Question of the Day: Coming Through in a Clutch

Last November, at EICMA, Honda became the first motorcycle maker to bring to market an electronic clutch. Debuting as an option on the CBR650R and CB650R, Honda’s E-Clutch combined elements of its Dual Clutch Transmission technology with quickshifters to allow for up and down shifting with without needing to use a clutch lever, but otherwise using a regular gearbox and foot shifter.

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KTM 1390 Super Adventure Confirmed … by AMA Pro Racing?

AMA Pro Racing announced a new American Flat Track Adventure Trackers class, which will debut with an exhibition race at the inaugural Sturgis TT on Aug. 11. The class will feature 1,000cc and larger adventure bikes such as the Harley-Davidson Pan America, the BMW R 1300 GS, and the KTM 1390 Super Adventure.

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KTM Teases New Automatic Transmission With AMT Prototype

KTM debuted a new prototype with an automatic transmission at last weekend’s Red Bull Erzbergrodeo. KTM calls the prototype the AMT, but we suspect it will eventually become a new 1390 Adventure.

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2024 KTM 990 Duke Review – Track Test

After getting a taste of KTM’s new 990 Duke on the street, it was agonizing not to see how it would do on track, especially since the home base of our street ride was the Almeria circuit in Spain. I was also curious because the street ride revealed the 990 to be much more rigid in the chassis department than the 890 before it. I might be an outlier, but the 890’s chassis flex was actually one of its redeeming qualities, in my opinion, giving it character both on the street and the track.

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2024 KTM 1390 Super Duke R EVO Review – Track Test

My original review of KTM’s 2024 1390 Super Duke R EVO was cut short due to bad weather. A track test always gets the heart racing, but when you combine an extremely powerful motorcycle in the Super Duke with a particularly tricky and challenging track like Almeria with cold, rain, and the lack of wet weather tires, the risk-to-reward ratio wasn’t in my favor.

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2024 KTM RC8c Review – First Ride

There’s no such thing as the perfect motorcycle, but when it comes to track-specific machines, Kramer Motorcycles makes something that’s really, really close. Known for its bespoke chassis, premium components, and overall light weight no production bike can match, Kramer partners with KTM, who provide the engines for these track-focused weapons. Kramer embodies the “Ready to Race” ethos of KTM so well that KTM enlisted the boutique brand (started by a former KTM employee) to build a small production run of 100 bikes, dubbed the RC8c, centered around the 890cc LC8c parallel-Twin.

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2025 KTM 990 RC R – First Look

We’ve been waiting for KTM to release a true successor to the RC 8 R sportbike for a while now, and the closest thing we got was the limited edition track-only RC 8C. Until now, that is, with the announcement of the new 2025 KTM 990 RC R.

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Does the Enduro Veloce Still Make Sense for MV Agusta? – QotD

After releasing the limited edition LXP Orioli at EICMA, MV Agusta officially announced the regular production model today, under the name Enduro Veloce. While we’re always glad to see another adventure bike on the market, we, like many others, weren’t sure we’d ever see the Enduro Veloce actually go into production.

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The 390 Adventure Project - Austin Moto Adventures

I’ve heard plenty about the weekend ADV-immersion trainings that have an incredible way to kickstart the adventure bike journey that so many are seeking. There is absolutely something special about the type of people that give in to that urge to spend the whole day charging up and down the trails on heavy adventure bikes, and something even more particular about the folks that turn around and make it their mission to share that same passion and joy on the trail with others. Austin Moto Adventures is one such place.

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Are Parallel-Twins Really That Boring? – Question of the Day
2024 KTM 390 Duke Review – First Ride

Like many things in life, perspective is everything. Here in the US, KTM’s 390 Duke has been the smallest member of the Duke family (although that’s no longer true as the 250 and 200 Dukes cross the ocean, too). As the baby Duke in America, we generally look at it with kid gloves, a cute learner bike for someone to start with before coming up through the ranks. Here’s the thing: in many markets, especially Asian ones, the 390 Duke is the cream of the Duke crop. Where we start on 390s while aspiring to move up to 990 Dukes and maybe even 1390 Super Dukes, other parts of the world start on 125 Dukes before hopping on the 250. They’ve “made it” when the 390 gets in their hands. It’s the same bike, just received in two very different ways. See? Perspective. 

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Pierer Mobility Gains Majority Control of MV Agusta
2024 KTM 1390 Super Duke R EVO Review – First Ride

There’s only so much you can learn about a motorcycle after getting about four laps on a racetrack you haven’t seen in a decade. Factor in the cold conditions, a brand new, race-compound rear tire, and no tire warmers, and you can basically throw away any sort of authoritative impressions about the bike. Oh, and did I mention the bike in question is the 2024 KTM 1390 Super Duke R EVO and the racetrack was the ultra-tricky Almeria circuit? There was a lot to take in, not least of which were the myriad of blind corners, sketchy tires that weren’t up to temp, and the literal cold air blasting me from head to toe. But, despite all of this, there is one impression that I’m certain of: If you thought the previous Super Dukes were wild, this new 1390 Super Duke increases the ridiculousness to another level.

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KTM and Brabus Collab to Continue With 1400 R Models

KTM and tuning house Brabus have been working together for several years now, producing limited edition 1300 R models based on the 1290 Super Duke R. With KTM now introducing a 1390 Super Duke R EVO, it makes sense if the collaboration continues with the new platform.

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2024 KTM 990 Duke Review – First Ride

It’s no secret that we at Motorcycle.com love KTM’s 790 and 890 Duke (and really love the 890 Duke R). Long-time readers will know this already, but if you’re new here, our history with the middle Duke family runs deep. Type in either 790 or 890 Duke in our search bar and you’ll see the myriad of stories and tests we’ve done with those bikes. Like these:

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