KTM will be showcasing the full 2015 Street range at the MCN London Motorcycle Show at ExCeL, Docklands, on February 13-15, along with having exciting demonstrations of its electric Freeride machines.
The Austrian manufacturer has released 12 new street bikes to its range since 2011, beginning with the 125 Duke, and now boasts a 14-strong road line-up with an eclectic mix of machines in naked, supersport or travel enduro styles, from 125cc to 1301cc. Brand new for 2015 from Europe’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer is the headline-grabbing 1290 Super Adventure and 1050 Adventure.
The 1290 Super Adventure redefines the standard for luxury touring on a motorcycle. Boasting features including 160hp, 140Nm, semi-active suspension, cornering lights, cruise control, optional hill hold control, this bike embodies superlative technology in every respect as far as its power, comfort and equipment goes – but of course with an explicitly dynamic touch.
The KTM 1050 Adventure is for riders who demand a travel enduro that delivers pure riding enjoyment in comfort over long distances with a chassis that can exploit the twisty routes or simply out manoeuvre traffic when escaping. Employing neither excessive equipment or performance; the 1050’s V-twin engine still matches the 1190 Adventure for power and torque up to its 95hp and can be electronically mapped to be A2 licence compliant.
Launched in Autumn 2014, the supersport RC range is also making a big impression on the UK’s roads. With Grand Prix-inspired styling, high-level specification components and innovative features, the RC 125 is suitable for riders aged 17 and above and is currently available with a free PowerParts promotion, encompassing an Akrapovič exhaust (rrp £464.32) and Neon graphics kit (rrp £93.95).
With 44hp, the RC 390 is a perfect combination of power and performance in a lightweight chassis. Ideal for experienced riders or those with an A2 licence. This exciting bike is also the basis for the Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup, held within the British Superbike Championship, for riders aged 13-18.
The Duke range is more versatile than ever, packing naked attitude and tarmac aggression behind the wide bars and punchy single-cylinder engines of the 125, 390, 690 and the track-inspired 690 R variants. The 1290 Super Duke R takes the Duke spirit to insane levels of performance and specification; boasting 180hp, 144 Nm of torque and sophisticated electronic aids to keep the rear tyre gripping and the front wheel on the floor – if you want to.
KTM has also steamrolled into electric propulsion in 2015 with its Freeride E range, including the off-road E-XC and E-SX that will be joined by the road-going and A1 licence-suitable E-SM supermoto. Racers Jamie Whitham and Taylor Mackenzie will be utilising the performance of the E-XC as part of the Dockland-based show’s live action entertainment.
The show opens on February 13 with advance tickets starting from £15. For more information visit www.mcnmotorcycleshow.com