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Turnkey Factory Racer – KTM RC390 RC Cup

In Austria, Race by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Ran in conjunction with the domestic Moto America series, the KTM RC Cup was designed to give young, up-and-coming riders a chance to race on factory-grade machines, with assistance from professional support (mechanics and the like). Every rider in the series campaigned aboard the same bike; factory-prepped RC390’s brimming with trick racing bits.

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2015 KTM RC390

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

The KTM RC390 graced the world in 2014 as Europe’s entry to a class that was being run by the Kawasaki Ninja 300. It offered a distinctly European approach to a lightweight sportbike and earned praise from many. In addition, it offered several their first look at KTM, who has a much bigger footprint off road. A 372cc single cylinder …

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2011 KTM 990 Adventure Dakar Edition

In Austria, Dual-Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the upcoming issue of Motorcyclist magazine, I’ll feature a few bikes that are “Performance Steals” for the Smart Money column. One of them is the KTM 990 Adventure, which was the most off-road capable big bike of its time. In 2011, KTM offered a “Dakar Edition” which yielded slightly more peak horsepower thanks to a 500-rpm higher rev limit, …

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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.