2017 MXA 250 FOUR-
To the uninitiated, these six bikes all look the same, but nothing could be further from
the truth. In fact, you can divide
the six bikes in the “2017 MXA 250
Four-Stroke Shootout” into three distinct groups based on the one attribute that matters most in modern
250cc racing—horsepower. Two of
the six make 44 horsepower. Two
others make 40 horsepower, and
the final two make 38 horsepower.
That spread in power is the tale of
the tape. It divides the six bikes into
three groups, leaving gaps that you
can only ignore at your own risk.
Before we get into the nuts and
bolts of MXA’s 2017 250 shootout, we
one element alone. In this test the