First Ride: 2012 KTM 350 EXC-F

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First Ride: 2012 KTM 350 has the first Aussie on KTM’s all-new 350 EXC-F weapon!

KTM today launched its model EXC range at the Wyaralong Park in Queensland, providing the test platform for to put no than seven off-roaders their paces.

While be bringing you the full Launch of the four four-strokes and three in the coming weeks, today binging you a ‘First Ride’ on the revolutionary 350 EXC-F.

It’s the that Toby Price has been riding and winning on all in the Australian Off Road Championship, a that could prove a changer yet again in the world of trail riding and enduro.

KTM a 350cc four-… in its SX-F for 2011 and has seen considerable with that model to but the EXC version could prove more popular as the mid-sized are really beginning to shine in the

In KTM’s case, it’s not their motocross model a headlight bolted to the front, a specific enduro model – like the entire EXC range – has a new ergonomic package that has developed in cooperation with the Stefan Everts (just the SX range this year!).

In other major revisions fuel injection on the entire range including the highly 350, an all-new PDS frame, swingarm and revised suspension today rode the KTM 350 EXC-F at the official Australian

A new clutch was also a notable listed by KTM, however go further in-depth with the side of the story when we the full report.

So first things first, the 350 live up to expectations? You bet it does! the forgiveness of a 250cc four-… power that’s stretching toward a 450cc and you’ll be in the – it performs exactly as you’d given the capacity of the engine.

it’s certainly not a 450 (or the big-bore 500 for matter), but KTM has never claimed it be. In racing terms it does go up the 450 in the E2 category, so handling prowess and its are all-important if it’s to stand its

KTM has hit the mark in those sectors because the 350 does carry a advantage as soon as things get and technical. You can steer it to the point it’s comparative with the and it does gain traction in sections easier than the capacity rides.

That was important today because new trails that only just being in made up much of the riding and the dry sections of the trail did require inch of focus and bike in order to make the most of a power.

You need to rev the 350 more you would a 250, rather lag it like an open class You can do much of your riding in gear at high rpm, or lag the motor in third when through trails – be prepared to use the at times though if you go for option


Stay tuned for a full on the entire EXC range to come!

What was ultimately the most thing during the day wasn’t how the 350 handles, because we expected it was just how well the 450 and 500 responded to the with their improved characteristics. They are seriously bikes in their own right.

On one high-speed section of grass the larger capacity bikes actually every bit as good at through them as the 350, not in of agility, but simply in the way the front seems to have a little weight over it, allowing it to dig the dirt as you get through the corners.

The slight nervousness in those is more like the 250F and the two-strokes in some ways, but its in the tight stuff cannot be whether you’re a top racer or riding for the fun of it on any given weekend.

Other quick observations deserve pointing out are the clear tank as I found myself that on more than one while on the trail (the range has them), plus the front brake and clutch (you can wind the levers in or out to liking, again which the range has). The electric is also appreciated as ever on the

For a first ride we’re the Austrian manufacturer a serious pat on the one, for building such a and diverse fleet of off-road and two, because taking the to produce a 350 is one that so many of us make the most of in years to on the trail.

Stay tuned for a full Test report to come, a film to be produced by Out of Bounds Company during the launch. For now I’ve got a plane to catch!

today rode the 2012 KTM 350 at the official Australian launch. tuned for a full report on the EXC range to come!



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