Tag Archive for KTM

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Video: KTM 1290 Super Adventure S vs 1090 Adventure

Another week, another launch, and this time it’s the turn of Baron von Tumble to offer musings on KTM’s 1290 Super Adventure S and 1090 Adventure. Hopefully by now you will have clocked the 1290 R in Peru, and its sister model is more of an everyday, techno-laden Tarmac terrorist complete with semi-active suspension and luxuries such as cruise control,… Read more →

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Gallery: 2017 Red Bull KTM RC16

Sometimes all you need is a gallery of images to remedy another torrid Monday, so how about KTM’s 2017 RC16 shot by the insanely talented Sebas Romero? Launched today, just down the road from its factory in Mattighofen, KTM unveiled 2017’s colours and already look set to win this season’s sexiest bike competition, although we’re not entirely sure who the… Read more →

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Video: EICMA Highlights

44T was live on the frontline at EICMA in Milan – the world’s biggest dedicated motorcycle exhibition – and spent a few days capturing 2017’s finest machinery and a feast of juicy, dubplate gossip for you guys to dribble over. We could have devoted an entire channel to what was displayed but here are some of our highlights. I think… Read more →

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Brad Binder: “Racing bikes, you get more pussy than anyone”

MotoGP is brewing nicely in 2016: new race winners, records being smashed left, right and centre, entertainment throughout all classes and a genuine British resurgence. But Moto3, once again, provided the closest, most enthralling fairing-bashing at Silverstone and factory KTM pilot, Brad Binder claimed his fourth victory of the season after a motivational session chat with 44Teeth. What started as… Read more →

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What can we expect from KTM in MotoGP?

There I was, sitting in the hotel lobby, waiting for the shuttle to Losail circuit before qualifying and wondering how I was going to survive another day without alcohol in Qatar. Thoughts of KTM’s MotoGP project also meandered though my mind as, moments earlier, I was told that Bradley Smith had signed for the Austrians. And would you believe it?… Read more →

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KTM + WP announce Moto2 Project

Months after its RC16 MotoGP weapon encountered public eyes, KTM has announced a joint venture between the orange factory and WP Performance Systems (both of whom are owned by Cross Industries AG) with an all-new Moto2 project that looks rather factory. Unless KTM has been surreptitiously working on a 600cc four cylinder motor, or Moto2 rules will be relaxed to… Read more →

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Video: Aprilia RS125 v KTM RC125

This 125cc skirmish was, without doubt, one of the most entertaining motorcycle-based days we’ve both encountered. Hopefully you’ve perused the prose, now it’s time for video format. A trip to Cheddar Gorge and the Mendip TT roads highlighted just how rapid the Aprilia RS125 was – but also how much distress it caused during everyday chores. On the flipside, KTM’s… Read more →

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KTM MX Experience

Anyone who has attempted motocross will know it’s the toughest, most brutal sport on earth. The blend of physical (and mental) exertion required is unrivalled, and only a bout with Tyson will be more painful the morning after. But it’s also immense fun regardless of experience, with fundamental bike skills that can be readily transferred onto tarmac – MotoGP racers… Read more →

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Teenage Kicks: KTM RC390 Cup

I guess the weekend diet of White Lightning, Lambert & Butlers and mild recreational narcotics seemed fun as a teenager, but I’d give my right nut (the smaller one) to turn back time and have a go at racing one of these. Ladies and gents, say hello to the KTM RC390 Cup: a one-make series for juvenile hooligans and future… Read more →

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Riding Jack Miller’s Factory Moto3 KTM

Today is not a normal day. Yesterday was not a normal day either after engaging in carry-on combat with Benidorm-bound tourists on an averagely mediocre flight from London Gatwick. Needless to say I persevered in my avoidance of the Spanish strain of Ebola, and my trusty EasyJet flying machine navigated myself and my overpriced luggage allowance to the sun-kissed moto Mecca… Read more →