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KTM 390 Adventure – Flyweight Adventure Champion of the World

It is interesting to see how the world of motorcycling has developed over time. There was a time where motorcycles were simply an economical, versatile form of transport. To a certain degree, it is...

KTM SA launch stunning new 890 and 1290 Adventure models in the magnificent Drakensberg

We were privileged to crack an invite to the launch of KTM’s new Adventures at the beautiful Champagne Sports Resort, near Winterton, in the ‘Berg’, looking particularly splendid, bedecked as it was in KTM’s...

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT – Sports Touring Masterclass

So, what exactly qualifies a bike as a Sports Tourer? In order to compare bikes, or measure them against their peers, we need to get on the same page. The bike that has epitomised...

KTM 1290 Super Duke R – “Thor’s Hammer”

If the 890 Duke is a "Super Scalpel", then the 1290 has got to be Thor, the Viking God of Thunders' hammer! What the 890 achieves with poise and finesse the 1290 does with...

KTM 890 Duke R – Putting the “Super” into the Scalpel

KTM's 790 Duke won instant acclaim when it arrived on the scene a mere two years ago. It was fast, handled well and proved a real blast to ride. Having said that, it was...

Experiencing a RADical Moto! The story of the RAD KTM 500 Rally Lite

I still remember how excited I was to attend the 2020 KTM Enduro model launch, back in August 2019. As most are well aware, KTM offers seven mainstream models of which three are 2-stroke...

South African Media Launch – KTM 390 Adventure

It was with a fair level of anticipation and excitement that Bjorn and I took a drive out to Sun City for the launch of KTM's littlest Adventure, the 390. Bjorn, having owned, and...

First Ride: The 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R

I have to be honest: when I first saw pictures of the 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R, I barely noticed that it was a new model. To me, it looked exactly the same...

2020 KTM Enduro Launch

It was with a fair bit of excitement that ZA Bikers accepted the invitation to the 2020 KTM Enduro Model Launch. This is a big deal for KTM as they have worked tirelessly to...

KTM 790 ADVENTURE AND ADVENTURE R – Moroccan Magic

Riders buy Adventure motorcycles for different reasons. Some like the comfort, touring ability, two up suitability and general all round competence. Others like to venture off the beaten track, and then others where there...

Living with the KTM 390 Duke

Rarely does it happen that a motorcycle offers you more performance than what you pay for but in the case of KTM bikes, they invariably do and the 390 Duke is no exception. When...

KTM 790 DUKE – Duking it out with the Middleweights!

In many ways this has been my most challenging review to date. The 790 Duke is an extremely important bike for KTM. The middleweight space is a very lucrative one, especially in the competitive...

The 2018 KTM 790 Duke – First Ride Impressions!

111 000 hours of human work, 60 people being involved full time in the R&D department, 604 800 kilometres of intensive dyno testing and more than 900 000 kilometres spent testing on the open...

KTM 390 Duke – Long Term Test Report

A few months ago, I was considering buying a daily run-around, come highway commuter bike. I work in Pretoria but at least twice a week I need to pop through to Johannesburg for meetings. There...

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT (Long-term Test) Part 2

What’s Hot and What’s Not Two months into my time with the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT and I’m still enjoying it as much as I did in the first week. Not everything is perfect...

Ride Review: KTM 390 Duke

It’s no secret that the lightweight motorcycle war is entering a new and intense phase.  Recent entries to the fray are Kawasaki, with their parallel twin Versys-X 300, the Honda CRF 250 Rally and...

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT (Long-term Test) Part 1

I have to be honest; the first time I rode the Super Duke GT last year, I wasn’t sure I liked it. It seemed harsh and brash and really unrefined and not sure of...

2017 KTM Adventure Launch

The sight of more than twenty KTM 1290 and 1090’s, lined up on either side of a huge blow up KTM arch at the entrance to the magnificent Arabella Hotel near Hermanus, was truly...

First Ride: KTM 1290 Super Adventure R

I finally get it. I admit it. I was one of the naysayers but I totally get it now! You need 160 horsepower for your adventure bike! Why? I hear you say. The answer to...

A One Day Grand Tour of Mpumalanga on KTM’s 1290 SuperDuke Grand Tourer!

KTM South Africa recently launched the 1290 SuperDuke GT at the South Africa Bike Festival. We had the oportunity to ride one lap on the newly refurbished Kyalami circuit, this however left us lusting...

Revisited: KTM 1290 Super Adventure

Well, they certainly weren’t kidding with the “SUPER” part. To review this bike properly, I took a ride to Port Elizabeth to spectate at the Ironman SA Triathlon. There was no better “Iron” on...

The 2016 KTM SX Range

ZA Bikers recently attended the launch of the 2016 KTM SX range. The SX and SXF variants represent MX (Motocross) bikes within the extensive KTM range. These motorcycles are competition based and equipped with latest...

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