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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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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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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 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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