I’m looking for a dirt bike in the 250cc range but the names KTM and Husqvarna keep coming up. Some defining factors between the brands would be reliability, speed, acceleration, handling. For the Husqvarna I’m looking at are the txc (cross country) 250, and the Te 250 (enduro) and the Tc 250 (moto-cross). From the KTM I’m looking at the 250 sx-F and the 250 exc.
Lastly whats the difference between cross country, enduro, and motorcross bikes in terms of performance, handling, reliability and suspension?
Thanks in advance
Answer by Bobcat
ok first off, husquvarna is a chainsaw! and i really recomend a honda there so much better my cuzins dad i think had a ktx and it runs good i guess but dont ask me what size i have no idea. i know a person that has a honda xr 650 enduro and it runs like a champ off or on road i have to say no problems yet but sereously think about lookin at some hondas
Answer by Jon
I can tell you from what I have read, both of these bikes had great reviews. I am pretty sure Husky is owned by BMW and their 250f is supposed to have a pretty smooth torque curve. I am considering the same two brand of bikes but 450. I currently own a KTM 250sx (2 stroke) and a Yami wr450f (enduro), which I kinda hate.
You did not include your weight or your preferred riding style, so here is an overview. The sx will have shorter gears and may have less gears in the trans than the other two. The cross country and the enduro usually have different suspension tuning, gearing in the trans and may carry more weight based on accessories and exhaust. Pick based on you needs and use the spec sheet. If you don’t plan on track riding no worries all will do. Wr or wide ratio trans suck on the track, but on a logging road a 450 will do 60+ no problem and as a woods bike they are good as well.
Husky or KTM will serve well. Personally I have known my KTM to be bullet proof.