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2025 KTM OFF-ROAD MODELS ANNOUNCED

After revealing its motocross and cross country bikes last month, KTM has followed up with its XC-W models for 2025. The official word from KTM follows: The 2025 KTM XC-W range introduces a series of refinements and key touches to…
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RIDING THE 2024 KTM 790 ADVENTURE: THE WRAP

Good news: the KTM 790 Adventure is back! Back in 2020 it had a base price of $12,699, which was only about 10 percent higher than a 500 dual-sport bike. Then it morphed into an 890, with more features and a bigger price tag. For 2024, the…
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PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT: DUNLOP KTM 350

For the Dunlop KTM 350 project, the key word is "simple," as in make a few targeted changes for maximum benefit. The 350cc engine is the most popular size for KTM, but adding some additional performance bolt-on items to make it more…
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KTM/HUSKY/GASGAS 300 2-STROKE HOP-UP GUIDE

This category  has blossomed with the popularity of the 300cc two-stroke dirt bike. It started as a niche market that was pretty much owned by KTM. It has taken a good chunk of the off-road market and has been the benefactor of…
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2024 KTM 450SX-F FACTORY EDITION VIDEO

We showed up at Glen Helen Raceway for the 2024 KTM Factory Edition intro and got rained out. So, we just loaded up the bike and headed into the hills for this edition of Dirt Bike's video test series. Sean Lipanovich is all healed up after…
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2024 KTM 500EXC: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO

The KTM 500EXC is new for 2024, but it remains the bike of choice for serious dual-sport riders in the U.S. The frame is new and borrows much from the current 450SX-F motocross bike. The key difference is the PDS rear suspension which does…
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2024 KTM 125SX 2-STROKE: FULL TEST

The 2024 KTM 125SX is the most technologically advanced 125cc motocross machine that KTM has ever produced with an electric starter, two optional pre-programmed maps that can be changed on the fly, electronic power valve, electric starter…
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PROJECT WHITE KNIGHT: A MODERN KTM 380 TWO-STROKE

Jonny Weisman from The Ride Shop has done it again! Just when we thought we had seen it all, Weisman shows up with a machine that blows our minds. His latest creation for long-time customer Scott Whittington, who has racing in his blood…
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2024 KTM 300SX TWO-STROKE: FULL TEST

Once in a while you get a brand-new bike that understands you. Within a few laps of your first ride, you feel like you’ve been on that bike for years; you know exactly what it will do and when. The KTM 300SX is not one of those bikes.…
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2024 KTM 450SX: FULL TEST

KTM is the 600-pound gorilla of the dirt bike world right now. That’s not a statement about professional race wins, unit sales or even shootout results; it’s about leadership and commitment. The Austrian company offers more off-road models…
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2024 KTM 450XC-W: FULL TEST

KTM’s aggressive stance in off-road keeps paying out big dividends for the enthusiast. The entire offroad line of machines has been painted with a coat of "new"—new frame, new suspension, new engine and new manners. In the big-bore…
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2024 KTM 300SX TWO-STROKE: FIRST-RIDE VIDEO

The KTM 300SX is a monster. In a good way. It's fast, light and incredibly fun to ride. But it isn't a bike that everyone will get along with. Riders who have grown up in an era of four-strokes with wide, smooth powerbands might find it's…
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PROJECT BIKE SHOOTOUT: KTM 300TPI VS KTM 300TBI

Jeff Slavens has built his reputation on being tough, gruff and a man who doesn’t deal well with fluff. He’s an accomplished off-road pilot and is passionate about riding in his home state of Colorado. He’s also done quite well in the dirt…
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2024 KTM 300XC-W 2-STROKE

With the reinvention of its XC-W off-road line, KTM’s two-year top-to-bottom transformation is complete. Model for model, the company’s motorcycles look nothing like they did two years ago. For the 2024 KTM 300XC-W, that means it got a new…
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2023 KTM 150XC-W TWO-STROKE: FULL TEST

Frankly, there's no army of high-tech 150cc dirt bikes invading the off-road/enduro domain. This is a unique class of machines, and they target pilots who are…sized right for the job. The 2023 KTM 150 XC-W is a high-end, totally…
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A MOTO DUDE’S INTRODUCTION TO DUAL-SPORT

I just recently purchased a 2023 KTM 500EXC-F Dual Sport from Ride Now in Jacksonville, Florida. It is no surprise or mystery that in stock trim that all dual sports are a bit corked up and lethargic. This can bum you out if you ride on the…
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2023 KTM 450SX-F FACTORY EDITION: FULL TEST

Everyone has a basic need to be special. We like being allowed backstage with a special pass that says, “VIP.” KTM knows it, and the Factory Edition capitalizes on that fundamental desire. This is a limited-edition ticket under the rope at…
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KTM 300 TPI PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

By Kevin Olen So, there I was, 62 years old on my brand-new 2022 KTM 300XC-W Erzbergrodeo edition, hammering trails in nearby Idaho. I hadn’t ridden in 10 years, and the bike was beating me up on the trail. I was struggling to hang on,…
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