First Ride Review : 2016 KTM 350 EXC-F Dual-Sport Motorcycle

2016 KTM 350 EXC-F, sliding

KTM’s message about the EXC is clear; this is not a streetbike.

THEY SAY: “Best in class.”
WE SAY: “We wouldn’t want anything else.”

Especially with the swelling tide of adventure touring (ADV) models to be had, there have been plenty of stories written about the off-road capability of streetbikes. But realize, please, that when we journalists rave and gawk at the relative ease with which a 500- or 600-pound behemoth plods down a two-track road, it’s all relative. They are amazing feats of engineering, it’s true, but genuine dirt bikes they are not, and nothing makes that more evident than riding an actual off-road machine.

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