KTM have given their single-cylinder sport naked Duke 690 an overhaul, its first since 2012. Motorcycles have come a long way since then, and the wee Duke has had some catching up to do - but the addition of cornering ABS should put the 690 on everyone’s radar. »
Here’s one for all of you sport tourers who look at bikes like the Ducati Multistrada, BMW 1200 GS, BMW S1000XR, or Aprilia Caponord and wonder why they’re all so underpowered. Why can’t a guy ride across the country and attempt to affect the rotation of the Earth at the same time? Well, now he can. »
Last time I checked, a KTM Freeride, an abandoned Polish coal mine, and a riding buddy were the recipe for a fairly spectacular afternoon. »
The KTM Duke 690 is one of the best nakeds on the planet when it comes to canyon carving. For 2016, the Duke is getting some great updates to bring about more power, more refinement, and less vibrations. This little scalpel just got a bit sharper. »
If you’re like me, you watched Robbie Maddison surf a wave on his KTM Motocross bike and thought, “I wonder if I could do that?” »
So you want to ride a motorcycle, but have discovered you’re vertically challenged. Before telling yourself that either a) riding was a stupid idea in the first place, or b) the only thing you could ever throw a leg over is a Honda Rebel, know this: You’re not alone. I’m 5’3”, and I’ll ride anything I can. Don’t… »
We can all get behind the spirit of adventure. But fashioning a bike to a boat and attempting to cross the English Channel, then having said “BikeBoat” burst into flames and sink isn’t the best way to make your case on a crowdfunded expedition across the Bering Straight.
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.
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. »
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. »
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. »
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. »
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. »