KTM adds more adventure models

KTM has unveiled its expanded adventure range with two new 1290 Super Adventure models and two new entry level 1090 Adventure models at the INTERMOT show in Cologne. The Super Adventure S is road-biased, while the Super Adventure R is off-road biased and similarly the 1090 Adventure is road oriented while the 1090 R is …

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KTM Moto3

KTM plans adventure, sports, maybe cruiser

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM is getting more and and more serious about building a full range of road bikes which could even include a cruiser. KTM has long been a renowned dirt bike manufacturer, but the past few years have seen a shift in emphasis to road bikes. Street bikes now represent 60% of their …

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Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen Concept

Husqvarna reveals naked 701 concept

Husqvarna last year revealed two 401 concept road bikes and has updated the concept with the bigger 701 Vitpilen at he EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. Now owned by a KTM board member with Indian Bajaj financial backing, the company seems intent on moving in to the road bike area with this new concept. Surprisingly, …

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KTM Super Duke GT

KTM reveals 1290 GT, R and 690 models

KTM as officially unveiled the new Super Duke GT sports tourer and R Special Edition plus the fifth-generation KTM 690 Duke and R at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. The Austrian company confirmed the 1290 Super Duke GT last month and introduced the aggressive-looking new model in Milan with a host of electronic rider aids …

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KTM 1290 Super Duke GT

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT confirmed

KTM has unveiled its 1290 Super Duke GT touring sports bike and it’s coming to Australia early next year to fire up the touring sector. It is powered by the same lethal weapon 10301cc V-twin engine in the 1290 Super Duke R, but with new cylinder heads and new combustion and ignition maps for a …

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KTM 690 Duke

KTM 690 Duke gets new lease on life

Despite talk of an 800cc parallel twin naked bike to replace the single-cylinder model, KTM has given its 690 Duke a power boost and some more hi-tech refinement for 2016. That means the midnight 800 will probably be shelved for at least another year, while the 690 gets a new lease on life. Meanwhile, the …

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KTM parallel twin streetfighter: Motorrad magazine

KTM plans mid-sized parallel twin bikes

German and Indian internet media have published spy photos of a new naked KTM motorcycle powered by a parallel twin engine. It is no secret that the Austrian manufacturer is working on a parallel twin platform, breaking from its tradition of singles and V-twins. CEO Stefan Pierer confirmed the engine development program earlier this year …

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KTM Duke

KTM adds slipper clutch for learners

Austrian manufacturer KTM has added a slipper clutch to its learner-legal 390 Duke motorcycle … but forgot to tell us about it! The addition of the safety device that prevents rear wheel lock-ups on downshifts follows the recent announcement by Kawasaki that their new naked LAMS bike, the Z300, will have a slipper clutch. It …

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KTM 250 Duke and RC 250

KTM adds 250 Duke and RC 250

Austrian manufacturer KTM has added a 250 Duke and RC 250 to its line-up, but they are unlikely to come to Australia. KTM showed the two new models this week at the 42nd Tokyo Motorcycle Show as well as announcing it would add a slipper clutch to its 390 models which had previously only been …

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