So we started our ride day at just above where the pits and hospitality area would for the Erzberg Rodeo at 2700 feet above sea level. Normally this is just about where a two-stroke bike’s jetting would start to show some weakness (assuming you normally rode at, and jetted for, a much lower elevation). The group of journalists I was with jumped on the bikes and went straight out with minimal warm up time and the bike ran great. Our guide took us straight into some tight woods with several steep uphill switchbacks. As we were a group of about seven riders, you can understand there was some waiting time in the trails. Normally this would cause a lot of stopping the engine and restarting, as carbureted two-stroke bikes don’t really like to idle. With the KTM 250 XC-W TPI system, this bike idles perfectly, and incredibly low so it does not overheat. Then, when it was my turn to go, I just dropped the bike in gear and pinned it; there is no the need to clean it out and fill your buddy’s face with smoke behind you with this FI bike.