Doors open to the MCN London Motorcycle Show from February 16-18 and KTM will be there with a large display of its 2018 range – including the all-new KTM 790 DUKE – along with a selection of KTM Factory Racing machines.
The annual show, held at ExCeL in the East London Docklands area, marks the eve of the ‘traditional’ Street riding season, making it the perfect opportunity to get up close and behind the bars of the exciting 2018 KTM range.
Due to arrive at UK dealers in late March, the completely new KTM 790 DUKE (£8,499) is set to inject fresh levels of excitement, technology and style into the naked middleweight market. Powered by the new 799cc LC8c parallel twin engine – punching out 105hp and 86nm – the new Duke is also armed with the most comprehensive array of electronic rider systems, including cornering ABS, lean-angle sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) along with four different ride modes; a Quickshifter+ system, Launch Control and KTM MY RIDE smart phone connectivity.
The infamous 1290 SUPER DUKE R (£14,299) received a massive overhaul last year and The Beast 2.0 is arguably the benchmark for performance and electronics systems in the super naked class. With street presence like no other, its distinctive and aggressive appearance is matched by relentless power – incredibly addictive for those who are Beast Enough…
Taking The Beast further and faster is the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT (£15,999). Redefining the sports tourer class, this bike masters the seemingly impossible split between passionate fun riding, comfortable long distance travelling and breath-taking track day use. For 2018, it gets two new colours and graphics options.
Starting from £11,599 to £14,899, the four-strong KTM Adventure range presents riders with a choice of high-performance, heart-racing machines capable of creating unforgettable memories wherever and however the road leads. The 1090 ADVENTURE, 1090 ADVENTURE R, 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R and 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S are always ready and backed up with a huge array of official PowerParts to be tailored to individual needs.
Boasting new graphics for 2018, the 690 DUKE (£7,999) is the world’s most powerful single-cylinder bike with a revised motor to offer improved levels of power and torque over a larger powerband delivered with smoothness usually reserved for multi-cylinders. Adding to its class-leading low weight and low running costs, this Duke is equally at home commuting through town as it is slaying corners on favourite roads or tracks.
For young, new or returning riders looking for machines with exhilarating performance, exciting looks and high-end components matched to lightweight and confidence-building chassis, look no further than the freshly revised KTM 125 DUKE (£4,199) and 390 DUKE (£4,699). Made to the same demanding READY TO RACE commitment as their bigger brothers, these ‘mini beasts’ more than earn the right to be dubbed a DUKE.
For the racers at heart, the supersports KTM RC 125 (£4,399) and RC 390 (£5,199) combine class-leading levels of performance and components with everyday comfort. READY TO RACE from every traffic light, these fully-faired fighters are equally at home commuting or carving up corners.
The FREERIDE 250 F (£6,599) is a completely new model, with the ability to explore demanding and unknown off-road terrain, while performing with low noise levels and a confidence-inspiring power delivery combined with a comfortable, low seat height and weighing just 99kg. This bike is the ultimate all-rounder for fun trails, Trials and Enduro.
The powerful and agile electric KTM FREERIDE E-XC is better than ever. Powered by a state-of-the-art electric motor with a peak of 18 kW fitted into a re-designed composite frame, updated WP Suspension and a 50% increased KTM PowerPack that now provides one and a half hours of riding time.
KTM Factory Racing machines of MXGP champion Antonio Cairoli, the Dakar-winning 450 Rally of Matthias Walkner, Pol Espargaro’s MotoGP RC 16 and Johnny Walker’s 300 EXC Extreme Enduro slayer, will be on the main KTM stand alongside Croydon-based KTM dealer, InMoto, operating a retail area selling clothing and accessory items from the latest PowerWear range.
Billed as ‘the biggest and best motorcycle show in the capital’, the London Motorcycle Show also offers visitors a huge array of other attractions and live action entertainment for a great day out.
Visit www.mcnmotorcycleshow.com or call 0844 873 7346 for tickets and further information.
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