2021 KTM 250 XC TPI
Simply put, the KTM 250 XC is a hardcore cross-country missile. Sharing most of its DNA with the KTM 250 SX, it boasts the same awesome 2-stroke acceleration with a remarkably lightweight chassis. What this means it that the 250 XC simply chews up fast and technical terrain. A clear fuel tank and 18" rear wheel also aids in making this a really capable SX-derived offroad racing weapon.
The 250cc 2-stroke engine has plenty 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, 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 perfromance that is ready to conquer in the most extreme terrain.
The high-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame has a knack for easy handling, outlandish rideability, precise cornering and excellent stability. You can also count on precisely calculated stiffness of the frame. This results in better absorption of the energy created from the front and rear suspension, sucking up jumps and bumps. In short: more comfort and less rider fatigue. Laterally attached, lightweight aluminum engine head stays (the connection between cylinder head and frame) contribute to more precise cornering and a reduced vibration level. The engineers were able to pull off all that, while making their frame 2.2 pounds lighter than that of the ligtest competitor on the market. In addition, it is easier to maintain, easier to work on and supplies more space for the tank and other componenets. The bike also features an extra-light subframe made of aluminum, which tips the scales at less than 2 pounds.
KTM engineers sure know how to handle handlebars. This tapered unit, made of high-strength aluminum by NEKEN, features a throttle assembly which has a twin-cable for TPI models just like their 4-stoke brothers with a double-cable aluminum body and straightforward free-play adjustment. A vulcanized grip sits on the right, while on the left side of the bar a comfortable ODI lock-on grip is mounted, which does not require any wire or glue to be fixed.
Simply riding a KTM 250 XC TPI attracts the attention of onlookers, but the new inlay graphics definitely make them turn for a second look.