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Video: KTM 690 Duke longterm update

MCN, 30 July 2012 10:30

After 2000 miles with the new KTM 690 Duke, MCN's Liam Marsden gives us a quick update on his year so far. The Duke is spot on for commuting and hammering down twisty country roads, where bigger, more powerful bikes would struggle. If you want a pure, no-nonsense bike, the 690 Duke should be top of your list. brightcove.createExperiences();

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Video: Extreme adventure test - part two

MCN, 06 July 2012 15:19

We took the BMW R1200GS, Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere, Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 and KTM 990 Adventure on an off-road adventure and to really test their abilities, we enlisted Stan Watt, who finished 34th in this year's Dakar Rally. brightcove.createExperiences(); View part one here

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New KTM Super Duke 1290 spied

MCN, 17 May 2012 10:11

This is the new 150bhp 1290cc KTM Super Duke that was recently spied testing on the roads near the KTM factory in Mattighofen, Austria. The Super Duke will be getting a more powerful version of the 1290cc motor which KTM has been working on for the past three years. The bikes will be seen in finished form in the Autumn ...

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KTM 690 Duke Track first ride

MCN, 30 March 2012 13:57

Hook sixth gear, crouch down as small as possible and focus on the small strip of white paint at the side of the track. Wait, wait, wait… Sit up, brake, down three gears, let clutch out, as possible while looking for the next braking marker. Behind the dark visor I’ve got a grin the size of a half moon across ...

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Limited edition KTM 690 Duke Track launched

Andy Downes, 23 March 2012 13:58

KTM has launched a limited edition track-only version of the new 690 Duke, based on the bikes competing in the 2012 KTM-sponsored European Junior Cup (EJC). Just 200 examples of the bike are to have the same specification as the EJC bikes that will see riders from more than 13 Nations battle across eight rounds as a support race for ...

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Video: 2012 KTM 990 Adventure ridden

MCN, 05 March 2012 09:21

If this KTM Adventure 990 looks familiar then that’s entirely deliberate – but this is no limited edition ‘Dakar’ version, as debuted last Spring, nor the full-blown ‘R’ version – it’s the standard 2012 Adventure which, like its R brother, boasts a host of modifications and improvements for this year, before an all-new model is expected in 2014. In a ...

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KTM 690 Duke arrives in UK with stunt and touring accessories

Liam Marsden, 29 February 2012 11:44

The updated KTM 690 Duke has arrived in the UK, along with a host of stunt and touring accessories. The latest incarnation of the 18-year-old Duke - which features 90% diffeent parts over its predecessor - boasts the most powerful production single cylinder engine, pumping out a claimed 70bhp. Demo bikes are now available at KTM dealers across the UK. If ...

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2012 KTM 990 Adventure first ride

Adam Child, 10 February 2012 11:29

If this KTM Adventure 990 looks familiar then that’s entirely deliberate – but this is no limited edition ‘Dakar’ version, as debuted last Spring, nor the full-blown ‘R’ version – it’s the standard 2012 Adventure which, like its R brother, boasts a host of modifications and improvements for this year, before an all-new model is expected in 2014. In a ...

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New KTM Super Duke 1290 spied

Andy Downes, 03 February 2012 12:23

KTM's all-new 1290cc V-twin Super Duke has been spotted strapped onto a trailer in Tenerife as the prototype machine undergoes endurance testing before its launch later this year. It is clear from the picture that the Austrian firm is using a modular design concept - the main chassis, engine and fuel tank of the naked Super Duke are identical to ...

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Big bike trip - South Africa to China

Rupert & Fanny, 31 January 2012 10:31

We are riding KTM 990 Adventure motorcycles from South Africa to China and in the process raising funds for Autism Research Trust. Fanny, a former professional beach volleyball player, is the first Chinese woman to undertake such an adventure and has only 12 months riding experience under her belt. She has now successfully ridden 22,000km across Africa and has gained ...

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