KTM 350 XC-F First Ride — Motorcyclist Magazine

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KTM 350 XC-F

No man’s bike?

They Our 350 SX motocrosser with minimal mods.

We say: Like the but better.

They say: Our 350 SX with minimal off-road We say: Like the moto

In the World War, No Man’s was the contested space between lines. In modern off-road it is the performance and weight gap between the but high-strung 250cc four-strokes and the but fast-to-the-point-of-brutal 450s. The players in the have been limited to the 310, the shrinking field of two-strokes and the small but growing of 300cc two-strokes.

Jumping from a 250F to a is a minimum 15-lb. and 15-horsepower On a dirtbike, that’s a leap significantly impacts the handling and fun but rewards with bug-catching factor when accelerating. KTM is hammering No Man’s Land its 350 SX-F motocross model, to be followed by the off-road-modified, closed-course 350

In essence, KTM has done what would do to convert a motocross for off-road use-but it did the job better. The SX and XC share the same state of and even the same EFI settings. use close-ratio transmissions, but the XC’s is a for longer legs. The main are the XC’s larger, 2.5-gallon gas low-fuel indicator light, rear wheel and sidestand.

Naturally, the XC has softer suspension as well. Even in the company of 350 SXs, the XC is a standout performer.

are few bikes that gobble miles with as little Much of that is due to the mid-size power character and delivery. It has and slightly chuggy traits low, a long and smooth through the middle and high-rpm oh-so-close to a full 450. In the middle part of the power there are some 250F that feel a little muscular, but the smooth 350 has long and power that is all about traction.

KTM 350 XC-F

You need to spool up the rpm to make trail pace, but even the trail two-… isn’t as modulated on tight and technical A two-… has more snap in the but the power is far shorter in each

KTM has a long line of odd-displacement, engine sizes that been incredibly successful. The new 350 is niche marketing at its finest.

KTM has a line of odd-displacement, out-of-class sizes that have incredib

Consider the 350’s and handling a direct hit as well. You can race off-road, mess on less supercrossy motocross or play ride on the trails and the will carry you through in The settings are more get-it-on level than get-through-it plush, but are a great compromise.

Steering effort is light, and the feels light as well; in it feels lighter than it is. hoped for the 215-lb. dry weight of a motocrosser, but that didn’t The 350 weighs 242 lbs. with an tank-a single pound than the Honda CRF250X

If you have been in your No Man’s Land, KTM has you covered one amazing, odd-sized off-roader.

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

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