KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S – Launch Report

The latest KTM 1290 Adventure is available in two versions: the “R” and the “S”. The former is meant for technical trials and remote touring, while the S is meant for tar roads. Or is it?  The bike: The new KTM 1290 Super Adventure S is one big, beautiful machine. It’s bold, brutal, bad-ass and has everything […]

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R – Launch Report

People say you will know true love when you find it. I guess this was the case for me and this bike. KTM did not only meet every expectation, they built the perfect big adventure bike. Some say you don’t need such a big, powerful bike. But once you get on it and ride, you can’t help but think: […]

KTM 1090 Adventure R – Launch Report

Finally, the pivotal adventure enduro, the KTM 990 Adventure R, has a worthy successor. If you’re going to spend 20 percent of your riding time on tar and the rest on dirt, buy the KTM 1090 R. If you can’t decide between a BMW 800 GS Adventure and a Honda African Twin, buy the KTM 1090 […]

KTM RC390: Road Test

The RC390 certainly isn’t cheap. So the question is, can it justify that hefty price tag? This is the KTM RC 390 and it might just have the most exciting visual design in the motorcycling world. The mixture of smooth surfaces, sharp angles and exposed trellis frame all cohere into an aggressive and beautiful looking […]

KTM 1290 Super Duke R

What is it? It’s a nuclear reactor fused to bits of orange piping and two racing wheels. It’s the bike that settles all arguments with three bullet points: 132kW, 144Nm, 189kg. It’s KTM’s maddest, baddest naked bike and the most powerful production motorcycle that they have ever made. Engine/Drivetrain Like KTM’s adventure bike that thinks […]

KTM 1190 Adventure

What is it? This is KTM’s first direct onslaught in the world war of bike manufacturers seeking to build the best 1200cc adventure bike; a war started by the Germans with their BMW R 1200 GS and its predecessors. Other manufacturers rolled out their weaponry one by one, but none could claim much of the […]