So far, only the three Austrian brands in the Pierer pits seem to know that a 350 is the ultimate size for off-road racing. Good for them. Unfortunately it doesn’t leave us with much choice. From the moment they joined hands, the GasGas EX350F, KTM 350XC-F and Husqvarna FX350 have been more alike than different; they used the same frame, the same motor and most of the same parts. But, that’s changed for 2023. The GasGas is now distinctly different from the other two, a feat that was accomplished by standing perfectly still. The 2023 competition off-road bikes from KTM and Husqvarna are completely new for 2023 while the GasGas EX350F is unchanged. The parent company did this to keep the price down, but as it turns out, it gives GasGas a distinct advantage in the eyes of many riders.