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CFMoto expanding engine sizes

CFMoto could soon be expanding its engine sizes with a 700cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine and KTM’s first-generation 990cc LC8 engine. Images from the Chinese company’s patent application have leaked showing the 700cc engine which is expected to replace the current 650cc units. Expanding capacity The company has close ties with KTM, making their bikes …

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KTM factory takes over Australian distribution

The KTM factory has bought the distribution rights to KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles in Australia and New Zealand, the company’s third largest market in the world for KTM. Factory ownership will give Aussie KTM and Husqvarna riders and dealers an increased level of support, says KTM Group Australia and New Zealand GM Jeff Leisk. KTM …

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KTM plans to make electric motorbikes in India

KTM has been in no hurry to get into electric motorbikes with only the Freeride E (pictured above) in production since 2015. However, that could soon change with the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer combining with Indian vehicle manufacturer Bajaj Auto to develop a common 48-volt platform for electric two-wheelers. They won’t be big road motorcycles, but scooters and …

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Top Off Road Models Of 2019

(Sponsored post from Peter Stevens) For avid outdoor explorers, off-road bikes are a serious consideration or temptation. If you have never purchased an off-road bike, you may have a lot of questions as which bike is best for your adventurous lifestyle. Today we’ll highlight five of the top off-road bike models of 2019. Honda CRF450L …

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Kawasaki puts safety tech on radar

Kawasaki is the latest manufacturer to indicate they will add radar systems to their bikes to detect imminent collisions and either warn riders or intervene with automatic braking. The Japanese manufacturer has filed patents for their system which uses front and rear radars and controls the brakes and throttle. Kawasaki’s patent drawings of what looks …

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Dakar Rally relocates to Saudi Arabia

Aussie Toby Price (pictured above winning the 2018 Morocco rally) will be heading to the dunes of Saudi Arabia next January to defend his Dakar Rally title when the famed event moves from South America to the Middle East. Dakar organiser ASO has signed a five-year deal from 2020 with the tainted nation criticised for human …

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KTM Australia announces 790 prices

KTM Australia has announced the pricing for all their 2019 adventure models, including the new 790 Adventure and Adventure R, arriving in June 2019. The 790 models start at $21,195 ride away and an extra $1500 for the R model at $22,695. That compares with the BMW F 850 GS which starts at $17,990 (plus …

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KTM recalls 1290 Super Adventure over fuel leak

KTM Australia has recalled model year 2015/16 1290 Super Adventure motorcycles over a possible fuel leak. The official notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says an error occurred in the moulding process of the fuel tank. “There may be a fuel leakage at the lower fitting insert for the fuel tank fairing in …

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Is KTM really interested in buying Ducati?

The latest rumour about the sale of Ducati is that Austrian manufacturer KTM may be interested in buying the iconic Italian brand. It comes from one interview with KTM CEO Stefan Pierer in German magazine Speedweek where he expresses he is interested in Ducati. Reports across the world now say KTM will be a likely bidder for …

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790 Adventure leads KTM assault

KTM Australia says the new 790 Adventure and R models will arrive here in June 2019, several months before its major new mid-mid-sized competitor, the Yamaha Ténéré 700. The 790 Adventure is not the only new product from KTM on display at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. They also feature the new 690 SMC R …

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