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Secrets of smart touring: KTM´s guide to smart two-wheel tourism

From quick ’n’ dirty weekends away to a full fortnight on the road, the secret of a successful touring trip is all in the preparation. So here are 25 expert ideas, gathered from years of experience riding across Europe, to make your next foray abroad run as smoothly as an orange 1301cc 75° V-twin from Mattighofen.



Grand Touring: The Longest Day

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’.



Prodding the BEAST! Part One of Three: An independent view …

At the end of last year, veteran motorcycle test journalist Roland Brown was one of the privileged few to fly into Doha to steer the BEAST 2.0 around the downtown streets and then through the floodlit Losail International Circuit curves. We asked him for an honest verdict …



KTM bikes: How they come to be

Kiska is a prominent name when it comes to the look, shape and function of each KTM but how exactly do the two companies work together to make the motorcycles? We went to Mattighofen to ask …



The Euro Way: How bikes are turning to the new rules

One of the dominant themes at the 2016 EICMA show in Milan was how the newest road bikes are all taking form around the Euro 4 ruling. We asked for some more details.



Jeremy just can’t stop himself

He might be 52, but whenever the opportunity to leap onto a racing bike presents itself, Jeremy McWilliams does not need to be asked twice. The one-time Grand Prix rider has maintained a close relationship with KTM for many years, and so he was not going to pass up the chance to join other ex-motorsport riders for the KTM 690 DUKE Battle in Assen.



Bràààp-click-Bràààp

Read that ‘click’. Again. Faster. Now cut it in half. That’s the amount of time KTM’s 1290 SUPER DUKE GT needs to perform one of the slickest gearshifts in the company’s history. Here’s how the wizards at KTM R&D pulled it off. And why you will want this quick shift on your next bike.



UNBOUND: Latest edition of KTM´s free magazine out now

Powered by the diverse DUKE range, KTM’s lifestyle publication is packed full of exclusive content, incredible stories and amazing images.



“The ultimate bike … ”: 3 reasons the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT has the press excited

Views and first opinions as the wheels turn on the GT in Spain …



The forbidden place: Lifting the lid on KTM R&D

An extremely rare peek at the birthplace of orange motorcycles was afforded to a select few press at Mattighofen last week and as we can sometimes escape corporate binds here on the BLOG this is what we found in the depths of R&D …