years ago by some Wiseco employees
who went trail riding for the day, then deep-
fried some turkeys that were shared with copious
amounts of over- 21 beverages. This year’s Turkey Run
was a Saturday-Sunday affair that brought in nearly 700
dirt enthusiasts per day.
Here’s the lowdown on the bike mods. Both started life
as production KTMs, then the mods each received were
dictated and performed to complement the machine and
to keep the test totally even. The suspension was setup
for our 200+ pound editor and Enduro Engineering performed the surgery and set the spring spec. We have huge
faith in Alan Randt (the owner) knowing that he’s has performed similar mods to Mike Lafferty’s machine for years.
Our friends over at Wiseco decided to take
this evolutionary riot to the extreme and secured
two of the same brand machine, pitting the KTM 250XC
against the KTM 250XC-F. Both machines received the latest in suspension technology via Enduro Engineering,
motor work was limited to Wiseco internals, the stroke was
FMF piped and the ring-ding fit with Enduro Engineering’s
exhaust. Both bikes were adorned with the latest and
greatest of nearly any doo-dad, ergonomic advancement
or enhanced traction-chassis-running gear mod that would
take rating their accoutrements out of the testing scenario.
With these regulated testing fences laid out, we showed up
and were forced to evaluate two incredibly equipped wagons during a two-day dirt fest held in Southern Ohio at the
Dirt Bike got to test both a modified KTM 250XC and
its valve-equipped brother the KTM 250XC-F. The
machines features similar Enduro Engineering suspension, shared Dunlop tires, were Wiseco piston
and clutch equipped plus had the proper amount of
off-road goodies that make your mouth water.
Team KTM’s Cory Buttrick is a top contender at the GNCC XC2
Pro Lites and his manners on board the Wiseco modified KTM
250 XC-F were nothing less than stunning. Cory felt that the
bike made tremendous out-of-the-hole power.