KTM’s 250 SX-F has been a front-runner in Dirt Rider’s 250 Four-Stroke Motocross Shootout for several years thanks to its potent engine, highly tunable suspension, and neutral-handling chassis. The Austrian machine has been on the podium in our annual comparison since 2017—an impressive run indeed. It won two years since then (2019 and 2020), and looks poised to be a podium threat again this year. Can it reach the top step? We’ll find out as soon as the 2024 250F Motocross Shootout is complete. In the meantime, let’s dig into some of KTM’s motocross-focused quarter-liter thumper’s features detailed in the photos below as well as the full spec sheet at the bottom of this article.