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2023 KTM 450XCF-W: FULL TEST

If you take a quick look at the 2023 KTM 450XCF-W, you might think it isn’t anything new or special. You would be wrong. The 450XCF-W is a new bike for 2023 and marks a big change in philosophy for KTM. The reason it looks so familiar is…
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2023 KTM 300XC-W: FULL TEST

Back in 2019 KTM hit the big reset button on the two-stroke world with the introduction of the 300 TPI machines. They had already shaved down the engine size and owned the small-engine, big-power zone. And, their 250 and 300 benefited from…
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KTM LOOKING TO TAKE BACK DAKAR!

PRESS RELEASE KTM TEAM: Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner, Toby Price, and Kevin Benavides are ready to take on the 2023 Dakar Rally. With less than one month to go before the start of the iconic event, the team will soon…
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2023 KTM 450SX FACTORY EDITION ANNOUNCED

The bikes that the 2023 Red Bull KTM Factory team will ride have been shown. The 450 will be based on the 2023 450SX-F Factory Edition, which will be available to the public in limited quantity later in the year. The official KTM press…
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2023 KTM OFF-ROAD RACE TEAM

KTM officially announced the members of its 2023 U.S. off-road race team today. The official press release follows: KTM North America, Inc. officially unveiled its FMF KTM Factory Racing offroad team for the 2023 season, including six…
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2023 OFF-ROAD BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

The term "off-road bike" sounds vague and generalized, but it refers to a group of very specialized motorcycles. They fall into a vast space between motocross race bikes and dual-sport bikes. That area is so big that it needs to be further…
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RIDING THE NEW KTM 450XC-W: THE WRAP

The KTM 450XCF-W is a new bike for 2023 and marks a big change in philosophy for KTM. It might not seem like such a big deal because last year there was a 500XCF-W which looked almost the same. That bike was a stuffed-up attempt to comply…
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2023 2-STROKE BUYER’S GUIDE–VIDEO EDITION

The 2023 market for 2-strokes is bigger than it's been in years. Beta, GasGas, KTM, Yamaha, Rieju, TM and others have brand new models for this season. In this edition of Dirt Bike Magazine's video series, we talk you through about 60…
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KTM 450XCF-W: DIRT BIKE OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The KTM 450XCF-W is a new bike for 2023 and replaces the 500XCF-W. That bike was a stuffed-up attempt to comply with the EPA’s definition of an off-road vehicle. It was only a half-step away from being a dual-sport bike in terms of noise…
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2023 KTM 250SX-F: FULL TEST

The great KTM tidal wave of 2023 has now washed ashore. Never before has a company released so many newly redesigned dirt bikes in one season. Of nearly 20 new bikes in the greater Pierer family, the 2023 KTM 250SX-F has one of the most…
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2023 KTM 300XC-W: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The 2023 KTM 300XC-W two-stroke is one of our favorite motorcycles. The big news for 2023 is that it's unchanged and still has transfer port fuel injection. The more competition-based KTM 300XC, on the other hand, is a completely new…
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2023 KTM 350XC-F: FULL TEST

The KTM 350XC-F is the undisputed king of American off-road racing. It has won in the east and won in the west. It’s won in enduro, cross-country, EnduroCross, ISDE, sprint enduro and every other form of racing you can mention. It’s…
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KTM 250XCF: 2023 OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The 2023 KTM 250XC-F is one of the most extensively changed bikes in the entire fleet. This is saying a lot, considering that virtually all of the 2023 KTM competition bikes were heavily redesigned. The 250XC-F has the new fame as well as a…
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RIDING THE KTM 390 ADVENTURE: THE WRAP

The KTM 390 Adventure is proof that you don’t need to be a retired CEO to participate in an Adventure Bike gathering. I spent last weekend riding one at the KTM Adventure Rider Rally in Tamarack, Idaho and had an absolute blast. The 390 is…
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KTM 300 PERFECTION: BEHIND THE BUILD

Today’s crop of 300 two-stroke off-road bikes offer an amazing level of performance. The technical advancements in the motor, chassis and suspension are astonishing. These woods weapons perform so well, they make the average pilot a better…
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KTM 250SX-F: 2023 VIDEO SERIES

The 2023 KTM 250SX-F has one of the most extensive redesigns of nearly 20 new bikes in the greater Pierer family. You could argue that this is the one bike that didn’t need much. It already was the lightest bike in the class and, according…
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2023 KTM 450SX-F: FULL TEST

The KTM 450SX-F is the flagship of the combined KTM/Husky/GasGas fleet. It’s first on the list for new technology, updates and improvement, with all the other bikes eventually getting variations on that theme. The 2022 ½ 450SX-F Factory…
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