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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KTM 70,000-mile Maintenance in South America

Oct 08, 2014 View Comments by

For three years we have been riding our KTMs on a long and winding road around the world. When we got to Colombia, our gauges had ticked over a distance of some 70,000 miles, roughly equivalent to two and half trips around the globe along the equator. Our trusty companions have not always had an […]

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2015 KTM Freeride E: The Electric Dirt Bike

Sep 22, 2014 View Comments by

It seems like more electric bikes come on the market every week. Some are from major motorcycle companies and others are from start-ups hoping to capitalize on the future market potential of the environmentally friendly rides. But at least with current technology (no pun intended), electric power has two glaring drawbacks when compared with internal […]

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2015 KTM RC390: Fun Size is the Best Size

Sep 09, 2014 View Comments by

The latest bike from Austria has all the markings of an excellent handling machine. With a claimed dry weight of only 324 pounds, the RC390 is close in weight to bikes like Honda’s CBR300R, while boasting an engine displacement 89cc greater. Speaking of engines, the RC390 shares its 375cc thumper with the 390 Duke naked […]

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Coming Soon: 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure

Aug 23, 2014 View Comments by

It’s no secret that we at RoadRUNNER have thoroughly enjoyed KTM’s 1190 Adventure. Our only lament is that we wish it were a bit faster. I mean, come on! Only 150 horsepower! What are they thinking?* Luckily for us, the rumor mill has recently been circulating some tantalizing spy shots and whispers of a new […]

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Polaris Slingshot: Business in the Front, Party in the Back…

Jul 29, 2014 View Comments by

It’s a car, it’s a bike, no—it’s the Slingshot! The Slingshot from Polaris is the answer to a question no one was asking—what happens when you cross a Can Am Spyder with a GM sedan? The Slingshot takes the two wheels in front, one in the back formula of the CanAm and a 2.4 liter […]

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KTM Adventure Rally Video

Jun 06, 2014 View Comments by

If you needed any more incentive to attend KTM’s 11th annual Adventure Rally, this video will give you all that and more. The rally will take place September 19-21 in Taos, NM. You can get all the info you need from our previous post here.   Want to receive free Touring Tips, reviews, deals and contests, […]

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11th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally

Apr 23, 2014 View Comments by

Beautiful Taos, NM, will be the site for KTM’s 11th Annual Adventure Rider Rally, which will be held September 19-21, 2014. The rally is geared towards adventure riders who want to get out on the trail with seasoned adv and enduro veterans as well as meet KTM sponsored racers like Andrew Short, Mike Lafferty, Chris […]

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The Kurt Caselli Foundation

Mar 06, 2014 View Comments by

Shortly after Kurt’s tragic death while competing in the Baja 1000 race on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, the Kurt Caselli Foundation was established in his memory. The foundation seeks to further improve safety before, after, and during racing events and to aid former off-road riders as they transition into new careers as their racing […]

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Like Father, Like Son

Feb 24, 2014 View Comments by

Robb and Kellen are a father son duo hailing from the mountain lion and bear infested state of Montana. Eight years ago Robb (51) gave up riding to instead wash the bikes and take his son to the track for races and practice. You see, there isn’t much single track out in Montana. It’s all […]

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The Fastest Growing Motorcycle Manufacturer in the U.S. is…

Dec 11, 2013 View Comments by

Go ahead, take a guess. If you said KTM, you are correct (ok, the photo was a big hint). The Austrian company saw their November 2013 sales numbers rise nearly 50-percent as compared to the previous year. Year to date sales are up 28.8-percent, which leads all other companies in the U.S market. KTM has […]

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Review: Continental Tire’s New Trail Attack 2

Dec 02, 2013 View Comments by

Good Road Grip and Sporty Handling for Adventure Bikes Continental Tire Company’s management recognized that sales of large adventure-touring motorcycles (or as the Brits say, “big trailies”) have been booming on both sides of the Atlantic. To meet this need for tires, the new Trail Attack 2 is designed for riders of heavy adventure touring […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Top Five Big Adventure Bikes for 2014

Nov 02, 2013 View Comments by

The large displacement adventure bike category has been a bright spot for the motorcycle industry over the past few years. The segment has seen sales growth that bucks the trend across the rest of the motorcycle landscape. This has resulted in a plethora of choices for the buyer. But which bike is best? We’ve ranked […]

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Comparing KTM’s 1190 Adventure R and 990 Baja Edition

Oct 24, 2013 View Comments by

Lately we’ve been giving KTM’s new 1190 Adventure quite a bit of love, and its combination of power, dirt performance, and touring ability certainly warrants it, but how does it stack up against its predecessor? Check out Touratech’s video comparison below to find out.   Want to receive free Touring Tips, reviews, deals and contests, […]

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