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2012 KTM 350 XCF-W Comparison Photo Gallery

Take a look at the 2012 KTM 350 XCF-W photos to see how it looks and performs off-road. Read the full details in the 2012 KTM 350 XCF-W Comparison article.

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KTM has adopted the linkage design for its motocross and cross-country race models, but still uses the linkage-less system on this version.
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The PDS is set up extremely well for trail use, and it offers a major advantage in ground clearance and easy maintenance.
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KTM reduced the longitudinal stiffness with an all-new chromoly chassis, and gave it a cast aluminum swingarm to optimize flex characteristics.
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Riders can short-shift it and keep it down low or leave it pinned and enjoy the spirited top-end that acts like a 250F.
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The KTM feels light and ready to carve up anything, tight and slow, or wide and fast.
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The fuel injection works perfectly with the electric start to get the motorcycle up and running quickly.
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2012 KTM 350 XCF-W Horsepower and Torque.
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The transmission has a very low first gear for technical riding, but a six-speed gearbox gives plenty of room to run high speeds.
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At only 256 pounds with a full 2.5 gallons of fuel, the 350 is lighter than the 2012 Yamaha WR250F.
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2012 350 Enduro Comparison Horsepower
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The EFI system allows riders to bog the engine to insanely low rpm and then pick up the throttle without any bogs or stuttering.
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The handlebars have a goofy bend that keeps them low and in the rider’s lap. None of our testers liked them and had a hard time getting immediately comfortable on the KTM.
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2012 350 Enduro Comparison Torque
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Brembo binders are the industry standard and the lightweight XCF-W has the best in the business.
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Our testers were unanimous in this comparison with the 350 XCF-W cementing itself as one of our absolute favorite off-road motorcycles.
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It provides ultimate confidence whether trail riding, hillclimbing, racing or tractoring across an EnduroCross course.
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The orange machine handles like a small-bore rather than an open-class motorcycle by carving through sandy corners, flying across ruts and picking its way around tree stumps.
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Even though KTM says it’s not a racer, all three of our test riders are more than willing to line up for competition on the XCF-W.