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Cologne Show: KTM Freeride E-SM and E-SX

Anonymous, 30 September 2014 13:32

• 21.4bhp electric supermoto• Legal for A1 licence holders aged 16• Lightweight and punchy performance The Freeride E-SM is the road-legal version of the Freeride E-SX motocross bike KTM launched as a prototype last year, and has spent the previous 12 months testing and tweaking extensively as it learnt more about fully electric power. The Freeride E-XC enduro is the first of the ...

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Cologne Show: KTM 1290 Super Adventure

MCN, 29 September 2014 16:33

• 1301cc liquid-cooled V-twin• 160bhp / 100ftlb (est)• Bigger fairing for more protection• Semi-active suspension• Optional ‘hill hold control’ MCN showed you the 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure back in mid August, prompting an official release from KTM two weeks later confirming the model, but offering little more details. Now the bike has been officially unveiled at Cologne, we have confirmation for all our assumptions ...

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New KTM 1290 Super Adventure spied

Andy Downes, 11 August 2014 14:25

This is a new, range-topping version of the KTM Adventure range that will get the 1301cc V-twin from the Superduke R, a larger fuel tank and even more sophisticated electronics so it can sit above the current 1190 model. MCN brought spy shots of this bike in much rougher prototype from a few months ago but this finished bike leaked ...

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Updated KTM 1190 Adventure spied

Andy Downes, 11 June 2014 17:11

KTM is set to change its 1190 Adventure model to more directly tackle the class-dominating BMW R1200GS, as these new spy shots reveal. The bike is still relatively new, having been launched at the start of 2013, and we would normally expect it to last three years before an update. But these pictures show a host of mid-life updates aimed ...

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KTM 1290 Super Duke R breaks free

MCN News, 02 October 2013 11:08

KTM’s much-anticipated 2014 Super Duke R has been spied many times by MCN during its development, and now KTM have released the first official pictures and technical specifications of the all-new super-naked. It’s not all about outright performance though, with the Austrian firm claiming excellent fuel consumption figures, and 15,000km (9300 mile) service intervals for the 1301cc 75-degree V-twin. But ...

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Final production version of KTM 1290 Duke R spied

Andy Downes, 27 September 2013 10:19

New spy shots have revealed this is what the highly-anticipated KTM 1290 Duke R is going to look like in completely finished form when it’s launched in two weeks. The two images appear to have been taken within the KTM Research and Design centre at the factory in Mattighofen in Austria and show the production version of the exhaust and ...

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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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KTM confirms electric scooter for 2015 release

MCN, 09 May 2013 12:03

KTM has confirmed that its cheeky electric E-SPEED concept scooter, which was shown at the Tokyo show, will be joining the range line-up as a 2015 model. Harald Plöckinger, KTM Executive Board Member for Production and Business Development, said: “We believe in electro-mobility on two wheels. Because off-road sport is our core area, we have developed an E-Crosser, the Freeride E, ...

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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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Video: KTM 1290 Superduke at the Milan Show

MCN, 15 November 2012 11:25

KTM has unveiled a prototype Superduke 1290 at the EICMA Show in Milan. KTM also released a video showing the new bike in action, which can be viewed at the bottom of this page.milan12

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