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KTM 250SX: DIRT BIKE 2-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

The KTM 250SX two-stroke remains the horsepower king of the class. It's also light, smooth and technologically sophisticated. On top of all that, if you want to compete in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series, it is one of only…
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RIDING THE 2020 KTM 790 ADVENTURE R: THE WRAP

We've had the opportunity to spend some time on adventure bikes this summer, and loved every minute of it. The highlight was the return of the KTM 790 Adventure to the garage, which has reconfirmed its status as the pick of the litter. …
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2020 KTM 390 ADVENTURE, FULL TEST

KTM knocked it out of the park with the 790 Adventure last year. It’s a stunning motorcycle that broke new ground in off-road performance and accessibility for a full-sized ADV machine. Even though the performance-to-price ratio was better…
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2021 KTM ELECTRIC BIKES

KTM has expanded its electric offerings  with the inclusion of a KTM-branded Stacyc youth model. While the Stacyc is technically branded as a 2020 model, the 2021 Freeride XC-E electric motorcycle was announced as well as the 2021 KTM SX E…
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2021 KTM TWO-STROKES

KTM will be offering 14 different two-stroke models for 2021. In the motocross line, the 250SX is back and it still has a carburetor and a kickstarter. The 150SX, 125SX, 85SX (in both big wheel and standard), 65SX, 50SX and 50SX Mini all…
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2021 KTM MOTOCROSS BIKES ANNOUNCED

KTM's motocross line for 2021 was revealed today. This includes the four-strokes (450SX-F, 350SX-F, 250SX-F), the two-strokes (250SX, 150SX, 125SX, 85SX, 65SX, 50SX) and the KTM SX E5 electric mini. The most significant change for the…
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2021 KTM CROSS-COUNTRY MODELS REVEALED

KTM pulled the sheets off its 2021 off-road competition models today. The bikes shown to the world include the  450XC-F, 350XC-F and 250XC-F four-strokes. Also shown were the 300XC, 250XC and a new 125XC. All have substancial suspension…
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2021 KTM DUAL-SPORT & OFF-ROAD BIKES REVEALED

KTM has released the first batch of its 2021 new model line. This includes the EXC dual-sport bikes, the XCF-W off-road four-strokes and the XC-W off-road two-strokes. The official information from KTM appears below. 2021 KTM 500 EXC-F…
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KTM 300 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

We started our trail build with the last 300XC model to come equipped with a carburetor: the 2019 KTM 300XC. This machine was fairly well-received by the carbureted community as a whole but did have some issues. One major issue was the…
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2012 KTM 500EXC DUAL-SPORT: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

One of Tom Webb’s riding buddies for way too many decades is the infamous Mark “Mental” Mangold. Tom has written about their escapades for years, and he has touted Mental as being one of the hardest of hardcore dirt bike addicts he has ever…
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2020 KTM 500EXC DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

For 2020 the KTM 500EXC no longer has to be two different bikes to two different people. That was the mission between 2017 and 2019 when there were no pure off-road four-strokes in the KTM line. In that period KTM only offered full-blooded…
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2020 KTM 500EXC: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The 2020 KTM 500EXC has undergone a moderately significant redesign, although it doesn’t look that different at a glance. It got a PDS version of the stiffer frame that most KTMs and Husqvarnas got in 2019. The motors of the Husky and KTM…
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2020 KTM450SXF FACTORY EDITION: FULL TEST

The KTM 450SX-F Factory Edition has been an annual tradition since 2012. That was the year that everything turned around for the Austrian maker; the year that KTM went from being a sideshow in the Supercross circus to a headliner. At the…
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RIDING KURT CASELLI’S RACE BIKES, 2013

In September of 2013, Kurt Caselli joined the Dirt Bike staff for a photo and video shoot in the sand dunes of the Owens Valley. It would be the last of many collaborations. Three months later, he would be taken in a tragic accident that…
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FIRST GASGAS MODELS FROM KTM

The first of the new GasGas models to be released by KTM's parent company Pierer Mobility are the TXT trials bikes. Today, GasGas North America, which is headquartered at the KTM facility in Murrieta, California, released the high-end trial…
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TAYLOR ROBERT’S CORONAVIRUS WORKOUT

Taylor Robert is stuck at home just like the rest of us. No gyms are open no tracks are running and he's going a little crazy. Check out his KTM 450XC workout he's developed to stay fit while he's waiting out the apocalypse. …
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KTM 390 ADVENTURE: FIRST RIDE

The 2020 KTM 390 Adventure was originally scheduled to be released to the press at a mass introduction last month, but KTM officials had to rethink that. We don't do “mass” anything these days. Instead, we drove to KTM’s office in Murrieta…
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GASGAS OFF-ROAD BIKES TO BE SOLD UNDER RIEJU NAME

The Spanish scooter maker Rieju just announced that it has acquired the intellectual rights to manufacture the current GasGas off-road bikes. Last year, Pierer Mobility, owner of KTM, acquired a majority interest in GasGas. It was announced…
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