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Cycle News 2019 Issue 01 January 8

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VOL. 56 ISSUE 1 JANUARY 8, 2019 P99 placed in the hands of the KTM's pilot and were preferred over the Magura unit on the Husqvarna. The smooth and simple feelings from both levers become second nature after a few corners and only get better once the arm pump sets in. Racers will no doubt be thankful for these features as they delve into those rough afternoon training sessions. E-start, push-button map changes, and the op- tion for traction control are other add-ons that you didn't know you needed until throwing a leg over the KTM. Yes, these are the same ones found on the Husqvarna, and their seamless integration is an engineering feat on both machines. Combine that with the tool-free fork adjusters and air box access and you've got an overall package that's the best of both worlds; ready to race and easy to work on. In the end, it's a close match up between the two Austrian machines. The KTM beat out its counterpart in only the finest details—the smoother action of the Brembo clutch assembly, superior WP box-stock suspension settings, and narrower chassis. Our riders found the 250 SX-F to be the bike that was easiest to go the fastest on, and isn't that what wins races? The KTM's "Ready to Race" mantra holds true as ever. CN 1 st Place KTM 250 SX-F NOTABLE FEATURES •WP AER 48 Air Forks •Handlebar Map Switch •Launch Control •Traction Control •Electric Starting •Hydraulically Operated DDS Clutch •Chromoly Steel Frame •Aluminum Subframe •Neken Tapered Aluminum Handlebar •ODI Lock-On Grips IMPORTANT NUMBERS Weight: 232 lbs. (wet) MSRP: $8999

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