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2011 KTM 350 XC-F Review and

Getting Dialed in on the 2011 KTM 350

Paul and son Brandon Krause

is the “First Ride” story at MotorcycleUSA

There really is no that the KTM 350 XC-F and its sibling the 350 are the hottest news in the dirt world this year. I got my look at the motocross bikes this year at the USGP Mike Alessi and Tony made impressive debuts. Now the off road version quietly just as the year comes to a

The concept of building the ultimate mid bike is not a new one. In fact it is a staple of the motorcycle industry to the concept back around decade or so. The goal of course is to the handling of a small bike and it to a motor that performs an open class bike.

the most successful example be the Honda XR400 that on to have a very successful

The real difference here is these current generation were really designed the ground up as new technology bikes. borrowed and everything new. It is more correct in this to say that the 250 and 450 were designed the 350.

So will it really bring us the of both worlds or will it be victim of too many compromises?

The mill had been talking the XC-F versions for a while and seemed convinced that would feature a PDS shock. As it out this is only for the EXC versions will not come to the States. For the US these bikes are just reworked versions of the motocross

That means they get the KTM reinvention: linkage.

Essentially the chassis for all new KTM SX-F and models is the same. The engine for the 450 is slightly different but everything front to back is identical. Up the 48mm WP closed chamber receive the same valving as the rest of the line and get specific off settings.

The .48 N/m is the same as the SX-F

KTM 350 XC-F
KTM 350 XC-F

The KTM linkage is quite an eyeful for the bike lovers. The shock is and the linkage hangs quite The WP shock has the full range of and uses a .54 N/m spring, again the as the moto version.

The XC-F conversion to cross race bike is minimal. The tank capacity is up to 2.5 gallons. The 19” wheel is replaced by an 18” that a 110 series tire.

A kickstand and style handguards finish off the of off road specific parts. The models are not intended to run lights and no other amenities such as arrestor or odometer.

Like the the fuel injected motor is identical to the SX-F model. The top end, including the cam and piston are the Ignition mapping is unique to bike and features a standard plus two optional settings. require the KTM hard equipment switch to change maps.

  The 42mm Keihin EFI throttle is the same for all the 250/350 line up.

new is the addition of a kickstarter to backup the starter. KTM claims the racers this feature for … start races. It is nice to the security of the backup starting.

new is the transmission with an added cog and all new for the off road model. As you can see in the graphic the changes are pretty significant, the XC-F much longer

KTM 350 XC-F
KTM 350 XC-F
KTM 350 XC-F

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