Shootout: 2013 250F Motocrossers

Cycle News Staff | January 10, 2013
Which one of these six 2013 250F motocross bikes was crowned king of its class  Photography By: Kit Palmer

Which one of these six 2013 250F motocross bikes was crowned king of it’s class? Photography By: Kit Palmer

Some years are easy, some not so much. This was a not-so-easy year.

The race for top honors in our 2013 250F motocross shootout was a close battle right to the end, unlike last year when one bike pretty much led it from wire to wire, making our job that much simpler. This one, however, boiled down to a four-bike scrap, but one bike did eventually prevail without too much of a debate from our trusty gang of test riders.

As always, we gathered up all the usual suspects of the 250F class but with one new challenger added to the mix – the Husqvarna TC250F. After some significant changes and updates over the past few years, the Husky is now a legitimate player in the 250F class, so we were quite excited to add the TC250 into the running.

Again per usual, we visited a variety of tracks in the So Cal area to conduct our comparison test and, once again, our one simple rule was kept in place – all the bikes were to remain stock, stock, stock, exactly how you’d get them right off the showroom floor. We even ran the original tires, handlebars and grips on all the bikes and, in order to save time, chose not to remap any of the five of the six bikes that are fuel injected. Mapping can get quite involved and time consuming, so we just rode ’em how we got ’em.

Here’s what we found out…

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