KTM 1290 Super Duke R spy photos from motorcycle.com

New KTM 1290 Super Duke R spied

Despite the KTM 1290 Super Duke R getting a significant update in 2017, these spy shots from motorcycle.com seem to suggest it is getting an even bigger makeover. The powerful Super Duke R stormed on to the Australian showrooms in 2014 and is one of the best power-to-weight ratio naked bikes on the market. Its 1301cc LC8 …

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KTM Australia adds WP Suspension and gear

KTM Australia adds WP Suspension and gear

KTM Australia has a new range of PowerWear street, race and adventure gear available in Australia and is now distributing KTM-owned WP Suspension. The new range of gear is in collaboration with specialist companies such as Shoei and Alpinestars. Street gear includes the Street Evo Jacket ($399.99), while race gear adds the Speed Gloves ($99), …

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2017 KTM NZ Rallye film

Full-length KTM Adventure Rallye on film

If you’ve got nearly an hour to spare and want to watch some great adventure riding in the scenic New Zealand South Island, settle in for the second annual KTM NZ Adventure Rallye film. The 112 riders who took part in the rally included some Aussies and Americans who rode through the stunning Southern Alps …

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KTM 1290 Super Duke next generation

KTM Australia joins global Brembo recall

KTM Australia has finally joined the global recall for the Brembo brake problem that has resulted in thousands of European bikes recalled around the world. The official Australian recall notice says bikes affected are 2015-17 model 690 Duke R, 1290 Super Duke R /SE and 1290 Super Duke GT. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) of the 486 …

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KTM 690 Duke R

KTM recalls 690 Duke over fuel leak

KTM has issued a global recall of 690 Duke and 690 Duke R models made since 2016 over a potential fuel leak. There is no word yet from KTM Australia about whether it affects Australian bikes or whether they will do an official recall notice or an in-service fix when owners bring them in for routine …

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Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer - neo BRembo recall

Ducati and Husqvarna join Brembo recall

Australian recalls have finally been issued for Ducati and Husqvarna models in the global Brembo recall which also affects Aprilia, KTM and MV Agusta. Ducati Australia told us on January 20 that they would join the global recall of faulty Brembo front brake master cylinders. However, it has taken more than two weeks for the Department …

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KTM RC390R race-spec

KTM offers limited-edition race-spec RC390

KTM has unveiled a race-spec version of its RC390 to enhance the company’s road-racing credentials. Only 500 will be made and most are expected to be bought by racers competing in one-make championships around the world. There is no such series in Australia, and KTM Australia advises that they have no more information on this …

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Toby Price congratulations dakar rally 2018

Congratulations to Aussie Dakar trio

Congratulations to the three Aussies who competed in the bike event of the 2018 Dakar Rally for finishing in commendable positions. Even finishing the gruelling rally is a triumph as only 85 of 142 bike competitors made it to the end. Our first Australian Dakar champion, Toby Price, clenched his third podium with third place …

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2017 Ducati Monster 1200 set

Ducati set to recall Brembo bikes

Ducati Australia is set to join the global recall of faulty Brembo front brake master cylinders after confirming it has sent a recall notice to the Department of Infrastructure. It typically takes several days before the official notice is posted and Ducati Australia has not confirmed which bikes are affected. However, earlier official recalls in the …

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Toby Price brave effort in 2018 Dakar Rally

Toby Price’s brave effort not enough

Australia’s only Dakar Rally champion, Toby Price, scored his second stage win today, but it will not be enough for the brave rider to claim his second title. Instead, he may finish a tantalising close second place. Toby rode brilliantly today to shave another 11 minutes off the lead even though the marathon 424km stage …

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