Better that and know for sure the oil is getting where it is needed and not relying on 6 cheap sensors an "at best average" wiring loom thats probably chafing in a few areas, some cheap plugs, some very complicated control system that takes the info supplied by the 6 sensors and tells the known to fail oil pump how much oil to send to keep things within the very fine line of not seizing but keeping the emissions legal.Then that could be a game changer, but you still have to mix oil 😔
2020 WR250F has 7.9l fuel capacity = 7.9l x 0.75 (specific density of gasoline) = 5.9 kg of fuel. So ready to race weight of the bike without fuel (as KTM quote) is 111 kg. KTM is 103 kg ready to race (its not its dry weight) so is a pretty reasonable 8 kg difference.If KTM published wet weights I bet the 250 EXC 4T would be near to 117kg
WR250F is with 7.5l fuel and 1l oil and 1l of coolant so 9.5kg worth weight
117-9.5 = 107.5kg
KTM 250 exc 4T is claimed at 103kg
i didIve always liked Yams but 115kg is taking the piss . I had a chance to ride a 19 a little while ago and it was good but in the corners of an mx track i noticed the weight thats for sure compared to a excf 250. I dont know why they dont do a WR250 smoker cos I really loved my old YZ 250. As for ecu adjustments I dont think it would make any difference if I was looking for a new bike. Right now I would go for a Beta.
most people that buy new bikes stick an aftermarket pipe & lightweight more powerful battery anyway, i think the difference between yam & ktm is nearer 1.5 kgs. the extra weight of the better quality fixings & switch gear i reckon2020 WR250F has 7.9l fuel capacity = 7.9l x 0.75 (specific density of gasoline) = 5.9 kg of fuel. So ready to race weight of the bike without fuel (as KTM quote) is 111 kg. KTM is 103 kg ready to race (its not its dry weight) so is a pretty reasonable 8 kg difference.
KTM has 9.2l tank, so this is 6.9 kg giving 250 EXC-F a fully fueled mass of 110 kg.
The KTM has a lithium ion battery Vs lead acid on the Yam, so may be an extra kg of weight saving for the Yam like-for-like.
I liked the yam too but the engine was just missing that snap you get with a 250/300 (obviously). Personally, I'd pick the 350 but if you're happy to rev something then the yam is pretty awesome.That’s my point. The yam doesn’t. Feels like a 250/300 2t at worst.
The KTM 350 is nice. I’ve ridden them a few times but I’d not want to ride one in the twisties. Motor is very smooth though.