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2020 KTM 250 SX-F | Bike Breakdown




For 2020, the KTM 250 SX-F enjoys a few targeted refinements rather than a complete overhaul, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing as the little orange ripper was one of the most potent bikes in its class in 2019. The tried and true engine package returns completely unchanged, but power and response are improved by an optional included side panel/airbox cover that is vented for increased airflow. Seeing as how most high-level racers bored holes in the cover for better airflow, providing a vented cover is a great idea for the brand. In wet weather, the stock cover can be used, but for the most part, the vented cover will be the go-to for most riders.

Both ends of the WP Suspension have been revised for a more compliant feeling in the initial portions of the travel. The fork has a redesigned piston that allows the shims to open sooner, allowing for plusher action in the smaller chop. The shock has been valved to match, and both spring rates remain the same for 2020. 

As for the rest of the machine, the 2020 KTM 250 SX-F returns with new in-molded graphics and all of the same high-quality components and features that have won so many riders over: electric start, a hydraulic clutch, a non-clogging shift lever, a Pankl transmission, and class-leading brakes.

Chase Curtis

Chase Curtis is an avid motocross and MTB rider, and he has been editing moto videos for a mere two years. He's also the Swapmoto Race Series on-site photographer and reporter. When he finishes college, he will join the SML staff full time.

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