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  1. Down & Dirty OUTTAKES

    Our Down & Dirty torture test of four big ADV bikes in the August 2014 Motorcyclist (click HERE for Down & Dirty) gave you 10 pages of gritty ride reviews, hard test data, specs, off-the-record commentary and a careful selection of the best photos from the shoot. In order to ...    Read more

  2. Michelin Pilot Road 4

    Michelin’s new Pilot Road 4 isn’t just one sport-touring tire; it’s three. The standard PR4 is meant for most motorcycles up to the big sport-touring rigs because, for them, there’s the Pilot Road 4 GT. Don’t feel left out if you own a BMW GS though; the ...    Read more

  3. KTM Announces 2015 EXC Enduros


    • New MAE digital speedometer
    • New black anodized Neken handlebar
    • New Metzler Six Day DOT tires on EXC
    • New Dunlop GEOMAX AT81 tires on XC-W
    • Improved hand guards with new material
    • New softer compound grips
    • Updated PDS on the 200 XC-W
    • New black colored rims from Giant
    • Orange colored frame
    • New colors and graphics
    Electrics - ...    Read more

  4. Motorcyclist Magazine & Edelweiss Bike Travel Announce New European Roadster Adventure

    Ever wish you could live the glamorous rock star life of a Motorcyclist magazine editor? Would you sell an internal organ to get an in-depth tour of a famous motorcycle factory and see how motorcycles are built?  We have the perfect solution! Motorcyclist magazine and Edelweiss Bike ...    Read more

  5. 5 Questions With KTM’s Head of Engine Development, Peter Gorbach

    Photos: KTM North America Peter Gorbach is KTM's head of engine development and the mastermind behind the 1,290cc V-twin, an evolution of the 1,190cc RC8 engine that makes the Super Duke R one of the most extreme naked bikes ever manufactured.  He talks about the most difficult ...    Read more

  6. Caselli 66 – Ride the Dream

    On November 15th, 2013 the world lost Kurt Caselli to the Baja 1000. The shock was immediate and powerful. A once-in-a-generation off-road racer, Kurt's performance on his motorcycle was matched only by the dedication, passion, and love that inspired an era of racers, riders, family, and friends. ...    Read more

  7. 2013 Dakar Rally Results

    Well  before the start of the 2013 Dakar Rally, it seemed like there was no point in actually running the race. The fans and press were touting Frenchman Cyril Despres as the likely winner, mostly because his KTM teammate Marc Coma had dropped out of the rally with shoulder problems ...    Read more

  8. Dakar Rally Preview

    The 2013 Dakar Rally is only days away, and while most teams are putting the finishing touches on their bikes, perennial favorite KTM is scrambling after one of its two top riders, three-time Dakar winner Marc Coma, was injured during the Rally of Morocco. “We worked really hard with the doctors ...    Read more

  9. Preview 2013: The International Motorcycle Show Comes to Our Hood

    KTM's booth from the EICMA show last month in Milan. Photo by Michael Lichter. Wherever you live, odds are that some time between early November and late February you’ll hear about or see advertising for the International Motorcycle Show. IMS shows are held across the U.S., offering ...    Read more

  10. 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure – First Look

    KTM’s 990 Adventure was always the most off-road capable of all big-bore adventure tourers, with its 21-inch front wheel, rally-bred chassis, and peaky, 990cc V-twin engine. But while Dakar DNA made the original Adventure at home off road, that competence came at the expense of some on-road performance—and the reality ...    Read more

  11. KTM’s RC 250 R Moto3 Machine Available To The Public

    We were all sad to see the two-strokes go. The last of the fire-breathing 500 GP machines were parked at the end of the 2002 season, and in 2010 the 250s were supplanted by the 600cc four-strokes of Moto2. Finally, at the beginning of this year, the screaming 125s were ...    Read more

  12. KTM/HMC Superbike Racing Team Hires Stefan Nebel

    Murrieta, CA – KTM Motorsports and HMC Racing LLC are excited to announce German rider Stefan Nebel has been hired as the second member of the KTM/HMC Superbike Racing Team for select rounds of the 2012 AMA Pro Superbike Racing season. KTM announced earlier this year that the KTM/HMC ...    Read more

  13. KTM Announces KTM/HMC Superbike Racing Team

    MURRIETA, Calif. – KTM Motorsports is proud to announce the KTM/HMC Superbike Racing Team which will mark KTM’s first full-time Superbike racing effort in the United States. The KTM/HMC Superbike Racing Team competed at three of the AMA Pro Superbike Road Racing Championship Series events last season and will return ...    Read more

  14. KTM’s Ryan Dungey Stays With The Big Four At Anaheim2

    Red Bull KTM factory Ryan Dungey came off a heat 1 win in the Angel stadium at Anaheim2 in the AMA Supercross Championship to finish fourth to retain his place in the ‘Big Four’ - the all former SX Champions who are at the forefront of this year’s edition. Meanwhile ...    Read more

  15. Coma and Despres Finish 2-3 in Dakar 2012 Stage 10

    KTM factory riders Marc Coma and Cyril Despres continued their dominance of the Dakar 2012 on Wednesday finishing second and third in Stage 10. Spanish rider Joan Barreda took his first career stage victory, breaking the stage victory run by the two KTM rivals who continue to battle it out ...    Read more

  16. Business as Usual for Despres and Coma in Stage 9

    It was business as usual for the two lead KTM factory riders, Cyril Despres and Marc Coma on Tuesday when riders set out for Stage 9 of the Dakar 2012 on a large arc from Antofagasta to Iquique in Chile. Despres, who had a dramatic day on Monday landing ...    Read more

  17. Dakar Organizers Adjust Stage 8 Times; Coma Still Has the Overall Lead

    Dakar 2012 race officials have adjusted times for riders trapped in mud on Stage 8, one of which was KTM factory rider Cyril Despres. According to the adjusted times, KTM's Marc Coma still wins the stage and leads the rally but he is now just one minute 26 seconds ...    Read more

  18. Dakar 2012: Stage 7 To Coma; Despres Defends Overall Lead

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  19. DAKAR 2012 – At Halfway Mark Still The Tale Of Two KTM Riders

    When riders set out at Mar Del Plata on the Atlantic coast of Argentina on January 1 there were 178 in the start list of Dakar 2012. Now in Copiapo, Chile for the one rest day of the 2012 rally after nearly 4500 km the 33rd edition of the world ...    Read more

  20. KTM Racing News: Dakar 2012 Stage 5

    Fiambala, Argentina, Jan 5, 2011: KTM's two lead riders Cyril Despres and Marc Coma continued on their quest to dominate the Dakar 2012 on Thursday in a close-knit battle that saw Despres take the stage victory and consolidate his overall lead one day before the rally enters Chile. With five stages ...    Read more

  21. KTM Racing News: Dakar 2012 Stage 4

    Chilicito, Argentina, January 4, 2012: Following a navigation error yesterday, KTM factory rider Marc Coma rode with a passion in Stage Four to take his second stage victory in Dakar 2012 and claw back two minutes on overall leader and teammate Cyril Despres. Both riders are going for their fourth ...    Read more

  22. KTM Racing News Dakar 2012 Stage Three Report

    DAKAR 2012: STAGE 3 TO KTM'S CYRIL DESPRES; NOW LEADS STANDINGS KTM factory rider and three-times Dakar Rally winner Cyril Despres of France turned up the heat on Tuesday to take the Stage Three victory in the world's toughest rally and assume overall lead. In a change of fortune in the ...    Read more

  23. Dakar 2012: Stage Two A Good Day at the Office for KTM’s Coma and Despres

    San Rafael, Argentina, January 2, 2012: KTM's two triple Dakar Rally winners Marc Coma and Cyril Despres got down to serious business in Stage Two of the 33rd edition of the world's most challenging rally with Coma notching his first stage victory for 2012 ahead of factory teammate Despres to ...    Read more

  24. KTM Racing News Dakar 2012 Stage One

    Mar Del Plata, Argentina, January 1 2012: New Year's Day 2012 and KTM's Dakar riders opened their bid for the eleventh consecutive Dakar Rally victory for the Austrian sports motorcycle specialists. Starting their engines under picture book summer skies on Argentina's eastern coast riders absolved a 57 km special just after ...    Read more