The KTM 250 SX is intended for motocross riders who are lifelong two-stroke fans and those who want a bike that features much of the same technology as the Austrian manufacturer’s new-generation four-stroke models, but is cheaper to maintain and repair than the valve-and-cam-equipped machines. Unlike KTM’s off-road and enduro two-stroke models, which feature Transfer Port Injection (TPI), the 250 SX still utilizes a carburetor in 2020.
2020 KTM 250 SX Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition
The 250cc two-stroke motocross bike market is much smaller than it was in the early 2000s, but in 2020, there are still a few options to choose from aside from the 250 SX including the Husqvarna TC 250, Yamaha YZ250, and TM MX 250. With its suggested retail price of $8,299, the 250 SX costs $100 less than the TC 250, $800 more than the YZ250, and $896 less than the MX 250.
When it comes to motocross bikes, many motorcycle manufacturers have put their sole focus on the development of four-strokes. However, there still are a couple of manufacturers that not only continue to produce two-stroke MXers, but improve them year after year as well. Such is the case with KTM, and its flagship two-stroke motocross bike, the 250 SX, is a shining example of that.
In 2019, the bike received a stiffer frame, updated suspension settings, a new cylinder, and a new diaphragm steel (DS) clutch. For 2020, the 250 SX returns with revised settings in the WP Xact fork and WP Xact shock, and new graphics.