How to get the most out of your KTM or Husqvarna two-stroke or, if you so please, get a little less out of it. The choice is yours with the Kreft PowerDial 2.0
Ace Photog Debbi Tamietti captures all the smoker action at the Glen Helen 250/450 National Motocross Championship
Back when all the Japanese manufactures still made their wonderful two-stroke dirt bikes. This is an RM250 vs. YZ250 vs. CR250 vs. KX250 vs. KTM brawl
Tons of midrange, super handling, good looking, modern to a fault and that two-stroke sound
"The worst business decision that KTM ever made was to buy the Dutch-based WP suspension company"
CR250 vs. KX250 vs. YZ250 vs. 250SX vs. RM250
Ever since McGrath was at KTM the Pro Circuit pipe has been magic
The blueprint for a KX500 swap
Tough choice—two pipes, two powerbands
An honest evaluation of a bike we used to love
Binge video: Watch them all at once
One man's take on a Katoom two-stroke
Not how to build a great KTM, but how build a Jody Replica
PowerDial changes spring preload in seconds
You aren't missing fluff, girls in bikinis holding carbs or enduro coverage
We line the smokers up and run them down
"Gone With the Winds"
WHAT IS IT? Dick's Racing progressively bores out the stock KTM 250SX two-stroke carb from 36mm to 39mm and installs the creative Intelajet system. It fits on all KTM two-stroke carbs from 2004 to 2012. WHAT'S IT COST? $425.00 (carb bored progressively from 36mm to 39mm with Intelajet installed); $30.00 (Intelajet mounting kit); $40.00 (taper-bore carb ends). CONTACT? www.dicksracing.com or (916) 722-2373. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here's a list of things that stand out with Dick's Ra...
Q: FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2013 KTM 250SX BETTER THAN THE 2012 KTM 250SX? A: Yes, wholeheartedly yes. It is hard to keep track of all of the changes that KTM keeps making to the 250SX two-stroke. But, the changes they made for 2013 are all on the good side of the ledger. To understand the changes to the 2013 model, you need to trace the last four years of the 250SX's development. Q: WHAT WAS NEW ON THE 2010 KTM 250SX TWO-STROKE? A: Equipped with no-link, single-sided rear suspension, the 2010 wasn?t ...
As the niche marketing specialist of dirt bike manufacturers, KTM has a wider variety of models than Baskin-Robbins has flavors. However, the model you won?t see at your KTM dealership is a motocross-specific Open class two-stroke. The KTM 300XC (cross-country) model is close, but ultimately not as good as the 300SX kit for racing. After spending a couple years holding our own against 450s and blowing the doors off 250Fs on our aged 2010 KTM 250SX , the MXA wrecking crew's primitive instincts took...
2011 KTM 250SX MOTOCROSS TEST: NOT A WARMED-OVER BNG BIKE, BUT A TOTALLY NEW TWO-STROKE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
Q: FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2011 KTM 250SX BETTER THAN THE 2010 KTM 250SX? A: Yes. KTM has consistently modernized their two-strokes with chassis updates, stylish aesthetic changes and two-stroke-specific tweaks. Q: WHAT CHANGES DID KTM MAKE TO THE 2011 250SX? A: Here are the six areas that KTM focused on for the new model year: (1) Cylinder . KTM redesigned the cylinder with a lower exhaust port (about 1mm) to improve bottom-end power. The lower flap height of the power valv...