This is a review of Sam’s new 2020 KTM 250 XC TPI.

This is a living and breathing review of the KTM 250 XC TPI.

I bought this 2020 KTM 250 XC TPI used with 6 hours from a dealership in Idaho.

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For those that don’t know my process of buying dirt bikes….I tend to ride a dirt bike for a year or two then flip it.

During that time I try and put money aside to invest in the new dirt bike.

I generally purchase used dirt bikes with low hours. This makes it a bit harder but I have to be patient and consistently look for my next deal.

I lucked out that I have some really good connections that helped me out with setting up this deal.

My 2018 KTM 250 XC was set up just how I like it and had about 80 hours so typically I keep the bike for longer but when the right deal comes up you have to make sure you are ready.

I did spend some time on the 2019 and 2020 TPI bikes and felt like the 2019 KTM TPI dirt bikes had some gremlins but KTM addressed them with the 2020 TPI bikes.

Every 2020 TPI 2 stroke felt really good and nobody I knew was reporting any issues.

I am aware of all the negatives that come with the new TPI 2 strokes but with the slimmer, and suspension changes, the 2020 KTM is a better bike to ride over the 2018 KTM 250XC.

With that, I am willing to give the new 2020 KTM TPI’s a chance.

The 2020 KTM bikes are really really good. The power is very electric and smooth.

So far I have been VERY pleased with the performance of the 2020 KTM 250 XC TPI.

It’s fast smooth and very well balanced. I only have a few rides on it so, I am still learning about the bike.
Check the video below to see how it behaves on the dirt trail.

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The faster you go the better the bike works. It’s a very predictable bike.

I am still trying to figure out how the air screw works as its a bit harder as it’s not like a standard air screw on a carb.

Stay tuned.

2020 KTM 250XC TPI #1

2020 KTM 250 XC TPI Mods

  • Tubliss System
  • IRC 33VEs
  • SXSlide Plate
  • Rear Disc Guard
  • Rear Chain Tab Guard

Stay tuned as I will continue to update this review as I spend more time riding the 2020 KTM 250XC TPI.

Below are the KTM 250 XC TPI specifications

2020 KTM 250 XC TPI



  • Type: Single-cylinder 2-stroke
  • Displacement: 249cc
  • Bore x stroke: 72 x 72mm (250: 66.4 x 72mm)
  • Fueling: TPI EFI w/ 39mm Dell’Orto throttle body
  • Ignition: Continental EMS
  • Starter: Electric
  • Lubrication: Oil injection
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Clutch: Wet multi-disc DDS clutch w/ Brembo hydraulics


  • Frame: Central double-cradle 25CrMo4 Chromoly steel w/ aluminum subframe
  • Handlebar: Neken, aluminum w/ 28-22mm diameter
  • Front suspension; travel: Fully adjustable WP XACT inverted 48mm fork; 12.2 inches
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted WP XACT shock; 11.8 inches
  • Wheels: Giant
    • Front-wheel: 1.60 x 21”
    • Rear-wheel: 2.15 x 18”
  • Tires: Dunlop AT81
    • Front tire: 90/90 x 21
    • Rear tire: 110/100 x 18
  • Front brake: 260mm disc
  • Rear brake: 220mm disc


  • Wheelbase: 58.5 inches
  • Rake: 26.1 degrees
  • Triple clamp offset: 22 mm
  • Seat height: 37.4 inches
  • Ground clearance:  14.6 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 2.25 gallons
  • Curb weight: 237 pounds

Here is the full video review of the 2020 KTM 250 XC TPI: