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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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RIDING THE 2023 KTM 250XC-F: THE WRAP

The KTM 250XC-F is one of about a zillion redesigned bikes in the combined KTM/Husqvarna fleet for 2023. We’ve already reported on many of them, including the KTM 450SX-F, The KTM 350XC-F, the Husky FC250, the Husky FC450, the Husky FC350…
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KTM 450SX-F: 2023 VIDEO SERIES

KTM's 2023 450 SX-F is an entirely new motorcycle based on the most recent Factory Edition. The frame, rear suspension, bodywork and most of the motor were redesigned. Join us at Glen Helen Raceway as we get to know the KTM with Mark Tilley…
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RIDING THE ELECTRIC KTM FREERIDE

KTM has had an electric motorcycle for 10 years, but with only limited availability in the U.S. Now the latest version of the Freeride is increasingly important because of the technology it incorporates and the fact that it has proven…
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KTM 350XC-F VS. GASGAS EX350: THE WRAP

For a long time, our favorite size for an off-road four-stroke has been the 350. We didn’t really care which 350. All of the offerings from Austria were light, easy to ride and had tons of power when you needed it. The differences were…
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MODERN-DAY KTM 380 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

You gotta love a motorcycle that makes people look. Bob Casper’s KTM 380SX Factory Edition is like that. What’s even better, it makes people listen too. This is a dirt bike that confuses onlookers on so many levels. On initial contact it…
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KTM 50SX FACTORY EDITION ANNOUNCED

KTM has added a new model to its offerings for 2023. The 50SX is now available in Factory Edition trim. The official press release from KTM follows. Built for mini champs that want to do things right, and do them in style, KTM North…
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KTM 500 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

KTM is one of the manufacturers still pushing two-stroke motorcycle technology advancement in the industry today, but unfortunately the largest displacement is 300cc. Johnny Weisman and his crew at the Ride Shop AZ decided to combine…
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RIDING THE 2023 KTM 350XC-F: THE WRAP

We just got our hands on a 2023 KTM 350XC-F and we love it as much as ever. KTM’s XC line is over 16 years old and it more or less defines the category we call, “closed-course cross-country.” Setting aside the nonsense nature of the term,…
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STEALTH KTM 150: BEHIND THE BUILD

In the small-bore two-stroke racing world, the horsepower rule of thumb is go big or go home empty-handed; however, that isn’t always true. Dennis Petracca and Justin Hoeft proved that at this year’s Wiseco Two-Stroke Championship presented…
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2023 KTM 350XC-F: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

Just like the KTM motocross bikes for 2023, the competition off-road 350XC-F is a new bike. It has the same frame aas the motocross bikes, but there are a number of differenced tailored to off-road riding. First, there's a six-speed…
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2022 KTM 250SX-F FACTORY EDITION: FULL TEST

Why, when a company has the lightest and most powerful 250 motocross bike on the market, would they throw it all away and start over? That’s what KTM has done with the 2022 ½ 250SX-F Factory Edition. The bike is all new—for real, not just…
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2022 KTM 450SX FACTORY EDITION: FULL TEST

You don’t want to go back to the starting line when you’re winning the race. KTM’s 2022 450SX-F was clearly a great motorcycle. It won the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross title. It outsold most of the Japanese 450s, and it was universally…
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MEGA TEST: RIDING ALL THE 2023 KTMS!

KTM's 2023 competition bikes comprise the most comprehensively changed line-up in the company's history. Everything is new: the 450SX-F, the 350SX-F and the 250SX-F have the Factory Edition frames and motors. On top of that, the 300SX,…
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KTM’S 2023 TWO-STROKES: BIG CHANGES!

KTM just released the bulk of its 2023 dirt line. Virtually all of the competition bikes are new, but the two-stroke models in particular represent a very big departure from the past. On top of the list is an all-new model for the U.S. The…
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