Tomorrow I will be picking up a 2018 KTM 350. I'm still back and forth on the XC-F and SX-F. There is a $800 difference between the two.
I know the XC-F comes with 18" rear, 6sp gearbox, larger fuel tank, kickstand, and xc-style suspension valving. I'm don't really care about the kick stand, and fuel tank size is typically not an issue for me. As far as the 18" rear, I'm not sure if it is a selling point for me or kinda moot. Lastly is the 6sp gearbox. How different is it from the sxf gearbox for both woods and mx.
As far as riding (I've never ridden a ktm or a 350 for that matter), I am coming off a 2011 Honda CRF450R. I do roughly 50/50 mx and gncc style woods loops, with some occasional hare scrambles here and there.
My dealer is offering $500 in store credit on accessories, etc.
Should I get the SX-F and upgrade it close to the xcf (mainly just getting a XC-F fuel tank and maybe an 18" rear) for less money on my end?
Are there other accessories I should consider to improve the bike? I thought about eventually getting a FMF 4.1 slip on (rather than full system as I hear the fmf headers tend to take away from Bottom end).
Anyways I'm new to KTMs, so I will be putting around here more, with pics to follow soon!