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A Surprising Result for KTM In a recent interview with Le Repaire des Motards, Pierer Mobility Group’s CEO Stefan Pierer said that KTM reacted early on to the pandemic and actually has not seen much of an issue with its sales since reopening. He said that his company has actually hired more people since the …

The Next Super Adventure KTM appears to be out testing its new 1290 Super Adventure motorcycle. The bike was recently spotted. Images of it were shared by Motorcycle News. The bike was initially expected in 2019, but that obviously didn’t happen. Now it seems the company is on track to move forward with the project. …

Need an Adventure Machine? The SUVs of the motorcycle world are adventure bikes. They’re the motorcycles that are designed to do anything and pretty much everything. They can take you across the country comfortably, traverse difficult terrain, and they even handle much better than expected on a twisty canyon road.  These motorcycles are the Swiss …

There have been a lot of really great sportbikes released in this last year, but a lot of them are high dollar. When I say that, I mean more than $15,000. Even many of the new middleweight sportbikes come with a pretty high price tag.  I’m not saying that means they’re overpriced. These machines are …

Everything from Track Leathers to Rain Gear If you’re an avid KTM fan, then you don’t just want to ride a KTM motorcycle, you want to wear KTM gear, too. Well, the Austrian company has you covered. It just released its 2020 PowerWear gear collection, and there’s really something for everyone. It doesn’t matter if …

Upgrading the Upgraded Suspension The KTM 890 Duke R and KTM 1290 Super Duke R both offer some of the best suspension out there. With that said, WP Suspension still wanted to put out an updated suspension package for the Beast 3.0 and the Super Scalpel. The company released the Apex Pro 7746 Shock, the …

Equip Your Super Duke R Right The KTM 2020 1290 Super Duke R is a killer bike, but if you have one, you might want some accessories to make it your own. And you likely won’t want to slap on some universal accessory stuff. That’s where Evotech Performance comes in. The company makes accessories for …

It Is Coming Soon The KTM 390 Adventure is one of the bikes that a lot of people are excited about. The motorcycle offers adventure capability in a smaller, more easily manageable package unlike many other options out there. Right now the bike is not yet available, but that will change come May.  KTM North …

A New Electric Scooter Age Could Dawn KTM and Bajaj have a partnership and a big focus of that partnership will be electric bikes. Now, new info has come out that says electric scooters will be a major focus for the future of the companies. In a report from the Pierer Mobility Group, the company …

No Intermot or EICMA I recently reported on the fact that BMW would not attend Intermot or EICMA due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Now KTM and all of the brands that fall under the KTM umbrella will not be at those shows either. In fact, the company will withdrawal from all global trade shows for …

Coming This Spring There were rumors of an 890 Duke R, but now KTM has announced the motorcycle as a part of its lineup. It will come in the spring of this year. The motorcycle will come with an $11,699 price tag. That’s the starting price for the bike. I’m sure you’ll be able to …

COVID-19 Shutting Things Down The motorcycle industry is just as susceptible to global crises as any other industry. According to RideApart, KTM, Husqvarna, GasGas, and Moto Morini all suspended production recently due to the COVID-19 outbreak that has taken the world by storm. The number of cases of the virus has only increased in recent …

Not Too Big of a Surprise KTM is focused on expanding its business and as a part of that, it needs to make bikes in an affordable manner and that means turning to the Philippines for production. The new 390 Adventure will be built in the Philippines, but this shouldn’t come as too big of …

KTM’s Lineup Is Better Than Ever Before KTM has been making waves the last couple of years. The company has a lot of really good bikes across the range, and it keeps adding to it. The addition of the 390 Adventure for the 2020 model year is an important one. The company relies on three …

The Best Of Both Worlds: The KTM 350 EXC-F Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The smaller option from KTM’s street-legal enduro line returns for 2020. The updated 350 EXC-F is the ideal choice for riders who want to access the thrill of the wild but don’t want the hassle of sticking their …

Big Enduro Fun: The 2020 KTM 500 EXC-F Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Introducing KTM’s outstanding next-generation enduro machine: the 2020 KTM 500 EXC-F. It’s the most powerful, authentic, dual-sport motorcycle on market. It’s more than just a street-legal dirt bike too. It’s a tough and versatile package that can tackle heavy-duty …

The 2020 KTM 690 SMC R Is The Ultimate Supermoto Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links KTM’s flagship supermoto machine returns for 2020! The KTM 690 SMC R seamlessly fuses the raw power and everyday practicality of a modern street bike with the ultimate usability and agile nature of terrain-conquering off-roader. If you’re …

More Than Just Another Dual Sport: The 2020 KTM 690 Enduro R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Light in weight, big in performance, and a joy to ride over any surface: this is the 2020 KTM 690 Enduro R. While it’s often described as middle-weight dual sport motorcycle, it’s so much more …

The Adventure Continues: 2020 KTM 790 Adventure Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 KTM 790 Adventure is the ultimate adventure touring machine. It has enough performance and top-shelf accessories to make mile-munching on asphalt a dream, but in a lightweight and compact package that makes it agile and nimble enough to …

Pure Adventure: The 2020 KTM 790 Adventure R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Built on top of KTM’s competition-winning, off-road racing success, the new KTM 790 Adventure R takes the brand’s knowledge of trail riding and transposes it into the ultimate travel machine. It’s a motorcycle designed to munch-miles over any terrain, …

The 2020 KTM RC 390: Ready To Race Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links KTM’s class-leading sports machine returns for 2020, once again proving that good things can come in small packages. This sharp and sleek package takes inspiration directly from KTM’s Moto3 efforts and reworks those characteristics into a usable motorcycle that …

The King Of Adventure Is Here: The 2020 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The more road-focused of KTM’s big boy Super Adventure series returns for 2020. The KTM 1290 Super Adventure is almost identical to its Super Adventure R twin brother, but with some subtle differences that …

The King Of Adventure Is Here: The 2020 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The new 2020 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R could very well be the most advanced adventure motorcycle out there. Powered by an engine with more than enough grunt to tackle any terrain, and equipped …

KTM’s Advanced Sports Touring Machine: The 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is one of the most advanced sports touring motorcycles on the market. It has enormous firepower, a comfortable and maneuverable chassis, and more gadgets and riding aids than …

The Ultimate Urban Ride: The 2020 KTM 390 Duke Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links KTM’s legendary small-capacity naked motorcycle, the 390 Duke, is back for 2020. Regarded by many as one of the best and most versatile urban-focused motorcycles, the Duke 390 offers serious grunt, nimble handling, in a manageable package that …

The Scalpel Returns: The 2020 790 Duke Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links KTM’s sharp middleweight naked machine returns for 2020, sharper and fiercer than ever before. Dubbed “The Scalpel,” the KTM 790 Duke has a clean and stripped down nature that can deliver power and performance with surgical precision, garnering acclaim, and …

The New Beast: 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links KTM’s top-of-the-line super naked is back for 2020! The 1290 Super Duke R is a bold and brash super naked motorcycle designed for versatility and practicality. It’s a muscular and powerful motorcycle, ideal for a wide range of …

Official Docs Reveal the Twin-Cylinder Machine KTM will build a 490 Adventure. In recent documents pointed out by ADVPulse, the Piere Mobility Group, which is the parent company of KTM passed around documents to investors that showed more than a dozen new bikes. One of them is a 500cc parallel-twin adventure bike from KTM.  This …

From the Dirt to the Street Gas Gas and KTM have been partnered up for a while now and the companies will be expanding the Gas Gas lineup. The company is known for its off-road motorcycles, but now it seems that it will come out with new street models based on KTM’s platforms. According to …

KTM Shifts Some Production to China Yep, the 790 Duke and 790 Adventure will be made in Hangzhou, China, as a part of a new partnership between KTM and CF Moto. There’s a new nearly 25,000 square foot factory for it. Construction for the plant began in March 2018 and should be done by June 2020. …

Duking and Adventuring We knew these bikes were coming. For the last several months we’ve reported on the fact that there were several new models in the works from KTM and now at EICMA 2019 the bikes break cover. There’s the 390 Adventure, the 890 Duke R, and the 1290 Super Duke R. Let’s take …

The 490s are Coming We reported a long while back that KTM was working pretty closely with Bajaj to create more middleweight bikes. Well, now it sounds like that work has paid off. According to MoreBikes, the world could get five new 490cc models soon. How soon? Well, the publication is pointing to EICMA as …

#GetDuked? Yes, Please We’ve been reporting on Kawasaki’s teasers of its upcoming supercharged motorcycle, but now, we get a teaser from KTM for a new Duke. KTM’s teaser went up on YouTube, and it’s a quick one. Showing some stitching together various manufacturing processes. KTM has been spotted testing a new 390 Duke in Germany …

KTM Grows in Strength a Bit More There have been rumors of a KTM and GasGas partnership of some kind. The companies announced the deal recently. GasGas Motorcycles is owned by Black Toro Capital is now officially in cooperation with KTM. The company is mostly a trials and enduro bike company. The company has a …

The Future for the Future We all know that we need to get younger people on bikes. A good way to do that is to target them when they’re little kids. Harley has its Stacyc stability cycles, but if you want something that’s really badass and can take on the dirt, then KTM has a …

There are Some Notable Changes The KTM Super Duke 1290R in the photo above comes from MoreBikes. The publication has several spy shots of the bike out testing. The motorcycle is currently being tested and will come out in 2020. While many of the lines of the motorcycle have more or less stayed the same, …

This Takes Skill and Confidence I’ve known few thrills as satisfying as shooting down a winding wooded trail, jumping over fallen trees, and ducking under branches while riding a quality enduro machine. The video below gives you a pretty clear look at what kind of action I’m talking about. It was posted by the guys …

Moving On Up KTM’s CEO Stefan Pierer is an impressive man. He took KTM from being a low company that was not in not the greatest position to now selling more motorcycles globally than Harley-Davidson. Yep, KTM just passed up the American-based company in terms of overall sales of motorcycles globally. This is exactly what …

A Bike Many Will Drool Over While testing in the Alps, the new KTM 1290 Super Duke R prototype was spotted by spy photographers. MoreBikes recently shared several images of the motorcycle. As the publication points out, at first glance you might think that not much has changed. In terms of the concept of the …

A Beefier Supermoto The guys over at MoreBikes shared some photos of the new KTM 790 SMC that was recently spotted out testing. As you can see from the image, the bike is significantly beefed up in just about every way. There’s a new chassis, new swingarm, new brakes, and new exhaust. The bike builds …