On Monday afternoon, an immaculate 2006 KTM 200 XC-W popped up on Craigslist just 15 minutes from my house and I simply couldn’t resist. The bike has just over 1500 miles on it / 111 hours. I paid $2000 for the bike and it has been meticulously maintained by the previous owner for the last 14 years. I had a 2002 KTM 200 EXC back in high school before I really knew how to ride a dirt bike well. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to hop back on one of these and ride it the way it deserves to be ridden. The 200 is an incredibly appealing engine to me, with the nimble feeling of a 125 yet power and torque characteristics of a larger displacement bike. Tuesday evening I was itching to ride it, so I took it out to Pipestone where I had an absolute blast ripping this thing, and narrowly survived an encounter with a side by side at wide open throttle.
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