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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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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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Video: Stan Watt - Ireland's great Dakar hope

MCN, 30 December 2011 15:48

The 2012 Dakar Rally kicks off in South America on January 1. Regarded as the hardest race in the world, 188 riders will embark on the epic and dangerous adventure through Argentina, Chile and Peru. Among the multinational contingent is Irishman Stan Watt, who represents our best chance of home-grown talent not only finishing the event, but getting a result. ...

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