The KTM 250 XC-W is a fast and rugged motorcycle created for adrenaline hungry riders. To reward its riders with first class performances the motorcycle features a lightweight construction and a strong 249 cc engine.

Talking about the engine the KTM 250 XC-W is powered by a 1-cylinder, 2-stroke, water-cooled, engine with reed intake and exhaust control. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and its power is kept in check by a six speed claw shifted transmission.

The KTM 250 XC-W features individual suspension settings, optimally tuned to weight and engine. Therefore, the rear wheel is kept in check by a WP Suspension shock absorber, while the front one features a WP Suspension up side down fork.

The stopping power is handled by front and rear disc brakes that measure 260 mm and 220 mm, respectively.

The KTM 250 XC-W is offered with a starting price of $8,199.

Hit the jump for more information on the KTM 250 XC-W.

  • 2013 KTM 250 XC-W
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  • Engine:
    1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control
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  • Energy:
    Fuel Injection
  • Displacement:
    249 cc
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The KTM 250 XC-W is the ultimate victory machine. Built with the ideal combination of performance and weight, this is the enduro to beat when the going gets tough. The DDS clutch allows better rideability while enhancing the lightest enduro bike even further.


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The airbox on the ktm 250 xc-w 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".

Revamped engine

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The 250cc 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 (8.82 oz)) and greater durability.

New DDS Clutch

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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.

Electric-starter as standard

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The ktm 250 xc-w 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.

Adjustable ignition curve

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 xc-w 2013 from the powerparts range.

Linear power development

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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 easily vary the power development of their xc-w (can be used in-conjunction with the two ignition curves) between "soft" and "aggressive" in a matter of seconds. And the new reed valve block on the 2013 250 xc-w delivers perceptibly better acceleration and more homogeneous power development.

Individual suspension setting

The ktm 250 xc-w 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 wheels

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High quality, cnc-machined hubs are standard on all ktm wheels. The now black coated spokes increase corrosion resistance and center the new, extremely stable, 7050 aluminum rims from giant. Dunlop geomax mx51 tires - provide excellent traction, very precise directional control and a long service life.


The ktm 250 xc-w has bodywork with slim ergonomics and excellent contact points between rider and machine. It provides unlimited freedom of movement. Newly styled graphics give the models a fresher appearance.


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Engine Type 1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control
Displacement 249 cm³ (15.19 cu in)
Stroke 72 mm (2.83 in)
Bore 66.4 mm (2.614 in)
Starting aid Kick starter and electric starter
Gearbox 6-gear, claw shifted
Primary transmission 26:72
Secondary ratio 13:50
Clutch Multidisc clutch in oil bath/hydraulically activated
Ignition Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment, type Kokusan
Frame Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA PA
Shock absorber WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC
Suspension travel Front 300 mm (11.81 in)
Suspension travel Rear 335 mm (13.19 in)
Brake system Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings
Brake discs - diameter Front 260 mm (10.24 in)
Brake discs - diameter Rear 220 mm (8.66 in)
Chain 5/8 x 1/4"
Steering head angle 63.5°
Wheelbase 1,482±10 mm (58.35±0.39 in)
Ground clearance unloaded 355 mm (13.98 in)
Seat height unloaded 960 mm (37.8 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx. 10 l (2.6 US gal)
Weight without fuel, approx. 102 kg (225 lb.)
Price $8,199
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