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Video: 125s to the Elephant Rally

MCN, 20 February 2014 10:57

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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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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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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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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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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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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