KTM’s all-new 350 SX-F was built with the goal being the ultimate motocross bike. That’s a bold objective, as the way racing classes are structured, this “ultimate” 350 has no choice but to compete against the 100cc-larger 450cc machines. With that disadvantage, one might think it an impossible feat. The SX-F has, however, already proved its merit with factory rider Mike Alessi grabbing the holeshot and winning the second 450cc moto of the year at the Hangtown AMA Motocross Championships opener. In the early rounds of the MX1 World Championship 350 SX-F rider Antonio Cairoli is leading the points. On such difficult proving grounds, this is exciting stuff, to say the least.