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2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke official first ride!

MCN, 17 October 2013 12:45

KTM’s long-awaited, all-new 1290 Super Duke is finally being put through its paces at the world press launch in Spain by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions: “KTM may be calling its new Super Duke ‘The Beast’, but on the evidence of my first ride here on the fabulous roads near Ronda in southern Spain, they’ve ...

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KTM first with anti-lowside ABS brakes

Andy Downes, 24 September 2013 13:45

KTM will be the first manufacturer to sell a bike equipped with the latest generation of ABS to work as an anti-lowside braking system on the 2014 KTM Adventure 1190R. The new braking system is the latest innovation from electronics giant Bosch and is called Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) and it’s the first time ABS has been officially claimed to ...

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Best bikes for under £5k: 2003-2012 KTM Adventure

MCN, 11 June 2013 08:30

What was it like then?The 950 Adventure has a pedigree other bikes in the class can only dream of. Originally designed to race in the Dakar, the road-going version made it onto the streets in 2003 with a carbureted 942cc motor. Instead of being a cumbersome overweight adventure bike with only minimal off-road credentials – this bike was different. Lively, ...

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KTM 1190 Adventure vs 990 adventure: The specs

MCN, 22 January 2013 07:30

When KTM first announced their new adventure bike with a 200cc capacity hike, there was concern in the MCN office that it would just be another oversize adventure bike and lose the lightweight and agile handling of the former 990. With a smaller capacity and a 21in front wheel, the old KTM's off-road credentials were the very thing that separated ...

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Used KTM buying guide

MCN, 16 January 2013 11:30

Ten years ago, if you asked someone what they knew of KTM the answer would almost certainly involve the company’s off-road bikes. Despite the Austrian firm building a formidable reputation in the dirt bike world, they were yet to break into ‘mainstream’ motorcycling as apart from a few quirky singles, they had nothing to offer those who wanted a large ...

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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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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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Video: Long term KTM 990 SMT ABS

MCN, 29 September 2011 16:41

Trevor Franklin talks through the finer details of his KTM 990 SMT ABS long term test bike, his plans for the bike and explains why it's helping him to 'still feel like a teenager'. We suspect it could have something to do with the "V-twin engine that is so punchy it defies belief; up on the back wheel, fast out of ...

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Video: KTM RC8R Track at Donington Park

Adam Child, 10 August 2011 15:40

Track days today are more like race paddocks from a few years ago. Find a KTM RC8R for sale. With club racing turning increasingly professional, brand new race bikes are becoming common. Enter the KTM RC8R Track... the Austrian firm has witnessed the growing demand for off-the-peg track or race machines and produced this special, track-ready version of its RC8 ...

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Staff bikes: KTM 450EXC - shattered plans!

Marc Potter, 22 November 2010 16:46

Everytime I fire up my KTM450 EXC-F there’s a feeling that only a pure race bike can bring. The way it jumps on the sidestands responding to every angry rise and fall of the  revs, the way it barks angrily even out of the standard can just gets me going everytime.     Following a full service at Gear4 KTM in Market ...

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