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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 »

April 28, 2011

2012 KTM 690 Duke spotted?

Is this the 2012 KTM 690 Duke? MCN reports that an Austrian KTM enthusiast spotted the new Duke at a gas station near Mattighofen. It seems that the bike on the picture is an early prototype of the 2012 690 Duke, which will gain a couple of extra horses up on its predecessor. The 2012 Duke will most likely feature new headlights and two-part muffler design, but it’s also possible that this is a brand new, 450-500cc Duke. Time will tell. Read the full article »

April 27, 2011

Video: KTM 125 Duke behind the scenes

We have a new video of the KTM 125 Duke which took part in a backstage video shoot in Barcelona, Spain. The manufacturer is targeting the young crowd with the small displacement bike and it seems that the bike is a real hit. The 125 Duke is produced at a Bajaj factory in India which brings the costs down. But that doesn’t mean you don’t get the latest tech, the 125 Duke features a modern, liquid-cooled engine with two overhead camshafts, a balancer shaft and electronic fuel injection. Read the full article »

March 30, 2011

Isaac Chakira KTM 690 SMC R

Do you remember Isaac Chakira, who created the one-off Ducati Monster 848R last week? The designer has now dreamed up another machine based on the KTM 690 Duke R. The concept features the 690 Duke’s wheels and brakes, titanium frame and magnesium swingarm. “I’d really love to see this bike come to reality and frankly speaking I don’t see why it cant become a reality. Heck any gear head worth his salt can build 95% of this bike from a KTM parts catalog.” – says Chakira. Read the full article »

March 22, 2011

Funny video: Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 vs Ducati Hypermotard 1100 Evo vs KTM 990 SMR

Until now the big supermoto category has been ruled by the KTM 990 Supermoto R and the Ducati Hypermotard 1100 EVO, which was recently updated for the 2011 model year. Now, there’s a new player out there. The Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 features a host of electronic rider aids and the Italian machine offers the most powerful V-twin engine in the category. But is this enogh? Note: look at the guys in the back playing around. Read the full article »

February 15, 2011

2011 KTM RC8 R price slashed

The Austrian company is probably not satisfied with RC8 R’s sales results, so they slashed the bike’s MSRP. With its new $16,499 price tag, the R version is now cheaper than the standard RC8. The bike, which was updated last year, features the 1198cc V2 engine producing 175hp and 127 Nm of torque. The RC8 R benefits from a dual spark plug ignition setup, revised throttle body, new ECU, new crankshaft and flywheel, and new suspension specifications. Read the full article »