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2016 KTM 350 XCF-W Six Days Review
2016 KTM 350 XCF-W Six Days on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
In a class of its own & unrivalled…
No other brand is represented in offroad sports with a history of success that can even compare to that of KTM. The special edition Six Days models celebrate this success with special performance upgrades and top-of-the-line components. In 2015 the ISDE (International Six Days of Enduro) will be held in Slovakia, and the KTM model line-up has been suitably equipped to handle anything the muddy and rocky terrain can throw at it.
2016 KTM 350 XCF-W Six Days www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
2016 KTM 350 XCF-W Six Days www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
250 agility with 450 power
The crankshaft drives an intermediate multifunctional shaft, which in turn drives the coolant pump and the two camshafts via the cam chain, while also acting as a counter balancer. A hydraulic chain tensioner ensures reliable chain tension to achieve highly precise valve timings.
The 6-speed gearbox is specially matched to the power delivery of the 350cc engine and any kind of off-road duty. It is distinguished by easy and precise shifting.
The engine is equipped with a kick starter as well as an electric starter as standard. Well protected behind the cylinder, the electric starter is connected to the starter freewheel on the ignition rotor via the starter drive in the ignition cover.
The 350 XCF-W engine is equipped with a 196 W alternator with integrated starter freewheel. The alternator provides sufficient energy for the fuel injection, lighting and other electrical loads. The oil-cooled rotor has a larger diameter with a bigger flywheel mass and is contained in a larger ignition cover.
Engine Management System (EMS)
The Engine Management System by Keihin with electronic fuel injection and a 42mm throttle body ensures a quick response and maximum engine performance. With an optional map-select switch from the Power Parts program, the EMS can allow the rider to select different engine characteristics. In addition, the optional User-Setting-Tool can provide the facility to readout engine data with a laptop and change the ignition and injection mapping with a few mouse clicks.
The 350cc 4-stroke engine with a state-of-the-art electronic fuel injection system offers a very wide power band and is distinguished by a dynamic but easy to manage power delivery. At over 45hp of maximum power, the 350 XCF-W is strong enough to beat any 450 in it’s class.
The one-piece basket of the DDS clutch (damped diaphragm steel) is machined from solid high-tensile steel in one solid part together with the primary drive gear. This process guarantees unbeatable reliability and, together with the thin steel linings, contributes to the narrow engine width due to a compact rivet-less design. The diaphragm spring makes it possible to implement an additional rubber damping system inside the clutch hub, ensuring reliability for the transmission and excellent traction. Finally, the hydraulic clutch mechanism by Brembo in conjunction with the diaphragm spring provides a very light clutch operation and controllable modulation.
The DOHC cylinder head contains four ultra-lightweight titanium valves (intake 36.3mm, exhaust 29.1mm), activated by two overhead camshafts via very small, DLC coated followers that weigh only 8g. The super lightweight design allows for extremely high engine speed levels of up to 12,000 rpm. The camshaft timing is perfectly tuned for performance in low end for Enduro specific performance.
The 350 XCF-W has a heavier crankshaft in order to achieve a more even power delivery and better traction through the greater gyrating mass. The crankshaft employs a plain big end bearing, and two force-fitted bearing shells run directly on the crank pin. The necessary oil feed for this bearing is ensured by the engine’s pressure lubrication. This design increases the engine’s long-term durability and lengthens crankshaft service intervals, which is a customer benefit in terms of time, effort and cost.
Slim ergonomics for perfect control
The bodywork has been designed ergonomically and functionally in such a way that the whole motorcycle is in perfect harmony with the rider down to the very last detail.
All XC-W models are fitted with the super strong, tapered Neken handlebars made of high tensile strength aluminum alloy. The proven standard KTM mount allows the handlebar to be fixed in four different positions. The open hand guards are serial equipment providing optimum protection of the rider’s hands.
Individual suspension setting
Each XC-W model has its own individual suspension settings, optimally tuned to weight and engine. At the rear, a PDS shock absorber from WP Suspension works with a direct linkage to the upper side of the swingarm. The wide range of setting options for rebound damping and high- and low-speed compression damping are standard on KTM bikes.
The KTM Six Days models are equipped with a 48 mm 4CS closed-cartridge fork from WP Suspension. The 4-chamber technology (4CS) patented by WP not only provides a key benefit in terms of responsiveness and consistent damping characteristics, it is also lighter and oil services prove to be far simpler than on conventional closed-cartridge versions. Suspension settings can easily be adapted to the terrain and rider in a matter of a few clicks at the top of the fork: compression damping on the left-hand shaft, rebound damping on the right – another advantage of the 4CS technology.
The modern frame design of the 350 XCF-W, comprising lightweight, high strength, chrome-molybdenum steel section tubes, combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional stiffness. This guarantees easy handling and precise steering behavior, as well as excellent ride stability. It clearly represents the benchmark in terms of weight and stability. Thanks to the frame design and the rear PDS damping system, impacts at the rear wheel are absorbed and dissipated optimally. For 2016 the frame is protected by a new, robust skidplate.
The cast aluminum swingarm has been developed with state-of-the-art calculation and simulation software and constructed for minimum weight, optimum stiffness and precisely defined flexibility.
The high-end CNC machined triple clamps have been specifically designed for off-road use and ensures precise handling thanks to precision clamping of the fork legs. The rider receives precise feedback from the front wheel, even in the toughest terrain, thereby increasing riding safety and speed.
High quality wheels
The high-quality alloy wheels from GIANT made of extremely durable 7050 aluminum, featuring exclusive Six Days lettering and CNC-machined hubs, are standard on all KTM Six Days Models. An additional Six Days standard feature – a Supersprox 2-piece rear sprocket with steel outer ring and aluminum star.
High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM off-road bikes, and combined with the lightweight Wave discs, they are the ultimate solution in braking technology. Being the class-leading brakes in off-road, they are unchanged for 2016.
With exclusive optional equipment
Six Days equipment
– 4CS closed-cartridge fork from WP Suspension for optimum damping and bottoming resistance
– Camel seat for improved long-distance comfort – Skid plate for effective frame and engine protection
-Machined orange anodized triple clamps for extremely precise fork clamping and optimum fork function
– Orange frame
– Supersprox Stealth 2-component rear sprocket with an aluminum inner ring and steel outer ring for maximum durability
– Solid rear brake disc (no slots/holes) for improved heat resistance and reduced brake pad wear
– Floating front brake disc for consistent braking performance in extreme conditions
– Front brake disc guard for optimum protection
– Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires for outstanding grip and traction
– Radiator guard for effective radiator protection
– Radiator fan for all 4-stroke models to optimize temperature management in extreme conditions
– Front axle puller for simple front wheel removal
– Orange radiator grille
– Orange chain guide
– Exclusive Six Days graphics, with a striking design
2016 KTM 350 XCF-W Six Days – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Local Dealer for Pricing in USD
1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
Kick and electric starter
” Primary drive
” Secondary gear ratio
Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
” Frame design
25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
” Front suspension
WP USD closed cartridge Ã˜ 48 mm
” Rear suspension
WP PDS shock absorber
” Suspension travel (front)
” Suspension travel (rear)
” Front brake
” Rear brake
” Front brake disc diameter
” Rear brake disc diameter
X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
” Steering head angle
1482 ± 10 mm
” Ground clearance
” Seat height
” Tank capacity (approx.)
” Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)
2016 KTM 350 XCF-W Six Days – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2016 KTM 350 XCF-W Six Days – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
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