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!
Featuring a compact and lightweight (60 lbs) construction, this DOHC (double overhead camshaft) design boasts lightweight titanium valves and Diamond-like Coating (DLC) cam followers allow for lively power across the rev range. As the 350 cc motor shares much of its design with the 250 cc 4-stroke mill, the KTM 350 XC-F has managed to pump out big power, but remain as nimble as a smaller machine, making it the perfect middleweight monster.
All XC models feature high-tech, lightweight chromoly steel frames. This includes hydro-formed elements produced by state-of-the-art robot welding. With its race-proven geometries and optimal stiffness, the frame provides great feedback for the rider, playful handling and remarkable stability. The laterally attached engine head stays (the connection between cylinder, head and frame) are made of aluminum, reducing vibration and further contributing to precise cornering. The bikes also feature lateral frame guards with a structured surface, improving grip, while also serving as a heat protector against the muffler on the right side. The subframe is made of extra-light and stable aluminum profiles, weighing less than 900 gr, providing great rear fender stability.
All KTM XC models are equipped with the same high-strength aluminum tapered NEKEN handlebar. The handlebar allows for four different positions. The handlebars 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 guarantees more efficient traction, especially in slippery conditions, and can be activated with the push of a button during riding.
The durable in-mold graphics convey the READY TO RACE character of the KTM XC-F model line.
All engines are fitted with the proven electric starter, which is a major benefit for any offroad activity. It is powered by a super lightweight 2 Ah lithium-ion starter battery, which provides safe, reliable starting. The wiring harness has most of the electrical components carefully positioned into a common area below the seat, making them easily accessible and reliable.