As KTM’s smallest-displacement four-stroke cross-country bike, the 250 XC-F is designed to be a high-revving, off-road competition bike. It shares many of the same components with the motocross-oriented 250 SX-F, but features off-road-specific items such as a six-speed transmission, softer suspension settings, a 2.25-gallon fuel tank, 18-inch rear wheel, kickstand, hand guards, and Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires. This makes the 250 XC-F an ideal bike for a rider who wants a 250cc four-stroke to ride on the trails and motocross track, all the way up to the XC2 250 Pro class racer in the Grand National Cross-Country (GNCC) series.
While riding the 2019 KTM 250 XC-F, one of the many aspects we enjoyed about it was its seemingly endless amount of top-end power. The 250 XC-F has a number of competitors in the 250cc four-stroke cross-country bike segment including the Yamaha YZ250FX, Honda CRF250RX, TM EN 250 Fi ES 4T, and Sherco 250 SCF. The suggested retail price of the 250 XC-F is $9,499, which puts it at $1,000 more than the YZ250FX, $1,200 more than the CRF250RX, $1,496 less than the EN 250 Fi ES 4T, and $400 less than the 250 SCF.
A new fork piston and setting in the WP Xact fork, new compression adjuster and setting for the WP Xact shock, and new graphics are the three changes the 250 XC-F enjoys for MY20.