The 350 EXC-F is the ultimate enduro when it comes to optimum rideability and maximum enduro performance. Thanks to its compact, powerful DOHC engine, its low weight and perfectly tuned chassis, this machine overcomes all problems presented by the terrain with incredible ease. And thanks to its playful handling, it is always at an advantage when the going gets really tough. Whether professional or beginner, this benefits the rider all the more, the longer the track is. Maximum fun factor guaranteed!
Features May Include:
The 6-speed gear box is specially matched to the power delivery of the 350cc engine and any kind of enduro riding. It is distinguished by easy and precise shifting.
The crankshaft drives a laterally positioned intermediate shaft that also acts as a balancer shaft, water pump drive and timing chain drive for the two camshafts. A hydraulic chain adjuster ensures reliable chain tension and consequently extremely precise valve timing.
Optimized for 2014, the single-piece basket of the DDS (Damped Diaphragm Steel) clutch is machined from solid high-tensile steel in one piece together with the primary drive gear. This process guarantees unbeatable reliability and contributes to the narrow engine width due to its compact rivet-less design. Additionally, this construction allows the use of thin steel linings which also contribute to the compact clutch dimensions. The diaphragm spring makes it possible to implement an additional rubber damping system inside the clutch hub, guaranteeing reliability for the transmission and good traction. In addition, a stronger inner hub further increases stability. Finally, the hydraulic clutch mechanism by Brembo in conjunction with the diaphragm spring guarantees a very light operation and good controllable modulation of the clutch.
ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS)
The Engine Management System (EMS) by Keihin with electronic fuel injection and 42mm throttle body ensures a spontaneous response and maximum engine performance. With an optional map-select switch from the KTM PowerParts program, EMS allows selecting different engine characteristics. In additon, the optional User-Setting Tool allows to readout engine data with a laptop and change the ignition and injection mappings with a few mouse clicks.
In order to balance the mass-forces, the 350 EXC-F engine has a counter balancer shaft on the right side, doubling as a water pump drive and cam chain drive wheel. This solution is a major contribution to the extremely compact engine layout.
The first rate WP Suspension elements have been further improved for 2014. Specially designed for enduro riding and in some models with an optimized tuning, they ensure maximum traction and plenty of comfort. Of course, compression and rebound damping can be adjusted to the track conditions and the rider's preferences with a twist of the wrist - the rear monoshock has separate high and low speed adjustments.
The redesigned airbox offers maximum protection of the air filter against soiling while ensuring maximum airflow for top performance. The new airbox covers are produced in a 2-component process and with new inmould graphics. The left cover's mount and fitment have been improved further to allow an even quicker change of the Twin Air filter which is held more securely with an optimized latch. The filter can still be changed without using tools. In addition, two extra flaps on the cover allow to secure it with bolts if desired.