This & That: 2018 KTM 350 EXC-F
2018 KTM 350 EXC-F
If Goldilocks had to choose between dual sport bikes she'd most
likely go with the
350 EXC-F. Falling in between the 250cc and 650cc offerings
from the Japanese manufacturers, this 349cc Austrian machine hits
the sweet spot in the power to weight ratio category and delivers
loads of fun. Weighing in at about 250 pounds wet, featuring a
lightweight chrome moly steel frame, and sporting the same engine
as the 250 EXC-F, but with a slightly bigger bore and longer
stroke, the 350's power punches above expectations. For 2018 KTM
improved handling characteristics with new outer tubes on the
upside down WP suspension for more sensitivity and to lighten the
overall weight. The forks have been revised with stiffer settings
as well. The rear WP Xplor PDS suspension was also treated to
stiffer settings. Trail or tarmac the 2.3 gallon tank will provide
miles of riding enjoyment and the six speed transmission will help
drop the RPMs to make highway jaunts manageable.
New radiator guards have been installed on the 2018 350 ECX-F to
provide better airflow in muddy conditions.
"No Dirt" footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming
clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct
A hydraulically operated DDS clutch makes clicking through gears
and power management in slippery terrain a breeze.
The 349cc engine delivers excellent power throughout the entire
12,800 rpm rev range
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