Mattighofen to Český Krumlov to Mattighofen – 3 days (tar)

Bike Routes visited the KTM factory in Mattighofen and then took the new 1290 Adventure S for a spin through the Czech Republic. 1. The route Total distance: 550 km. Waypoints: Mattighofen > Uttendorf > Mlázovy > Klatovy > Český Krumlov > Linz > Mattighofen 2. Duration of the trip We rode for three days, […]

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 […]

Joey Evans

Ecstatic fans welcome Dakar hero Joey Evans

“This was not a two-week race, this was a ten-year race!” – Joey Evans “JOEY, JOEY, JOEY,” the crowd chanted as South African Dakar Rally hero, Joey Evans, entered the arrivals terminal at the OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. The smile on Joey’s face said more than any words ever could. He grabbed his wife, […]

Franziska Brandl, Joey Evans and Riaan Neveling

KTM helps Joey join the Dakar

This is the story of a man who refused to give up on his dream to ride the Dakar. From 2 to 14 January the world’s longest and toughest rally raid will test the mental and physical strength of even the most hardened extreme enduro riders. While competing in the Dakar is hard in itself, the […]

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 […]

Dakar 2015: The story so far

While the riders are still digging the Chilean dirt from their nostrils, after concluding the marathon 8th stage of the toughest race on earth, we take a look at the highlights of the week’s racing in South America. The young Brit, Sam Sunderland, set the pace in Stage 1 by completing the 175 km in a […]

Stage 2 reshuffles, wreaks havoc

Your luck can change in an instant and no one in the world can relate more to these words than Red Bull KTM rider Sam Sunderland. Claiming the top step of the podium after stage one at Dakar 2015 meant nothing as poor Sunderland lost his overnight lead and more importantly, any hope of being […]

KTM 1290 Super Adventure confirmed for 2015

KTM will add to its Adventure range next year with the new KTM 1290 Super Adventure. As its name suggests, the 1290 builds on the current 1190 Adventure. It will add a different dimension and choice for those who want the pinnacle of luxury sports touring, a statement from KTM says. The Super Adventure will […]

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 […]

Off road star, Kurt Caselli, has fatal crash at the Baja 1000

Off-road racing champion, Kurt Caselli (30), has died after crashing his bike in the Mexican desert as he raced to the finish line in the Baja 1000. The KTM racer was in second place on Friday when he probably hit a small animal and lost control of the bike. According to KTM, when his crew recovered […]