Learn All About The 2019 KTM 350 SX-F's Engine, Chassis & Suspension Updates
Although KTM is one of only two companies that produce a 350cc motocross machine, the brand continues to work and refine the special “mid-size” steed. For the new model year, the Austrian engineers went to work on the engine and chassis in an effort to produce power comparable to a 45o while retaining the agility of a 250. To learn more about the changes, we had Nathan Abila give us a quick breakdown of the details and benefits of the 2019 KTM 350 SX-F.
2019 KTM 350 SX-F UPDATES & FEATURES
All-new frame design with a focus on stiffness to improve handling and stability Redesigned, lighter swingarm with additional 5mm of adjustment compared to the predecessor Revised bodywork and seat for new appearance and uninhibited motion Reworked airbox to improve the flow of air through an intake system New fuel tank with improved ergonomics, 1.85L capacity, and revised hose routing New model-specific exhaust system, featuring FDH resonator on the header pipe and easy to remove silencer Revised ignition map settings New lithium ion battery for the electric starter system Redesigned radiators for improved cooling A new main piston in the WP Monoshock A revised setting in WP AER48 fork Redesigned upper triple clamp for improved stability Reworked cylinder head for lighter weight Diaphragm steel clutch system with a one-piece basket and Brembo hydraulic actuation system New Pankl five-speed transmission
Updated Keihin engine management system, including revised throttle body and optimized ignition maps