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Think “unbridled 2-stroke performance” and you’ll probably see a KTM 250 SX in your mind’s eye. For good reason too – there isn’t much to compare it to. The 2025 KTM 250 SX takes that even further with a slew of fresh chassis enhancements, making it even more of a legend and one deserving of the record books.

EASY SUSPENSION ADJUSTMENT
As always, the suspension boasts an easy tool-free setup at both ends, ensuring you chase down the podium in total control. On the rear, a hand-adjustable dual compression control allows riders to adjust high- and low-speed settings in a matter of seconds. The forks on the front end are also easily adjusted thanks to hand-adjustable clickers on the bottom of the fork shoe and top cap.

ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION
Pre-mix gets a remix across the 2-stroke KTM SX range, with Electronic Fuel Injection setting the standard. Now there’s no more fiddly jetting setup pre-race, And thanks to the Keihin EFI and reed valve case design, you can be guaranteed of laying down optimal power at any altitude, all of the time. 

ELECTRIC START
Picture this; You’re 7 laps into an absolute ripper of a race. You miss your line and end up stalling in a deep rut. But you don’t sweat it. All you do is press the starter button and you blast off again to take the final flag. This is the reality on the 2025 KTM 250 SX. Thanks to a 12,8V 2 Ah lithium ion battery is placed under the rider’s seat, a high-quality stator & pickup and super robust design, the only thing you’ll be kicking – is ass. 

EFI AND POWER VALVE
With EFI comes great rideability. Along with the electronic fuel injection and a power valve on the KTM 250 SX, allowing for more usable power throughout the rev range. Smoother power means better traction. Better traction means holeshot heaven!

PERFORMANCE
The KTM 250 SX has always represented the very best of unsurpassed power and lightweight construction. The simplicity and low maintenance cost of the 2-stroke motor have made it a favorite amongst motocross riders for generations. For 2025, The KTM 250 SX enters the race paddock with an overall engine weight of only 23,9 kg, setting the 250 SX engine as the benchmark in the highly competitive 250 cc class. 

SELECTABLE MAPS
The 2025 KTM 250 SX features a map select switch allowing the racer to switch between 2 engine maps. Map 1 provides a linear, predictable power delivery, while Map 2 gives it the full beans with crisp, explosive power output. 

ABSOLUTE CONTROL
Get ready for a full-on berm assault. The 2025 KTM SX and SX-F machines have received major frame updates directly from Factory Racing efforts. For starters, the frame area around the rear shock mount has been updated and made more streamlined, with new engine mounts and cut-outs for improved chassis flex. The front area of the frame is also updated. with a different wall thickness than the previous model year, with renewed engine mounts. This adds up to a 300g weight saving and improved flex for better cornering. 

ERGONOMICS
Upgraded tank shrouds using bi-compound plastics channel air towards the radiators more efficiently, while a new fuel tank roll, makes for a tighter, more secure fitment, reducing the chance of frame scrubbing and dramatically improving durability. All this works alongside the specially-developed rider triangle, to provide unmatched knee contact and gripping surfaces – especially when standing on the pegs. 

MASS CENTRALIZATION
With a major emphasis placed on mass centralization, the 2025 KTM 250 SX engine is designed to centralize rotating mass for optimal operation with the chassis. This results in a lighter, more agile handling feel that simply runs rings around the competition. 

UPDATED SUSPENSION SETTINGS
For 2025, the KTM SX and SX-F range has given the WP XACT AER fork and WP XACT rear shock an update. This means you’ll be lining up at the setting gate with re-tuned settings, reduced weight, improved weight distribution, and an increase in overall response. 

WP XACT FORK
Let’s get the technical parts out of the way first; the 48 mm WP XACT AER forks fitted to the 2025 KTM SX and SX-F line-up features a capsulated air spring and pressurized oil chamber for progressive and consistent damping, while oil and air bypasses reduce pressure peaks. In combination with the mid-valve damping system, all this provides exceptional feedback and rider comfort. The fork also boasts new settings, which not only compliment the updated frame and rear linkage, but ensures stellar performance at all levels. Speaking of settings, these are easily adjusted via a single air pressure pre-load valve, as well as easy-access click adjusters for compression and rebound. Additionally, the air pump needed to adjust the fork’s air pressure is provided as standard in the buy-pack. 

WP XACT SHOCK
Keeping things in check at the rear, the WP XACT rear shock has also undergone some changes for 2025 using settings directly from the KTM Factory Racing Teams The improved frame and shock geometry mean more ground clearance at the linkage, making it less susceptible to bottoming out. While we’re on the topic, smaller diameter linkage bolts save weight, while new linkage seals refine rear shock response and advanced damping characteristics. 

STABILITY
An upgraded rear brake pedal finds its way onto the 2025 KTM Motocross range, adding additional stiffness, bending resistance and braking feel to the overall package. At the other end, a forged steering head connection and CNC-milled triple clamps, make for the perfect alignment of the fork tubes. This precise geometry of the fork clamps ensures highly responsive and smooth fork action – not to mention unwavering stability when charging across ruts and onto the podium. 

TIRES
Getting power hooked into the dirt is a tough job. However, hours of research and testing have led the 2025 KTM Motocross range to the Dunlop GEOMAX MX34. Providing unmatched stability and control at the highest level, these rubber hoops feature a new carcass and rubber compound that improves damping and absorption, maintaining performance up to 30% longer. New Progressive Cornering Block Technology also improves grip in the berms, while a new rear pattern with 11% taller and 44% wider center block for increased traction and control everywhere else. Lastly, this unique block arrangement works to dispel mud buildup, ensuring traction in even the muddiest of track conditions. 

CONSISTENCY
 A new chain guide and chain guard result in improved durability and minimize the chances of hooking on external objects – especially in extremely muddy conditions while reducing dirt build-up around the swingarm and rear sprocket.

ENERGY ABSORPTION
Besides the expertly crafted, hydro-formed, laser-cut, and robot-welded frame being engineered to provide exceptional rider feedback and straight-line stability, it consists of specifically calculated parameters of longitudinal and torsional flex. This means the frame acts as a “shock absorber” of sorts, making for a less harsh ride, resulting in less rider fatigue over many hard laps. 

GROUND CLEARANCE
No one enjoys a bad hook-up. Good thing, then that the shock absorber geometry on the 2025 KTM 250 SX improves ground clearance of the linkage, with the topology-optimized die-cast footpegs being less susceptible to hooking on deep ruts, and take-offs when scrubbing. 

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Model Specification


  • Engine

    Engine Type

    Single cylinder, 2-stroke

    Displacement

    249 cc

    Starter

    Electric starter

    Transmission

    5 gears

    Clutch

    Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics

    ABS System

    Engine Management System

    Vitesco Technologies EMS

  • Dimensions

    Bore

    66.4 mm

    Stroke

    72 mm

    Ground Clearance (unloaded)

    354 mm

    Seat Height

    958 mm

    Weight (No Fuel)

    99.4 kg

  • Frame

    Frame

    Central double-cradle type

    Chain

    520, Non-sealed

    Steering Head Angle

    63.9 degrees

    Tank Capacity

    7.2 litres

  • Suspension

    Front Suspension

    WP XACT (AER) upside-down fork, 48 mm

    Rear Suspension

    WP XACT shock absorber with linkage

    Suspension Travel Front

    310 mm

    Suspension Travel Rear

    300 mm

  • Performance

    Brake System Front

    Disc brake 260 mm

    Brake System Rear

    Disc brake 220 mm

    Power

    Torque

  • Brakes

    Front Brake Disc Diameter

    Rear Brake Disc Diameter