PISTON 'N' GEARS
Like we've said in the past, KTM models share a common power delivery and the '18 350 SX-F is no different. It starts off controllably mellow at the bottom end, builds smoothly into the midrange where you get more excitement, then there is a ramp up in power from the top of the mid, through the top-end to the rev limiter. Like the 250 SX-F, to ride this bike fast you need to let your right hand go nuts and tell your left foot to chill. If you are the short-shifting, lugging type of rider, you'll be able to have fun on this bike, but you'll miss out on the majority of the power.