The KTM 350 SX-F continues to deliver a dominant mix of horsepower and agility. It has an exceptional power-to-weight ratio with torque similar to that of a 450, without losing its 250-like agility. When you're looking for more than one advantage, this powerful, lightweight racer combines all your needs into one dominant package with serious championship pedigree to back it up.
The engine of the 2020 KTM 350 SX-F is neatly arranged in a compact and light (26.6kg) construction. It features an innovative clutch system; perfectly geared, durable transmission, and a lightweight DOHC (double overheard camshaft) cylinder head, which all contribute to making it an extremely impressive engine. It also features a new, stronger oil pump intermediate gear, for improved reliability. Fitted with the latest electronic fuel injection system and a useful electric starter, just one push of a button fires up this impressivels competitive engine.
Maintaining the optimal engine temperature is crucial to ensuring consistent horsepower throughout the ride. The KTM 350 SX-F features radiators which are positioned for a lower the center of gravity. Their design matches the shrouds perfectly and offers a great slim feel to the ergonomics. By using CFD technology (computational fluid dynamics) together with a clever coolant circuit routing, the innovative system ensures the optimum engine temperature for the highest performance, no matter what the conditions. The radiators also feature special protectors that don't only serve as protection from flying rocks and debris but also as a brace that disperses energy around the radiators in the event of an impact.
When it comes to power delivery and performance, the exhaust on all 4-stroke models plays a key role and packs a punch that is hard to beat. It features a model specific header pipe with an advanced resonator called FDH (Flow Design Header), which is a small chamber around the pipe. The design allows the exhaust to be disassembled without removing the shock absorber and also provides better access to the shock. The aluminum sleeve, end cap and internal design of the silencer allows for slimmer ergonomics, making the bike feel narrower, without compromise to regulatory noise limits.
As with the entire SX range, the frame on the KTM 350 SX-F is professionally crafted from hydro-formed chromium molybdenum steel tubes that are robot welded to ensure the highest levels of consistent quality. The carefully calculated stiffness of the frame delivers responsive handling and works perfectly with the suspension to provide excellent agility and high-speed stability. All 2020 KTM SX frames feature a highly durable powder coating and come with standard frame protectors. The subframe is made from lightweight aluminum and provides great feeling for the rider, as well as easy movement across the seat.
KTM uses lightweight, CNC-machined hubs and high-end Excel rims on all SX models, guaranteeing maximum stability and minimum weight. The aluminum spoke nipples feature a design that conveniently reduces the frequency with which the spokes need to be tightened. The wheels are fitted with the latest DUNLOP Geomax MX 3S tires, delivering maximum grip and stability, effectively transferring all the power to the ground.
ERGONOMICS & COMFORT
A rider's ability to work together with the bike depends on how quickly and easily he can maneuver around his motorcycle. In order to ensure optimal rider control, KTM has focused extensively on the best ergonomics for high-level performance. The neutral riding position is comfortable and, through various handlebar positions, can also be adjusted to suit every rider and condition. A rider's main interaction with the motorcycle comes through the bodywork, seat, footpegs and handlebars and these crucial contact points play a vital role in a rider's ability to maintain balance and control. When it comes to ergonomics, KTM chose to use only the best quality products, ensuring the KTM 350 SX-F, as well as the entire SX range, provide unrivalled feeling and control out on the track.