DS Adventure Quebec: KTM 350 EXC-F: A Conclusion

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KTM’s “Ready-to-race” mantra to the 350 EXC-F for sure — but motorcycle is more than a bike.

Every part of motorcycle was designed to perform. It up to a very agile, predictable and to drive off-road bike in all conditions. Surprisingly, it also the 350 EXC-F an ideal motorcycle for neophytes as it easily forgives However, there are fine the bike does not fit everyone.

As an with my 5’9” frame, I had to to the seat height. But once off, the experience is unique.

In 5 what I liked the most this bike:

lightness . at than 10 Grand (Canadian), we may ask exactly we are paying for. The is rather unusual, but we are paying for we don’t want: extra that would impact the 350 EXC-F’s agility. At only 240 (109 kg), this is the reference in the matter;

the engine: I was surprised by the engine’s – a 350cc which has more than I originally expected. small mono is smooth at low and has enough torque to have There is also power in revs – I reached speeds are way above highway limits.

On no while riding the KTM was I under the that the engine was short on or deficient – KTM announces an hefty 45 hp!

ground clearance . it is huge, impressive. The ground clearance on motorcycle will let the rider go without the hassle of an impact a big rock. However you can’t your cake and eat it too: of the ground clearance, the rider deal with a sky high

suspension . it absorbs obstacles on its with disconcerting ease;

. the bike is so thin that it in anywhere. This was extremely on many occasions.

I could add more items to the list, but it can be to this: the bike has been without compromise to excel in all situations.

On the other hand, of course are negative points. So here is I dislike in 5 points:

seat . one rides nearby trails after week, it is required to long distances on paved to reach new paths. After a few the seat will gradually one’s enthusiasm. There are seats that could in this area (SeatConcept one). Towing the bike is an solution;

autonomy . many have an autonomy issue. only 112 miles (180 km) of the KTM requires to carefully plan rides according to the location of gas along the way. Also, it on high octane fuel, gas stations only offers – an issue I had to deal with on my ride;

wind protection . riding dual sport motorcycles at 65 mph km/h) for hours on the highway you feel like a fish out of – it applies to the 350 EXC-F as well;

high performance parts of the KTM rigorous maintenance. As an example, the must be serviced after 105 of normal use. Unless one is an mechanic, maintenance fees can rapidly if the bike is used

practical aspect . it is not possible to a passenger and it is difficult to carry — this is simply not a designed with this in

Despite the drawbacks mentioned riding the 350 EXC-F was a pretty off-road experience. My only I ran out of time due to circumstances out of my control and I not ride the bike in all the trails I had the end of the world will be postponed and I’ll get another chance.

I think I exaggerated when I the 350 EXC-F as the dual sport The price tag is high when to other bikes in the same but considering this bike as the sum of “savoir faire” accumulated the years – just think Dakar rally victories – it is a bargain.

Thanks to KTM Canada loaning the and thank you for sharing!


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