KTM’s whole lineup of full-size motocross and cross-country fashions enter a brand new technology in 2023. Beneath the sharper bodywork, every machine was given a brand new body, subframe, swingarm, and shock. Powerplant updates for the four-strokes have been particular to every displacement. Within the case of the 250 XC-F, it shares a lot of the identical engine structure because the 250 SX-F—the principle distinction being its use of a six-speed gearbox as an alternative of the motocrosser’s five-speed.
The 250 XC-F gained some weight for 2023. In line with our automotive scales, it’s 6 kilos heavier than the outgoing (2019–2022) mannequin. We additionally ran the Austrian producer’s 250cc four-stroke cross-country mannequin on our in-house Dynojet 250i rear-wheel dynamometer, the place we documented peak figures of 40.5 hp at 13,000 rpm and 19.0 lb.-ft. of torque at 9,800 rpm. Now that empirical information has been established, it’s time to see how the quarter-liter thumper model of KTM’s all-new off-road competitors platform takes to the path and observe.
2023 KTM 250 XC-F Engine Specs