Going Electric Off-Road: The 2017 KTM Freeride E-XC

Aug 04, 2017 View Comments by

KTM is getting a jump on the electric off-roader market. The company recently announced a pilot program in North America for its Freeride E-XC, an electric version of the Freeride 250R. The E-XC’s easily removable KTM PowerPack uses a 260V, 2.6 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that can be fully charged in 80 minutes. The bike has […]

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2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R: A Serious Dual Sport

Jul 19, 2017 View Comments by

It’s the most off-road-capable model bearing the Adventure name. The 1190 is no longer, having been replaced by the 1290 Super Adventure R with an increase in displacement. Visually, the Super looks similar to the 1190. The lighter, more agile 1090 Adventure R is more enduro than travel yet still puts out 125 hp. Packed […]

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Scenes from Eurobike Raleigh 2017

Apr 15, 2017 View Comments by

Last weekend was Eurobike Raleigh, the Southeast’s largest gathering of Euro and Euro-inspired motorcycles. The eighth annual event took place over two days in Raleigh, NC. Presented by Do the Ton Triangle, a local group of café racer enthusiasts, Eurobike Raleigh 2017 saw a mix of European makes plus scooters and café racers from Europe, […]

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KTM’s New Two-Stroke Fuel-Injected Enduros

Apr 02, 2017 View Comments by

KTM has announced that new two-stroke fuel-injected enduro models will be launched in 2018 as part of the EXC range. It’s no secret that KTM’s research and development department in Mattighofen, Austria, has been developing this technology, which offers considerable benefits over carbureted models, including drastically reduced fuel consumption while also no longer having to pre-mix […]

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KTM Announces Its Red Bull KTM MotoGP Fan Pack for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas

Feb 23, 2017 View Comments by

Road racing fans from all over the world can experience the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in a unique fashion this April 21-23. KTM North America is introducing its Red Bull KTM MotoGP Fan Pack for the U.S. MotoGP stop at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, TX. The KTM MotoGP team will […]

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Bolivia: Salt, Sand, and Altitude Sickness

Feb 20, 2017 View Comments by

The border crossing to enter 
Bolivia is serious. The customs 
officer checks our passports, insurance, VIN numbers, 
registration papers, and license plates. Finally we are good to go, heading for La Paz, where we will meet a group of female Bolivian artisans crafting to gain independence.

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Switzerland: Lakeside Luxury

Jan 06, 2017 View Comments by

One country and four different languages—Switzerland spreads various cultures and sheer beauty between the pearls of Lake Lucerne and Lake Maggiore. Helicopters are circling. A dozen police bikes are riding toward us. We get stopped right at the top of Albula Pass. The reason is harmless and almost disappointing: Welcome to the Tour de Suisse […]

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14th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally Details Announced

Dec 09, 2016 View Comments by

Due to popular demand, KTM’s three-day rally will return to the picturesque village of Crested Butte for a second time. Entering its 14th year, the KTM Adventure Rider Rally is an opportunity for riders of all skill levels to learn from and ride with adventurers from all over the world. Designed for KTM Adventure and Enduro […]

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The Riding Reporters: The Journey Begins

Aug 08, 2016 View Comments by

New Year, New Journey It’s January 2014 and we are at my dining table with pen and paper in front of us, making a list of all needed preparations. We need a name. A Facebook page. A website. We need to figure out which projects we want to visit and write about. We need to […]

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12th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally (video)

Oct 14, 2015 View Comments by

The Epitome of ADV Riding – The KTM Adventure Rally is one of the nation’s premiere motorcycle adventure touring events. Held from September 18–20 in Crested Butte, CO, the rally included some of the biggest names in off-road riding including Jimmy Lewis, Mike Lafferty, Russell Bobbitt, Chris Filmore, Andrew Short, and Quinn Cody. 2015 marks […]

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Schuberth Joins KTM to Provide Co-Branded Gear

Oct 10, 2015 View Comments by

The C3 Pro Joins the Powerwear Line – The North American arms of Austria-based KTM and Germany-based Schuberth have partnered together to add Schuberth’s spectacular C3 Pro helmet to the Austrian company’s Powerwear clothing and gear line. The C3 Pro is one of the quietest, most comfortable, and highest quality modular helmets we’ve ever tested […]

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Tour of the Week: Southern Utah and Northern Arizona

Aug 14, 2015 View Comments by

A Ride in the Desert – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Southern Utah and Northern Arizona tour comes from the Mar/Apr 2010 issue.

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Tour of the Week – Southwest New Mexico

Nov 14, 2014 View Comments by

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Southwest New Mexico Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Jan/Feb 2006 issue.

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Motorcycle of the Year: KTM 1190 Adventure

Oct 27, 2014 View Comments by

Last year we awarded the MOTY to a brand new model that changed the game dramatically (the Indian Chieftain). Under consideration again this year was an Indian motorcycle, namely the Scout, but also Harley-Davidson’s electric experiment Project LiveWire and BMW’s touring models (the RT and GTL). In the end, the editors at RoadRUNNER all agreed […]

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2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure: More Power, More Comfort

Oct 14, 2014 View Comments by

For at least the past year the motorcycle world has been raving about KTM’s 1190 Adventure and Adventure R models. Buyers and motorcycle journalists alike have taken to the bike’s combination of power, comfort, handling, and versatility as well as the R version’s off-road prowess. All of the Adventure’s success hasn’t gone to KTM’s head—the […]

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