The KTM brand is the most amazing brand in the world of dirt bikes. Infect, this brand is also included in the list of Top Ten Best Dirt Bike Brands in the World. This year, it has launched the new KTM 350 EXC-F 2018 Enduro Dirt Motorcycle offering impressive performance all day long. This dirt bike has an impressive power-to-weight ratio, which is very helpful to achieve an overall handling experience. The latest DOHC engine provides an outstanding performance with its instant throttle response abilities. The review of the new KTM 350 EXC-F 2018 Enduro Dirt Motorcycle with its specifications and pictures are given below.
KTM 350 EXC-F 2018 Enduro Dirt Motorcycle – Features and Specifications
The new KTM 350 EXC-F 2018 Enduro Dirt Motorcycle comes with the latest Kiska Design that has been finished by shaping the plastic with the goal of creating a harmony between rider and bike. This dirt bike delivers a perfect ergonomics and awesome contact points between rider and bike to provide maximum comfort in movement. The use of a new I-beam structure on the front and rear fenders provide maximum stability and low weight. They both stay cleaner for the longer period of time while the clever braking hose routing on its front number plate prevents the wear and tear. The new graphics provide an impressive look like in 2018 KTM 300 EXC TPI Enduro Dirt Bike.
The new KTM 350 EXC-F 2018 Enduro Dirt Motorcycle features an impressive design to deliver better torque and acceleration over the entire rev range. The overall architecture of the bike is configured with an excellent mass centralization and effortless rideability. This engine comes with the latest E-starter which makes the KTM 350 EXC-F so amazing to ride. The centerpiece of the compact DOHC engine is its latest cutting-edge cylinder head. It contains the light dual overhead camshaft having new friction-optimized cam followers with new hard DLC coating. There are four lightweight titanium valves have been used with the high-flow ports that maximizes the flow rate of an optimal power band with an impressive performance across the seemingly endless rev range. There are two lateral stays that allow an efficient fixation of an engine to the frame plus it reduces the vibration. The new crankshaft features the shorter connecting rod that makes the overall structure compact and light in weight offering the snappy power delivery. The new bearing consists up of two force-fitted bearing shells that run directly on the crank pin. The latest E-starter comes as standard offering incredible starting experience. It contains the strong starter motor which is made by Mitsuba offering incredible fire time at the push of a bottom. It provides better performance even under the extreme conditions even in heat-resistant O-ring. The engine contains the new 6-speed Enduro transmission offering the solid shift engagement with special low friction coating on the shift forks. The gear shift has been designing in a way that prevents the mud or dirt to build up in the joints.
This transmission shaft contains the new bearing with a bigger overlap in the case. It means that rider can have better reliability even under extremely hard conditions. The new state-of-the-art Keihin engine management system features an amazing electronic fuel injection with throttle bodies of 42 mm. The cylinder contains the bore to 88 mm with reliable box-type piston made by CP. Its crown geometry is adapted so perfectly in the high-compression combustion chamber (12.3:1) where it has at the rigid structure with low weight maximum performance. This engine uses the multifunctional balancer shaft that ensures to balance the mass forces plus it also drives the water pump and timing chain. The use of latest KTM-development DDS Clutch (Damped Diaphragm Steel) with the wear-free steel basket and new extremely heat resistant clutch plates. The clever design uses the latest diaphragm spring instead of the usual coil spring making the overall clutch action easier. The main objective is to achieve the traction and durability at the same time. The new Brembo actuated clutch provides the light operation and telepathic amount of control at the same level. The design of latest die-cast crankcase provides the centralized shaft configuration by moving the crankshaft close to the center of gravity of bike. It simply means that quick and agile handling experience. The engine cover features an advanced surface structure that reduces the wear caused by the rider’s boot.
The new KTM 350 EXC-F 2018 Enduro Dirt Motorcycle features the high-tech lightweight chrome-moly steel frame that offers easy handling experience with outstanding rideability, precise cornering, and excellent stability. It ensures that rider will always receive better absorption of the energy created from the front and rear suspension that suck all the bumps on the way. It provides the comfortable ride with less rider fatigue. The lightweight aluminum engine head has been laterally attached that contributes to the precise cornering plus it reduces the vibration level.
The KTM engineers have made the frame about 2.2 pounds lighter than the lightest competitor of the market. The overall sub-frame of the bike is very light in weight like in 2017 KTM 350 EXC-F Enduro Dirt Bike and it is made up of strong and lightweight aluminum. The footpegs prevent the jamming of the pegs even when digging in the deep ruts. These pegs are about 6 mm higher than those used in SX models. The swingarm provides the incredible optimized mounting position of the PDS shock absorber offering more progressive action. Moreover, the cast aluminum design ensure to achieve the lower weight and perfect flex behavior. The new single-component casting process reduces any inconsistencies and weak points in KTM 350 EXC-F 2018 Enduro Dirt Motorcycle. An all-new WP Xplor PDS is the newly developed shock absorber. The PDS is basically the KTM trademark in which shock absorber is directly connected to the upper side of the swingarm. This setup uses the best possible mounting geometry that offering amazing progressive damping. The front suspension consists up of WP Xplor 48 upside-down fork which is the split fork that has been developed by WP in close collaboration with KTM. It is attached with the spring on both sides featuring the separated function for each fork leg. The compression damping is attached on its left side while the rebound is fitted on its right side. The forks can easily be adjusted with just the twist of a dial on the top of the forks. The new WP Xplor 48 fork features the 300 mm of travel with an outstanding response and damping characteristics. The braking system features the high-tech Brembo calipers that have been combined with the lightweight Wave braking disc. The new steel-flex front brake hose has an efficient protection. The engineers of KTM brand uses the new tapered unit made of high strength aluminum by NEKEN containing the throttle assembly with the robust aluminum body and easy free-play adjustment. An ODI volcanized grip sits on the right side of handlebars while the comfortable ODI sits its left site. The new KTM 350 EXC-F 2018 Enduro Dirt Motorcycle used the new forged triple clamps with an offset of 22 mm that ensure to have the solid grip of the fork and precise handling. The handlebar is adjustable forwards and backward in four different positions.
Quality and Comfort
The new KTM 350 EXC-F 2018 Enduro Dirt Motorcycle comes with the new air filter box, which is designed in a way that provides maximum protection of the air filter against soiling while it also ensures to have maximum airflow. There larger Twin Air Filter is attached in the stiff cage, which at the same time holds the system in place. Its design is so simple that one can easily pop a fresh one in the face full of mud. The fuel tank is light in weight and made by polyethylene tank that has the capacity of 2.25 gallons offering incredible riding range. The exhaust system performs well and it is attached with the short muffler mounted close to the engine. It ensures to achieve extra mass centralization and better rideability. There is an advanced internal design that reduces the noise sufficiently. The wheels are light in weight containing the new CNC machined hubs and high-end Giant rims guaranteeing to have maximum stability in minimum weight. These wheels are attached with the continental TKC 80 tires which are perfect for off-road and on-road performance. The cooling system routes the coolant from the cylinder head through the frame triangle directly to an aluminum radiator which is made by WP. The new floor optimized circulation and CFD-calculated ventilation system has been superbly managed and is very efficient. The use of strong lithium-ion battery provides energy to the engine and it also contributes to the low vehicle weight. The lightweight battery and wiring harness have been centralized in the compartment above the air filter box, which allows the machine to remove the sub-frame with moving with an electronics.
KTM 350 EXC-F 2018 Enduro Dirt Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
||1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
||Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
||25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
||WP Xplor PDS shock absorber
|Front brake disc diameter
|Rear brake disc diameter
||X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
|Steering head angle
This article is about the review of new KTM 350 EXC-F 2018 Enduro Dirt Motorcycle and it is covered under Bikes Catalog. This dirt bike features the powerful engine that has been optimized for better power delivery under all conditions. The chassis is strong and is very attractive that always demand another look. The seat design givens the comfortable riding experience. In short, it is one of the best dirt bikes to ride on.