2011 KTM 350 SX-F Review- 2011 KTM Motocross First Rides

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First Ride: 2011 KTM 350 KTM takes on the best of the Japanese machines.

KTM’s all-new 350 was built with the goal the ultimate motocross bike. a bold objective, as the way racing are structured, this “ultimate” 350 has no but to compete against the 100cc-larger machines. With that one might think it an impossible

The SX-F has, however, proved its merit with rider Mike Alessi the holeshot and winning the second moto of the year at the Hangtown AMA Championships opener. In the early of the MX1 World Championship 350 SX-F Antonio Cairoli is leading the On such difficult proving this is exciting stuff, to say the

Cycle World had the opportunity to a leg over the all-new machine KTM’s 2011 model held at Pala Raceway in California. So how does the 350 stack up the competition? Oddly enough, it feel any more like a than it does a 450F.

arithmetic tells us the 350cc lands smack dab in the middle paying favor to either size—it has its own character. Sure are similarities that remind the of bikes from those two well-established classes, like how it into corners with the of a 250 or how it accelerates out like a 450. But be fooled, the 350 SX-F clearly is in a of its own.

The compact 349.7cc engine to life with the simple of a button, a feature that to the bike’s already luscious There is no kick-starter but one can be ordered as an accessory. The exhaust note is and screams power, without your eardrums. Acceleration is not like some of the 450s but the lays down tractable seemingly just as much as the needs.

The rear tire doesn’t out of control but hooks up and drives to the rider’s wrist movement. The Keihin throttle body of the system delivers spot-on all the time.

The KTM 350 SX-F’s light and agility compared to a 450 is immediately on the track; there is less mass in the engine, which the rider more control in of handling and directional changes. not quite as agile as a 250F, but the 350 feels light and maneuverable in in the air or when ridden close to the It’s in the ballpark of ideal but a little less weight make perfection.

KTM 250 SX F

Claimed no-fuel weight is 229

Another factor in the 350 SX-F’s are the excellent ergonomics. The riding is super comfortable; the seat and bar position make the bike totally natural under me. just one photo pass I like I had been on it all day.

As for the of the new suspension, including the linked shock, we’ll have and see how it performs on a rougher track, as the took place on Pala’s short and smooth “vet”

Is the 350 SX-F the wave of the future? bike definitely fills a gap for all the out there who don’t really a 450F but aren’t satisfied a 250F. For me, the 350 SX-F is just For motocross the KTM offers the right between the other two mainstream offerings.

We should have a unit in our hands shortly and then attempt to answer all the Hopefully the 350 SX-F doesn’t get in a displacement purgatory as Suzuki’s GSX-R750 sportbike did. But by its performance and early race on the national and world stage not going to get lost anywhere.

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