So tell me about the 2011 KTM 250XCF

I have a chance to pick one up.  What are the goods and thhe bads of this bike?  I'm coming from a 2 stroke, but I've had a few YZF's so I'm familiar with 4T's, but I've never owned a KTM 4 stroke.  Are these bikes powerful compared to other 250F's?  Any common issues?

 

TIA for your input!!

Its slow....

Its slow....

 

Compared to what?  Other 250F's?

Compared to what?  Other 250F's?

 

Yes, and heavier too......

Yes, and heavier too......

 

Well, damn.  Does KTM offer a 350 kit for them?

Well, damn.  Does KTM offer a 350 kit for them?

 

Ya, its called the 350xcf....

 

Other companies offer BB kits for the bikes but from any test of BB I have read or rode, a strong running KX250f is equally as fast.....

Ya, its called the 350xcf....

 

Other companies offer BB kits for the bikes but from any test of BB I have read or rode, a strong running KX250f is equally as fast.....

 

Is the motor similar to what the 250SXF has? 

Is the motor similar to what the 250SXF has?

Only in 2013 did motors become simular in terms of components. 2011/12 components were completely different between the 350s and 250s...

Edited by originalmonk

Only in 2013 did motors become simular in terms of components. 2011/12 components were completely different between the 350s and 250s...

 

Sorry, I meant between the 250XCF and 250SXF.  Are the 250SXF's slow that year also? 

Sorry, I meant between the 250XCF and 250SXF. Are the 250SXF's slow that year also?

Compared to other 250fs, yes.....

Well, this is disappointing.  I need my low end power.

Well, this is disappointing. I need my low end power.

Then a 250f shouldn't be your first choice but if you insist, the YZ250fs have stupid crazy torque....

Then a 250f shouldn't be your first choice but if you insist, the YZ250fs have stupid crazy torque....

 

Well, I want low end torque and featherlight weight.  I might as well stick to the 2 stroke world.

Well, I want low end torque and featherlight weight. I might as well stick to the 2 stroke world.

Yup....

Ktm 250sxf is not slow at all. It's not a torque monster but once you learn the powers sweet spot it will lift the front end easily. I came from a yzf that had more torque but it also signed off a hell of a lot earlier also. These motors are built to rev, so let it sing. I do. 80 hrs on zero issues. Never ridden a kxf but I have a modded crf and modded yzf and I prefer my sxf. It feels light,turns Awsome and has strong manageable power. I love passing and dropping guys like monk on there 450s while I'm on my 'slow heavy ,' bike.

What are the differences in the SXF and the XCF motors in 2011?

Ktm 250sxf is not slow at all. It's not a torque monster but once you learn the powers sweet spot it will lift the front end easily. I came from a yzf that had more torque but it also signed off a hell of a lot earlier also. These motors are built to rev, so let it sing. I do. 80 hrs on zero issues. Never ridden a kxf but I have a modded crf and modded yzf and I prefer my sxf. It feels light,turns Awsome and has strong manageable power. I love passing and dropping guys like monk on there 450s while I'm on my 'slow heavy ,' bike.

2011/2012 were slow 250fs, plain and simple.....

And I find it funny that you would make a claim that you can pass and drop guys like me. Especially when you know nothing about me.....

Edited by originalmonk

I'm not sure of the difference to be honest but I'm sure I'd just a case removing rrestrictions. Then just add the intake cam from an 06 sxf.

I said guys like you because it seams like you're one of the people that still believe bike speed is relative to bike Hp. Anybody can go fast in a straight line. I get a huge kick out of passing and dropping and out lasting 450s.

I'm not sure of the difference to be honest but I'm sure I'd just a case removing rrestrictions. Then just add the intake cam from an 06 sxf.

I said guys like you because it seams like you're one of the people that still believe bike speed is relative to bike Hp. Anybody can go fast in a straight line. I get a huge kick out of passing and dropping and out lasting 450s.

I don't believe that are all.....

I'm all for 250fs BUT, having the choice between the slowest AND heaviest such as the KTM 250sxf (11/12 models) vs all the other faster and lighter machines makes it a no brainer when it comes to a dirt bike. This is also coming from a KTM supporter....

These bikes are not slow at all. I have an '11 250sxf and it rips. You hafta know how to ride it properly to get the most out of it (i ride it like a 2 stroke) I'm coming off a heavilly mod'd 2011 300xc so if it were slow I

would've noticed it. My lap times on a 11 Kilometre loop were about 5-7 seconds faster on the sxf once I got the suspension and chassis dialed in with the engine stock. I rode it back to back with a kxf and crf and yes the kxf has more power, doesn't mean it's better. The crf was fast too but it had motor work and a full exhaust. With a few simple mods the sxf is a beast. Exhaust, aggressive map, cams... If you wanna go further I've got the big bore 276 kit and ported and flowed head and couldn't be happier. Dyno,d at 45hp but the broadness of the power band and torque is what's impressive. Don't let anyone tell you it's a 'slow bike' find out for yourself. You won't be disappointed

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