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Tag: KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R

Rok on DUKEs

Freestyle stunt rider, Rok Bagoroš, began his professional career in 2011 with the KTM 125 DUKE. Since then, he’s performed around the world on every single cylinder DUKE in the range. KTM BLOG caught up with the Slovenian rider to see what he thinks to the recently updated KTM 125 DUKE, KTM 250 DUKE and KTM 390 DUKE and to ask him what he loves about the new generation and what made the previous models so good for stunting.



Interview of the Month: Product Manager Adriaan Sinke – Managing expectations

Product Management are a department within KTM tasked with the difficult responsibility of juggling all the subdivisions within KTM – Marketing, Sales, Production, R&D, Kiska Design, KTM PowerParts … Using their collective experience of motorcycling, engineering and customer behavior, their purpose is to make sure that new or updated KTM products are introduced to the market in a way that satisfies the core values of KTM, hit the initial concept target and excel the expectations of the end user. Managing this mammoth myriad of motorcycle must-haves for the exciting new KTM 790 DUKE was the task of Adriaan Sinke, so the KTM BLOG grabbed a chat with him.



It´s TT time!

Always wanted to see the most legendary of real road races? This is the KTM BLOG´s pocket guide to the Isle of Man.



REAL ADVENTURE #2

Jumping cactus, rattle snakes, shotguns, a haunted house, camp fires, frozen clothes and all day on the trails. This is one hell of a recipe for a motorcycle launch.



Interview of the Month: The Perfect Job? Life according to a bike tester

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.



Finding orange in The Bike Shed

Eating, working, meeting, shopping, watching, admiring and even getting a haircut: it is all possible in an environment of total biker cool at The Bike Shed in London. The venue is unlike anything we’ve seen, and among the custom jobs and motorcycle regalia there is a little bit of orange …



Prodding the BEAST! Part Three of Three: The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R Top 5

The last segment of motorcycle tester Roland Brown’s impressions of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R at the winter 2016 launch in Qatar sees the Brit going over the five key features of the bike and the top picks of KTM PowerParts add-ons …



Prodding the BEAST! Part Two of Three: The racer’s view …

British freelance motorcycle test journalist Roland Brown gave his opinion on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R at the recent Qatar launch at the end of 2016. While in Doha he also sought out the thoughts of former Grand Prix racer Jeremy McWilliams and AMA athlete Chris Fillmore …



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 …



READY TO RACE: The value of racing

KTM expend a vast amount of resources and cash to enter tracks from Dakar to Doha. Like most companies they take valuable benefit from their racing exploits. We asked the Vice Presidents in R&D at Mattighofen for some more details …