WHICH BIKE IS THE RIGHT SIZE?

DOES SIZE RE­ALLY MAT­TER? COM­PAR­I­SON

Dirt Rider - - Route Sheet - Story By Kris Keefer • Photos By Chris Tedesco

All the same color but not the same power. We play Goldilocks with three SX-FS.

Life is full of choices, right? Like pick­ing the cor­rect size dirt bike for your style and rid­ing abil­ity. Ques­tions flood in all the time about which size mo­tocross ma­chine is right for our read­ers. So we de­cided to put this ques­tion to the test. We picked five rid­ers who ranged in weight and abil­ity to ride the 2017 KTM 250 SX-F, 350 SX-F, and 450 SX-F in a con­trolled en­vi­ron­ment. We en­listed Lit­pro and its hel­met-mounted Gps-en­abled data sys­tem to help us track each rider’s lap times and progress (if any was made) through­out the day of test­ing. None of the test rid­ers were told their lap times dur­ing the test, as they had to pick which bike they felt most com­fort­able and thought they were fastest on. Be­low are their opin­ions and rank­ing (in or­der), as well as their best lap times on each size.

KTM 250 SX-F

KTM 350 SX-F KTM 450 SX-F

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