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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 …

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 …

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 …

Ride Quality Will Either Make You Or Break You. Enduro riding is not for the faint of heart; It’s a high-risk style of riding that takes a toll on both you and your machine. When it comes to climbing rocky hills on uneven terrain it’s important to hold your upgrades close as you can gain …

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. …

Manufactured in China KTM and CFMoto are working together on some new motorcycles that will be manufactured in China. At a recent investor presentation, it was revealed that the range of 750cc motorcycles will be a part of a “massive increase in cooperation level” with CFMoto, according to Motorcycle.com. The bikes that will be produced …

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 …

An Electrifying New KTM KTM and Bajaj have been working on a new electric mobility platform called EMotion. Actually, it’s KTM and about eleven different partners, but the project started in March 2020 and is continuing to move forward. The list of partners includes AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, KTM Technologies GmbH, Kiska GmbH, …

For Trials Riding Fun GasGas is no joke when it comes to off-road motorcycles, which is probably why KTM bought the brand not that long ago. From there, KTM sold the enduro GasGas designs to Reiju. Needless to say, it’s been a wild year for the Spanish motorcycle company, and now the brand has put …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Two Days at the American International Motorcycle Expo As many of our readers know from our social media pages, we spent two days in Columbus, Ohio, at the 2019 AimExpo on September 26th and 27th. Jim, Cameron, and I did our best to connect with the right folks to get our hands on the latest …

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 …