New Limited Edition Arai Rx-7v HrcThe ‘Orange Roadshow’ offers test rides on 2016 Street range

KTM UK has begun its 2016 Orange Roadshow, offering riders an increased opportunity to sample selected models from its 2016 Street range.

Attending various outdoor events and KTM open days to bolster the existing assortment of dealer test bikes on offer, the travelling demo tour begins at Sheffield-based dealer SMC on May 7 before moving to the MCN Festival in Peterborough with Gear4 Motorcycles on May 14-15.

KTM bikes on the Orange Roadshow include all three capacities of the Adventure range – 1050, 1190 and 1290 – along with the massively updated 690 DUKE and, packing the biggest performance punch, will be the inclusion of the 1290 SUPER DUKE GT and 1290 SUPER DUKE R.

For riders without limits or who simply want every journey to be an adventure, there’s a massive variety in performance and rider equipment between the 1050 ADVENTURE1190 ADVENTURE and 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE – including some of the most advanced electronic rider aids available. These are all bikes that don’t compromise on rider satisfaction or safety – no matter the road or load.

The new 690 DUKE is the most powerful and technically refined single-cylinder naked on the market. Revised for 2016, the engine has received a huge update to deliver more punch, improved smoothness and increased efficiency. The narrow and featherlight steel trellis chassis – fitted with high-end WP suspension and Brembo braking components – not only makes it easy to manoeuvre though favourite corners or congested commutes, it also boosts rider confidence.

The 1290 SUPER DUKE GT is fast setting the new standard in sports touring motorcycles with an array of leading technical rider aids married to a chassis with genuine READY TO RACE lightweight sporty performance and the latest incarnation of the torque-laden 1290 LC8 V-twin engine.

‘The Beast’ 1290 SUPER DUKE R is joined with a ‘Special Edition’ variant. Boasting the same brutal engine performance and precise handling, but is instead finished with a distinctive and exclusive colour scheme and fitted with a host of performance and aesthetically-enhancing KTM PowerParts.

Demo rides are subject to availability and can only be booked on site on the day of the event. Rider requirements vary between the events and dealerships, but are typically open to riders aged over 23 who have held a full motorcycle licence for at least two years.

KTM Orange Road Show – 2016 Tour Dates

May 7 – SMC Sheffield S3 8GZ
May 14-15 MCN Festival Peterborough PE2 6XE
May 21 JD Racing Saltash PL12 6LD
May 28 Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay LL29 8PU
June 4 Fowlers of Bristol Bristol BS4 3DR
June 11 Gear 4 Peterborough PE6 8LD
June 18 Teasdale Motorcycles Thirsk Y07 1AU