2008 KTM 250 XC-W (e) - An Electric-Start Two-Stroke? What A Kick!

By Karel Kramer /Dirt Rider, Photography by Joe Bonnello

Tech Spec

Evolution
Austria's best-selling model gets electric start and the latest motocross-derived chassis.

Rivals
The only other electric start two-stroke is KTM's 300 XC-W (e).

Tech
Price $7148
Engine type l-c two-stroke single
Displacement 249cc
Transmission 5-speed
Frame Steel double cradle with aluminum subframe and swingarm
Front suspension 48mm WP inverted fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension WP shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Rear brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Front tire 80/100-21 Bridgestone M59
Rear tire 110/100-18 Bridgestone M70
Seat height 36.4 in.
Wheelbase 58.1 in.
Fuel capacity 2.9 gal.
Claimed dry weight 224 lbs.

Contact
http://www.ktmusa.com

Verdict
It doesn't take long to get spoiled by the button.

By Karel Kramer /Dirt Rider
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