is hard to beat. It features a model specific header pipe with an advanced resonator called FDH (Flow Design Header), which is a small chamber around the pipe. The design allows the exhaust to be disassembled without removing the shock absorber and also provides better access to the shock. The aluminum sleeve, end cap and internal design of the silencer allow for slimmer ergonomics, making the bike feel narrower, without compromise to regulatory noise limits.

Ergonomics and Comfort

  • ERGONOMICS & COMFORT: IIt 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 is optimal for high-level performance and provides 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 were made and only the best quality products feature on the 2020 KTM SX models.
  • SEAT: All KTM SX models feature a seat that perfectly matches the range’s dynamic performance-oriented ergonomics. The seat cover features silicone strips that provide better feel and grip for the rider. The seat is conveniently fixed to the bike using one long, lateral screw, making it secure and easy to handle.
  • HANDLEBAR: All full-size KTM SX models are equipped with the same high-strength aluminum tapered handlebar, made by NEKEN. The handlebar is fixed in rubber damped mountings, which allow for two 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.
  • FOOTPEGS: Sophisticated ´no-dirt´ footpegs prevent clogging of the footpeg pivot, even when digging in deep ruts. Looking for a higher riding position? Then just mount the footpegs of the MY2019 EXC models, which are 6 mm higher than the SX versions.

Software and Electronics

  • 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.
  • BATTERY: All SX-F models feature a capable, super lightweight 2 Ah Lithium-Ion starter battery, ensuring quick and effective starting of the engine, especially in cold weather conditions. The voltage regulator and condenser, as well as all the electrical components are packaged in a common area below the seat, making the entire system compact and reliable.

Bodywork and Graphics

  • 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.
  • DECALS: The new inlay graphics add to the fast and aggressive look of the bike and confirm KTM’s never-ending quest for race-winning progression.

Chassis

  • CHASSIS: 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, contributes to an intuitive, high-performance ride like no other.
  • FRAME: The frame on the KTM 250 SX-F has to cater for the dynamic riding styles typical of the class it fits into. As with the entire SX range, the frame is professionally crafted from hydroformed chromium molybdenum steel tubes that are robot welded to ensure the highest levels of consistent quality. The carefully calculated stiffness of the frame delivers responsive handling and works perfectly with the suspension to provide excellent agility and high-speed stability. All 2020 KTM SX frames feature a highly durable powder coating and come with standard frame protectors. The subframe is made from lightweight aluminum and provides great feeling for the rider, as well as easy movement across the seat.
  • SWINGARM: The KTM 250 SX-F’s one-piece swingarm is manufactured using a gravity die-cast production process, for exceptional strength at the lowest possible weight. It offers a wide range of adjustment for the rear wheel, allowing for a shorter wheelbase on tighter, twisty tracks, or a longer wheelbase for greater stability on longer, more choppy tracks. The swingarm’s chain measurement markings are visible from above, making adjustment simpler and more accurate.
  • WHEELS: KTM uses lightweight, CNC-machined hubs and high-end Excel rims on all SX models, guaranteeing maximum stability and minimum weight. The aluminum spoke nipples feature a design that conveniently reduces the frequency with which the spokes need to be tightened. The wheels are fitted with the latest DUNLOP Geomax MX 3S tires, delivering maximum grip and stability, effectively transferring all the power to the ground.
  • FRONT SUSPENSION: All full-size KTM SX models are fitted with the super-lightweight WP XACT front fork with AER technology and feature updated settings for 2020. It is a 48 mm USD air-sprung fork with separate functions in each fork leg, with damping functions on the right side and the air spring on the left. The left leg features a two-chamber system with a capsuled air cartridge, helping prevent loss of air pressure. Essentially, this means that in the rare case of a leaking outer seal, the internal cartridge pressure keeps the bike in a normal position. The air spring is exceptionally easy to use and can be adjusted to any rider weight via a single air valve and the air pump that is supplied with the bike. The right fork leg integrates a damping cartridge to fit single damping leg requirements and can be adjusted to the track conditions and the rider’s preferences. Additionally, the fork top caps have a new design for improved, easy adjustment(compression from top, rebound from bottom, 30 clicks each).
  • REAR SUSPENSION: All KTM SX models feature a WP XACT DDC (Dynamic Damping Control) monoshock, which has been developed to work as a complete unit with the entire frame and swingarm architecture, as well as the linkage system and the WP XACT fork. It features high-quality machined and anodized components, which add a touch of class and give it appeal beyond just a functional necessity. It is fully adjustable, including high and low speed compression, allowing you to set the shock up precisely to suit any track and rider’s preferences.
  • TRIPLE CLAMP: All KTM SX models feature top quality, CNC-machined triple clamps which have become a KTM trademark. The triple clamp has a precisely calculated stiffness and offset (22 mm offset for all models) to match the flex characteristics of the frame and fork. The result is a front end that works in perfect harmony, contributing positively to the overall handling and stability. The rubber damped handlebar fixation reduces vibration and also allows for some adjustment with two different mounting positions. An hour meter is fitted as standard on the upper triple clamp on all SX models, keeping the rider informed of the number of hours spent tearing up the track and when the next service is due.
  • BRAKES: High-tech BREMBO brakes have always been standard equipment on all KTM motocross bikes. Combined with lightweight wave discs, the renowned system provides the highest level of braking efficiency, enabling you to out-brake the competition.
  • FUEL TANK: All models in the KTM SX range are fitted with lightweight polyethylene fuel tanks. The shape of the fuel tank allows for slim ergonomics without compromise to the 1.85 gallon fuel capacity. The filler cap has an inside thread that makes for easy and reliable closure.
  • AIRBOX: The airbox on the KTM 250 SX-F ensures optimal flow dynamics, and together with its intake snorkels, leads to maximum power and quick throttle response. Despite the obvious performance advantages, the design also offers maximum protection against soiling of the air filter. The large Twin-Air air filter is mounted on a cleverly designed stiff cage that minimizes incorrect installation. As found on previous models, filter maintenance is quick and easy and does not require tools - a standard, original feature from KTM. Every SX-F comes with an additional PowerParts airbox cover (in the by-pack) featuring additional air intake holes for higher engine performance, meaning that the the airbox can be customized for different engine characteristics or to suit track conditions.

Engine and Exhaust

  • 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.
  • ENGINE: Renowned as the strongest engine in 250 competition, the 2020 version maintains its dominance. Its compact structure contributes to excellent mass centralization, which supports the easy rideability of the bike. The 2020 model features a new, stronger oil pump intermediate gear that, along with several other small, but important refinements, contributes to improved reliability. The low weight of only 57.1 lbs, in combination with the compact engine layout and unrivalled power, once again makes the KTM 250 SX-F a real force to be reckoned with, yet still easy to ride for both amateur and professional riders.
  • CYLINDER HEAD: An integral part of the class-leading power delivery is the cutting-edge DOHC (double overhead camshaft) cylinder head. It features two overhead camshafts which activate the titanium valves (intake 32.5 mm, exhaust 26.5 mm) via the super-light, DLC coated finger followers. The camshafts have a friction-optimized super-fine surface and a timing that delivers incredibly refined power.
  • CRANKSHAFT: The KTM 250 SX-F has a rigid crankshaft and a connecting rod that features a plain big end bearing with two force-fitted bearing shells running directly on the crank pin. This design was essential for the extremely high engine speeds and unrivalled maximum power of the 250 cc 4-stroke engine. The design also enhances the engine's durability, allowing long crankshaft service intervals, which is a huge benefit in terms of time, effort and cost.
  • CRANKCASES AND ENGINE COVERS: The compact engine cases are manufactured using a high pressure die-cast production process that helps with weight reduction, while retaining strength and durability. The design allows for optimal shaft arrangements close to the center of gravity, resulting in ideal mass centralization and easier rideability. The engine covers feature a smart surface structure that reduces wear caused by the rider's boots, keeping them looking as fresh as the day you bought it.
  • TRANSMISSION: The KTM 250 SX-F is fitted with a robust 5-speed transmission. The gear ratios were carried over from its predecessor and are perfectly suited for the MX track. Another highlight of the transmission is the 'no-dirt' gear shifter. Similar to the footpeg design, it prevents the build-up of dirt and ensures the next gear is always available, no matter what the conditions.
  • ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: The state-of-the-art KEIHIN Engine Management System, with electronic fuel injection, features a 44 mm throttle body. The injector position guarantees optimal atomization of the fuel and air on the way to the combustion chamber, resulting in instant response and maximum performance when opening the throttle. There are also separate systems for cold starting and idle adjustment. The ECU features maps which have been developed to precisely match the exhaust and cylinder head, with options for regulating traction and launch control. It also provides different maps for each gear, according to the information received from the gear sensor, ensuring maximum power as you shift through the gears.
  • CYLINDER AND PISTON: The 78 mm bore cylinder houses a lightweight, forged, bridged, box-type piston, made to the highest standards by CP. It has an extremely rigid structure and features a unique crown shape to suit the high-compression combustion chamber. The compression ratio is at 14:4:1 and thanks to the combination of low oscillating masses, the engine displays extremely lively characteristics.
  • BALANCER SHAFT: In order to balance the mass forces the KTM 250 SX-F produces, the engine is fitted with a multifunctional counterbalance shaft. It effectively reduces vibration, while driving the water pump and timing chain.
  • CLUTCH: The DS (diaphragm steel) clutch literally puts the control back in the hands of the rider. It features a durable, one-piece clutch basket and primary gear, made of high-strength billet steel, guaranteeing unbeatable reliability. It is fitted with extremely heat-resistant steel carrier friction discs, which are pre-tensioned by means of a diaphragm spring, ensuring the most effective disengagement of the clutch. This design substantially reduces the operating force required to pull the clutch and is made even easier with the BREMBO hydraulic system.
  • E-STARTER: Time is crucial in the heat of the race and an electric starter gets you fired up and back in the battle as soon as possible. The electric starter is standard on the KTM 250 SX-F and features a strong starter motor made by MITSUBA. The proven starter drive guarantees efficient and reliable starting when you need it most.
  • HANDLEBAR MAP SELECT SWITCH: Within easy reach of the left grip on all four-stroke models, is a multifunctional handlebar map switch, which features the innovative control functions; traction control; launch control and alternative power curves (standard <-> advanced). The TRACTION CONTROL is a unique feature that guarantees more efficient traction and better control when accelerating the bike, especially in challenging track conditions. It can be activated on the handlebar map switch while riding. With a simple push of the two buttons at idle speed, the rider can also activate LAUNCH CONTROL, ensuring the most effective launch out of the gate. The map switch also gives the rider the chance to select an alternative power map besides the standard configuration, providing him with options during the race.
  • COOLING: Maintaining the optimal engine temperature is crucial to ensuring consistent horsepower throughout the ride. The KTM 250 SX-F features radiators which are positioned for a lower center of gravity. Their design matches the shrouds perfectly and offers a great slim feel to the ergonomics. By using CFD technology (computational fluid dynamics) together with a clever coolant circuit routing, the innovative system ensures the optimum engine temperature for the highest performance, no matter what the conditions. The radiators also feature special protectors that serve not only as protection from flying rocks and debris but also as a brace that disperses energy around the radiators in the event of an impact.
  • EXHAUST: When it comes to power delivery and performance, the exhaust on all 4-stroke models plays a key role and packs a punch that is hard to beat. It features a model specific header pipe with an advanced resonator called FDH (Flow Design Header), which is a small chamber around the pipe. The design allows the exhaust to be disassembled without removing the shock absorber and also provides better access to the shock. The aluminum sleeve, end cap and internal design of the silencer allow for slimmer ergonomics, making the bike feel narrower, without compromise to regulatory noise limits.

Ergonomics and Comfort

  • ERGONOMICS & COMFORT: IIt 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 is optimal for high-level performance and provides 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 were made and only the best quality products feature on the 2020 KTM SX models.
  • SEAT: All KTM SX models feature a seat that perfectly matches the range’s dynamic performance-oriented ergonomics. The seat cover features silicone strips that provide better feel and grip for the rider. The seat is conveniently fixed to the bike using one long, lateral screw, making it secure and easy to handle.
  • HANDLEBAR: All full-size KTM SX models are equipped with the same high-strength aluminum tapered handlebar, made by NEKEN. The handlebar is fixed in rubber damped mountings, which allow for two 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.
  • FOOTPEGS: Sophisticated ´no-dirt´ footpegs prevent clogging of the footpeg pivot, even when digging in deep ruts. Looking for a higher riding position? Then just mount the footpegs of the MY2019 EXC models, which are 6 mm higher than the SX versions.

Software and Electronics

  • 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.
  • BATTERY: All SX-F models feature a capable, super lightweight 2 Ah Lithium-Ion starter battery, ensuring quick and effective starting of the engine, especially in cold weather conditions. The voltage regulator and condenser, as well as all the electrical components are packaged in a common area below the seat, making the entire system compact and reliable.