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Intermot First Look: 2015 Motorcycles from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Zero

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Greg Drevenstedt
October 1, 2014

Held in Cologne, Germany, the International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair, known as Intermot, is the first big international motorcycle show of the fall season, giving many manufacturers a chance to unveil new models for the upcoming model year. The 2015 crop of new bikes was a big one, with all-new... Read more »

KTM Announces Two New Street Models for 2013

2013 KTM 690 Duke

Rider Magazine Staff
December 10, 2012

KTM North America, Inc. recently announced two new street models, the 690 Duke and the 990 Adventure Baja to the North American street market for 2013. 690 Duke KTM’s most popular naked bike, the 690 Duke, is back. This bike offers superb handling for street riders, commuters, and track riders. The... Read more »

2012 KTM Street Bikes – First Look

2012 KTM RC8 R

Rider Magazine
November 23, 2011

2012 KTM RC8 R KTM has streamlined its street bike lineup for 2012, with eight models in four categories. 2012 KTM 990 SMT ABS Two high-spec versions of the 1190 superbike, the RC8 R and RC8 R Race Spec, will be offered but the base-model RC8 superbike has been dropped. The 1,195cc V-twin gets dual-spark... Read more »

KTM Ride Orange Demo Ride Tour

KTM Orange Ride on-site

Rider Contributor
January 27, 2011

If you’re thinking about buying a new KTM, here’s your chance to ride before you buy. Check out footage from the first stop of the KTM Ride Orange Demo Ride Tour and check out for more info.

2010 KTM 990 Supermoto T Road Test

2010 KTM 990 Supermoto T

Rider Magazine
April 30, 2010

photography by Brian J. Nelson, Kevin Wing and Lanny Fielder [This 2010 KTM 990 Supermoto T Road Test was originally published in the June 2010 issue of Rider magazine] After spending a day caning a lithe, black KTM 950 Supermoto through the hills of Tuscany, Editor Tuttle was smitten (see Rider, December... Read more »

2010 KTM Street Bikes Road Test

KTM 1190 RC8 Street Bike

Rider Magazine
December 18, 2009

photography by Kevin Wing and Brian J. Nelson [This 2010 KTM Street Bikes Road Test was originally published in the February 2010 issue of Rider magazine] KTM 1190 RC8 On a hot, bone-dry day in July 2008, I sat on a sandy hill overlooking Laguna Seca Raceway’s infamous Corkscrew, a blind, downhill... Read more »

2009 KTM 990 Adventure Road Test

2007 KTM 990 Adventure action

Bill Stermer
October 20, 2009

photography by Scott Hirko [This 2009 KTM 990 Adventure Road Test was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Rider magazine] For most of the 1990s, KTM’s 640 Adventure single served as its sole adventure-touring bike, a capable but buzzy and uncomfortable mount ill-suited to long rides... Read more »

2008 KTM LC4 Singles Road Test

The KTM Enduro with Touratech side cases.

Rider Contributor
July 8, 2008

On the afternoon flight home from Spain via London, you head west over Greenland. The effect is that of an endless sunset, as the plane’s westbound speed is roughly commensurate with the rotational eastbound speed of the earth. It got me to thinking about chasing horizons on a bike–and how... Read more »

2007 KTM 990 Adventure Road Test


Bill Stermer
October 25, 2007

I’ll never forget the day it dawned on me. It was about 20 years ago, and I was riding a 1,000cc sport tourer on a twisty California mountain road when I noted a headlight in my mirror. So I stepped the pace up a bit. The light drew closer. I got on it harder and suddenly, in a short straight‚... Read more »

2005 KTM 990 Superduke Road Test

Taking a corner on the 2005 KTM Superduke.

January 1, 2006

There’s something not quite serious about single-cylinder engines in road bikes. As one part of a manufacturer’s broader portfolio they do satisfy that small niche of riders prepared to put up with mediocre power, vibration, low-rev lumpiness and lethargic throttle response in exchange for‚... Read more »