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July 16, 2015

KTM announces 2016 Dakar teams

Registration for the 2016 Dakar for motorcycles and quads closed on Wednesday, July 15, as usual, two months after it opened on May 15. Prior to that date, KTM announced that it will start two factory teams next year. KTM also thanked Marc Coma for all his efforts as a KTM rider as the Spaniard is retiring from racing. Read the full article »

June 20, 2015

Austrian brilliance – 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure review

When it comes to motorcycle fans enjoying the 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure, the feedback is “simply awesome”. In fact, this event has become a true benchmark in European biking circles for cool new motorcycles and equipment tested in a real-life super KTM adventure. While the famed race features many cycling adventures for riders, there is the wizardry of KTM’s electronics that drives these vehicles up and down any hill with passengers confident that even with fully loaded gear they will reach peak racing form with no problem. Read the full article »

May 6, 2015

First electric KTM for asphalt revealed: the 2015 KTM Freeride E-SM

KTM has just released its first electric motorcycle designed for asphalt use. The new Freeride E-SM is the sibling of the Freeride E-XC that was launched last year and it is powered by the same brushless motor producing 22 hp and 42 Nm of torque. The first electric supermoto of the manufacturer promises plenty of fun but the electric technology doesn’t come cheap: the E-SM costs in Germany 11,595 Euro” ($14,631 US). Read the full article »

April 12, 2015

KTM Grand Tourist turns 65

TM presented the Grand Tourist motorcycle at the Vienna International Spring Fair in 1955. This bike was the third model of the manufacturer, a 125cc machine that placed KTM on an equal footing with competitive brands, mostly based in Germany. The Grand Tourist was powered by a Rotax engine licensed from Sachs, coupled witha three-speed transmission. Read the full article »

April 2, 2015

2015 KTM 250 Duke and RC250 revealed

KTM has revealed two 250cc models at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Duke 250 and the RC250. Since the Austrians already have 125, 200 and 375cc machines on their line-up, the two new models make only sense if you know the Japanese regulations. In Japan, only bikes above 250cc need to take the viciously expensive shaken test. It’s likely that the two new models will be offered in other countries, too. Read the full article »

March 17, 2015

2015 KTM 390 Duke get minor updates

The naked range of KTM is hugely successful: the Austrians sell more Dukes than off-road models worldwide last year. The Duke 390 has also been a big success in many markets around the world and for the 2015 model year, the small naked bike with advanced technology and refined details will be available in the U.S. with an MSRP $4,999. R.I.P. Kawasaki Ninja 300? Read the full article »

December 8, 2014

Top 5 Most Popular Motorcycles of 2014

Motorcycles have no doubt been around for a long time. Available in many designs and brands, motorcycles are now very common around the world where they are used in different ways. Depending on functionality, you are bound to come across motorcycles designed for different purposes including long distance travel, cruising, sports (racing and off-road racing) and commuting. Read the full article »

June 8, 2011

Video: KTM RC8 R test with Ty Howard

KTM support rider Ty Howard takes us around the track on the new KTM 1190 RC8 R in preparation for his race season. "Riders who are regularly on the race track often invest a lot of time and money to prepare their sports machine in the best possible way. In the case of the RC8 R Track, the KTM Racing Department takes over this role. The “Track” directly developed and produced by the RC8 Motorsport Department is the perfect two cylinder Superbike for hobby riders - like those competing in various championships,” says KTM. Read the full article »

June 3, 2011

KTM re-enters MotoGP competition in Moto3 class

KTM will return to the MotoGP competition in 2012 to compete in the new Moto3 category. Extensive and intensive preparations are underway at KTM, where a 100% pure in-house Moto3 racing machine is being developed by KTM engineer Wolfgang Felber and his team. KTM has also secured an exclusive partnership with Kalex Engineering and together the two companies will combine both skills and passion to develop two different, but parallel concepts, both focusing on a successful entry into the new race category. Read the full article »

May 24, 2011

2012 KTM two-stroke SX line-up revealed

After the 350 SX-F and 450 SX-F four-stroke models, Austrian company KTM revealed the two-stroke SX machines which get some engine and chassis updates for the 2012 model year. Engineers have modified the aluminium frame to support the new rear suspension system that was originally introduced on the 2011 SX-F line. The SX 125 and SX 150 get reshaped kickstart levers, while the 150cc version also receives an updated pipe. Read the full article »