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Updated May 2020

The KTM motorcycle range includes off-road competition machines of the 2 and 4-stroke variety, dual-sport motorcycles ranging from 350 to 500cc, dirt-worthy adventure tourers of all sizes, and aggressive, bold naked bikes.

KTM takes motorcycle racing very seriously and its consumer models are all built to win. The Austrian manufacturer is best known for producing race-winning and class-dominating off-road motorcycles. So serious is KTM about off-road racing that it offers motorcycles designed specifically for several different off-road disciplines, including motocross, cross-country, enduro, and dual-sport. Also, while the other manufacturers have all but ignored two-stroke technology in recent years, KTM sees the importance of these motorcycles and continues to churn out new models with ground-breaking technology such as oil injection, meaning the newest KTM 2-stroke models no longer need pre-mixed gas and are fuel injected. Simply put, nobody does off-road like KTM. However, in more recent years KTM has become a serious player in the street categories it has entered with bikes like the 1290 Super Duke R, 790 Adventure R, and 390 Duke.

1290 Super Duke R

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The 1290 Super Duke R is a motorcycle that KTM refers to as The Beast. It’s beating heart is a 1301cc LC8 V-Twin motor that KTM claims is capable of 180 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque at the crank. For 2020, weight-saving measures have been taken across the board from the motor to the chassis. Top-shelf components such as Brembo Stylema calipers, adjustable WP Apex suspension, Quickshifter+ (capable of clutchless shifts up and down), and a number of rider aids and adjustability make the Super Duke R and enticing package for those looking for the ultimate in street and track performance from KTM.

790 Adventure R

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When the 790 Adventure R hit the scene, it redefined the capabilities of adventure touring motorcycles. With its ultra-compact 799cc Parallel Twin engine, low slung fuel tank, and WP XPLOR suspension, the 790 Adventure R is by far the most capable adventure motorcycle on the market in terms of off-road prowess. For those looking at the off-road end of the ADV spectrum, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything better. 

300 XC-W TPI

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The 300 XC-W TPI  uses the latest in oil-injection 2-stroke technology. With this overhaul to KTM 2-stroke lineup, riders no longer need to premix. Simply fill the oil tank, and the machine feeds the oil via the throttle body, meaning the oil is not mixed with the fuel eliminating the need for premixing as on traditional 2-stroke engines. A hydraulic Brembo clutch, WP suspension, and weight-saving measures have been introduced for model year 2020 as well.

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