Archive for the ‘KTM’ Category

4

Oct

2016

KTM have their sights firmly set on the adventure market, with five new models released at Intermot today, based on the 1090 and 1290 machines.

 

1090 Adventure and Adventure R

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The 1090 Adventure R is the ultimate go-anywhere, do-anything machine for riders who don’t want or need the extra weight and power of the 1290. With large rugged Continental tyres, spoked rims and fully adjustable suspension, the 1090 Adventure R will ensure you’re as comfortable off-road as you are on-road.

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The 1090 Adventure is aimed at riders who will be doing most of their adventuring on tarmac. To this end, smaller road tyres are fitted, as well as a stylish black paint job. The smaller wheels mean a lower seat height too, just 850mm against the R’s 890mm.

 

1290 Super Adventure R, S and T

 

The 1290 is going to be KTM’s biggest, baddest adventure bike yet. With the same engine as the Super Duke, in an offroad chassis with 160bhp on offer, it’s available in three distinct flavours.

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The R is the all-singing, all-dancing dual purpose on and off-road model, featuring LED cornering lights (controlled by the MSC lean angle sensor), tubeless spoked 21″ front and 18″ rear rims (featuring KTM’s Tyre Pressure Monitoring System to warn of pressure loss) and fully-adjustable suspension. In off-road mode, the front and rear ABS sytems can be turned off independently of each other. There’s also keyless ignition and cruise control, changeable on the new 6.5in TFT colour display.

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The 1290 Super Adventure S is more aimed towards on-road riders, reflected in the smaller road tyres, lower seat height and the lack of orange crash bars. It retains the electronically-adjustable suspension, Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC), multi-mode and lean-angle sensitive combined ABS though, making it a smart choice for KTM followers everywhere.

 

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Finally, the 1290 Super Adventure T is aimed at the touring market, with all the luggage options of the other models, and a nice mix of the styling of the R and road-going capability of the S.

5

Sep

2016

Jeffrey Herlings Team Podium

Jeffrey Herlings went on to take third in race two behind US national champion Cooper Webb, which gave the overall win to Webb. American Austin Forkner was overall third.

On his way to the title, Herlings won the first twelve rounds on his KTM 250 SX-F, dropping only three possible points with a second place in the opening moto in Italy. He then sat out three rounds (Czech Republic, Belgium and Switzerland) to heal a broken collarbone. He bounced back at the next round at home in Assen for another GP win, and on the start of race one at Charlotte he knew he only had to finish in front of closest rival Jeremy Seewer to take the title.

Herlings: “I am super, super happy, especially after everything we’ve been going through with a broken femur, a dislocated hip, two broken collarbones and almost losing my little finger. It’s number three and hopefully many more to come. The two strongest guys from America Webb and Forkner were here. Webb is the national champion and I beat him straight up in the first race and then he beat me in the second. I think the competition is stronger in the US, but we won the championship and that’s what it’s all about. I like the track at Glen Helen and it should be better than this track. Like always, we will do our best to make it happen.”

Herlings two MX2 factory teammates Pauls Jonass and Davy Pootjes are both recovering from injury were not with the team in the USA. It was a tough two races for the fourth member, 15 year old Jorge Prado of Spain, new to the MX2 factory lineup, and who took a podium third last week in Assen. He finished 19th overall with a 17-19 moto result.

The races at the man-made track in Charlotte were difficult for several reasons for the European riders. Qualification was washed out completely on Friday and they only had a free practice and a timed practice to learn the circuit. Added to this, the races were on Saturday night under lights. For riders and teams struggling to adjust to a six-hour time difference, this meant opening motos were run at 23.00 and midnight, and the second motos at 02.00 and 03.10 hours Central European Time.

Joël Smets (Motocross Sport Director): “You could feel the tension in the whole team in the last two GPs because what has happened in the past, so it’s quite normal that everyone is very emotional when the title in finally in the pocket. Regarding Jorge, we were all hopeful after Assen but we didn’t expect a podium. His own goal was to finish top ten. We do have to be realistic because he’s only 15 and we can’t expect miracles. Our boys are all talented and overall we have a good package, and for next weekend in Glen Helen we expect Jeffrey to do well and Jorge to improve.”

Results MX2 Charlotte Motor Speedway 2016
1. Cooper Webb (USA), Yamaha (2-1)
2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED), KTM (1-3)
3. Austin Forkner (USA), Kawasaki (3-2)
4. Thomas Covington (USA), Husqvarna (4-4)
5. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED), KTM (5-8)
Other KTM
10. Brian Bogers (NED), KTM (8-10)
19. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP), KTM (17-19)
DNS Pauls Jonass (LAT), KTM
DNS Davy Pootjes (NED), KTM

Standings MX2 2016 after 17 of 18 rounds
1. Herlings, 689 points (MX2 World Champion 2016)
2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI), Suzuki, 595
3. Benoit Paturel (FRA), Yamaha, 485
4. Max Anstie (GBR), Husqvarna, 473
5. Jonass, 403
Other KTM
7. Bogers, 372
21. Pootjes, 94

8

Aug

2016

Latest Offers 08/08/2016

By Charlotte Davis

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10

Jun

2016

Latest Offers 10/06/2016

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May

2016

Latest Offers 27/05/2016

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23

May

2016

KTM Orange DayKTM Orange Day at Fowlers on Saturday 4th June.

Take the opportunity to test ride* one of the latest KTMs at Fowlers’ Orange Day event in Bristol on Saturday 4th June and you could win a ticket to the MotoGP at Silverstone.

KTM are bringing their fleet of street bikes to Fowlers’ showrooms, with an exciting line-up of motorcycles for you to try, from the sporty 390 Duke to the 1290 Super Adventure, winner of MCN’s “Best Adventure” award 2015.

Take a demo ride* during Orange Day and be in with a chance to win one of five pairs of tickets for the British MotoGP at Silverstone on September 1st – 4th. Orange Days give you the opportunity to experience the unique feeling of a KTM, which can only be found from behind the bars while riding one.

Try one of the following bikes – all featuring the Austrian company’s READY TO RACE dynamic – which focus on delivering lightweight machines with sporty handling, matched to top level components and sophisticated electronic rider aids;

Hurry! Contact the team at Fowlers KTM NOW to book your test ride or call us on 0117 977 0466

 

*All demo rides are accompanied by professional out-riders. Terms and conditions apply, subject to status. Contact Fowlers KTM

13

Apr

2016

Latest Offers 13/04/2016

By Charlotte Davis

 

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