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2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure Video


The 1290 Super Adventure takes KTM’s touring enduro concept to a luxurious new level with more power, a larger fuel tank, semi-active suspension, cruise control, standard side cases and more. Watch this video on our YouTube channel here. Read our full Road Test of the 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure here.

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2015 KTM 390 Duke—Road Test


These days a rider looking for an entry-level motorcycle could do a lot worse, particularly in the 250-300cc range. Any number of cute Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki twins and singles that range in price from $3,999-$5,300 are ripe for the picking. All of these smaller machines are designed to be fun, approachable and easy to ride, with high performance and ...

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Snapshot Comparo: 2015 BMW R 1200 GS vs. KTM 1290 Super Adventure


The last time we pitted the big BMW R 1200 GS Adventure against KTM’s then-largest ADV machine was in the August 2014 issue, and it wasn’t really a fair fight. The KTM 1190 Adventure is a well-equipped bike, but for an additional $5,000 or so, the BMW stacked the deck with a larger fuel tank, semi-active suspension, cruise control and ...

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2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure — Road Test


Our first ride on KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure (Rider, May 2015) was on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, a remote volcanic paradise that’s just the kind of exotic place you might want to go on this luxury travel enduro. Our Senior Editor’s report on the bike was quite thorough, but we wondered how it would fare in the stateside ...

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2015 KTM 1290 Super Duke R – Road Test Review


The Aprilia Tuono and BMW S 1000 R are based on existing superbikes, but the original 990 Super Duke, which debuted for 2007, was launched prior to KTM’s RC8. Powered by a 999cc version of the LC8 V-twin also found in the 950/990/1190 Adventure, 950 Supermoto and other models, the 990 Super Duke was designed first and foremost for the ...

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2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure | First Ride Review


With triple-digit rear-wheel horsepower, state-of-the-art electronics and enough comfort, range and carrying capacity to make multiple 1,000-mile days seem easy, today’s big-bore adventure tourers have put everything from sportbikes to luxury tourers on notice, with the added bonus of being remarkably capable off-road. Few bikes have threatened the position of BMW’s R 1200 GS/Adventure at the top of the “travel ...

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2014 KTM 1190 Adventure / R — Long-term Review


Photos by Kevin Wing, Rich Cox, Mark Tuttle and Greg Drevenstedt Any day now, our long-term 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure test bike will be going back, and we sure will miss it. The big, orange beast is actually the third in a series of 1190 Adventures we’ve had in our test fleet continuously since January 2014, and collectively we’ve logged ...

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Intermot First Look: 2015 Motorcycles from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Zero


Held in Cologne, Germany, the International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair, known as Intermot, is the first big international motorcycle show of the fall season, giving many manufacturers a chance to unveil new models for the upcoming model year. The 2015 crop of new bikes was a big one, with all-new or significantly updated models from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, ...

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2015 KTM RC 390 – First Look Review


KTM takes its “Ready to Race” motto to heart. It has been the spec manufacturer for the Red Bull Rookies Cup since the series debuted in 2007, running the two-stroke KTM RC 125 for the first six seasons and the Moto3-spec four-stroke KTM RC 250 R for 2013 and 2014. In the Moto3 world championship series, Red Bull KTM Ajo ...

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