French rider Jordi Tixier was first on a bike at the age of three, encouraged by his father, a former national rider. He rode in his first competition race at six years old and took his first junior title, the French “Miniverte” Championship in 2003 onboard a 65cc KTM when he was eleven. He has a string of junior titles to his name and before joining the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team he was nurtured by Jacky Martens, team manager of the Nestaan JM Racing KTM team.
After winning the EMX125 title in 2010 he advanced to ride in the MX2 class in 2011, also for the Jacky Martens outfit where he finished overall thirteenth and picked up points in all but two motos.
Tixier said it was “a dream come true” to be signed as a full factory rider in the 2012 season. His target for the season was a top ten place. Finishing overall fifth in the 2012 World Championship was already a big achievement. He went on in 2013 to finish second in the MX2 world championship behind teammate Jeffrey Herlings.
KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY
|Engine type||Single cylinder, 4-stroke|
|Bore/stroke||78 / 52,3mm|
|Starter/battery||Electric starter / 12V 4Ah|
|Fuel system||Keihin EMS with EFI|
|Control||4V / DOHC with finger followers|
|Lubrication||Pressure lubrication with two oil pumps|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulic|
|Front suspension||WP USD 52 MA|
|Rear suspension||WP with linkage|
|Suspension travel||300 / 330mm|
|Brakes front/rear||Disc brake 260 / 220mm|
|Rims front/rear||1,60 x 21" / 2,15 x 19"|
|Tires front/rear||80/100-21"/ 110/90-19"|
|Stering head angle||63,5°|
|Tank capacity||approx. 7.5l|
|Weight (without fuel)||approx. 98kg|