Announced today in the UK:
"KTM have confirmed their 250cc electric start four stroke will be a 2002 model.
Press launch imminent and production bikes will in the UK during Feb 2002. No price as yet."
Trail Bike+Enduro Magazine June 2001.
Unless it's a WR250F beater (i.e. lighter than the 400/520 RFS) I may pass. If it ends up being a 125/200 chassis based bike with a downsized RFS engine (ala YZ426/250F) then I guess you can never have too many bikes.:)
I would be willing to bet the current RFS motors weigh about the same as the 250F motors. Throw an E-start on the WR250F and I bet its not much lighter. KTM needs to down size the chassis to 125 scale, and dump the E-start and they would be in the ball park. Who needs an E-start on a wimpy little 250 anyway?