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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 …

Production Could Begin in 2022 It looks like KTM and Bajaj will be putting out some electric motorcycles soon, and I’m pretty excited about that. Motofire, recently reported that the companies plan on producing some electric motorcycles or scooters with power around three to 10 kW, which equates to about four to 13 hp. That …

Get Ready to Head That Way On May 11 and 12 KTM will hold an opening event for its new KTM Motohall. It will serve as the brand experience for the company. It’s a venue geared not only to motorcycle enthusiasts but the general public, too, with interesting exhibits that will make any and every …

Imagine How Cool This Would Be All-wheel drive is commonplace on cars, but it’s far more rare on motorcycles. There are some people out there playing with the idea, and now, Christini has a kit you can buy and bolt on your own KTM bike. The kit is designed for KTM’s adventure bikes and can …

And We Assumed the Bike Was Fine If you had your heart set on really beating the crap out of your new KTM 790 Adventure R and were worried the suspension won’t be up to snuff, WP Suspension has the perfect upgrade for you. It’s called the XPLOR PRO, and it takes things up a …

Is There Room in the Lineup? KTM has its new 790 parallel twin engine that it’s putting in bikes. The company has also said it’s working on a 500cc engine, but now it seems there could be an 890cc engine joining the KTM ranks. According to Asphalt and Rubber, KTM might use the 790 engine …

16 Years and Counting Get ready for an adventure. KTM set the dates for its U.S. Adventure Rider Rally and the Canadian rally. The motorcycle company has hosted this event for 15 years, and it does so at various locations around the world. The 2019 rally will take place in Breckenridge, Colorado. If you don’t have …

Get Ready to Ride Orange KTM announced its new schedule for its Ride Orange Street Demo program on its website. The event schedule shows the places and times that the demos will take place. The street demos will begin in Murrieta, CA, and continue around the nation as 2019 moves forwards. KTM is holding the first …

Two Awesome Bikes One Difficult Choice KTM recently announced the release of the KTM 690 Enduro R and the 690 SMC R for the North American market this spring. The bikes add to the company’s already stellar lineup of road bikes. Both bikes are similar in many respects but offer some different equipment that sets …

Looking for an Expensive Adventure? You get what you pay for. KTM recently announced pricing for its 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R. The bikes hit $12,499 for the 790 Adventure and $13,499 for the 790 Adventure R. That’s without a destination, dealer fees or any options. For a high-quality adventure bike, that’s a fair but …

KTM’s New ADV Class Game Changer I spent the last two days at the Calgary Motorcycle Show gawking longingly at what is slated to be my next motorcycle. I put a deposit down on one back in November without even knowing the price or having seen it in person. Am I completely nuts? Crazy like …

KTM’s Little Indian Adventurer The KTM 390 Adventure should be a fun little bike. The bike was spotted testing recently. This isn’t the first time someone snapped a photo of the little adventure bike, but the photos shared by the guys over at Adventure Rider give a very good look. The bike appears heavily influenced …

Here’s the big news in the world of motorcycles for the week of December 30, 2018. #1 – Arcimoto Snags $4.5 Million Investment For Electric Trike Production https://www.webbikeworld.com/arcimoto-snags-4-5-million-investment-for-electric-trike-production/ Electric trike company Arcimoto managed to get a 4.5 million dollar investment for production of its unique vehicle. This means the company will start churning these bikes …

Is VW Group Interested in Offloading the Brand? We reported last month that KTM’s CEO, Stefan Pierer, expressed interest in buying Ducati. It now seems that it’s little more than just a pipe dream. According to Cycle World, the CEO reportedly made an offer of $1.5 billion to VW Group for the brand. There is …

This week has been full of interesting motorcycle news from a customized 180hp Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo to Triumph Factory Custom bikes and rumors of a new Rocket III power cruiser. We’ve covered most of it and rounded up the news that somehow slipped through the cracks. Check out all of this week’s top stories in …