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Video: 125s to the Elephant Rally

The Elephant Rally is for nutters. Since its inception in 1956, thousands of riders across Europe have traversed snow, blizzards and temperatures as low as -16C to attend the annual event. So of course MCN's Andy Davidson thought it would be a good idea to ride to the event on three 125s... brightcove.createExperiences();

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  • 20 February 2014

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

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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  • 11 June 2013

Used KTM buying guide

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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  • 16 January 2013

Big bike trip - South Africa to China

We are riding KTM 990 Adventure motorcycles from South Africa to China and in the process raising funds for Autism Research Trust. Fanny, a former professional beach volleyball player, is the first Chinese woman to undertake such an adventure and has only 12 months riding experience under her belt. She has now successfully ridden 22,000km across Africa and has gained ...

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  • 31 January 2012

Video: Stan Watt - Ireland's great Dakar hope

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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  • 30 December 2011

New delivery of KTM junior motocross bikes stolen

A delivery of 36 new KTM junior motocross motorcycles has been stolen from a lorry in Kent on the evening of Friday December 9. Thieves took 35 KTM 50 SXs and one 65 SX. The popular junior motocross bikes were still in their individual transportation boxes, still awaiting a small amount of assembly from the dealerships they were intended for. The ...

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  • 13 December 2011

Editor's picks: KTM 990 SMT

Inspired by how much fun Trevor Franklin appears to be having with his KTM 990 SMT (watch the video here), we take a closer look at the big V-twin and select our pick of the 990s on offer at mcnbikesforsale.com. The KTM 990 SMT is an interesting take on the adventure bike theme that manages to combine all the mental ...

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  • 29 September 2011

Editor’s picks – KTM 690 Duke

With the scoop first ride of the 2012 KTM 690 Duke gracing the pages of this week’s issue of MCN, we take a look at the previous model (2008-2011) – one of the most involving rides you’ll find, with a 65bhp single-cylinder motor and the handling characteristics of a supermoto. The 690’s LC4 single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine is the most impressive ...

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  • 31 August 2011

KTM opens stores in Dubai and Brazil

Austrian firm KTM is going global, with the opening of flagship stores in Dubai and Brazil. KTM Dubai - opened just a few days ago - is reportedly aimed at the burgeoning off-road market in the Middle Eastern nation, while KTM Brazil - which opened in Sao Paulo in December - is aimed at cracking South America's low-capacity market. KTM says the ...

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  • 07 February 2011

Extra KTM RC8s coming to the UK

KTM UK is bringing 30 extra KTM RC8 superbikes in to the UK after the first batch sold out. Video: 2008 KTM RC8 The extra motorcycles should allow buyers who didn’t place a deposit on the first batch to get hold of one before the end of 2008. They will stay at the same £10,695 list price.  

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  • 08 July 2008

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