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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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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KTM 790 Adventure

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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KTM updates 2019 1290 Super Dukes

KTM has unveiled some updates to their 1290 Super Duke GT with a slight power boost and more technology, while the 1290 Super Duke R gets new graphics. KTM Australia says the bikes were only unveiled last night at the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne and they do not have confirmed arrival dates or pricing …

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Meet Dakar Legend Toby Price at RIDE-KTM Adventure Days

KTM riders to meet Dakar legend Toby Price

KTM riders can meet Dakar legend Toby Price (pictured) at two of three Ride KTM Adventure Days from September-November where they can also test ride bikes. Toby will be at the Victoria event on September 23 at Three Bridges and the New South Wales event on October 14 at Belanglo. Queensland riders can meet Motonomad …

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Ducati to add radar and cornering ABS

Ducati will add front and rear radar and cornering ABS to its entire range in 2020 as part of its development of safety technology to fit into an automated driving future. Cornering ABS allows riders to apply hard braking to the front wheel even when leaning in a corner. The radar would detect other vehicles …

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2018-KTM-Adventure-Rallye KTM Australia has issued a video teaser of its forthcoming full-length feature film about its recent Adventure Rallye, including chopper rescues of several crashed riders.

KTM Rallye video shows rider rescues

KTM Australia has issued a video teaser of its forthcoming full-length feature film about its recent Adventure Rallye, including chopper rescues of several crashed riders. The short teaser video doesn’t shy away from the obvious “adventure” or danger of the third annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye. Rider rescues Instead, it shows the harsh terrain and rescues …

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