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OffRoad What are the differences between a 2011 KTM 250 XCW and XC

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It seems that in Europe that they dont have a XC or for that matter, they dont have a XCW, but thier EXC is supposedly the same as our XCW. From what i have been told the difference between the XC and XCW are

Tranny (but i dont know what the difference is, maybe a lower 1st?)

Frame (its lower and older style)

Open Cartridge forks with softer dampening

Shorter Rear shock (maybe)

Plastics are differnt

anything else? Thanks!

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Hey Mike. The tranny on the "W" is "wide ratio. That is, all the gears are a bit taller on the W compared to the "semi-close" ratio on the xc.

I find myself between gears a lot on the XCW. Next bike won't have the wide ratio gearbox.

Hope that helps. Good luck! We're cheering you on.

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Thanks for the reply Jackl4. Years ago, the W 200's (actually they were EXC's then) had a lower 1st 2nd and 3rd, identical 4th and 5th and 6th had an overdrive, is this the same case with the 2011 250XC / XCW ?

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Actually, on the W, only 1st and 2nd are slightly lower, 3rd-6th are the same between the XC and the XCW.

I heard rummors that the cyclinder head might be different ... you could check a parts list if you really wanted to dig into it ... but you listed the main differences.

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