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2003 KTM 525 EXC

In Austria, Dual-Sport, Less than 5k by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Short of the engineering masterpieces that are modern day supernakeds, I don’t know if it is possible to have more fun on the street in terms of smiles per gallon and value for money than a dual-sport or supermoto. I don’t care how much power you have, there’s nothing more fun than all of it. The KTM 525 EXC made …

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Ex-Dakar Racer – 2006 KTM 660 RFR

In Austria, Dual-Sport, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

For KTM fans, the letters RFR are something special. They stand for Rally Factory Replica, and they designate bikes that compete in legendary races like the Dakar Rally. Here’s an example that formerly campaigned in the world’s gnarliest off-road race, but it’s got the rare bonus of already being plated in the US, specifically in California.

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2001 KTM 640 LC4 Enduro

In Austria, Dual-Sport, Less than 5k by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This KTM did not get any interest at the asking price of $4,500. My research for the KTM 640 LC4 Enduro led me to the conclusion that KTM took their race bike, put blinkers on, and sent them to showrooms. Spotty reliability before 2004 and rough vibrations lead to some second thoughts when commuting to an off-road …

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2012 KTM RC8R

In Austria, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This RC8R did not get any action at the opening bid of $7,000. I just featured a KTM RC8R last week, so it should be no surprise that this Austrian-bred machine is my kind of weird. 175 horsepower created by two cylinders with no factory electronic aids is a precise recipe for happiness I cannot wait to …

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2012 KTM RC8R

In Austria, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This KTM did not get any interest at the asking price of $11,000. If you have read my articles, you know I love oddball sportbikes. The KTM RC8 is one of those oddballs, with the RC8R model being the more track oriented version. The WP suspension is top spec, and Brembo brakes are more than capable of …

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Street Legal – 2018 Husqvarna FS 450

In Austria, Race, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: Unfortunately, this bike was pulled off of eBay as the bike was stolen from the owner. 9-19-18 Update: The seller let me know that the winning bidder “could not come up with financing” so the sale was cancelled. This Husky is back up on eBay with a lowered opening bid of $11,760 or a BIN of $14,260 …

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2006 Husaberg FS650E

In Austria, Sport, Sweden by AbhiLeave a Comment

Husaberg was acquired by KTM in 1995, but Bergs weren’t built in Austria until 2003. That new generation of bikes utilized many KTM parts, and the press loved the Austrian-Swedish hybrids. One of the interesting options was a dedicated supermoto called the FS650E. This example has been impressively modified and it needs someone to ride it aggressively.

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Basel Quest Kitted – 2010 KTM 690 Enduro R

In Austria, Dual-Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Despite KTM’s 690 Enduro R being a competent off-roader, it still left something to be desired for die-hard rally fans. Enter KTM Basel AG, a dealership for the Ready To Race brand based in Northern Switzerland. In 2013, they introduced the Quest Kit, a high-end collection of parts that transforms the stock 690 into a bona fide rally machine.

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Well Modified – 2018 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

In Austria, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

If you’ve never had the chance to ride a supermoto, you are seriously missing out. OEMs don’t help much in this case – there are very few factory supermotos available off the dealership floor. The best current option is from Husky, and if you’re in the market you’re going to want one from 217 at the latest, as that’s when …

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Wood Rotax 560 Four-Stroke – 1984 KTM 504 MX

In Austria, Less than 5k, Off-Road, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

At the dawn of the 1980s, a myriad of manufacturers were experimenting with producing a competitive four-stroke motocrosser, though dethroning the mighty two-stroke was a major uphill battle. Quite a few marques put their faith in Rotax, who had then recently debuted an impressive 498cc four-stroke single. Seeing the potential of the half-liter thumper, KTM worked out a deal with …

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Nice Price – 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure

In Austria, Dual-Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Nick Livingston of WideOpenADV is letting go of his well-prepped 1090 Adventure, and his asking price is more than fair considering the extras he’s added. The circumstances are unfortunate (his wife is very sick and he’s focused on her) so hopefully you can help him out with some cash and get a hell of a dual-sport in the process.