2012 KTM 350 XCF-W

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2012 KTM 350 XCF-W
2012 KTM 350 XCF-W

– 2012 KTM 350 XCF-W

2012 KTM 350 XCF-W Review

This bike will take the 450cc class by storm, all down to its incomparable lightness, easy control, high-performance engine and completely new chassis with improved PDS suspension – a combination that makes the competition cringe. Last season’s magnificent World MX successes suggest that we will achieve a similar result in the offroad world.


2012 KTM 350 XCF-W Features and Benefits

New for 2012:

• New DOHC EFI engine tuned for enduro riding

• New longer cylinder and new piston with reduced dome height and lighter weight reducing the compression ratio to 12.3 while outputting smooth enduro engine characteristics

• New camshafts for improved low-end torque

• 4 ultra-light titanium valves, new spring retainers and seating washers that allow this bike to peak at 12,000 RPMs

• New crank shaft with heavier crank webs to provide more inertia for smoother power deliver and better traction

• New counter balancer shaft with efficient reduction of vibrations

• Newly developed lightweight single diaphragm spring clutch unit with steel billet basket for unbeatable reliability

• 6-speed enduro gearbox for precise shifting

• New electric start system (plus kick start) and stronger 196W stator

• Completely new frame design with PDS that reduces longitudinal stiffness

• New one-piece cast aluminium swingarm with excellent flex characteristics

• New WP PDS mono shock (7mm longer) with new preload adjuster

• WP 48mm USD forks received new oil and dust seals by SKF and new bushings with improved Teflon coating for better sensitivity and durability

• New silencer and larger volume spark arrestor for lower noise level

• New 2.51 gallon/ 9.5 liter translucent fuel tank with integrated fuel pump and regulator

• New competition headlight and taillight

• New intake boot that provides great power and extra protection for Twin-Air filter which still has the same quick change, no-tools access air filter change process

• Updated bodywork including a new white airbox, white rear number plates, and a redesigned reinforced rear fender for perfect ergonomics and excellent contact points

• New handguard mount and flag design

• New Excel AL7 rims with silver anodized stripes, zinc/nickel coated spokes, aluminium nipples and high-end CNC machined hubs

• New integrated routing for the cooling system for better airflow

• New Dunlop GEOMAX MX51 front and rear tires


2012 KTM 350 XCF-W – American and Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See KTM dealer for pricing.

Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 349.7 cm³ (21.34 cu in)
Bore 88 mm (3.46 in)
Stroke 57.5 mm (2.264 in)
Starting aid Kick starter and electric starter
Engine lubrication Pressure circulation lubrication with two Eaton pumps
Primary transmission 24:73
Final drive 13:52
Cooling Water cooling, permanent circulation of coolant by water pump
Clutch Multidisc clutch in oil bath/hydraulically activated
Ignition Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment

Frame Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA PA
Shock absorber WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC
Suspension travel Front 300 mm (11.81 in)
Suspension travel Rear 335 mm (13.19 in)
Brake system Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings
Brake discs – diameter Front 260 mm (10.24 in)
Brake discs – diameter Rear 220 mm (8.66 in)
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.5°
Wheelbase 1,482±10 mm (58.35±0.39 in)
Ground clearance unloaded 345 mm (13.58 in)
Seat height unloaded 970 mm (38.19 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx. 8.5 l (2.25 US gal)
Super unleaded (ROZ 95/RON 95/PON 91)
Weight without fuel, approx. 107 kg (236 lb.)

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