Proposed Triumph 250

Triumph deal to build LAMS bikes in India

Learner-approved Triumph motorcycles are expected to come from India after the British company announced a deal with Bajaj Auto to build bikes up to about 600cc. Triumph had considered building its own 250cc learner bike (pictured at the top of the page) in India for several years, but dropped the plan in 2014. This latest …

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Pikes Peak Chris Gilmore

Scary video of KTM’s Pikes Peak record

KTM has claimed a 1-2 victory in the heavyweight division of the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb last weekend and released this 10-minute video of the record-breaking ride. Rookie Chris Gilmore set a record of 9:49.265 on his KTM 1290 Super Duke R and was closely followed by Aussie Rene Scaysbrook on the same bike. He …

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2017 KTM 390 Duke adds tech and style

KTM 390 Duke recall on two issues

KTM Australia has recalled the 2017-model 125 and 390 Duke models over two issues where the instrument panel and headlight could suddenly turn off. The voluntary safety recall, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the Head Light Control Unit software may cause the LED headlight to reboot while in operation and the  instrument …

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KTM Super Duke GT

KTM Super Duke GT matches weight

The new KTM 1290 Super Duke GT touring sports bike has semi-active suspension that matches suspension settings to rider and luggage weight. The clever tourer arrives in Australia at $26,995 plus on-road costs, making the it their most expensive bike along with the 1290 Super Adventure. For the launch, KTM Australia is offering a free set of …

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Dealers list best and worst motorcycle brands

Dealers in Harley Davidson, Triumph and KTM are the most satisfied with the brands, according to the latest National Motorcycle Dealers Association survey in the UK. The least-valued franchises are Piaggio Group, Honda and Ducati. The biannual survey examines how dealers view the major issues currently affecting them, while also evaluating how these views are …

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2017 KTM 390 Duke adds tech and style

KTM 390 Duke adds tech and style

The 2017 KTM 390 Duke has arrived in Australia with a host of technical features and stunning styling like its biggest brother. The new model is now $6995 (+ on road costs), which is the same price it was launched at in 2015. New features include: bigger 13.5-litre metal fuel tank up from 11 litres, a …

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Dakar Rally legend joins KTM Rallye

Dakar Rally winner Toby Price (pictured above) was a surprise guest at the second annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye for customers. Almost 200 riders took part in the five-night Rallye through the Blue Mountains and Upper Hunter region of New South Wales from March 5-10. Toby made a guest appearance on the first day at …

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Suter MMX 500 two-stroke

Two-stroke engines making comeback

Two-stroke engines were phased out by tough pollution laws and fuel economy targets, but they could be making a comeback with KTM, Honda and boutique builders. KTM and Honda have both registered patents for direct-injection two-stroke engines. In 2015, Honda filed a patent for a new two-stroke motor using direct fuel injection for a cleaner burn and …

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Honda Africa Twin claims altitude record

Honda Africa Twin claims altitude record

A Honda Africa Twin in almost standard trim has claimed the world altitude record for a twin-cylinder motorcycle by climbing the world’s highest volcano. The bike with the DCT automatic transmission reached 5965m on Ojos del Salado in the Atacama Region, on the Argentina-Chile border. Honda says they did not change the fuelling. Only a …

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KTM 1290 Super Duke R and X-Bow

KTM introduces X-Bow track car

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer has been making the X-Bow open-seater car since 2008 and has only now started importing them into Australia. Only a few years ago KTM Australia was saying they would never import the X-Bow, but times have changed. The X-Bow R is now being sold through two dealers: Sydney Sports Cars, Artarmon and …

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