The two maps are Map 1 (stock) and Map 2 (aggressive). Most test riders preferred to keep the bike in Map 2 to get every bit of power out of the bike as possible. The maps aren’t incredibly different, but Map 2 feels like it has a harder hit in the midrange and top-end. The KTM also comes with traction control, which takes some of the hit away, but every test rider opted to not use it, seeing as both days of the shootout provided excellent traction conditions. Another positive trait of the engine is how quiet it is, and the KTM and Husqvarna share the trait of being the least audible bikes in the class. The one thing our testers said they desired more of from the KTM engine is bottom-end power. However, 250Fs are generally designed to be ridden in the higher rpm, and with such a great clutch, it’s easy to get the bike up into those upper rpm where this engine rips.