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Front View of 2012 KTM 350 XCF-W
7 years ago

2012 KTM 350 XCF-W Review

2012 KTM 350 XCF-W

KTM introduced the 350 XCF-W as a new model for 2012 with the goal of becoming the premier four-stroke trail machine. This bike was designed to take on the 450 class and make use of its lighter weight and smooth power delivery to run circles around bigger bikes at various off-road events.

The hydraulic clutch uses a new diaphragm-type single spring, which is adjustable for preload. The light pull and progressive feel are excellent. Despite EPA-compliance, the 350 has sharp, instant throttle response and a satisfying yet quiet exhaust note. The electric starter fires the bike up pretty quickly, but to be honest, the bike starts faster when you use the kicker.


New longer cylinder and new piston with reduced dome height and lighter weight reducing the compression ratio to 12.3 while outputting smooth enduro engine characteristics
New crank shaft with heavier crank webs to provide more inertia for smoother power deliver and better traction
New counter balancer shaft with efficient reduction of vibrations
6-speed enduro gearbox for precise shifting
New electric start system (plus kick start) and stronger 196W stator
Completely new frame design with PDS that reduces longitudinal stiffness
New one-piece cast aluminum swingarm with excellent flex characteristics
New WP PDS mono shock (7mm longer) with new preload adjuster
WP 48mm USD forks received new oil and dust seals by SKF and new bushings with improved Teflon coating for better sensitivity and durability
New silencer and larger volume spark arrestor for lower noise level
New 2.51 gallon/ 9.5 liter translucent fuel tank with integrated fuel pump and regulator
Updated bodywork including a new white airbox, white rear number plates, and a redesigned reinforced rear fender for perfect ergonomics and excellent contact points
New handguard mount and flag design
New Excel AL7 rims with silver anodized stripes, zinc/nickel coated spokes, aluminum nipples and high-end CNC machined hubs
New integrated routing for the cooling system for better airflow
New Dunlop GEOMAX MX51 front and rear tires

Back Side of 2012 KTM 350 XCF-W

2012 KTM 350 XCF-W is standing in the ground

A man is ridding 2012 KTM 350 XCF-W

Front View of 2012 KTM 350 XCF-W

Front View of 2012 KTM 350 XCF-W Side View

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