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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2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R: The Beast

Oct 01, 2013 View Comments by

This morning KTM released production version photos and specs of the much anticipated (and basically insane) 1290 Super Duke R (first reported on here), which looks to be the fastest and most powerful naked bike in the world (only the Aprilia Tuono V4R comes close, on paper at least). This beast is powered by a […]

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Preview: KTM 1190 Adventure R

Sep 18, 2013 View Comments by

KTM has seriously one-upped its 990 Adventure motorcycle with the latest new model, the 1190 R. Freshly home and dried out from KTM’s press launch, which was held in rainy Steamboat Springs, CO, I’d like to share some impressions. The rest will be featured in an upcoming issue of RoadRUNNER. Significant changes have been made […]

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Of Motorcycles and Automobiles

Aug 01, 2013 View Comments by

If more motorcycle companies made cars, what would they be like? The KTM X-Bow is a very unique vehicle, and it strikes me as a good reflection of KTM as a company. That got me thinking, what if other motorcycle companies made cars, what kind of cars would they be? Okay, obviously let’s leave BMW, […]

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KTM’s Colorado Adventure Rider Rally

Jul 12, 2013 View Comments by

If you’ve been itching to get your hands on KTM’s new 1190 Adventure, you’ll soon get your chance. The 10th annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally in Steamboat Springs, CO will mark the first public appearance of the new Adventure in the U.S, and it’ll be available for rally participants to demo. Of course, demo rides […]

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KTM E-Speed Electric Scooter

Mar 26, 2013 View Comments by

Over the weekend, KTM unveiled their latest venture into the world of electron motivation at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. The E-Speed is designed for urban mobility (read: short distances) and is powered by a liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous motor producing 36Nm (about 27 foot pounds) of torque and 11kW (about 15 hp) of power. A […]

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KTM 1190 Adventure

Feb 01, 2013 View Comments by

What a blast to ride! After several years of modest street releases by KTM, the Austrians hit with full force. The 150hp 1190 Adventure leaves little to be desired. The ride-by-wire system allows for specific riding modes to be selected and damping adjustments can also be made on the fly. Continental Attack 2 tires do […]

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BMW Sells Husqvarna

Jan 31, 2013 View Comments by

Citing its desire to refocus its business on urban mobility and e-mobility, BMW Motorrad has announced the sale of its subsidiary, Husqvarna Motorcycles, to the Austrian firm Pierer Industrie AG. The deal is a somewhat confusing resolution to rumors of KTM’s impending acquisition of the Swedish motorcycle maker, as it turns out, Pierer Industries AG […]

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KTM Introduces the Next Generation of Austrian Royalty

Nov 15, 2012 View Comments by

As the various OEMs wrestle for the limelight at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan, the motorcycle loving general public has certainly gotten to enjoy the spectacle. Each product release seems bigger and bolder than the last, but KTM’s is looking like the one to beat. For 2013 the Austrian company has introduced two […]

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