2024 KTM 350 XC-F Factory Edition: Built To Win

KTM 350 XC-F Factory Edition
KTM's new 350 is made for racing the woods. Credit: KTM

KTM’s 350 four-stroke traillie is a race-winner, but the company figures it can do better. Hence, we now get the KTM 350 XC-F Factory Edition, which takes the Ready To Race ethos to the next level.

Now, we’ve seen this routine before. If you’re hoping for a bit more horsepower than the standard 350, sorry—that’s not how the Factory Edition game works. Re-tuning the DOHC engine would mean expensive regulatory hurdles, so that’s not happening. And, KTM says this three-fiddy has the same suspension as the standard XC-F model (as the PR puts it: “the latest 48 mm WP XACT Suspension (with full 300 mm travel), using closed cartridge spring forks with a mid-valve piston concept that optimizes the oil flow for fast and consistent damping. The fully adjustable system also has new protection rings and a hydro stop to be fully configured for the trail ahead.”).

That exhaust will lose some weight and add some torque, says KTM. Credit: KTM

So what’s new? First up, a FMF Factory 4.1 RCT muffler, made of titanium to cut weight. KTM says it also will help boost torque. It will certainly sound more hairy-chested, at least.

The factory also installed a start device on the fork, coming with a choice of two preload options that help you beat the competition off the line. Up front, there’s also a trick CNC-milled, anodized aluminum triple clamp that’s supposed to stiffen the front end and make it easier to dial in your fork’s settings. There’s a lighter, stronger set of wheels included as well, with anodized hubs and spoke nipples, and new wave brake discs. Up front, that brake gets a new disc guard that will allow servicing of the front end without removing it.

KTM’s riders have won plenty of races and titles aboard these bikes. This machine won’t turn you into a pro, but it does have some nice updates for someone who’s willing to pay extra. Credit: KTM

Other changes to hard parts include a new rear sprocket that cuts weight and vibration, a skid plate, and a Hinson outer clutch cover to protect your case when you’re in the rough stuff. The bike gets an extra-grippy seat, too.

All this, and of course—race-inspired Factory Edition graphics. These machines are now in stock at your local dealer, so get down there if you have more questions or want a price tag.

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