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Video: KTM 1290 Super Duke R group test

MCN, 10 January 2014 16:57

Triumph's Speed Triple is MCN's long-standing king of the traditional naked litre-class bikes, free of traction control and rider modes. At the other end of the spectrum is Aprilia's Tuono V4R, which grabbed all the accolades with brutal power and myriad electronic rider aids. But now there's a new 'Beast' fighting for naked honours: KTM's 1290 Super Duke R. We ...

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Production KTM 1190 Adventure – official first ride!

MCN, 04 February 2013 15:36

The production version of KTM’s eagerly awaited, all-new 1190 Adventure is currently being put through its paces in Tenerife by MCN’s Michael Guy. He’s so far ridden about 120km on a mixture of windy mountain passes and town roads. Here are his first impressions: "The overwhelming first impression is the new 1190cc engine: it’s significantly stronger and bears no comparison ...

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Video: KTM 1190 Adventure R first ride

MCN, 09 January 2013 11:46

King of serious off-road, KTM, has BMW's mighty GS firmly in it's sights with the new 1190 Adventure. The Austrian manufacturer has played to its strengths, focusing on ergonomics, agility, light weight and performance using a V-twin from the RC8R superbike. It's a big step forward from the go-anywhere KTM 990, but can it win a bigger slice of the ...

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Video: 2012 KTM Duke 690 first ride

MCN, 22 December 2011 17:10

KTM's 2012 690 Duke isn't just an evolution of the hard core Duke - it's a complete revolution: 90% all new, with just 10% of its components shared with its predecessor. Read the first ride impressions here and watch the 2012 KTM 690 Duke in action on its world launch in Gran Canaria, with MCN WSB reporter Michael Guy's thoughts on ...

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2012 KTM Duke 690 first ride: Duke for the masses

Michael Guy, 22 December 2011 11:27

KTM’s 2012 690 Duke isn’t just an evolution of the hard core Duke - it’s a complete revolution: an all-new bike - 90% new in fact, with just 10% of its components shared with its predecessor. The biggest surprise is in the looks department. Gone is the hard-edged supermotard appearance and in its place a more regular-looking naked bike albeit ...

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2012 KTM Duke 690 world first test

Michael Guy, 07 December 2011 10:19

MCN’s Michael Guy is in Gran Canaria testing KTM’s all new 2012 KTM Duke 690. "First impressions of the bike is how different it looks to its predecessor. It’s still an aggressive looking bike with seriously sharp styling, but its no where near as radical as it was before – think cool looking naked bike rather than full on Supermoto." ...

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Staff bikes: KTM Duke 125 - Loading up the Duke

Dan Aspel, 28 September 2011 12:17

Fitting luggage on a KTM 125 Duke might seem as pointless as putting race slicks on a Suzuki Burgman, but if you’re a teenager who has the touring bug, you need to know your options. Too low powered and dinky to cope with hard panniers or a topbox, the Duke is limited to soft bags and bungee straps. With this ...

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Scoop first ride! New KTM 690 Duke prototype

Andy Downes, 31 August 2011 09:29

The world's most powerful single-cylinder bike will get more refined and yet more powerful next year, an MCN world first ride has revealed. MCN rode a prototype version of the 2012 KTM 690 Duke months before it will be seen in finished form, when the Austrian company hopes it will encourage younger riders to move from smaller capacity machines like ...

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Video: KTM SMT ABS first ride

MCN, 04 February 2011 17:36

KTM's new SMT has bucked the trend for ever-increasing bike prices - it undercuts the outgoing model by £350. Not only that, the new bike has ABS as standard where the old bike didn't - and the company claims the system sets a new benchmark for braking.   brightcove.createExperiences();

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2011 KTM 990 SMT - first ride

Adam Child, 26 January 2011 10:19

Senior Road Tester Adam Child is in Southern Spain at the launch of the new 2011 ABS-equipped KTM SMT.  Aside from the anti-lock brakes the model is largely unchanged, but KTM are keen to point out that this is no ordinary ABS system - they claim it’s the most sophisticated ABS system available on the road at the moment. Adam Child said: "KTM couldn’t ...

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