Hailed as the highest performing 250cc 4-stroke motocross machine on the market, the latest generation FC 250 receives multiple technical upgrades for 2023 to retain its place at the head of the field. Housed inside an all-new frame, a compact, lighter, redesigned engine features a revised Pankl gearbox ensuring smoother gear changes with a new Quickshifter further aiding upshifts, even under heavy load. A new cylinder and CP piston increase the compression ratio to 14.5:1 for improved torque and peak performance on track. Completing the changes for 2023, striking white, yellow, and grey graphics are applied using in-mould technology for an outstanding and long-lasting finish.
Engineered to ensure class-leading performance and
handling characteristics, all major engine components
and shaft arrangements are carefully positioned closer to the centre of gravity to reduce the effects of rotational inertia.
Tilted two degrees backwards to further
centralise mass, the 250cc 4-stroke engine is also 60g lighter for 2023, tipping the scales at just over 26 kg. The FC 250 engine remains remarkably powerful with an increased power output and impressive torque to suit riders of all abilities.
Produced by Pankl Racing Systems, the 5-speed
gearbox is designed to be extremely light and durable
while featuring optimised and proven motocross-specific gear ratios (24:72). A redesign of the shift shaft reduces the operating forces required for gear changes. Integrated into the shift drum, a new Quickshift sensor can be activated by pressing the QS marked button on the map select switch to further aid seamless upshifting.
The proven chromium molybdenum steel frame is refined for 2023. A new shock mounting, which is no longer connected to the main tube, significantly improves the anti-squat behaviour of the chassis. With optimised wall thickness in high stress areas improving reliability, the frame continues to offer advanced geometries and flex characteristics aimed at providing unparalleled rider feedback, energy absorption, and exceptional straight-line stability. The frame is finished off in a premium metallic blue powder coating with redesigned standard frame protectors offering superior protection, durability, and grip in any condition. Additionally, the inclusion of forged brackets on the lower frame rails allows for easy installation of the skid plate, which is available as a technical accessory.
WP XACT Front Suspension
The 48 mm split air forks now offer improved bottoming resistance thanks to a new hydrostop, which applies a progressive damping force in the last 40 mm of travel for even greater comfort. The WP forks are designed with a capsulated, adjustable air spring and pressurized oil chamber for smooth action and consistent damping. Oil and air bypasses reduce pressure peaks and in combination with a midvalve damping system, the forks provide precise feedback to the rider. The settings are easily adjusted via the single air pressure pre-load valve, as well as through easy access click adjusters for compression and rebound. For improved durability, new fork protection rings prevent dirt intrusion. Additionally, the air pump needed to adjust the fork’s air pressure is provided as standard.
Brembo Hydraulic Clutch and Braking Systems
The high-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system guarantees even wear, near maintenance-free operation and perfect modulation in every condition. Meaning that play is constantly compensated so that the pressure point, and function of the clutch remain identical in cold or hot conditions, as well as over time. Countless hours of race-focused testing have proven the high-quality, Italian-made Brembo hydraulic systems’ exceptional reliability.
A redesigned and intuitive handlebar-mounted map select switch allows riders to activate launch and traction control, enable the new Quickshift functionality, and allows riders to toggle between two engine maps. The easy-to-operate map select switch allows racers to quickly alter and set up the engine characteristics on a race by race basis dependent on track conditions and rider preference.
STARTER Electric starter
STROKE 48.5 mm
BORE 81 mm
CLUTCH Wet multi-disc DS clutch, Brembo hydraulics
DISPLACEMENT 249.9 cm³
EMS Keihin EMS
DESIGN 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
WEIGHT (WITHOUT FUEL) 101.2 kg
TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.) 7.2 l
FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 260 mm
REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 220 mm
FRONT BRAKE Disc brake
REAR BRAKE Disc brake
CHAIN 520, Non-sealed
FRAME DESIGN Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
FRONT SUSPENSION WP XACT-USD, Ø 48 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE 336 mm
REAR SUSPENSION WP XACT Monoshock with linkage
STEERING HEAD ANGLE 63.9 °
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT) 305 mm
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR) 293 mm