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2011 KTM 350 EXC-F Factory | Preview

2011 KTM 350cc

By launching the game-changing, brand-new 2011 350 EXC-F Factory, KTM puts down a new milestone in the Enduro World Championship in 2011.

The newly developed factory motorcycle claims no less than to be the most sophisticated and best four-stroke racing enduro manufactured.

By limiting to a 350cc engine, KTM intends to transfer the success of the 350 SX-F in the Motocross World Championship to the Enduro segment. The basic tenet of combining the low weight of a 250cc with the power of a 450cc may give the 350 EXC-F the edge.

With the electronic fuel injection and state-of-the art engine management, the KTM 350 EXC-F Factory DOHC single has nearly the same output as a 450cc motor. At the same time though, it is as compact as a four-stroke 250cc and has the low weight and dynamic response of the smaller engine.

The new KTM enduro motorcycle also joins the fray in the 2011 Enduro WC with newly designed bodywork and a completely new chassis.

Entering racing competitions well ahead of mass production is a proven tradition with KTM. Experience from these enduro competitions and feedback from the off-road factory team take a direct influence on the KTM production motorcycle.

Despite their domination in enduro motorcycle racing on a worldwide level, the company is continues to stay focused on methodically developing existing as well as new products and implementing new concepts. The 2011 KTM 350 EXC-F Factory is fine-looking example.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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