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KTM EXCF350 (2011-on) Review

Published: 20 May 2011

"Revolutionary enduro which combines the handling of a 250 and the performance of a 450"


"Revolutionary enduro which combines the handling of a 250 and the performance of a 450"

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

The Austrian off-road experts revolutionised 450cc motocross in 2010 with the 350 and have extended the same treatment to the enduro 350 EXC-F, which combines the handling of a 250 and the performance of a 450.

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

An all-new frame, shared across most of KTM’s 2012 enduro bike range, is the result of extensive work to increase torsional rigidity, yet reduce longitudinal rigidity and lends an immediate feeling of control. The only real criticism is the new PDS linkage-less rear suspension which eliminates the chances of damaging or breaking parts in tough terrain by bolting straight onto the swingarm, but results in a soft and slightly vague feeling rear-end. A shock tuned to the rider’s weight might solve this.

Engine 4 out of 5

The new liquid-cooled, 4v, DOHC, 349.7cc, four-stroke single is as compact as a 250cc motor, yet offers similar power to a 450 producing 46bhp.

Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5

Typically excellent KTM build quality, with top quality components mean that every aspect of the bike just works.

Insurance, running costs & value 4 out of 5

The real differences between KTM’s Enduro line up depend on capacity, rather than price. If you‘re looking for an enduro bike that uniquely blends nimble agility and 450 pace, this is it. 

Insurance group: 10 of 17 – compare motorcycle insurance quotes now.

Equipment 5 out of 5

With fully adjustable WP upside down forks and linkless rear suspension, Excel rims, wavy discs and both electric and kick start, the 350 EXC-F is well equipped.

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2011
Year discontinued -
New price £7,249
Used price £4,000 to £8,200
Warranty term One year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group 10 of 17
Annual road tax £42
Annual service cost -
Max power 46 bhp
Max torque 58 ft-lb
Top speed 95 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 52 mpg
Tank range 110 miles
Engine size 349cc
Engine type 4v, DOHC single cylinder
Frame type Steel double cradle
Fuel capacity 9.5 litres
Seat height 970mm
Bike weight 107kg
Front suspension 48mm forks fully adjustable USD WP forks
Rear suspension Single fully adjustable link-less (PDS) WP shock
Front brake 260mm disc with twin piston caliper
Rear brake 220mm disc with single piston caliper
Front tyre size 90/90 x 21
Rear tyre size 140/80 x 18

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