2021 KTM 350 XC-F
Taking lesson learned from Tony Cairoli's dominating career aboard the 350 SX-F, and insights from top 350 EXC-F enduro riders, we created the KTM 350 XC-F. Sharing the same aggressive motocross personality but with a refined chassis setup, state-of-the-art motor internals and EMS, the 350 XC-F, like Tony, is a flat-out, offroad-ripping legend!
The engine of the KTM 350 XC-F features a compact and very light (60 lbs) construction. Its DOHC (double overheard camshaft) design with lightweight titanium valves and DLC coated cam followers allows for lively but strong engine characteristics. Fitted with the latest electonic fuel injection system and an E-starter, it has an extremely wide usable speed range, high performance and incredibly efficient rideability. The KTM 350 XC-F engine shares the same layout as the 250 XC-F, resulting in playful handling that is similar to a 250 machine.
The high-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame has a knack for easy handling, outlandish rideability, precise cornering and excellent stability. You can also count on precisely calculated stiffness of the frame. This results in better absorption of the energy created from the front and rear suspension, sucking up jumps and bumps. In short: more comfort and less rider fatigue. Laterally attached, lightweight aluminum engine head stays (the connection between cylinder head and frame) contribute to more precise cornering and a reduced vibration level. The engineers were able to pull off all that, while making their frame 2.2 pounds lighter than that of the lightest competitor on the market. In addition, it is easier to maintain, easier to work on and supplies more space for the tank and other componenets. The bike also features an extra-light subframe made of aluminum, which tips the scales at less than 2 pounds.
All KTM XC models are equipped with the same high-strength aluminum tapered NEKEN handlebar. The handlebar allows for four different positions.The handlbars come standard with an ODI vulcanized grip on the right side and a comfortable ODI lock-on grip, which does not require any wire or glue, on the left. Additionally, the bike is fitted with a map-select switch on the handlebar for selecting alternative engine maps. The rider also has the option to activate TRACTION CONTROL from this switch; a unique feature which guarnatees more efficient traction, especially in slippery conditions, and can be activated with the push of a button during riding.
Simply riding a KTM 350 XC-F attracts the attention of onlookers, but the new inlay graphics definitely make them turn for a second look.
BATTERY & WIRING HARNESS
A strong lithium ion battery breathes life into the engine and contributes to low vehicle weight. The lightweightr battery and wiring harness are centralized in a compartment above the air filter box, allowing the mechanic to remove the subframe without moving the electronics. A happy mechanic is a good mechanic.