. For the sportsbike nut, we’ve picked the original GSX-R1000. Light, basic and thrilling to ride, this 180mph lunatic was the King of Wheelies when it was released in 2000 and instantly disposed of the Yamaha R1. In the same vein is KTM’s 690SM, only a year old
690SM beats Street Triple. Or does it? See this month's TWO TO discover the best 10-mile stretch of road anywhere in the UK, you have to go to Loch Leven in Scotland. But it's worth the ride. TWO whipped the brand new Street Triple, the maic KTM 690
I have had a test ride of the KTM 690 today over about a 1 hour period, consisting of town work, fast A roads and fast B roads, some of which are bumpy.First impression was how my knees stuck into the fuel tank, which splays out at the front. It felt at first as though I was sitt...
there. All the useable power you could possibly need and all wrapped up in a lovely, easy going, package with the handling of a 600. Perfect.Then the ultimate back road missile, KTM's 690SM. Twisty back roads surround KTM's factory so their supermotos
The B863 sits about five miles south of Fort William, just off the A82. This gorgeous stretch of perfect tarmac encircles Loch Leven and twists and turns its way along the shores as the Loch heads inland. Above, the mountains Pap of Glencoe and Aonach Eagach cast their monstrous ...
’ve picked the original GSX-R1000. Light, basic and thrilling to ride, this 180mph lunatic was the King of Wheelies when it was released in 2000 and instantly disposed of the Yamaha R1. In the same vein is KTM’s 690SM, only a year old and perhaps the ultimate
completely new bike from ground up, the new 690SM also signifies new thinking from KTM. According to the firm it is aimed at "a broader target audience for city use as well as fast mountain roads, that is fun from the moment you leave your garage". Does
THE NEW 690 SM R is designed for riders wanting the purest form of road-going competiton-based supermoto. Features - such as the intricate, radially-mounted Brembo four-piston calipers with four single linings, adjustable suspension elements
Whit gives it the berries on KTM's latestFOR ‘08 KTM have introduced three new bikes based around their phenomenal 690 LC4 motor that first appeared to much acclaim in the ‘07 690 SM. The head of the family is the new Duke with its two brothers
' as I used on the KTM 690 SM and 950SM last weekend.I actually stayed out quite a bit longer than anticipated as I was having so much fun, and I had paired up initially with a chap having a test ride on a Triumph Tiger.First impression was how small
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