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2013 KTM 350 SX-F First Ride Photo Gallery

KTM continues to develop its unique 350 SX-F motocrosser. Learn more about it in the 2013 KTM 350 SX-F First Ride.

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Although it looks the same, the engine wears new cases and a fresh cylinder head. The piston, connecting rod and crankshaft are new as well and based off the parts in the factory race team bikes.
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The engine electronics were upgraded for ’13 including a larger throttle body and new RC8R-sourced injector.
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The body panels now come with the graphics inlayed into the plastic. The gas cap is also now a conventional screw-type as opposed to the previous tab-style quarter turn.
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The shock body and spring rate (5.8 kg/mm) are unchanged for ’12. The steel-trellis frame however is now painted sliver instead of black.
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The wheels continue to be sourced from Excel. They are laced to aluminum hubs with new black corrosion resistant spokes.
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2013 KTM 350 SX-F
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The 350 SX-F’s ergonomics work great for riders that are taller than average.
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The 350 SX-F offers 250-like handling with top-end engine power similar to that of the 450 class.
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Steering is step-less and predicable but the SX-F doesn’t turn quite as sharply as some of the other bikes in its class.
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The KTM 350 SX-F offers more aggressive suspension settings than ever before.
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Bottom-end engine power continues to be soft but keep the revs up and the powerband comes online earlier than last year’s machine.
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With its reduced engine reciprocating mass the 350 SX-F feels relatively light in the air and on the ground.
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2013 KTM 350 SX-F