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E-Starter © Helmut Clasen

#inthisyear1996: First series production of the KTM LC4 engine with electric starter

In 1996, almost ten years after the launch of the LC4 engine, KTM presented an electric-start version of the water-cooled unit. However, the new engine was in no way intended to signal a renunciation of the hard enduro philosophy; instead the aim was to attract new consumer groups.



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Cutting KTMs: Roland Sands talks slicing the orange

The KTM BLOG makes an exclusive visit to the custom star’s workshop in California for his view on the orange.



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The LC4 wizard: How the KTM 690 DUKE flies along the road

A chat with KTM’s four-stroke engine designer Sebastian Faistauer on how the new KTM 690 DUKE has dumped weight, upped the power and reduced the shake from a single …



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Moving the Mountain – 2016 KTM 690 DUKE runs wild: The Verdict

Only a matter of weeks before they hit showrooms and dealer floors the new KTM 690 DUKE and KTM 690 DUKE R tore up some of the scenic mountain roads in Gran Canaria this week as a gathering of media from across the continents gave their verdict on the new LC4 propelled bikes.



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Three reasons to wait for a 2016 KTM 690 DUKE

Go second hand or go new? Here’s three reasons why the 690 DUKE MY2016 is worth waiting for.



EICMA Pressekonferenz Mailand 2015 Harald Plöckinger, Toby Moody & Hubert Trunkenpolz (v.l.n.r)

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT growls at EICMA

There are more people than normal on the vast KTM stand in Milan. In fact, if you haven’t bagged a spot close to the display area and where the new 690 DUKE R is unveiled as well as the menacing looking 1290 SUPER DUKE GT then there is not much chance of seeing anything.



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VIENNA – FOREST – WATER – Part 3

A heat wave like we’ve not had in years – and the summer break is still so far away. But the 690 DUKE is ours for two weeks. We will conquer the city, escape to the forest and dive into the water.



Burg Oberranna

VIENNA – FOREST – WATER – Part 2

A heat wave like we’ve not had in years – and the summer break is still so far away. But the 690 DUKE is ours for two weeks. We will conquer the city, escape to the forest and dive into the water.



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VIENNA – FOREST – WATER – Part 1

A heat wave like we’ve not had in years – and the summer break is still so far away. But the 690 DUKE is ours for two weeks. We will conquer the city, escape to the forest and dive into the water.



Elfed Weaver & KTM 690 DUKE

The longest race

In 1981, Welshman Elfed Weaver crashed out of a race at the Snetterton circuit in England and woke up paralyzed. Adjusting to life in a wheelchair was one thing, the inability to do what he loved most turned Elfed away from bikes. But the desire to race never left and – 34 years later – he’s back on the grid.