IS THERE REALLY
SUCH A THING AS
A 2014 KTM 300SX?
A: No. Although
KTM makes a 300XC
they have not made a motocross
version of the 300SX in many years. If
you want a 300cc KTM motocross bike,
you have two choices: (1) Buy a KTM
300XC and convert it to motocross
spec. ( 2) Buy a KTM 250SX and add a
300cc kit to the engine.
Q: WHY NOT START WITH A
2014 KTM 300XC?
A: We don’t recommend buying
a 300XC and converting it for
motocross. It is a pure cross-country
bike and little or no thought was put
into making it into a motocross bike
at the factory. How do we know? We
built a 300XC-based 300SX in 2012,
and the result was complicated,
expensive and compromised.
Not the least of the concerns is that
the KTM 300XC is expensive. The
300XC retails for $8500, while the 2014
250SX only costs $7200. Why does the
300XC cost so much? The extra price of
the 300XC versus the 250SX is because
the XC comes with value added in the
form of the 300cc engine kit; wide-ratio,
six-speed transmission; larger, 2.6-gallon
2014 TEST RIDE