First Ride: 2011 KTM 350 SX-F

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KTM 350 SX-F

First Ride: 2011 KTM 350

Take a sneak peek at all-new middleweight motocrosser for the 350 SX-F, after we attended the launch

KTM launched its 2011 350 SX-F at Appin this MotoOnline was there! Images: Marmont.

Every now and then are bikes that create amounts of hype, and for 2011, bike is KTM’s 350 SX-F – a that’s broken all the rules in the of open class racing.

and entering a bike with less than its 450cc was a massive risk for the Austrian in many ways, but as we reach the point of this year the of Tony Cairoli, Mike and Aussie Tye Simmonds have that the 350 has what it takes to at the top of the sport.

MotoOnline was lucky to be invited out to the bike’s domestic launch at Appin in New South this week for our first spending Thursday and Friday out the laps alongside none than 10-time world Stefan Everts.

Railing turns on the 350 makes an class bike almost like a 250F.

The Belgian has put his heart and soul into the new middleweight missile, not only hard on the fuel injected, four-valve, four-… engine, but introducing linkage suspension on KTM for the time.

Spend five chatting to Everts and you realise the that’s gone into the new not only in the performance, but also in the with various parts the bike.

It’s got an all-new that’s made up of a massively frame and swingarm, finally a linkage rear suspension after formerly using a PDS and further developing the WP shock and forks to suit.

As noted, KTM has fuel injection to both the 250 and with the 450 remaining carburetted for the being for a variety of reasons we’ll cover in that test.

The good news for KTM fans is that both the 250 SX-F and 450 have also received the range of chassis upgrades.

In we’ll cover the entire rundown and ride impression of all models in our full Launch review to be uploaded in the coming however for today the plan is to you guys a first insight as to how the 350 goes on Aussie soil.

things first, the ergonomics are designed to suit and fit a broad of riders. How do you know that the are so good? Simply because you ride it for the first time, stands out – it all just fits place in a thin and compact as if it were built custom for

Plus, the electric start makes life super when firing it up.

You can push for a long time on the 350, energy in the process.

What that does is confidence once you hit the track, the featuring a balanced feel invites you to gradually work up to urging you to ride it quicker and answering pretty much that I could throw at it a problem during the launch.

The District Motorcycle Club’s new track is a solid proving for a new model, featuring a good of fast and slow corners, dirt, technical jumps, and a amount of ruts and bumps we circulated for a couple of days in conditions.

This was where I enjoyed the 350, as no matter how I tried to push myself and the it reacts accordingly – even in the of a slight mistake that have you very near a on previous models.

KTM 350 SX-F

It feels and is light at 103.9kg for the 350 SX-F, with the 250 SX-F’s 99.9kg and 450 106.9kg. You can feel the added over the 250, no doubt, it’s just a small to pay considering the overall performance

By now you’re probably itching to what the engine’s like, and we can just what we expected, is that it’s basically the compromise between a 250F and a

If I had to compare it to one or the other I’d say its short-… x 57.5mm bore and …) makes it feel very like a 250F in the way the power on, especially when it sings at 13,000rpm at a maximum!

Upon the throttle as you work to get on the gas off the turns, the 350 comes on smoothly with its responsive power curve, building strongly soon and revving like buggery as you up through the six-speed gearbox.

The injection has worked wonders for the application, also on the 250F, effectively means that the rear tyre to hook up and traction is surprisingly easy.

The powerband is smooth thanks the the injection, but has plenty of power on

Revving the engine hard like a 250F is the best way to the most of it, and it really is a massive of power compared to the 250 SX-F you’ll experience when on the gas on the

That extra power the whole ride feel relaxed, conserving energy and you stay smooth while lapping quickly, without to extract every last out of it by riding over your

There’s a lot to like about 2011 model range, the new 350 SX-F, which effectively up a whole new ball game and has excited at its prospects.

As they sometimes less is more, and I KTM’s results around the so far this year attests to for the boys in orange, paving the way for yet new era in open class motocross.

Check back for our full Launch Test of all the models in the weeks, as well as an exclusive to make the most of a 350’ with Simmonds, action and films from the test, a chat with Everts on his role with KTM and his trip under, plus an interview KTM Australia general manager Leisk.

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