2016 KTM XC and XC-F Off-Road Bikes

Adam Booth | June 19, 2015

2016 KTM 250 XC Two-Stroke
Awesome power-to-weight ratio, low maintenance costs and high-performance make the 250 XC a great choice for extremely tough cross-country rides and extreme riding conditions. The 250cc two-stroke features an electric starter and has been highly regarded as one of the most successful two-stroke power units on the market. KTM’s XC drivetrain includes six-speed transmission and DDS clutch. For 2016 the 250 XC gets a new CNC machined triple clamp with 22mm offset, new handlebars, lighter wheels, upgraded tires and better braking to further refine this lightweight weapon. The 250 XC and 300 XC do not get the new XC-F chassis.

2016 KTM 250 XC

2016 KTM 250 XC Two-Stroke Changes And Highlights
• New CNC machined triple clamp with 22 mm offset and new handlebar rubber damping system for reduced engine vibrations to the rider for less fatigue
• New Neken tapered handlebar
• Wheels have lighter spokes with a weight reduction of 100 grams.
• New generation Dunlop Geomax MX32 tires for traction and performance, complementing the 250 XC’s handling and power
• New lighter Galfer Wave rotors provide class-leading brake performance
• The modern frame design of the XC models combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional stiffness
• The fully adjustable WP 4CS (Four Chamber System) upside-down fork and WP shock is specifically tuned for off-road
• The powerful KTM 250 XC engine unites an unbeatable power-to-weight ratio with outstanding performance and extremely easy handling
• The cylinder of the 250 SX is fitted with a sophisticated TVC (Twin Valve Control) power valve, providing adjustable power characteristics.
• The KTM DDS (Damped Diaphragm Steel) clutch together with a lightweight steel basket and Brembo hydraulic system offers maximum reliability, excellent modulation and light lever pull.
• Off-road specific additions such as a 18” rear wheel, large capacity tank, hand guards and side stand are standard

2016 KTM 250 XC
Engine type: Single cylinder, 2-stroke
Displacement: 249 cc
Bore/stroke: 66.4mm x 72mm
Starter: Kickstarter & Electric
Transmission : 6 Speed
Fuel system: Keihin PWK 36S AG Carburetor
Lubrication: Premix 40:1
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc DDS, Brembo hydraulics
Ignition: EMS Kokusan
Frame Central double-cradle chromoly steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum
Front suspension: 48 mm WP-USD, 4CS
Rear suspension: WP Monoshock with linkage
Suspension travel front/rear: 11.8 in/12.4 in
Front/rear brakes: 260/220 mm
Front/rear rims: 1.60 x 21″; 2.15 x 18″ Giant
Front/rear tires: 80/100-21″; 110/90-18″
Wheel base: 58.86±0.4 in
Ground clearance: 14.76 in
Seat height: 39.06 in
Tank capacity, approx: 2.64 US gal
Weight, approx. (without fuel): 222 lb

2016 KTM 300 XC Two-Stroke
The 300 XC combines massive two-stroke power, unrivaled torque and an excellent handling chassis, making it a solid choice in extreme off-road conditions. For 2016 the 300 XC gets a new CNC machined triple clamp with 22mm offset, new handlebars, lighter wheels, upgraded tires and better braking to further refine this lightweight weapon.

2016 KTM 300 XC

2016 KTM 300 XC Two-Stroke
• New CNC machined triple clamp with 22 mm offset and new handlebar rubber damping system for reduced engine vibrations to the rider for less fatigue
• New Neken tapered handlebar
• Wheels have lighter spokes with a weight reduction of 100 grams.
• New generation Dunlop Geomax MX32 tires for traction and performance, complementing the 250 XC’s handling and power
• New lighter Galfer Wave rotors provide class-leading brake performance
• The modern frame design of the XC models combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional stiffness
• The fully adjustable WP 4CS (Four Chamber System) upside-down fork and WP shock is specifically tuned for off-road
• The powerful KTM 300 XC engine unites an unbeatable power-to-weight ratio with outstanding performance and extremely easy handling
• The cylinder of the 300 XC is fitted with a sophisticated TVC (Twin Valve Control) power valve, providing adjustable power characteristics.
• The KTM DDS (Damped Diaphragm Steel) clutch together with a lightweight steel basket and Brembo hydraulic system offers maximum reliability, excellent modulation and light lever pull.
• Off-road specific additions such as a 18” rear wheel, large capacity tank, hand guards and side stand are standard

2016 KTM 300 XC Two-Stroke
Engine type: Single cylinder, 2-stroke
Displacement: 293cc
Bore/stroke: 72mm x 72mm
Starter: Kickstarter & Electric
Transmission : 6 Speed
Fuel system: Keihin PWK 36S AG Carburetor
Lubrication: Premix 40:1
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc DDS, Brembo hydraulics
Ignition: EMS Kokusan
Frame Central double-cradle chromoly steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum
Front suspension: 48 mm WP-USD, 4CS
Rear suspension: WP Monoshock with linkage
Suspension travel front/rear: 11.8 in/12.4 in
Front/rear brakes: 260/220 mm
Front/rear rims: 1.60 x 21″; 2.15 x 18″ Giant
Front/rear tires: 80/100-21″; 110/90-18″
Wheel base: 58.86±0.4 in
Ground clearance: 14.76 in
Seat height: 39.06 in
Tank capacity, approx: 2.64 US gal
Weight, approx. (without fuel): 222 lb

Adam Booth

Off-road Editor | Articles | Enjoying single track in the mountains, hitting the motocross track or battling an EnduroCross track, if it's on two wheels Boothy will have a smile on his face. Adam has served a mega ton of years in the off-road industry as a photographer, writer and popper of wheelies.