Up until 2013 the MXA wreck- ing crew included KTM’s 350cc four-stroke in our yearly
450cc four-stroke shootouts. But,
starting in 2014, we excluded the 350
from the 450 shootout for the simple
reason that it wasn’t a 450. Because
of that simple mathematical reality,
it couldn’t win. Why not? It was
lacking the one thing that makes a
450 a 450— 10 more horsepower at
8000 rpm. Our decision to drop the
350 from the 450 shootout earned us
some grief, but we stuck to our guns.
We offered solace by promising KTM
FC350 ENGINE VS.