This motor shines in multiple areas, but what stands out the most is the mid-to-top end portion of the power band. The 250X powerplant loves to stay in this zone, ready to attack at the flick of the clutch. It boasts a lot of useable power on the trail, and when given the chance to open up, will impress any high-speed fanatic. On the other hand, the bottom-end does lack a little in the torque department. It does not have the low-end power to crawl and chug like one of its 300cc off-road competitors. That being said, for a 250 two-stroke, the powerband is widened, especially compared to the YZ250 (mx model). This bike stays true to the two-stroke fan base, as its raw unaltered power band makes the bike a blast to ride.