2023 KTM 250SX or 300SX??

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9/20/2022 8:47 AM

Hey guys,

Considering these two bikes. Dealer tells me October for the 250SX and December for the 300SX. I know in the initial test of the pre-production units some of the testers said there were some issues with the 250SX but that the 300SX was running perfectly.

Has anyone heard any updates on the 250SX and whether KTM had sorted the mapping issues?

Which model would you choose? Curios on everyone's thoughts.

AS a side note, i am also considering the 450SXF.

Thanks

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Over 30 years of Moto and counting.

9/20/2022 9:01 AM

Put a deposit on each one, until you get more info. Then cancel the two you have eliminated...

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9/20/2022 9:28 AM

adamdf wrote:

Hey guys,

Considering these two bikes. Dealer tells me October for the 250SX and December for the 300SX. I know in the ...more

December ?
That’s a new one… hope your dealer is wrong, that’ll really suck to have to wait that long.

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9/21/2022 4:42 AM

adamdf wrote:

Hey guys,

Considering these two bikes. Dealer tells me October for the 250SX and December for the 300SX. I know in the ...more

langhammx wrote:

December ?
That’s a new one… hope your dealer is wrong, that’ll really suck to have to wait that long.

I was told September but not looking good at this point.

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9/21/2022 6:00 AM

I have deposit on the 300SX, I had been wanting a 300XC again for some time but was not convinced the current XC300 was dialed with the Tpi …that extra 50cc makes them so much more versatile IMO….hopefully they get the engine & electronics right from the factory…

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9/21/2022 6:21 AM

I reserved a 300SX, last word I got was 1st deliveries end of Sept to Early Oct. Ill be surprised to see anything before mid October but I hope I am wrong.

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9/22/2022 7:32 PM

adamdf wrote:

Hey guys,

Considering these two bikes. Dealer tells me October for the 250SX and December for the 300SX. I know in the ...more

Ive had 6 250sx models over the years and have never really liked the 300s. I went with the 300sx knowing that TPI or TBI are quite different than a carb in terms of power delivery. Like with 4 strokes the power will be more linear, with that in mind I thought the 300sx may be the ticket finally. Time will tell. I had a 250tpi, put a ton of money into it and still hated it. I was at my dealer yesterday, they are saying late Oct or early Nov delivery.

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9/22/2022 7:55 PM

Hey guys I don't post here much but I had an opportunity ride the 23 SX300 all day at Pala on Tuesday. The bike is hands down the BEST 2 Stroke I've ever ridden. Took a little while to adjust back to the 2 stroke but once I got going it was fantastic. I've been on the fence about that bike or one of the new 350's. But I have to say the power is different than a YZ250 and I've owned a couple and my last bike was a fully tricked out 2019 KTM 350 which I loved. So the power on the new 300 is very tractable and zingy which completely surprised me for that displacement. Suspension was great stock and I'm 185 dry 5'8", From what I know it's all about the mapping which seems perfectly dialed now. only bummer is actual delivery date

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9/22/2022 8:25 PM

KDM711 wrote:

Hey guys I don't post here much but I had an opportunity ride the 23 SX300 all day at Pala on Tuesday. The bike is hands down ...more

Interesting
Who brought the bike out to Pala ?

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9/22/2022 8:42 PM

Hate to be rude , but can you guys quit talking about a fuel injected 300 cc dirt bike. My wife says I already have enough bikes. 🤷‍♂️ When I asked what she felt about said bike , she asked “ What bikes you gonna sell to get that , you need to sell the old ones you don’t ride “ Anyone need an ‘01 YZ250 or a California dual sported ‘06 450X 🤣

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9/22/2022 10:42 PM

250 for me. Don’t want to race the open class or spend my life savings on orange anodizing.

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9/23/2022 7:39 AM

OnTheCrossbar wrote:

Ive had 6 250sx models over the years and have never really liked the 300s. I went with the 300sx knowing that TPI or TBI are ...more

What was your issues with the 300’s? I’ve owned a 2017, 2018, 2020,2021, the 20/21 both turned into 300’s and for me, they are hands down better for Moto. Better roll on, better overrev and cuts down shifting dramatically. It’s always interesting to get different perspectives. I have a new one on order, very curious to see how they run compared to my current one.

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9/23/2022 8:37 AM

Had a 300 kit on my ‘17 TC250. It was well setup and also too much of a good thing. Took away too much of the 2-strokiness IMO.

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