KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM 1290 Super Duke R revs up

KTM has released a video of the 1290 Super Duke R it will reveal tomorrow night (5 November 2019) at the EICMA  motorcycle show in Milan, possibly with blind spot alert and adaptive cruise control. It will be one of a host of other new models form the Austrian manufacturer. KTM is also tipped to …

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CFMoto 300NK

Is this cheap CFMoto 300NK a good deal?

The CFMoto 300NK is the cheapest 300cc learner bike in Australia at just $4990 ride away, but how does it indeed “ride away”? We tested the bike and found it a willing partner around town and even out on the highway. The CFMoto 300NK is powered by a new 300cc water-cooled, single-single engine with 25kW …

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Karolis Mieliauskas has completed what is most likely the world’s longest test ride on the new KTM 790 Adventure

World’s longest KTM 790 Adventure test ride

Adventure rider Karolis Mieliauskas has completed what is most likely the world’s longest test ride on the new KTM 790 Adventure by riding 20,000km across Russia, the USA and UK. It’s not the Lithuanian adventurers first epic ride: In July 2016, he rode 11,000km from Vilnius to Vladivostok in 12 days; In March 2017 he travelled 785km …

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KTM test ride demo motorcycle sales showroom selling motorcycles spiral

KTM defies downward sales spiral

Whatever KTM is doing, it seems to be working because the company, together with its acquisition Husqvarna, is defying the worldwide downward motorcycle sales spiral. The Austrian manufacturing group has just posted record revenue, sales and earnings results for the ninth time in a row.  KTM group sold 135,711 motorcycles in the first half of …

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Siberia bridge

Watch this epic 10,000km ride across Siberia

A photo of a dilapidated bridge in Siberia was the inspiration for an epic trip across Russia and Mongolia beautifully captured in this 30-minute “Broken Roads to Siberia” video. Broken Roads to Siberia  The 10,000km “Broken Roads to Siberia” journey started when Finnish rider Jyri Koski started planning an off-road route to the infamous Vitim …

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cfmoto 700cc patent engine sizes

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 in Mattighofen spokes

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 Freeride SM

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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Dirt bike

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 patents radar assisted safety system

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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