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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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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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New KTM Adventure spied on test

MCN, 26 January 2012 16:29

This is the all-new KTM Adventure with a 1290cc V-twin engine which is expected to produce around 130bhp - 25bhp more than its arch-rival, the BMW R1200GS. The bike was spotted while undergoing road development in the Canary Islands by keen-eyed MCN reader Colin Crewther and appears to be a very early hand-built prototype. These are used to set basic ...

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German tuning firm builds KTM RC4 690R track machine

Andy Downes, 03 January 2012 13:34

German tuners Mototech has developed this fairing, suspension and handlebar kit which fits the outgoing KTM Duke 690 to turn it into a trackday weapon with 70bhp and weighing just 125kg. It’s basically a lightweight, faired track bike which costs £4000 for the kit and with secondhand examples of the KTM Duke 690 available for a little over £4000 it ...

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KTM drops prices for 2012

Rich Mellor, 23 November 2011 14:16

KTM has cut the prices on three of its 2012 models. The Austrian firm has reduced the price of the new 690 Duke and 2012 versions of its 990 Super Duke R and 990 Supermoto R. The Supermoto R is down by a hefty £950 compared to this year’s OTR price and the naked 990 Super Duke R is reduced ...

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2012 KTM Duke: most potent single-cylinder road bike ever

Michael Neeves, 14 November 2011 10:59

More power, less weight, improved refinement and ABS as standard  - the new KTM 690 Duke promises to be more fun, easier to ride and safer. Now making a claimed 70bhp, it’s also the most powerful single-cylinder bike ever. The 690 Duke’s 654cc engine has been comprehensively reworked, and now has a twin-spark head and an electronic ride-by-wire throttle system. ...

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KTM Freeride video brilliantly sells appeal of electric dirtbikes

Guy Procter, 09 November 2011 10:41

KTM has done the electric dirtbike industry a massive favour with its latest promo. The clip, which shows the lithe, 'leccy Freeride E tearing up Barcelona from bedside to BMX track brilliantly articulates the benefits silent motive power can have. The power of e-dirtbikes to vaporize indignation and opposition to riding from non-riders should not be underestimated. Without leaving a ...

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KTM unveils ‘Freeride 350’

Phil West, 18 October 2011 17:21

Say hello to KTM’s new ‘Freeride’, a road-legal, ‘fun’, dirt bike powered by a 350cc single and weighing just 99kg. It’s been announced in advance of the Milan Show where it will receive its official public unveiling before going on sale next spring. The powerplant is a detuned version of KTM’s fuel-injected and liquid-cooled 350 single, producing a claimed 24bhp. ...

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KTM RC8 now cheaper than TDM900

Ryan Spencer, 19 August 2011 11:48

Fancy picking up a new KTM RC8 superbike for less than the price of a Yamaha TDM900 or Honda Crossrunner? If so, you'd better hurry - to clear out unsold RC8s, dealers have discounted the price to just £8295 and there are only handfuls of bikes left. Until discontinued in 2009, KTM's 1148cc 150bhp RC8 superbike was £10,995 and featured ...

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KTM to make road racing debut

Adam Child, 21 July 2011 14:58

KTM and MCN will be making road racing history at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough this weekend, as Senior Road Tester Adam Child will be competing in the historic 'Cock of the North' meeting on board KTM's new 1190 RC8R Track. This will be the first time a KTM has been road raced in England, and the first time a KTM has ...

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