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KTM Jumps Into the Electric Motorcycle Fray It seems every day there’s more indication that electric motorcycles will be the future of the industry. Now, according to a report from Morebikes, Bajaj and KTM will work on a high-end electric bike for the future. The news that Bajaj and KTM were going to work on …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

Updates to the 450 SX-F Factory Edition KTM’s 450 SX-F Factory Edition sits at the peak of the company’s motocross lineup. The new updates to the 2019 model should help make this bike better for supercross and motocross than ever before. Instead of coming out with a completely new bike for 2019 KTM just made some …

The Immediate Focus Is on Smaller Displacement Bikes Yesterday we reported on the fact that KTM’s boss, Stefan Pierer would like to buy Ducati in order to build higher displacement bikes. In the same interview with Speedweek, the CEO let slip that his company will build a 500cc motorcycle. That bike would come with the help …

The Austrians Gaze Lovingly at the Italians In an interview with the German website Speedweek, Stefan Pierer, the CEO of KTM, said he would be interested in Ducati to continue KTM’s current positive momentum. Pierer discussed Ducati as a possibility after being asked if KTM could continue to compete with its twin-cylinder engine or if it’ll …

KTM Announces 2006 Motorcycle World Championship Plans Austrian Manufacturer KTM will field two teams in next year’s 125-cc-Motorcycle-World Championship. Apart from the official works team with Mika Kallio (Finland) and Julian Simon (Spain), KTM will also field a Junior Team: Stefan Bradl, son of former German 250-cc-star Helmut Bradl, and Austrian Michael Ranseder will be …

Here are photos and specifications for the upcoming KTM 950 Supermoto V-twin! Photos and text are courtesy of KTM Motorcycles. KTM claims around 425 pounds wet (minus fuel) for this motorcycle.  The engine is based on the very proven 950 Adventurer system and is claimed to have somewhere around 118 bhp. See also the wBW information page on …

KTM Announces North American Motorcycle Adventure Tours KTM North America has announced a series of KTM Adventure Tours for North America. Following in the tracks of the extremely successful KTM Adventure Tours program already established in locations around the world, the KTM North American Tours program will expand into Mexico, Canada and the United States. …

KTM Announces Powerful New 990 Adventure (Specifications and more photos below). KTM, the Austrian company renowned for its championship wins in the Dakar Rally and international off-road events, is releasing the 990 Adventure “Travel Enduro” motorcycle. The 990 Adventure is a revised version of the relatively successful 950 Adventure. The 990 has greater displacement, electronic …

2008 KTM Stunt Concept and 2008 KTM Motorcycles KTM presented three newly-developed single cylinder motorcycles, the 690 Duke, the 690 Enduro and the 690 SMC at the recent Paris innovations fair, the Mondial de deux Roues. KTM also presented a super-cool concept bike, the Stunt 690.  All of these new KTM’s with the 690cc engine …

Track Day With the KTM RC8 and KTM 990 Super Duke Fastrack Riders and KTM teamed up to hold a KTM demo day at Auto Club Speedway where KTM staff were on hand to sign up riders who wanted to ride their impressive line-up of motorcycles. All the goodies were there: The KTM 1190 cc …

BMW and KTM Developing Spine Protection System for Motorcycle Riders Effective protection of the neck and spinal areas is crucial, especially for off-road motorcycle riding. BMW has collaborated with KTM move forward with the development of an adequate system of protection for this extremely sensitive area.  The objective is to reduce the risk of injury …

KTM 990 Super Duke Front Wheel & Brake Photographer: H. Mitterbauer

KTM 950 Supermoto Fuel Tank – Seat Photographer: H. Mitterbauer    

January 17, 2013 – I stopped by JT Motorsports in Frederick, Maryland for an oil filter for the DR650 (blog) and discovered three brand new KTM 1190 Adventure bikes on the showroom floor! Being a good webBikeWorld correspondent, I had my camera with me and whipped it out for a few quick pics. Two of these are the standard …

2012 KTM 990 Adventure November 20, 2011 – Not a lot to report here actually, just a few quick photos and a video of a nice-looking KTM 990 Adventure with Touratech luggage. The bike was on display in the KTM booth but the lighting, the black shiny floors and bright orange colors with white background …

KTM RC8 The New KTM RC8 Superbike! Here are some photos of this fantastic-looking machine, and… Photos Courtesy of KTM.  Photographers:  H. Mitterbauer (Studio photos).  P. Friedl  (Track photo).  R. Schedl  (KTM On-track). More:  Stefan Nebel named as KTM RC8 test rider (below) KTM 1190 RC8: Official Superbike premiere in Milan!  KTM first released some computer-generated …

KTM 990 Super Duke R and 690 Supermoto November 15, 2006 – KTM has announced that the 2007 Super Duke R and 690 Supermoto will be released at the EICMA Trade Fair in Milan. KTM stated that the bikes are the “spearhead of sporty street fighters”, with improvements to the Super Duke 990 for 2007 …

Dakar 2005: Death of Fabrizio Meoni January 11, 2005 Photos courtesy KTM 7.00 p.m. Official statement from KTM, Mattighofen, Austria Fabrizio Meoni’s fatal accident Fabrizio Meoni was in a serious crash during the 11th stage of the Dakar Rally. Despite immediate medical attention, it was not possible to save Fabrizio Meoni’s life and he died of …