South America is a fascinating continent offering everything – literally everything – you could ever imagine as an adventure biker. In the face of so many options, you have to make a choice. We go for the “Andes crossing” option: criss-crossing the Andes along as many passes as possible in the saddle of our two KTM 1190 ADVENTURE Rs.
1000 miles in one day on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT. We caught up with MCN’s Richard Newland as to why he voluntarily undertook such an excursion, what he learned about the bike and if he could still feel his legs after ‘The Longest Day’.
Renewed life is being fired into 2-stroke engine technology and Enduro riders are the lucky ones to benefit from KTM’s fresh fuel injected motors. The bikes broke ground for the first time this week in Austria so here are three reasons why the KTM 250 EXC TPI and KTM 300 EXC TPIs demand any rider’s attention …
Regular road traction control prevents drifting, which is one of the fun ways to tackle a corner in the dirt. So we designed offroad traction control to maximize the drive. And your smiles. Here’s how it works.
Las Vegas was a fitting final stage for the closest and most entertaining AMA Supercross series in recent memory and Ryan Dungey edged out a tight contest with Eli Tomac to reign supreme for the third year in a row with KTM and for the fourth time in his career.
When the young KTM MotoGP team racked up the first world championship points in Termas de Río Hondo (Argentina) at the beginning of April, road racing at KTM already had a tradition spanning several decades. Sixty years ago, the star of Erwin Lechner first began to shine. The young rider achieved success after success in both road and offroad racing. At the same time, KTM designer Ludwig Apfelbeck conceived both the 4-valve racing engine and a small 2-stroker for the moped “Mecky”.
The latest addition to the KTM ADVENTURE line-up, the KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R, promises much with spoked wheels, improved WP suspension and with it much improved offroad potential … perfect for Southern Californian trails.
It seems very simple: you twist a throttle every day and at the end of the month somebody puts money in your bank account for it. What a wonderful existence.
Although our Panini motorcycle world tour has already entered the final third, we’re certainly not tired of it – and even we are a little surprised by that! After every ‘bike-free’ day, we look forward to getting back in the saddle, pressing on, making new discoveries, and having new encounters on our KTM 1190 ADVENTURE Rs.