In 2006, Stefan Everts was reigning world champion (with a mere 14 victories in 15 Grand Prix) and then he became KTM Race Director. Back then, he could already see where the future of motocross was heading and in KTM he found an ideal partner for his vision: efficient and maximum practicable performance from smaller displacements in an overall package that's tailored unconditionally to the requirements of the rider. 4 years or so later, it's ready: the new 350 SX-F. With a new engine, fuel injection system and smaller displacement, new bodywork, new chassis - in fact, a whole new concept. What with the first Grand Prix victory and racing to the top of the overall standings in the MX1 class after only two races, maybe even the beginning of a new era in motocross ...
Engine type Single cylinder, 4-stroke Displacement 349.7 cc Bore x stroke 88/57.5 mm Compression ratio 13.5:1 Starter Electric starter/12V 3 Ah Transmission 5 gears Carburetor Keihin EFI, throttle body 42 mm Control 4 V/DOHC with finger followers Lubrication Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps Engine lubrication Motorex, SAE 10W50 Primary drive 24:73 Final drive 14:50 Cooling Liquid cooled Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically Ignition Keihin EMS
Frame Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 Subframe Aluminium Handlebar Renthal, Aluminium Ø 28/22 mm (1.10/0.87") Front suspension WP USD Ø 48 mm (1.89") Rear suspension WP-Monoshock with linkage Suspension travel front/rear 300/330 mm Brakes, front/rear Disc brakes 260/220 mm (10.24/8.66") Rims, front/rear 1.60 x 21"; 2.15 x 19" Excel Tires, front/rear 80/100-21"; 110/90-19" Chain 5/8 x 1/4" Main silencer Aluminium Steering head angle 63.5° Wheel base 1495±10 mm Ground clearance (unloaded) 375 mm Seat height 992 mm Tank capacity approx. 7.5 liters Weight (no fuel) approx. 103.9 kg