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2012 KTM 350 XCF-W Comparison Photo Gallery
In the orange enduro lineup, the XCF-W falls between the racy XC-F and street-legal EXC-F.
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
KTM has adopted the linkage design for its motocross and cross-country race models, but still uses the linkage-less system on this version.
The PDS is set up extremely well for trail use, and it offers a major advantage in ground clearance and easy maintenance.
KTM reduced the longitudinal stiffness with an all-new chromoly chassis, and gave it a cast aluminum swingarm to optimize flex characteristics.
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.
The KTM feels light and ready to carve up anything, tight and slow, or wide and fast.
The fuel injection works perfectly with the electric start to get the motorcycle up and running quickly.
2012 KTM 350 XCF-W Horsepower and Torque.
The transmission has a very low first gear for technical riding, but a six-speed gearbox gives plenty of room to run high speeds.
At only 256 pounds with a full 2.5 gallons of fuel, the 350 is lighter than the 2012 Yamaha WR250F.
2012 350 Enduro Comparison Horsepower
The EFI system allows riders to bog the engine to insanely low rpm and then pick up the throttle without any bogs or stuttering.
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.
2012 350 Enduro Comparison Torque
Brembo binders are the industry standard and the lightweight XCF-W has the best in the business.
Our testers were unanimous in this comparison with the 350 XCF-W cementing itself as one of our absolute favorite off-road motorcycles.
It provides ultimate confidence whether trail riding, hillclimbing, racing or tractoring across an EnduroCross course.
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.
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.
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