2011 KTM 350 SX-F | First Ride

Believe the hype

By Brian Catterson, Photography by Mark Kariya

tech
SPEC
Evolution
A fuel-injected cross between the 250 SX and 450 SX.

Rivals
Honda CRF450R, Husqvarna TC450, Kawasaki KX450F, Suzuki RM-Z450 and Yamaha YZ450F.

TECH
Price $8499
Engine type l-c four-stroke single
Valve train DOHC, 4v
Displacement 349.7cc
Bore x stroke 88.0 x 57.5mm
Compression 13.5:1
Fuel system Keihin EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower na
Claimed torque na
Frame Chromoly single backbone with aluminum swingarm
Front suspension 48mm WP inverted cartridge fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension WP shock with adjustable spring preload, high/low-speed compression and rebound damping
Front brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire 80/100-21 Bridgestone M59
Rear tire 110/90-19 Bridgestone M70
Rake/trail 26.5°/na
Seat height 39.1 in.
Wheelbase 58.9 in.
Fuel capacity 1.98 gal.
Claimed dry weight 230 lbs.
Color Orange
Available Now
Warranty 30 days

Contact
KTM North America, Inc.
38429 Innovation Ct.
Murrieta, CA 92563
951.600.8007
www.ktmusa.com

Verdict 4.5 stars out of 5
Better than the best of both worlds.

By Brian Catterson
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