350 XC-F Factory Edition 2022
A Champion's Choice
The limited-edition KTM 350 XC-F FACTORY EDITION is as close as fans can get to the race machines of the FMF KTM Factory Racing Team. This fierce offroad competitor offers the ideal blend of torquey power and agile handling thanks to its compact 350 cc power plant adorned with a Hinson clutch cover and coaxed to full power by a lightweight titanium FMF slip-on silencer. Aside from the tuned engine, the light, orange-painted chassis and high-quality WP Suspension system, this special model offers a slew of details and technical highlights, from the larger tank to the 'factory' parts such as orange-anodized triple clamps, wheels, Selle Dalla Valle seat, semi-floating front disc and solid rear disc and front brake disc guard. The motorcycle is a stunning sight thanks to the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing colors and other select add-ons.
Featuring a compact and lightweight (60 lbs) construction, this DOHC (double overhead camshaft) design boasts lightweight titanium valves and Diamond-like Coating (DLC) cam followers allow for lively power across the rev range. Fitted with an FMF muffler, the KTM 350 XC-F FACTORY EDITION pumps out big power, but remains as nimble as a smaller machine, making it the perfect middleweight monster.
The engine is fitted with a smooth 6-speed semi-close transmission, which features a special surface treatment on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears for best reliability. An advanced 'no dirt' gear shift lever design prevents mud and sand from blocking the joint of the lever and guarantees trouble-free shifting. The engine is fitted with a gear position sensor, giving the option of different engine characteristics for each gear.
Engine management system
The state-of-the-art Keihin engine management system with electronic fuel injection features a 44 mm throttle body. Thanks to its unique injector position, the engine's response is instantaneous. And to make life even easier, separate systems for cold starts and idle adjustment await you. The lightweight control unit features a unique traction and launch control system for lightning-quick response when the gate drops and maximum grip thanks to different maps that sync with to the gear you're in. It's also possible to unleash an even more powerful mapping via the handlebar map select switch.
Cylinder and piston
Inside the short cylinder, with a bore of 88 mm, thumps a box-type piston made by CP. Its crown geometry is adapted perfectly to the high-compression combustion chamber (14.2:1), where its rigid structure and low weight shine. Thanks to the low oscillating masses, the engine is both snappy and strong.
When it comes to power delivery and performance, the exhaust plays a key role. The premium FMF slip-on muffler works perfectly together with the header pipe and its advanced FDH (Flow Design Header) resonator. The exhaust system packs a punch that is hard to beat without compromise to regulatory noise limits.
The high-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame has a knack for easy handling, outlandish rideability, precise cornering and excellent stability. You can also count on high torsional rigidity and low longitudinal stiffness. This results in better absorption of the energy created from the front and rear suspension, sucking up jumps and bumps. In short: more comfort and less rider fatigue. Laterally attached, lightweight aluminum engine head stays (the connection between cylinder head and frame) contribute to more precise cornering and a reduced vibration level. The engineers were able to pull off all that, while making their frame 2.2 pounds lighter than that of the lightest competitor on the market. In addition, it is easier to maintain, easier to work on and supplies more space for the tank and other components. The bike also features an extra-light subframe made of aluminum, which tips the scales at less than 2 pounds.
The KTM 350 XC-F FACTORY EDITION is fitted with high-end Factory wheels. They feature black D.I.D DirtStar rims and fully CNC-machined orange anodized hubs. Together with black spokes and orange anodized aluminum nipples, they guarantee minimal weight at maximal stability so that the rider will feel an increase in handling. The latest Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires guarantee perfect traction and outstanding performance.
The lightweight WP XACT front fork with AER technology, a 48 mm USD air-sprung fork developed by WP in close collaboration with KTM, is a split fork with separate functions for each leg. That means damping functions are on the right side, whereas the air spring is in the left. This left leg features a 2-chamber system with a capsuled air cartridge to prevent loss of air pressure. Should the outer seal start to leak, the internal cartridge pressure will keep the bike in position. The air spring is easy to adjust to any rider weight via a single air valve. No extra special tools are required; the fork air pump is supplied with the bike. The right fork leg integrates a damping cartridge that tailors to all your damping needs. It can be adjusted to the track conditions and the rider's preferences with a twist of a dial (compression from the top, rebound from the bottom, 30 clicks each).
These high-tech Brembo babies are combined with lightweight Wave brake discs. You couldn't brake any harder, better, faster or stronger.
KTM engineers sure know how to handle handlebars. This tapered one, made of high-strength aluminum, is fixed in damped rubber mounts and has two different positions. ODI lock-on grips make grip changes easy and do not require any wire or glue to be secured.