2021 KTM 350 EXC-F : PERFECT BALANCE OF POWER AND HANDLING.
Introducing the 2021 KTM 350 EXC-F…
The KTM 350 EXC-F has become the best-selling 4-stroke competition model ever, due to its 250-like agility and 450-like power.
Following years of development, this trail master has continued to gain in performance, torque, handling, and agility, delivering more power than ever, while advancing even closer to the lightweight maneuverability of a 250.
The basic idea of this bike is easy to see, and continues to be a recipe for success for those who want a proven race winner.
The success of the KTM 350 EXC-F has certainly made waves in the industry. Gaining instant recognition on its arrival in 2012, it has become a class-leading dual-sport model due to its 250-like agility and 450-like power. Ever since then, the 350 EXC-F has gained significantly in performance and torque, as well as handling and agility. This model delivers power even closer to a 450, while getting ever closer to the agility of a 250 – so, the basic idea of this bike is easy to see, and has been a recipe for success right from the start.
2021 KTM 350 EXC-F Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
KTM refuses to knock down a gear in its mission to make the EXC-F models the most competitive 4-stroke machines on the market today.
Low weight, unbeatable torque, efficient engine management, sensitive delivery, and even more reliability have been KTM development priorities over recent years. Developed for riders of any skill range, the 2021 KTM EXC-F models are race-winning machines across all offroad racing disciplines.
Compact dimensions with class-leading power output, KTM’s fuel-injected 4-stroke engines are the most refined and powerful on the market. They feature enduro-specific exhaust systems, latest-technology electronic fuel-injection, and several internal components that all help deliver efficient power throughout the rev range. These Euro IV homologated engines are the lightest and most competitive yet, with an unrivaled power-to-weight ratio.
2021 KTM 350 EXC-F Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
When it comes to power delivery and performance, the exhaust plays a key role and packs a punch that is hard to beat. All 4-stroke EXC models feature two-piece header pipes which can be disassembled easily and allow easy access to the shock. The aluminum muffler sleeve has a short and compact profile, bringing the weight closer to the center of gravity for better mass centralization.
Compact dimensions with an unbelievable power output, the KTM 350 EXC-F’s fuel-injected DOHC engine offers the best power-to-weight ratio on the market. Its class-leading power delivery is available throughout the entire rev range and the light weight of just 61.7 lbs, makes it almost as light as a 250, while offering power and torque closer to a 450 cc.
The airbox on the KTM 350 EXC-F ensures optimal flow dynamics, and together with the intake snorkels, results in optimal power and throttle response. Despite the obvious performance enhancements, the design also offers maximum protection against soiling of the air filter. The large Twin-Air air filter is mounted on a cleverly designed stiff cage that minimizes incorrect installation. As found on previous models, filter maintenance is quick and easy and does not require tools – a standard, original feature from KTM.
All EXC models feature high-tech, lightweight chromoly steel frames. This includes hydro-formed elements produced by state-of-the-art robot welding. With its race-proven geometries and optimal stiffness, the frame provides great feedback for the rider, playful handling and remarkable stability. The laterally attached engine head stays (the connection between cylinder, head and frame) are made of aluminum, reducing vibration and further contributing to precise cornering. The bikes also feature lateral frame guards with a structured surface, improving grip, while also serving as a heat protector against the muffler on the right side. The subframe is made of extra-light and stable aluminum profiles, weighing less than 900 gr, providing great rear fender stability.
All KTM EXC models are equipped with the same high-strength aluminum tapered NEKEN handlebar. The handlebar allows for four different positions. The handlebars come standard with an ODI vulcanized grip on the right side and a comfortable ODI lock-on grip, which does not require any wire or glue, on the left. All models can be fitted with an optional map-select switch on the handlebar for selecting alternative engine maps. The rider also has the option to activate TRACTION CONTROL from this optional switch; a unique feature which guarantees more efficient traction, especially in slippery conditions, and can be activated with the push of a button during riding.
Sophisticated ´No-Dirt´ footpegs prevent clogging up the pegs, even when digging in deep ruts. The pegs on the Enduro models are 6 mm higher than the ones used on SX models, which benefits ground clearance. But you can swap them at will.
2021 KTM 350 EXC-F – Totalmotorcycle.com International Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 11199 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ 12699 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 9049 (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
- STARTERElectric starter
- STROKE57.5 mm
- BORE88 mm
- CLUTCHWet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
- DISPLACEMENT349.7 cm³
- EMSKeihin EMS
- DESIGN1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
- FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER260 mm
- REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER220 mm
- FRONT BRAKEDisc brake
- REAR BRAKEDisc brake
- CHAINX-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
- FRAME DESIGN25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
- FRONT SUSPENSIONWP XPLOR-USD, Ø 48 mm
- REAR SUSPENSIONWP Xplor PDS shock absorber
- STEERING HEAD ANGLE63.5 °
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