Just before we finish out the 2020 Pro Motocross season, KTM announces their new 2021 KTM 250SXF Troy Lee Designs bike which Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM riders Brandon Hartranft and Pierce Brown will debut at Fox Raceway on Saturday, October 10th. (Unfortunately, Derek Drake, the other Troy Lee Designs team rider will miss the final round due to health issues.) The new bike comes with the new connectivity unit for the myKTM app and this press release claims that the app will help riders with simple engine and suspension set up. We haven’t gotten our hands on this tool yet, but this is the first we’re hearing about it having a feature for “suspension” on the app. Maybe they’re referring to a note area where you can add in notes about suspension settings. We highly doubt they’ll be adjusting suspension by wifi—at least not yet.


PRESS RELESE:  KTM North America, Inc. is pleased to unveil the 2021 KTM 250SXF Troy Lee Designs Edition, a special collaboration with world-renown artist and designer, Troy Lee, whose creative input celebrates half a decade of partnering with KTM to race at the highest levels. As a stylish tribute to the AMA Pro Motocross season finale in Southern California, the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM Factory Racing Team will run the commemorative graphics at the Pala MX National on Saturday, October 10.

Sure to catch a lot of attention out on the track, the special graphics found exclusively on the KTM 250SXF Troy Lee Designs Edition embrace the eccentric and youthful creativity that goes into every detail of the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM Factory Racing Team’s race day aesthetic. An iconic blue seat cover with silicone strips contributes to the bold looks of the bike and provides optimal feel and grip for the rider. Offering a fast and aggressive look, the inlay graphics and technical touches perfectly replicate the race machines of the U.S.-based TLD race team and set this machine apart from anything else in the motocross catalog.

The new 2021 KTM 250SXF Troy Lee Designs edition comes with the Akrapovic muffler like the 450 Factory Edition. 

Developed with feedback directly from some of the nation’s top up-and-comers through countless hours at KTM’s renowned testing facility, the limited-edition KTM 250SXF Troy Lee Designs Edition comes straight out of the crate with meticulously selected upgrades over the already light, agile and powerful KTM 250 SX-F making it the complete Ready to Race package. Thanks to KTM’s commitment to continuous improvement, the dynamic KTM 250 SXF platform has already earned 16 250SX Main Event victories and the 2021 KTM 250SXF Troy Lee Designs Edition promises further achievement in the performance department.

With the decorated KTM 250SXF as the starting point, the KTM 250SXF Troy Lee Designs Edition benefits from premium WP XACT suspension, an ultra-lightweight chromoly steel frame, powerful Brembo brakes and a handlebar-mounted map switch that selects between two engine maps and activates traction and launch control to manage the highly-tuned DOHC engine. Combining these performance features, found standard on all KTM 4-stroke motocross models, with the race-proven upgrades specified on the KTM 250SXF Troy Lee Designs Edition make this machine an absolute weapon out on the track. For 2021, also count on the new Connectivity Unit and the myKTM App, included as standard on this special edition, for simple engine and suspension set up through a mobile device, allowing riders to get maximum performance out of their bike.

Among the list of enhancements found on the KTM 250SXF Troy Lee Designs Edition are the high-end Factory wheels. They feature black D.I.D DirtStar rims and fully CNC-machined orange anodized hubs. Together with black spokes and orange anodized aluminum nipples, they guarantee minimal weight at maximum stability, putting the rider in total control. Dunlop Geomax MX33 tires put the power to the ground using the proven block-within-a-block design to keep driving forward. Factory triple clamps anodized in orange clamp perfectly on the WP XACT forks and have a precisely calculated stiffness to match the flex characteristics of the frame and fork and, to perfectly suit the handling character desired by the rider, offer adjustable offset. The result is a front end that all works in perfect harmony, contributing to the bike’s next-level handling and stability. The KTM 250SXF Troy Lee Designs Edition also comes with an Akrapovic Slip-On silencer as standard that further improves the low-end grunt of the 250cc engine, while reducing weight thanks to its titanium construction and, equally important, adding to this unique bike’s aesthetics.

Designed to dominate the competition, a Factory start for the fork to lock in holeshots and a composite skid plate to protect vital components are also included. In addition, the bike has a semi-floating front disc ensuring maximum braking performance, a front brake disc guard, and a lightweight black aluminum rear sprocket. A billet Hinson clutch cover has been added for increased durability and to enhance the factory look.


  • Orange frame & special TLD team graphics
  • Akrapovic Slip-on silencer
  • Connectivity Unit fitted as standard
  • Ability to connect with the innovative myKTM app
  • Factory triple clamps anodized in orange
  • KTM Factory wheels
  • Factory holeshot device in the fork guards
  • Composite skid plate
  • Special TLD gripper seat
  • Semi-floating front disc
  • Front brake disc guard
  • Black rear sprocket
  • Hinson clutch cover

Slated to arrive in North American KTM dealerships in the fall of 2020, the new 2021 KTM 250SXF Troy Lee Designs Edition has the ultimate factory look and delivers performance to back it up. For more information on the 2021 SX lineup and to view a complete list of KTM dealerships, please visit www.ktm.com.

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