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2011 KTM 350 EXC-F Factory First Look

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
2011 KTM 350 EXC-F Factory
2011 KTM 350 EXC-F Factory
KTM will contest the WEC with the new 350
EXC-F Factory.
KTM has revealed its newest World Enduro Championship bikes to be raced by factory riders and based off the 350 platform. By doing so, KTM has announced its plans to offer the 350 as an enduro model to the general public. By entering into top-level competition, KTM is simultaneously putting the bike through rigorous testing and it all starts with the KTM 350 EXC-F Factory.

KTM introduced the 350 SX-F motocross bike earlier in the year but the EXC-F race bike will be different. For now we know that it will have a completely different chassis and KTM has switched back to a PDS shock system . After admitting that a traditional linkage system works best for motocross, KTM is standing by its belief that the PDS design works better for enduro, and the 350 EXC-F Factory reflects that with a new shock. The bike also has new bodywork to match, photos show a natural fuel cell which made it into production on the two-stroke line last year.

Stay tuned for more information and photos as they become available.

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Bob -State Of Tune  November 2, 2010 03:17 PM
Judging by the fact that it doesn't have a low-boy header, the state of tune is probably pretty darn aggressive in order to compete with the 450s from other brands. I was hoping for something with a power delivery right smack in the middle of a 250 and 450 for my more casual "non race" needs. But KTM has always been about the competition factor, not, ahem, trail riders who play hard. Maybe a plain XC model will follow sometime.