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2014 KTM 250 SX-F Comparison Photo Gallery
On the Dynojet 250i at MotoUSA HQ the KTM spanked the competition in horsepower with a stout 38.08-hp run at a staggering 13,700 rpm.
See how the 2014 KTM 250 SX-F fares against competitors in the class in the 2014 KTM 250 SX-F Comparison photo gallery. Read the full report in the
2014 250 Motocross Shootout
The most notable change to the 2014 KTM 250 SX-F was the change from a six-speed transmission to a five-speed box for increased performance and reduced weight.
From the first press of the electric start button it’s clear the SX-F likes to have its neck wrung to make time on the track.
The SX-F’s Brembo brake package is hands down the best out there by a considerable margin. The feel is telepathic and the power rides the fine line of being too much.
Shifting is precise and the gear spacing seemed to spread out better than before. The light pull of the Brembo hydraulic clutch is always a favorite, no matter the rider, and this year was no different.
Lazy riders will slide to the back of the pack quickly, but those willing to put in the effort to keep the fire stoked will be rewarded with one of the most potent mills on the track.
KTM also turned its attention to the WP suspension on the 2014 250 SX-F to smooth out harshness in the chop but also resist bottoming on big hits.
2014 KTM 250 SX-F Dyno Chart
2014 MotoUSA 250 Motocross Shootout Dyno Torque
Motorcycle USA 250 MX Shootout Dyno Horsepower
There is no better bike in the test on flat, loose corners and when the speeds are high, but in the tighter sections it still likes to stand up a tad mid-corner.
With just a handful of changes from the revamped 2013 model, the 2014 KTM 250 SX-F is now in the running for the best motocross bike of 2014.
After the votes were tallied and numbers were crunched the Austrian achieved a solid second-place finish in our 2014 250 Motocross Shootout.
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