It is something of a mysterious art. By nature motorcycles and riders are not the most aerodynamic of vehicles on the road so what do KTM do to maximize this area of their R&D and how does it fit in with the design of the orange bikes? We delved into the quiet and complex depths of engineering at Mattighofen to ask …
Tag: KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT
High performance motorcycles on the road have never been safer thanks to systems like KTM & Bosch’s motorcycle stability control (MSC). Nicholas Goddard tries to find the limits of the new frontier of ABS and traction control.
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.
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’.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.