​The KTM Duke 390 Is Going To Be A Customizer's Dream

We've been waiting far too long for KTM to finally bless the U.S. with the Duke 390. It's small, it's light, it's got the right amount of power, and should be perfectly priced. It also has the potential to be a great new base for customizers, and this KTM 200 Duke-T is further proof. » 12/05/14 9:35pm 12/05/14 9:35pm

​Hell Yes KTM Is Planning New Mid-Size V-Twins

KTM has been kicking ass on both ends of the engine displacement spectrum, but like the rest of the industry, something's been missing – mid-size V-twins. KTM is finally rectifying matters and spreading the wealth to its siblings at Husqvarna.
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​KTM Is Finally Bringing These Awesome Singles To The States

If you're hankering for a great-handling, lightweight, attainable, fully-faired or naked thumper, KTM has finally seen fit to bring both the RC 390 and 390 Duke to the U.S. And it's about time. » 11/14/14 9:33pm 11/14/14 9:33pm

Jumping A Rally-Spec Datsun 240Z Is What I Want To Do For A Living

Evo's car versus bike tests usually don't make much sense, but when it's between a monster off-road Datsun 240Z going against a Group N+ Mitsubishi Evo VI and the enduro champ KTM 450 EXT, they got my attention. » 10/17/14 6:15pm 10/17/14 6:15pm

Happy birthday, Hunter S. Thompson

Had he chosen to stick around, Hunter S. Thompson would have been 77 years old today. We're just going to share this photo of the man on his ranch, annotated to point out the incredible awesomeness included therein, and we'll also say this: If you haven't read him, read him. His legacy is disquieting to this day. » 7/18/14 1:49pm 7/18/14 1:49pm

What It's Like To Ride A Motorcycle Through The Rocky Mountains On…

Riding a motorcycle on ice is normally reserved for Swedes and Finns — and other citizens of the Vodka Belt — riding four-stroke Jawas on frozen lakes with studded tires, in between swigs of akvavit, chilled by trackside. At least, that's how I picture it. » 1/25/13 4:20pm 1/25/13 4:20pm

How To Survive A Wilderness Motorcycling Adventure

Jalopnik alum, skinny-jeans model and human medical experiment Wes Siler has a new YouTube show, chronicling his motorcycling adventures with fellow motoist Grant Ray. In the inaugural episode, they take a KTM 990 Adventure and a Yamaha Super Ténéré deep into the Angeles National Forest. » 4/10/12 3:30pm 4/10/12 3:30pm

This Stunt Rider Makes Love With His Motorcycle

Factory KTM Stunt Rider Rok Bagoros, clearly, knows how to ride a bike. More than that, he knows how to unleash his inner dragon and pull off a kind of bike-to-human interaction only possible with an almost romantic attachment to the bike. Two wheels good. Two wheels very good. » 3/19/12 2:30pm 3/19/12 2:30pm

KTM's track toy will cost Americans $88,500 without the engine

The good news is that KTM's X-Bow track sled is coming to the US. The bad news, depending on your circumstances, is that it'll start at $88,500. Oh, you wanted an engine? Get ready to shell out big money. » 3/04/11 12:00pm 3/04/11 12:00pm

KTM X-BOW R Before Your New Track God

The beloved but occasionally unsold superlight KTM X-Bow's returning in 2011 with an even more potent 300-hp XBOW R version. Wait, does that make it the Jack X-Bauer? » 9/27/10 10:45am 9/27/10 10:45am

Skip Barber Wants To Teach You To Ride Motorcycles Fast

The original performance driving school, Skip Barber, has just gotten into motorcycles, operating a two-day school at Laguna Seca on a range of KTM bikes. I went, learned how to ride faster and wrote about the experience. [Hell For Leather] » 12/23/09 9:00am 12/23/09 9:00am

How To Celebrate Your Birthday Jalopnik-Style

Yesterday was my 29th birthday and I've spent the last two weekends celebrating making it through another year without dying, first at Laguna Seca on a KTM RC8, then on the Montauk beach in a Ford Raptor. » 12/16/09 4:00pm 12/16/09 4:00pm

KTM Halts Production Of X-Bow

With 80 unsold units in stock and only 420 of the once-expected 1,000 units being produced, KTM's announced plans to halt production of the X-bow superlight sports car, at least temporarily. The Carpocalypse claims another victim. [Autoblog.nl via GTSpirit] » 8/24/09 9:15am 8/24/09 9:15am

KTM X-BOW ABT Sportline 300 HP Upgrade Backed By Factory

As if the X-BOW needed more of an advantage, KTM is now offering full factory support and a two year warranty on ABT Sportline's aftermarket performance upgrade, with a total output of 300 horsepower. » 7/24/09 9:00am 7/24/09 9:00am

Track-Ready KTM X-Bow Takes To Snow Like Duck To Water

The rear-engined, 240 HP, 1,700 Lbs KTM X-Bow is one of the fastest ways to lap a racetrack. But with no ABS, traction control or even a windscreen, how does it handle...in the snow? » 12/19/08 5:30pm 12/19/08 5:30pm

Monorail KTM X-Bow Is Inefficient Means of Public Transportation

The KTM X-Bow » 9/29/08 5:00pm 9/29/08 5:00pm is just beginning to reach customers in Europe and, predictably, one of the first has already gone and crashed it. According to , the driver “skidded on two wheels” before mounting a crash barrier at the Nurburgring. Well, if you’re going to total your $70,000, 237 HP Austrian trackday special, we can…

Jetstream SC250 Guaranteed To Drive Better Than It Looks

The Jetstream SC250 may look like a bad Chinese knock-off of a KTM X-Bow, but it actually sounds quite promising. Weighing in at just 1540 pounds, the little Brit gets plenty of grunt thanks to a 2.0-liter turbocharged General Motors four-banger channeled through a six-speed gearbox. The 250 HP and 236 lb-ft push the… » 8/22/08 12:30pm 8/22/08 12:30pm

VW, KTM Motorcycle Partnership Rumors Swirling, Could Result In 1-Liter…

Rumor has it that Volkswagen is in talks with KTM about partnering up to produce VW brand motorcycles. For you car folks, KTM is an Austrian firm known for its race-ready dirt and street bikes - think Ducati but with less of the pretense and more of the color orange. As the rumor has it, this could even result in… » 5/14/08 4:00pm 5/14/08 4:00pm