2013 KTM 250 EXC

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The KTM 250 EXC was built to deal effortless with any type of track or terrain and in its wild adventures it is helped by an ideal combination of performance and weight.

At the heart of the bike lies a revamped 250 cc 2-stroke engine which is combined with a newly developed DDS clutch. This combination allows lower operating forces and better controllability as well as a lower weight. Additionally the 2013 model is also fitted with both kick and electric starters.

The ride is kept in check by a set of capable suspensions which are optimally tuned to weight and engine. The front wheel is equipped with a WP Suspension upside down fork while out back, you will find a modern shock absorber also signed by WP Suspension.

In terms of bodywork, the 2013 KTM 250 EXC comes with slim ergonomics and excellent contact points between rider and bike.

Hit the jump for more information in the 2013 KTM 250 EXC.



Whether in the Extreme Enduro or the E2 World Championship, the KTM 250 EXC is the ultimate victory machine. Built with the ideal combination of performance and weight, this is the enduro to beat when the going gets really tough. Even better rideability thanks to the new DDS clutch enhances the lightest enduro in the E2 class even further. Proof on two wheels that the two-stroke machines from KTM are also to be reckoned with in future.


The KTM 250 EXC has its own individual suspension settings, optimally tuned to weight and engine. At the rear, a PDS shock absorber from WP Suspension works with a direct linkage to the upper side of the swingarm. The wide range of setting options for rebound damping and high- and low-speed compression damping are standard on KTM bikes.


High quality, CNC-machined hubs are standard on all KTM wheels. The now black coated spokes increase corrosion resistance and centre the new, extremely stable, 7050 aluminium rims from GIANT. New MAXXIS FIM tyres - specially developed for KTM - provide excellent traction, very precise directional control and a long service life.



By opening and closing a plug connection, the choice can be made between the standard ignition curve and a softer version. Those who prefer even greater convenience can buy a switch for the KTM 250 EXC 2013 from the PowerParts range.


Plenty of power from the bottom up and controllable rideability throughout the rev range. The response of the exhaust control system can be individually tuned by means of different springs. This way, everyone can very easily vary the power development of their EXC (also combinable with the two ignition curves) between "soft" and "aggressive" in a matter of seconds. And the new reed valve block on the 2013 250 EXC delivers perceptibly better acceleration and more homogeneous power development.


The airbox on the KTM 250 EXC model year 2013 allows maximum air to pass through, but minimal dust and spray. Replacement of the twin-air filter takes approx. 15 seconds, without any tools. Absolutely "READY TO RACE".


The 250 cc 2-stroke engine excels with new V-Force-4 reed valve blocks and the newly developed DDS clutch. This allows lower operating forces and better controllability at the same time as lower weight (minus 250 g) and greater durability.



The new DDS clutch (Damped Diaphragm Steel): The one-piece outer clutch hub with primary gear is machined from a single piece of high-strength steel. Unbeatable reliability is the result. It also allows the use of thin steel discs. This results in an extremely compact construction for a narrow engine width. A diaphragm spring enables the implementation of an additional hub damping mechanism - an invaluable benefit in terms of traction and gearbox durability. In conjunction with the diaphragm spring, the hydraulic clutch actuation system from Brembo ensures very smooth and very precise clutch control.


The KTM 250 EXC is equipped with both kick and electric starters in 2013. This simplifies starting the bike in all situations. With its patented placement in a longitudinal direction above the ignition, the compact starter system is optimally protected and provides a decisive advantage in hard offroad use.


The KTM 250 EXC has bodywork with extremely slim ergonomics and excellent contact points between rider and machine in MY 2013. It provides unlimited freedom of movement. Newly styled graphics give the models a fresher appearance.


Engine Design1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control
Displacement249 cm³
Bore66.4 mm
Stroke72 mm
Starting aidKickstarter and electric starter
Transmission6 gear, claw shifted
Primary gear26:72
Final drive14:50 (13:50)
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment, type Kokusan
FrameCentral tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
ForksWP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA PA
Shock absorberWP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC
Suspension travel Front300 mm
Suspension travel Rear335 mm
Brake systemDisc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings
Brake discs - diameter Front260 mm
Brake discs - diameter Rear220 mm
Chain5/8 x 1/4"
Steering head angle63.5°
Wheel base1,482±10 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded)355 mm
Seat height (unloaded)960 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx.9.5 l Unleaded premium fuel, mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)
Weight without fuel approx.104 kg

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