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The 2021 KTM 690 SMC R: Street Ready Powerhouse Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 690 SMC R is currently one of the most powerful supermoto bikes in the world, if not the most powerful, at least in their 2021 model lineup. Designed from the very start to use all …

The 2021 KTM 690 Enduro R: At Home On The Road Or Off It Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 690 Enduro R is a very interesting motorcycle, existing in a weird middle space between a full-out dual-sport and a stripped down adventure bike. On the one hand, it has …

The 2021 KTM 390 Adventure: Small Engine, Big Adventure Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 390 Adventure may have a small engine, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t handle nearly anything thrown at it. That 373cc, liquid cooled, four-valve single produces 43 HP and 26 lb-ft of torque, giving …

The 2021 KTM 200 Duke: Big Duke Attitude In A Small Engine Motorcycle Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 200 Duke is a bike that many in North America have been asking the Austria-based company to bring across the seas for years. Long a mainstay in Asia, and also popular …

The 2021 KTM 390 Duke: A Punchy Little Naked Street Beast Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 390 Duke is branded by the Austria-based company itself as the ultimate naked corner rocket. Designed with the tight streets and crowded squares of many a European city in mind, it is no …

The 2021 KTM 890 Duke: A Sport Naked Meant To Rule The Road Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 890 Duke is the third generation of a continually upgrading motorcycle that started out as a 600cc class sport naked. The 690 Duke was an instant hit many years ago, before …

The 2021 KTM 890 Duke R: Surgical Precision With The Heart Of A Supersport Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 890 Duke R is what happens when you lock a bunch of Austrian engineers and designers together in a room, give them the base model of the 890 Duke, and …

The 2021 KTM 1290 Super Duke R: The Beast Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 KTM 1290 Super Duke R was designed and built with exactly one objective in mind: utter domination of the naked sport bike field. Why else would you nickname your top model bike as “The Beast?” Originally …

Four-Headed EV Hydra KTM just sent the WBW team a pretty little press release detailing “the creation of a swappable batteries consortium for motorcycles and light electric vehicles”. KTM has got Honda, Yamaha, and Piaggio involved in the deal, and this should hopefully push our EV future even further into the age of tech and …

Smarter Than Ever KTM has taken the liberty to integrate its new cruise control radar into all 1290 Super Adventure variants, including the base model among other tech updates. The entire electronics package for the KTM 1290 Super Adventure has seen a revolutionary round of updates for the 2021 model year. Starting with the cruise …

More Powah’ Baby! For the 2021 model year, KTM decided to take the 890 Duke R’s engine and drop it into the older 790 Duke, bringing a brand new 890 Duke standard model into the Duke family picture. With the original 790 Duke falling short of the MT-09 (perhaps it was to be more closely …

Adaptive Cruise Control Might Be In The Cards It’s been quite some time since the covers were torn off of Husqvarna’s plans to bring a larger adventure bike to the market, and many of us have been wondering when the heck we can expect an official release as the anticipation for this model increases. At …

The Euro 5 Bug Bites The Duke Brothers Manufacturers have come a long way when it comes to bringing “cool” styling features to low displacement motorcycles, and KTM’s lineup of small bikes are no different. They look directly related to their enormous (in comparison) 1290 brothers, and now – most importantly – come fully Euro …

An Extra R, But With the Same Power The motorcycle news industry has lots of sneaky little secrets for gaining intel for upcoming motorcycle models; scouring trademark, patent, and emissions documents are one way. Through recently published emissions documents, we can see confirmation that 2021 will bring us a 1290 Super Duke RR in addition …

Oops! KTM leaked details regarding both of their upcoming 2021 1290 Super Adventure models when they accidentally set one of the web pages on their official site to live. They immediately took the pages in question down, but Motorcycle.com still managed to capture all the details before they could get to it. The website confirms …

A Chinese Adventure Chinese motorcycle manufacturer CF moto’s new and upcoming 800 MT (not to be confused with any Yamaha bikes also sharing the MT nomenclature) has been officially confirmed to be released in two variants: one oriented to on-road riding and the other to offroad. Regardless of which version you choose, they both come …

Small and Stylish KTM’s smallest Duke comes to India with the 2021 model bringing some updates. Styled after it’s bigger brothers – the 1290 and 390 – the 125 makes a splash into the 2021 model year with an entire visual overhaul of the exterior of the mororcycle, making it truely look like the little …

Born in the Dirt The KTM 450 SX-F is a beast in its own right. It’s a four-stroke MX bike with more on-track power than most know what to do with.  The Factory Edition of this motorcycle is no different, and the 2021 model brings some sweet additions. The 2021 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition …

Calling All Duke Riders The KTM Duke lineup is ever-growing in both models and ownership numbers. From 390cc to 1290cc, the Duke family includes riders of all riding levels; beginner and expert alike. If you happen to own a KTM Duke and enjoy posting about it on Instagram, KTM is running an online contest for …

Each year as winter comes upon us, and I start going through the normal routine of putting my bikes away for the season, I tend to start looking ahead to the upcoming model year. I get excited with the bike shows being just a couple of months away. Knowing this, and knowing we will start …

The 250 Appears With No Big Announcement KTM revealed the 250 Adventure at EICMA, but was largely overshadowed by the 390 Adventure. Now it has been quietly added to the KTM 2021 lineup in India.  KTM didn’t have an announcement or anything. The bike just went on the Indian KTM website. It will be interesting …

A Rumor Worth Spreading There’s plenty of rumors out there about motorcycles and motorcycle companies. Some are more interesting than others. This rumor about KTM coming out with a 1290 Super Duke RR soon is pretty exciting.  Even more exciting is the fact that it seems plausible for a couple of reasons. First, KTM already …

48 Hours to Sell 500 Units Leaving 200 Left for America Almost one full month ago, KTM brought us the new 890 Adventure R and R Rally edition ADV/enduro design. Despite being in a global pandemic, motorcycles keep flying off the shelves at record paces with sales surging across the board; the new KTM 890 …

The Composer for Your V-Twin Orchestra Has Arrived The KTM 1290 Super Duke is an absolute monster of a motorcycle. With the R edition producing 180 horsepower out of its V-twin engine configuration, it should come to nobodies surprise that many riders will be quick to swap out the stock exhaust for something a little …

Strip Them Down Naked motorcycles. Sounds sexy right? Well, in most cases, that’s true. These bikes are stripped of their fairings and ready to ride. They offer a more of a wind-in-your-face, raw experience. In my mind, it’s the way motorcycles are meant to be experienced.  Naked bikes come in many different forms. Often, the …

A Third Brother For The 890 ADV Lineup Following the unveiling of KTM’s 2021 890 Aventure R and Rally versions, we’re blessed with third and final addition to the 890 Adventure lineup today with an iteration more catered to street riding. With a road-ready version of the 890 adventure here to add to the ever-growing …

A Baby Adventurer from KTM for India A while back some images were going around the Web of an even smaller adventure machine from KTM than the 390 Adventure. The bike in question was rumored to be a 250cc Adventure. Now, this bike has been more or less confirmed due to the fact that a …

A Useful App A lot of motorcycle companies have their own apps. These pieces of software vary widely, and some are more useful than others. KTM’s MyKTM app is one of the better ones from what I understand. You can actually change the way your motorcycle rides.  Now available on 2021 SX-F four-stroke dirtbikes, the …

More Than Just Graphics KTM’s 2021 250 SX-F is a great little motorcycle, but if you want to get one with things taken up a notch, then you need the recently revealed 2021 250 SX-F Troy Lee Designs Edition. A lot of these kinds of special edition motorcycles come with a simple graphics package and …

A Great Addition to KTM’s Lineup The KTM 890 Adventure R and Adventure R Rally are now up on KTM’s website. Not long ago KTM revealed the Duke 890 R, so it only makes sense for the company to offer an 890 Adventure.  First, let’s discuss the difference between the Adventure R and the Adventure …

WESS Machine KTM has a special model for 2021. It’s the KTM 350 EXC-F WESS. This bike is a tribute to the thrilling WESS Championship. The bike is based on the KTM 350 EXC-F, but of course with some special equipment. This will make this special edition model even more highly sought after.  The bike …

Get Your 450 SMR in 2021 After a seven-year hiatus, KTM will bring the 450 SMR back to North America for the 2021 model year. The bike is based on the championship-winning KTM 450 SX-F motorcycle. This new bike gets premium Supermoto-specific parts and high-end finishes. It is ready to race from the showroom floor. …

An Updated, Killer Bike KTM has a new RC 390. The company updated the bike recently. There haven’t been official updates yet, but Austria’s Motorrad Magazin was able to get some spy shots of the bike and it shows a more refined and smoother RC 390, which is a very good thing. It’s not easy to …

Roadside Assistance, Too KTM and Husqvarna are offering a special rewards campaign for buyers in India. The program started July 28 and it will continue until September 20. The rewards campaign offers free extended warranty, roadside assistance, and a chance to win some additional prizes. KTM and Husky have been popular brands in India, and …

KTM Will Bring the 200 to the U.S. Need a little KTM Duke to rock? Well, there’s a new one that you should be pretty excited about. It’s the KTM 200 Duke and it recently showed up in CARB filings, which means it will come to the U.S. soon, according to RideApart. The rumors that …

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 …