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2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R and 390 Duke | First Look Review

2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

KTM’s lineup of naked Duke models have represented the sharp, orange edge of hooliganism since the first Duke 620 appeared in 1994. For 2017, KTM has announced updates to its 390 Duke and fire-breathing 1290 Super Duke R that focus on power, handling and aggressive good looks. 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R The 1290 Super Duke R was already ...

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2017 KTM Super Duke GT – First Ride Review

(Photography by Marco Campelli, Luca Piffaretti & Sebas Romero)

You have to give KTM credit for building bikes its own way. From their signature orange paint and angular, Transformer-inspired styling to “Ready to Race” engines and top-shelf components, KTM’s high-end bikes stand apart from a sea of motorcycles that are built to a price. A perfect example is the 1290 Super Duke R, aka The Beast, a purpose-built, light, ...

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KTM Sponsors M Gymkhana Program


KTM North America, Inc. has announced a two-year partnership agreement with M Gymkhana, a California-based promoter of motorcycle gymkhana. This motorcycle sport is designed to challenge a rider’s ability to navigate a pre-designed course around cones in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of error. M Gymkhana is an open displacement competition that tests the rider’s skill ...

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13th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally will be in South Dakota


KTM staff and enthusiasts will gather for the 13th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally in Deadwood, South Dakota, on August 19-21, 2016. The KTM Adventure Rider Rally provides riders of all skill levels an opportunity to ride with and learn from adventurers from all over the world. The KTM Adventure Rider Rally is designed for KTM 640, 690, 950, 990, ...

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2016 KTM Duke 690 – First Ride Review


KTM practically invented the street supermoto class way back in 1994 when it launched its first production street bike, the 620 Duke. Light, nimble and elemental, with a penchant for tight corners and hooligan antics, that bike eventually led to an entire line of naked singles from KTM. Here in the U.S. we get the 390, 690 and Super Duke ...

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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 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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