MOTOCROSS 2025

KTM TAKES RIDER CONNECTION TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH THE 2025 KTM MOTOCROSS RANGE

In its latest update since the completely revamped 2023 KTM SX range, the 2025 KTM SX and 2025 KTM SX-F range have upped the ante when it comes to rider connection, composure and control – along with the return of a fan favourite.

Engineered to provide riders with more control than ever before, the 2025 KTM SX and SX-F range brings a series of updates adopted directly from KTM's Factory Racing efforts, making this the most READY TO RACE line-up yet.

The frame has received the most significant update share, with visible cutouts and tube-wall thickness changes around the front, engine mounts and rear shock mounting areas. These changes have been specifically engineered to improve chassis flex characteristics and reduce weight by around 300 g while maintaining overall stability and improving cornering behaviour. An updated swingarm with a machined chain glider and an updated rear brake pedal for improved durability round off updates to the frame.

New Dunlop GEOMAX MX34 Motocross tyres are standard on the 2025 KTM SX and SX-F models, providing stability and control at the highest level to perform at their best. These feature a new carcass compound that improves damping and absorption, adding up to 30% longer performance. New Progressive Cornering Block Technology improves traction, grip and mud dissipation.

At the rear, the WP XACT rear shock benefits from an updated linkage with renewed seals and smaller diameter linkage bolts. The setup is taken directly from the KTM Factory Racing Team and is optimised to benefit weight savings and stiffness parameters. To complement the updates at the rear, the WP XACT AER fork features reworked settings to account for more flex and less weight.

Ergonomically, the 2025 KTM SX and SX-F range features new tank shrouds with bi-composite plastics on the upper and lower flanks, providing a fresh, sharp and distinctive new look and improved cooling. This is supported by an updated fuel tank roll that protects the frame against wear from scrubbing and improves tank fitment. Lastly, an updated air inlet sleeve and snorkel design features on the 2025 models. This is now a one-piece part, preventing deformation through a more robust and stiffer material design.

Above the surface, all-new graphics mirror the new design language of the tank shrouds and hint at the many small technical changes on the 2025 line-up. Full-orange bodywork, red and black in-mould graphics, and a more durable black seat bring a clean look while communicating pure, READY TO RACE intention.

Model year 2025 also sees the introduction of the Connectivity Unit Offroad (CUO), which is available as a KTM PowerPart for the 2025 KTM SX-F line-up. The CUO offers various functionalities and adjustability options via the KTMconnect app. This exists as two parts: the CUO – mounted on the right upper fork between the lower and upper triple clamp – and the GPS sensor on the front fender. A CUO-compatible front fender is available as a KTM PowerParts option.

At long last, the cherished KTM 150 SX rejoins the 2-stroke stable with much anticipation. The 2025 KTM 150 SX builds upon the foundation of the KTM 125 SX but with a significant overhaul of components. Specifically designed, modified and rearranged for racers in pursuit of elevated performance, it offers enhanced torque and an enriched riding experience.

The 2025 KTM SX and SX-F models introduce subtle yet significant enhancements to the race paddock, offering the broadest selection of machines designed to meet the needs of every rider and racer.

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES OFFERS WARRANTY EXTENSION ON 2024 STREET MOTORCYCLES

FREE WARRANTY EXTENSION FOR THE NORDEN 901, NORDEN 901 EXPEDITION AND SVARTPILEN 801 2024 AT AUTHORISED DEALERS

Husqvarna Motorcycles is offering purchasers of the 2024 Norden 901, Norden 901 Expedition and Svartpilen 801 models the chance to double up on their standard 24-month factory warranty. To extend the two-year warranty to four years, riders around the globe simply have to get their motorcycle serviced at an authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer. Additionally, the warranty period for Husqvarna Motorcycles Spare Parts and Technical Accessories for all street models will be extended to 24 months. Best of all, these warranty extensions come at no additional charge.

The warranty period is automatically extended provided regular services are carried out according to the service schedule, at an authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer. All that customers need to do is have the official services performed within the 24-month warranty period to prolong the warranty until the next service, up to a maximum of four years. The terms and conditions are identical to those of the initial manufacturer’s warranty.

Additionally, the Husqvarna Motorcycles manufacturer’s warranty is linked to the motorcycle and can be transferred to a new owner should the original owner sell their motorcycle. This is conditional on the next owner being registered on the official Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer platform. Registration can be done at any authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer.

Valid from the initial date of purchase, all official Husqvarna Motorcycles Spare Parts or Technical Accessories used on all 2024 street motorcycles will also have a full 24-month warranty. This warranty extension applies to Spare Parts and Technical Accessories bought from January 2024 onwards.

Jens Tuma – Senior Head of Customer Service“We always advise our customers to use the official Husqvarna Motorcycles network to get their motorcycles serviced, purely because the staff are trained on those particular models and use approved parts and accessories where applicable. This way we can ensure best possible quality and value preservation of the bikes and it’s also a big reason why we’re really happy to make this warranty extension offer for customers of Husqvarna Motorcycles around the world.”

KTM OFFERS FREE WARRANTY EXTENSION

COMPLIMENTARY WARRANTY EXTENSION ON STREET MODELS WITH OFFICIAL SERVICE COMMITMENT

KTM will provide all 2024 LC8c as well as LC8 STREET and TRAVEL model owners with the possibility to boost their official warranty period, in some cases to almost double. By simply having a service performed at any authorised KTM dealer, riders can get extra piece of mind for their motorcycle courtesy of a new worldwide promotion. Additionally, the warranty period for KTM PowerParts and KTM SpareParts for ALL street models will be extended to 24 months. These warranty extensions are free of charge.

2024 motorcycles with the LC8c and the LC8 engine specs currently fall under a 24-month warranty window from the take-into-use date. The fresh offer from Europe’s largest powered two-wheeler manufacturer will extend this to four and three years respectively.

2024 KTM LC8c models include the KTM 790 DUKE, KTM 790 ADVENTURE, KTM 890 ADVENTURE, KTM 890 ADVENTURE R, KTM 890 ADVENTURE R RALLY, KTM 890 SMT and the new KTM 990 DUKE. Customers that have services – performed by an Authorised KTM Dealer and within the 24-month warranty period – can prolong the protection until the next service, up to a maximum of four years.

2024 KTM LC8-equipped bikes include the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R, KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO, KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT, KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S and KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R, for which the service offer will convert from two to three years.

The use of KTM PowerParts or KTM SpareParts on all street models will carry a full 24-month warranty from the initial date of purchase.

Jens Tuma, Head of Customer Service – “We always advise our customers to use the official KTM network to get their motorcycles serviced, purely because the staff are specially trained on those particular models – and many more – and use approved parts and accessories where applicable. This way we can ensure best possible quality and value preservation of the bikes and it’s also a big reason why we’re really happy to make this warranty extension offer for KTM customers around the world.”

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES LAUNCHES BRAND-NEW SVARTPILEN 801 2024

POWERFUL SCRAMBLER-INSPIRED STREET MOTORCYCLE DEBUTS WORLDWIDE

Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to launch its all-new and powerful naked motorcycle, the 2024 Svartpilen 801. Combining performance, agility and contemporary scrambler-inspired design, the Svartpilen 801 is the latest and largest displacement naked machine in the brand’s line-up. Engineered to elevate the road riding experience and escape the ordinary, this exceptional motorcycle sets a new standard of excellence for middleweight street models.

Weighing just 181 kg, the Svartpilen 801 is built around a strong and light chromium-molybdenum tubular steel frame for a precise balance of flex and rigidity. At its heart is a powerful 799 cc parallel-twin DOHC engine. Tipping the scales at 52 kg dry, the engine offers a peak power output of 105 hp with its reliability and efficiency guaranteed by innovative technologies that extend service intervals to 15,000 km and ensure an extremely low fuel consumption.

The pairing of its lightweight engine and frame gives the Svartpilen 801 a perfectly balanced power-to-weight ratio, resulting in a consistently agile and exciting ride. A Power Assist Slipper Clutch (PASC) system maximises traction under hard acceleration and prevents instability under hard braking, with an Easy Shift providing seamless gear changes. Adjustable WP APEX suspension offers 140 mm of fork travel and 150 mm of shock travel for assured comfort and handling both in and out of town. Pirelli MT60 RS tyres – fitted to 17” wheels – provide a high level of grip and feedback.

The minimalist look of the Svartpilen 801 is achieved by premium details such as the LED lights and aluminium handlebars, coming together to create a unique and eye-catching street machine. Slimline ergonomic bodywork finished in dark tones wraps neatly around the engine and frame, with a two-piece seat offering a high level of comfort and unrestricted movement. 

State-of-the-art electronic aids improve the rideability of the Svartpilen 801, with an optional Dynamic Pack taking the street riding experience to an even higher level. In addition to adjustable Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) and ABS, Street, Rain and Sport ride modes are pre-set options as standard. The Dynamic Pack introduces Motor Slip Regulation (MSR) for controlled deceleration with the Anti-Wheelie mode limiting the maximum wheelie angle for extra safety.

A best-in-class technology package provides ease of use and maximum performance for every rider. The J.Juan brake system delivers exceptional stopping power thanks to the corner-sensitive Bosch ABS system. For advanced riders, a Supermoto ABS mode can be engaged by those looking for a heightened level of braking feel and a closer connection with the road. 

Versatility and safety are enhanced by premium electronic features, including a 5” TFT dashboard and Connectivity Unit as standard. Pairing the unit with the Ride Husqvarna Motorcycles app allows for clear Turn-by-Turn navigation to be activated, as well as the ability to control telephone calls and music selection. A Hazard Warning system is also integrated into the handlebar controls while anti-theft protection is provided via the immobiliser.

Technical highlights:
  • Chromium-molybdenum steel frame with engine as stressed member
  • 799 cc parallel-twin engine with 105 hp peak power and 87 Nm of torque
  • Adjustable WP APEX suspension provides exceptional comfort and performance on rugged streets
  • Four selectable ride modes (Street, Rain, Sport, plus an optional Dynamic Mode)
  • Optional Dynamic Pack introduces ten levels of slip adjustment and five levels of Anti Wheelie
  • Motor Slip Regulation, Anti-Wheelie and Cruise Control available with optional Dynamic Pack
  • Standard Cornering Motorcycle Traction Control
  • Cutting edge cornering-sensitive ABS
  • Ride-by-wire throttle with adjustable throttle response
  • Standard Easy Shift function (up and down Quickshifter)
  • PASC Slipper clutch
  • Standard Connectivity Unit provides TbT+ navigation, telephone calls and music selection from the rider’s smartphone
  • Hazard Warning system with integrated handlebar switch
To maximise the experience of riding the brand-new and dynamic Svartpilen 801 2024, an extensive range of Technical Accessories gives riders the opportunity to enhance the performance and appearance of their motorcycle. In addition, the latest Functional Street Collection allows riders to create an appearance tailored to their all-new Svartpilen 801 from the extensive range of stylish and protective riding gear.
 
The 2024 Svartpilen 801 will be available for £10,499. Available from June 2024 onwards. 

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES UNVEILS ALL-NEW VITPILEN AND SVARTPILEN MODELS

LATEST GENERATION STREET MOTORCYCLES SET TO DOMINATE THE ROADS IN 2024

Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to present the exciting, all-new 2024 generation Vitpilen and Svartpilen models. Featuring the biggest technical updates to the ranges since their introduction in 2018, the completely redesigned Vitpilen 401, Vitpilen 125, Svartpilen 401 and Svartpilen 125 all feature entirely new engines, new chassis, class-leading technology and new styling.

From urban commuting to weekend exploration, the newest Vitpilen and Svartpilen models have been designed to offer a consistently fun, memorable and dynamic riding experience. Aboard these new machines, both new and experienced riders can disrupt and escape the ordinary.

An all-new steel trellis frame preserves the much-loved agility of the Vitpilen and Svartpilen models, with a lightweight aluminium swingarm and WP suspension on each machine ensuring predictable and accurate handling. The 2024 machines also feature a longer wheelbase, new frame and a revised seat height, improving their cornering behaviour while keeping their renowned stability. The Vitpilen models further benefit from new handlebars that offer reduced weight for highly responsive steering. Powering the 2024 range is a new and more compact engine family, all EURO 5+-compliant with an improved weight distribution and revised gearbox.

Offering an engaging and dynamic ride within and outside of urban environments, the Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 are powered by a 399 cc, 45 hp, single-cylinder engine that is housed inside a steel trellis chassis. Combined with a new aluminium swingarm, the motorcycles’ much-loved nimble handling gives excellent rider feedback. The Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 also share key technology, including cornering MTC, switchable ride modes, adjustable WP suspension, ByBre brakes and Bosch cornering sensitive ABS that deliver powerful stopping power. Easy Shift technology allows clutchless gear changes while a 5” bonded glass TFT display, premium paint finish with decals, and 17” wheels complete the unmistakable style of the Vitpilen and Svartpilen models. 

Driven by a 125 cc, 15 hp single-cylinder engine, the new Svartpilen 125 and Vitpilen 125 offer a chance to learn and explore, combining ergonomic design with high-end components for a reassuring ride. Like their larger capacity siblings, both models feature WP suspension, ByBre brakes and Bosch cornering sensitive ABS. Offering an outstanding power-to-weight ratio, the agile, compact, and A1 licence-compliant Svartpilen 125 and Vitpilen 125 are expertly designed for the next generation of young riders.

Technical highlights:
  • New frame and swingarm that accommodate the new engine with off-centre rear suspension
  • New 5” bonded glass TFT display
  • Open cartridge front fork
  • A premium paint finish with overcoated decals
  • Low seat height of 820 mm
  • Cornering ABS
  • Easy Shift and connectivity features as standard
  • LED headlight with positioning light ring
  • Spoked 17” wheels with premium Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres (Svartpilen 125 and Svartpilen 401)
  • Cast aluminium 17″ wheels with 6-spoke aero design and premium Michelin Power 6 tyres (Vitpilen 125 and Vitpilen 401)
 
Additionally, Husqvarna Motorcycles offers a Technical Accessories range with a collection of meticulously designed, high-quality components to enhance performance and looks, while increasing durability. The Functional Street Apparel collection allows riders to choose from a comprehensive range of riding gear and protective items, all of which provide maximum levels of safety and comfort.
The 2024 Vitpilen and Svartpilen range will be available from February 2024:

  • Vitpilen 125 – £4,899
  • Vitpilen 401 – £5,599
  • Svartpilen 125 – £4,899
  • Svartpilen 401 – £5,599

KTM UPDATES ITS SUPERSPORT RANGE

RACY NEW COLOURWAYS TAKE INSPIRATION FROM KTM FACTORY RACING

For 2024, KTM will introduce newcolour and graphic updates across its RCSUPERSPORT range, taking inspiration from past prototypesand current FACTORY RACINGcolour combinations.

The KTM RCrange represents the core SUPERSPORTmodel within the KTMline-up, delivering uncompromised sports bike aesthetics, nimble handling andimpressive performance on both street and track.

 For 2024, the range stays unchanged but introduces new premium hues, takinginspiration from the ultra-focused KTMRC 8C, KTM1390 SUPER DUKE R and Grand Prix racing team colours.

 At the top end of the line-up, the 2024KTM RC 390 receives two new eye-catching colour schemes, withorange-on-blue and orange-on-black options. Both receive striking, signatureorange frames, with the orange-on-black iteration sporting orange rims.

 Small in capacity but high in aggression, the 2024 KTM RC 125 brings all-new black andorange and blue and orange colour palettes to the starting grid.

Both optionsare finished with a gloss black frame, gloss black wheels and dark-tintedscreens to accentuate the colour highlights.

The 2024 KTM RCrange has its roots firmly planted on the race track, with undoubtable pedigreeand new sharp, striking, READYTO RACE colours to match.

RC 390 2024 – ORANGE

RC 390 2024 – BLUE

RC 125 2024 – ORANGE

RC 125 2024 – BLUE

HUSQVARNA UNVEILS LATEST ELECTRIC MACHINE

NEW MODEL ALLOWS YOUNGSTERS TO DISCOVER THE EXCITING WORLD OF RIDING OFFROAD

Husqvarna Motorcycles has expanded its growing line-up of e-powered minicycles for 2024 with the introduction of an all-new model – the EE 2.

Designed for children (between 90-130 cm in height with a maximum weight of 35 kg), the EE 2 is built to the highest of standards and offers multiple adjustment options, ensuring different sized riders and riders of greater or lesser ability enjoy riding a machine that fits them perfectly. Offering fast recharging and expertly assembled with premium components throughout, the EE 2 is ultimately designed to ensure youngsters learn the essential skills needed to competently ride offroad. 

The new EE 2 is the smallest of three models in Husqvarna Motorcycles’ electric minicycle line-up, standing alongside the proven and popular EE 3 and EE 5 machines. To set itself apart, the EE 2 features an innovative motor that is housed inside the rear wheel hub and offers a peak power output of 1.8 kW. The motor is both dust and waterproof, and most importantly for parents, it is maintenance-free. 

A quick-to-recharge and easily swappable Husqvarna BLi300 battery provides power for children to enjoy up to 100 minutes of riding time aboard the EE 2. Additionally, the battery utilises the same design as most modern power tools, which means non-stop riding is possible when fully charged spare batteries are available. The battery fitted as standard can achieve an 80% recharge in just 35 minutes with a full charge taking one hour. 

The EE 2 can be quickly adjusted in multiple ways for a personalised riding experience. For taller riders, the seat height can be increased from the standard height of 470 mm to 500 mm with a couple of simple steps – lowering the WP forks through the triple clamps and repositioning the WP shock. The power delivery can also be altered easily using the Multi-Functional Display unit. Conveniently positioned in front of the seat, this intuitive device allows parents to select one of three power modes. These begin with a walking pace option, through to the least restrictive setting that allows for a top speed of 33 km/h. 

For the highest levels of reliability and performance, the EE 2 is assembled with an aluminium frame, swingarm, and skid plate, with hydraulic disc brakes and a Rollover Sensor ensuring complete control and safety. Rounding out the construction of the new model are components from specialist offroad brands including WP suspension, KENDA tyres, and ODI grips. 

Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to now offer a trio of exciting electric minicycles following the introduction of the entry-level EE 2. For when riders outgrow this new machine, the larger EE 3 and EE 5 models are designed to deliver pure motocross performance with their premium WP suspension, powerful motors, and comprehensive specification.

EE 2 Technical Highlights

  • 36V lithium-ion battery provides up to 100 minutes of riding time
  • Fast recharging – 80% in 35 minutes or one hour for a full charge
  • Maintenance-free HUB Motor delivers 1.8 kW of peak power
  • Weight – 29 kg including dust and waterproof battery
  • Adjustable ergonomics with two seat height options – 470 mm or 500 mm
  • Aluminium frame and swingarm for strength and durability
  • WP suspension for exceptional comfort
  • Rollover Sensor disengages power should the EE 2 fall over
  • Hydraulic brakes front and rear with 140 mm discs
  • 10″ wheels with KENDA offroad tyres
  • High quality handlebars complete with ODI grips
  • Multi-Function Display includes three power modes:Walking speed/Medium power/Full power with a top speed of 33 km/h

Ensuring children of all ages can ride with unrestricted comfort and a high level of safety, the Functional Offroad Apparel Collection is a concise range of high-quality riding gear complete with modern styling. Additionally, a selection of Technical Accessories is available for all three minicycles with each component designed to personalise the ergonomics for a customised riding experience. 

The 2024 EE 2 arrives in October with the larger machines in the e-powered minicycle line-up, the EE 3 and EE 5, already available at authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealerships worldwide.

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES UNVEILS NORDEN 901 2024

THE EXCEPTIONAL TRAVEL MACHINE VENTURES FURTHER WITH NEW COLOUR SCHEME AND TECHNICAL UPDATES

Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to reveal the new Norden 901, which sports a new grey and yellow colourway and offers improved performance and safety thanks to multiple technical enhancements for 2024. An incredibly popular machine since its introduction in 2021, the Norden 901 ensures all adventure enthusiasts can explore the world their way.

The machine of choice for many adventure riders, the Norden 901 retains the same proven, torque-rich 889 cc parallel twin engine for 2024. Together with its light steel trellis frame, WP APEX suspension and multiple ride modes, the Norden 901 continues to offer outstanding comfort, particularly on longer rides and while navigating rugged and challenging landscapes.

Husqvarna Motorcycles’ lean-angle sensitive Cornering Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) now offers ten different levels of rear wheel slip, which can be selected when the optional Explorer Mode is engaged. With settings to suit all riding abilities, those with more experience can enjoy drifting through turns while riders new to travel machines will benefit from confidence inspiring traction when negotiating technical corners and unpredictable terrain.

Further new features found on the Norden 901 2024 are a new USB port, hazard warning lights, which can be quickly switched on in the event of an emergency, and the new exhaust system that meets EURO 5+ regulations. 

Underlining the premium build quality of the Norden 901, the components used on this versatile machine are all chosen for their performance and durability. The Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres, Bosch Cornering ABS, a Power Assist Slipper Clutch (PASC) and multiple ride modes combine to create the ultimate riding experience.

Technical highlights:
  • New grey and yellow graphics create a distinctive appearance
  • Revised Cornering sensitive Traction Control allows for 10 levels of adjustable rear wheel slip with optional Explorer Mode engaged
  • New exhaust system for EURO 5+ compliance
  • New USB port on the side of the TFT Display
  • New Hazard Warning system
  • Bosch Cornering ABS
  • Chromium-molybdenum steel frame with engine as stressed member
  • 889 cc parallel-twin engine with 105 hp peak power and 100 Nm of torque
  • Adjustable WP APEX suspension provides exceptional comfort both on and offroad
  • Four selectable ride modes (Street, Rain, Offroad, optional Explorer)
  • Ride-by-wire throttle with adjustable response (in Explorer mode)
  • Standard Easy Shift function (up and down Quickshifter)
  • PASC Slipper clutch
  • Tubeless spoked wheels with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres for balanced performance on and offroad
  • Large capacity, 19-litre fuel tank provides an extended range of up to 400 km
  • Optional Connectivity Unit provides Turn by Turn+ navigation, telephone calls in/out and music selection from the rider’s smartphone
The Husqvarna Motorcycles Functional Apparel Collection comprises quality riding gear designed specifically for global adventures. Complementing the unique design of the Norden 901, each piece of apparel has been developed to keep riders warm, dry and comfortable in all weathers and seasons. Allowing riders to personalise their Norden 901, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ Technical Accessories features multiple luggage solutions and quality components that further enhance this exceptional travel machine.

Husqvarna Motorcycles’ Norden 901 2024 is available to order now, with the first units due to land in February 2024. Price is to be announced.

INTRODUCING THE KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R – THE BEAST, REBORN

The 2024 KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R and KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO have erupted into the Naked segment without warning, sending a clear message to the competition: there is a new BEAST on the prowl.

With 2024 marking 30 YEARS OF DUKE, the all-new KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R and its high-tech stablemate – the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO – have evolved into their most fearsome iterations yet.  

The numbers tell the story – 1,350 cc, 190 Hp at 10,000 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm, ripping into the tarmac with pure ferocity and a new, more aggressive look to match. Impressive figures aside however, it is its effectiveness at getting power to the ground that makes it even more potent.  

For 2024, THE BEAST has undergone a striking aposematic evolution, sending a clear warning message to anyone brave enough to take it on. An all-new LED headlight unit dominates, with new tank spoilers and added winglets making it known that it is not to be messed with. A further reduced subframe cover eliminates the brake light making for an even sharper look and riding experience. With a lower overall profile and more emphasis placed on the compact chassis, the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R looks more muscular and aggressive than ever before. In short, KTM upped the attitude by lowering the altitude.

A redesigned air intake and airbox see a revised fuel tank with an overall tank capacity of 17.5 litres – an increase of 1.5 litres over its predecessor. This not only takes the riding range up to around 300 km / 185 miles but also performs an important ergonomic function. In the hunt for grams, every panel has been calculated for optimum thickness and minimised where possible, with new tank spoilers and added winglets increasing downforce.

However, it is the lightweight and ‘smart’ headlight design that makes the biggest visual impact. Weighing in at nearly 700 g less than the previous unit and boasting an alien-like design, it adds an all-new aggressive glare to the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R. Position and daytime running lights are located on the profile of the headlight, which auto-adjusts in intensity according to ambient light conditions.

Additionally, the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R and KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO are fitted with Coming Home light functionality as standard. Here, the headlight will remain on for a short period of time after the ignition has been switched off, allowing for greater ambient visibility. This not only illuminates the surroundings but provides a level of safety when parking in dark areas.

Backing up its muscular stance, at the heart of this ferocious BEAST sits an enlarged powerplant – an updated version of the LC8 – further marking its territory as the alpha. The bore is increased to 110 mm to achieve an engine displacement of 1,350 cc, with an all-new cam shift integrated on the cylinder heads. This provides more power and torque throughout the rpm range and allows for a more differentiated fuel mapping to meet the latest EURO 5+ emission regulations.  

Getting that power to the ground comes courtesy of new, lightweight MICHELIN Power GP tyres with dual-compound technology, as well as a new WP APEX shock absorber which is fully adjustable, allowing for separate high and low speed adjustments, rebound and toolless pre-load adjustment. Improved DCC settings provide better pressure balance resulting in less compromise between suspension comfort and performance, while new 48 mm WP APEX Open Cartridge forks with split function provide optimised settings.  

On the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO however, the suspension management is taken to an all-new level with the latest generation of WP Semi-Active Technology (SAT). As the most advanced suspension system on the market, it features electronically controlled magnetic valves for variable damping, providing a wide range of adjustability – from maximum comfort to track-ready stiffness. Here, the SCU (Suspension Control Unit) adapts the damping rates via the magnetic valves in real-time, reading the road surface and rider style to automatically adjust the suspension on the fly. 

The technology feast doesn't end there, with both the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R and KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO debuting updated PERFORMANCE and TRACK MODES, complete with lap timer and telemetry stats, as well as optional ENGINE BRAKE CONTROL and an updated SUSPENSION PRO module for the KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO. 

The KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R and KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO are available in select 30 YEARS OF DUKE colourways, reminiscent of the orange scheme found on the 2005 KTM 990 SUPER DUKE. Both 2024 models will be available from January 2024 onwards, UK pricing below:

  • 2024 KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R – £17,999 OTR
  • 2024 KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R EVO – £19,599 OTR

 A full range of specially developed KTM PowerParts and KTM PowerWear are available for riders to personalise their motorcycles and get themselves kitted up in READY TO RACE gear, both functional and casual.

KTM will also be giving away a brand new KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R towards the end of the year. Entrants are encouraged to visit KTM.com to sign up for the KTM newsletter and be entered into the lucky draw.  

THE 2024 KTM 990 DUKE HITS THE BULLSEYE WITH SNIPER-LIKE ACCURACY

Heralding a massive leap forward for the KTM Naked range, the all-new KTM 990 DUKE takes aim directly at the coveted 1000 Naked bike segment, pulling no punches!

With 2024 marking 30 YEARS OF DUKE, the all-new KTM 990 DUKE slots into the line-up like a well-polished round in the chamber. In its quest to be the most performance-focused NAKED machine possible, the KTM 990 DUKE ticks all the right boxes mechanically, while deploying extreme new styling.

The KTM 990 DUKE makes its intentions perfectly clear. Apart from a blisteringly potent engine, an all-new chassis and swingarm design – not to mention updated ergonomics and technology – it now sizes up to larger capacity motorcycles in both displacement and proportions.

Side-on, the new design has been modelled around the concept of an explosion in a freeze-frame, harnessing extreme energy ready to be released. This new design is further enhanced by two colourway options; Black and Electric Orange – the latter being reminiscent of the Naked models of a bygone era, developed specifically to celebrate 30 YEARS OF DUKE.

At the face of it, predatory design meets reduced styling with its evolved LED headlight being a stand-out feature of the all-new KTM 990 DUKE. Constructed from a carefully chosen mix of materials, the new design ensures lighting stability in all road conditions. Position and daytime running lights are located on the profile of the headlight, which also auto-adjusts in intensity according to ambient light conditions thanks to a light sensor integrated into the dashboard.

Additionally, the KTM 990 DUKE is fitted with a Coming Home light function as standard. Here, the headlight will remain on after the ignition has been switched off, awarding the rider with a few seconds of light to open doors or for better visibility in the garage.

Power is taken care of by a dramatically updated version of the LC8c engine found in the KTM 890 DUKE R. Boasting 947 cc, the roaring heart of the KTM 990 DUKE receives new pistons, crankshaft and conrod, producing a fire-breathing 123 HP and 103 Nm, with a total motorcycle weight of only 179 kg, ready to ride.

The KTM 990 DUKE takes its DNA from the long lineage of hard-hitting DUKE models that have come before it, adding more verve and aggression for 2024. It is a performance-oriented machine at its core, designed around a lightweight, flickable chassis that inspires utmost rider confidence.

In typical DUKE fashion, a stiff trellis frame and a new closed-lattice swingarm come together to welcome high-quality adjustable WP APEX Suspension components. These, together with track-proven Bridgestone S22 tyres, provide SNIPER-like accuracy when it comes to cornering stability.

The WP APEX Suspension fitted to the KTM 990 DUKE features easy-to-adjust settings, encouraging the rider to push the limits comfortably. Upfront, the 43 mm WP APEX Suspension can be easily and accurately dialed in with 5 clicks on both rebound and compression. On the rear, the WP APEX Monotube shock absorber can be adjusted in 5-clicks, with manual preload adjustment also possible.

Once seated, riders are greeted by a 5-inch, anti-scratch bonded glass dashboard providing all the information a KTM 990 DUKE pilot could need. Revised graphics and menu structures are designed for faster, more intuitive access to the various features of the KTM 990 DUKE. This includes a new function that displays Lean Angle data, with an optional TRACK Mode complete with lap timer and telemetry stats. A USB-C connection is also added for device charging duties.

In short, the brief was simple; develop the ultimate mid-class NAKED machine. In achieving this, the 2024 KTM 990 DUKE hits the mark dead centre.

A full range of specially developed KTM PowerParts and KTM PowerWear are available for riders to personalise their motorcycles and get themselves kitted up in READY TO RACE performance.

The 2024 KTM 990 DUKE will be available from February 2024 onwards, for £12,999 OTR.