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the shock angle and internal damping
settings. It’s nearly seven pounds
lighter than a link design; the drawback has always been a compromise
appetite for the big hit. This year the
WP shock has new internals designed
to accept a broader range of trail
The 250 XC-W comes with a taper
steering stem that allows you to
change the offset on the triple
The KTM 250XC-W is the epitome of
smooth. Power is tractable, the suspension is cushy and the feel is light. At
224 pounds, the electric start machine
is a superb off-road tool.
The new gas cap has a click and turn
release and doesn’t leak. The tank is 2. 9
gallons, is slim and inoffensive.
The electric start tucks in under the tank on the left side of the machine. It makes
for immediate starts and is flat excellent.
You lose just a skosh of bottom with
the Hard Parts SA. Mid and top power