KTM Duke rain

KTM adds slipper clutch for learners

Austrian manufacturer KTM has added a slipper clutch to its learner-legal 390 Duke motorcycle … but forgot to tell us about it! The addition of the safety device that prevents rear wheel lock-ups on downshifts follows the recent announcement by Kawasaki that their new naked LAMS bike, the Z300, will have a slipper clutch. It …

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KTM 250 Duke and RC 250

KTM adds 250 Duke and RC 250

Austrian manufacturer KTM has added a 250 Duke and RC 250 to its line-up, but they are unlikely to come to Australia. KTM showed the two new models this week at the 42nd Tokyo Motorcycle Show as well as announcing it would add a slipper clutch to its 390 models which had previously only been …

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KTM RC 390 slipper clutch

KTM joins slipper clutch battle

KTM has added a slipper clutch to its learner-approved 390 Duke and RC390 models in India. There is no word on when it will be available in other markets. The safety device that prevents rear wheel lock-ups on downshifts will also be made available as a retro fit on current models. It follows the recent …

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KTM 390 Adventure

KTM 390 Adventure tipped

While we would love to see a KTM 690 Adventure to replace the void left by the 640 Adventure several years ago, KTM may have plans for something smaller later this year. It is believed that KTM is considering a 390 Adventure to add to their naked Duke 390 and RC 390 sportsbike. While it …

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KTM RC 390

KTM RC 390 to spice up LAMS

Kawasaki and Honda are about to have their domination of the small-capacity market challenged by the race-inspired KTM RC 390 sportsbike. With the success of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Honda ‘s just-released CBR300R, the KTM is bound to be a success given its leading power-to-weight ratio and high level of equipment. And if the …

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