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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 250 EXC-F first ride

Jon Bentman, 04 July 2013 06:30

KTM dominate off-road sport with over 200 world championships under their belt. And they dominate because every year, without fail, the Austrian manufacturer makes its bikes better, sometimes incrementally, sometimes substantially. This year their primary focus has been the 250EXC-F, the enduro for the everyman. Already the undisputed class leader, with a new motor KTM has just made it quantifiably ...

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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 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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Video: KTM 300EXC at Enduroland

Michael Guy, 01 May 2013 13:32

Michael recently took his KTM 300EXC long termer out for some off road practice at Enduroland. here what he has to say about the bike's performance now he's had a chance to fettle and re-jet it. Blog13 | ADVENTURE13

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Staff Blog: Today is a good day…

Michael Guy, 26 April 2013 12:06

The last couple of months haven’t been easy. I’ve seen my colleagues at MCN come bouncing into the office having received their long term test bikes for the year. I however have been forced to do my commute up the A1 in a people carrier, which as the weather has improved has become increasingly soul destroying. But, today that all ...

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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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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: 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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