That’s why we built this bike. The KTM 250XC-F is
already the fastest bike in the 250 class, but we wondered
what would happen if we kept adding fuel to the fire. We
weren’t talking about a big-bore kit that would make the
bike an outlaw; we were talking about turning to the people who deal in Supercross-level horsepower.
Most 450s make around 50 horsepower. We’ve heard
that a 250 can reach that too. The boys at Rocket Exhaust
build motors in the Supercross world for guys like Kyle
Cunningham and Michael Leib. They said that they could
at least approach that figure with a KTM motor that would
be torquey enough to race off-road. It sounded great to
us, but there was a catch. Such a motor would have to run
on race fuel—very expensive race fuel. That might be fine
for a race to two, but it would get old quickly. The alternative was to make a convertible. It’s possible to build a
motor that reaches 95 percent of that level with race fuel,
Not all Rekluse clutches are automatic. The Core manual
is an upgrade over the stock KTM stuff.
The KTM 250XC-F is already the
fastest 250 off-road four-stroke, but
there’s more power to be had.
HUNTER THE 450