TWO NEW SCOOTERS TO STRENGTHENSUZUKI SMALL CAPACITY RANGE

Suzuki has announced two new scooters that will strengthen its small capacity range, with Address 125 and Avenis 125 on sale from October 2022.

Curves, a rounded – full LED – headlight, and plush seat add a retro flair to the new Address’ styling, finished with chrome-plated accents. The Address oozes style. The retro look extends to a large analogue speedometer, while modern convenience comes courtesy of a digital display, showcasing additional information, including the Suzuki Eco Drive Illumination which helps encourage and achieve economical riding, with the Address 125 capable of achieving 148.6mpg.

 

Not only is the new, 124cc single-cylinder engine efficient and economical, thanks to Suzuki’s Eco Performance (SEP) technology which optimises and balances fuel economy and performance, it delivers strong torque in the low-mid rpm ranges for quick acceleration. Peak torque is 10Nm at 5,500 rpm, with peak power 8.7PS at 6,750rpm. 

Spacious under-seat storage with dual utility hooks plus an upfront storage pocket – housing a handy USB socket – bring the practicality, while comfort comes from a flat, well-padded seat and broad footboards. 

In addition to the Address 125 a new Avenis 125 will further expand Suzuki’s scooter range and provide a sportier offering to its Address 125 stablemate. 

Wrapped around the same punchy-yet-efficient single cylinder engine is sharp, angular bodywork. Slightly longer, wider, and taller than the Address, the Avenis stands out in a crowd with striking road presence, with its aggressive form, LED headlights and taillights and two-tone graphics. 

A full LCD display keeps the rider informed, and, like the Address, features the Suzuki Eco Drive Indicator, to help riders extract maximum efficiency and achieve an impressive 148.6mpg. In addition to under-seat storage and a storage pocket, there are also handy storage compartments upfront. 

Both the Address 125 and Avenis 125 will be on sale in October.

WIN A FREE SUZUKI INSURANCE POLICY WORTH £250

Suzuki – through its Suzuki Insurance services – is giving away a free insurance policy to one lucky winner, up to the value of £250.

The prize draw is open to anyone that owns a Suzuki motorcycle of any age, and to enter they simply need to enter their details into the random prize draw, with the winner picked on 1 August, 2022. At the time of their renewal the winning entrant will enjoy a £250 contribution to their insurance premium.

Michael Le-Flay, Suzuki aftersales programmes manager, commented, “While we aim to provide the best prices and best services possible to all of our customers, at a time with rising costs across the board and a looming cost of living crisis, hopefully, with this competition, we can make a real difference to the lucky winner.”

The competition is open now, and closes at midnight on Sunday 31 July.

All Suzuki Insurance policies include new bike replacements for newly-registered bikes written off within six months, uninsured driver accident cover and unlimited accessory cover, and £100,000 of free legal cover as standard. Suzuki Insurance also covers provides cover for provisional and A2 licence holders, track day cover, personal accident and protective clothing cover.

Le-Flay added, “It’s important to us at Suzuki to do what we can to help manage costs for our customers, that’s why we include many elements as standard with our insurance policies, and also provide other services such as the Suzuki Service Promise, free AA cover with new motorcycles, and our Suzuki Service Plan.

THE NEW KTM 300 EXC ERZBERGRODEO

CHRIS BIRCH RACES KAILUB RUSSELL TO THE TOP OF THE IRON GIANT ON THE NEW SPECIAL EDITION ENDURO

Solid preparation for a white-knuckled event like the ERZBERGRODEO is often half the battle. It helps by saving crucial time in the paddock and seconds on the course. A racer like Russell knows all about having the most honed and competitive package to fly through speedy sections and stare at some of the gnarliest obstacles while Birch demands nothing less than the finest technical set-up and performance to bounce through the trickiest ‘extreme’ zones. The 2023 KTM 300 EXC ERZBERGRODEO has been crafted around the acute attributes of both stars and features race-developed and premium parts. The 2023 model does full justice to the demands and infamy of the meeting through the latest specs.

Performance edge comes through the CNC-machined triple clamps, factory wheels with anodized hubs, a supersprox stealth rear sprocket, a map selector switch and the solid rear brake disc. Don’t forget the competition-specific Metzler 6 Days Extreme tires. Going faster or better also means a heightened degree of risk or punishment to the equipment. This is where the 2023 KTM 300 EXC ERZBERGRODEO also raises the bar with a capable handguard set, a radiator protector, chain guard bracket and clutch protector, front and rear brake guards and a rear brake safety wire.

Russell and Birch know that distinction and style cannot be underestimated: look good, feel good. The 2023 KTM 300 EXC ERZBERGRODEO is graced with a racing orange frame, a factory Selle Della Valle orange seat and lightweight skid plate and the Erzbergrodeo graphics set that subtly mixes grey with the distinctive KTM hue. The livery also carries some of the markers and checkpoints from the Erzbergrodeo such as the ‘Elevator, ‘Machine’ and ‘Carl’s Diner’.

The 2023 KTM 300 EXC ERZBERGRODEO is a fine instrument of enduro excellence. At the Erzbergrodeo – or any race even for that matter – it is primed for qualification, attacking and forging optimum results.

To aspire to be the best, and ride with the best, you need the best.

2023 KTM 300 EXC ERZBERGRODEO HIGHLIGHTS
// Special Erzbergrodeo graphics
// Frame finishing coated in racing orange
// Factory wheels with anodized hubs
// METZELER 6 DAYS EXTREME soft tire set-up
// Closed, heavy-duty handguards
// Radiator fan & radiator protectors
// CNC-machined triple clamps
// Factory orange seat & lightweight skid plate
// Chain guide bracket protection
// Supersprox stealth rear sprocket
// Clutch slave cylinder protection & orange oil plug
// Front & rear pull straps
// Front brake disc guard
// Solid rear disc & disc guard
// Rear brake safety wire
// Map selector switch ?

The 2023 KTM 300 EXC ERZBERGRODEO is available to order now but quantities are limited.

2023 KTM 450 SMR

TAKE THE LONG SLIDE TO SUPERIORITY

In a discipline where tenths of a second and tens of centimetres make the difference in a lap-time or an overtaking move, then the precision and the sheer razor-edged intent behind the 2023 KTM 450 SMR is exactly what any Supermoto fan or racer needs.

The innovations start with the refined hydro-formed, laser-cut and robot-welded frame. Front-end focus and sensitivity and rear-end stability defines everything that is fast and strong on the Supermoto circuit. KTM has altered longitudinal and torsional flex (also through frame wall thickness) to make sure that feedback is acute and on-point as any rider – from novice to world championship-level racer – will demand. A revised shock mount enhances energy absorption and straight-line stability for 2023. The ‘anti squat’ concept translates to better acceleration and corner exit and is also achieved courtesy of the repositioning of rotational masses and the new shock itself. The ‘inward’ located footrests augment the feeling that the 2023 KTM 450 SMR can be gripped, carried and pushed however far the rider wants to go. The polyamide reinforced aluminum 2-piece subframe is another ingredient for the overall improved handling effect – with the bonus of superb strength. The flow of contact with the track surface comes spilling through the high-grade aluminum CNC-machined triple clamps, which are newly applied with increased grip surface for less handlebar ‘twist’.

Sliding into turns has never felt easier but the added reassurance comes from expert degree of flex pouring forth from the diecast aluminum swingarm, new 22mm rear axle and the latest generation of WP XACT Suspension. AER 48mm forks have a split-damping function and simple tool-less adjusters among other advantages. The same practicality graces from the new shorter, lighter (but still with the same amount of travel) WP XACT rear shock, which is fully optimized with several significant upgrades to enable advanced damping characteristics. The WP XACT shock is the most progressive and capable system seen on a KTM Supermoto machine yet.

Calculated millimetres on corner entry are made possible with high-powered 4-piston Brembo brakes with a 310mm front disc. A 220mm disc and single piston caliper will bring the rear end around nicely while it’s feted by the SUTER anti-hopping clutch and Brembo hydraulics that will let riders drift all the way ‘til they shift.

Once the Metzeler Racetec SM K1 tyres (with a large usage window and rapid warm-up times) have been abused into the apex, the unmistakable firepower of the 2023 KTM 450 SMR gets everything firing forward. The new SOHC engine is designed with mass centralisation as the goal and blasts out 63 hp – with the motor weighing just under 27 kg, almost half a kilo less than the previous edition. The engine itself has been tilted back and the sprocket dropped by 3mm with new cylinder internals and crankshaft optimisation as other markers of the 2023 set-up. PANKL Racing Systems have supplied a redesigned five-speed gearbox with a new transmission ratio. Another feature is the fresh Quickshift sensor on the shift drum for clutchless upshifts (which can also be disabled through the handlebar switch). The Keihin Engine Management System administers the traction control, launch control and quickshift actions and the ability to flick between two customisable engine maps.

Throwing the whole package into place on-track is now simpler with new ergonomics and the sculpted rider ‘triangle’ that permits even better contact points between motorcycle and user. A recessed grip ‘pocket’ under the seat is another example of the fine-tuned practicality. There won’t be better or harder-looking bike on the track than the 2023 KTM 450 SMR. The 1990s-derived splash of purple adds to the READY TO RACE graphic vibe together with the flat orange seat and white tail.

A very limited number of the 2023 KTM 450 SMR will be available from June 2022.

2023 KTM 450 SMR technical highlights
// New anti-squat frame concept for unbeatable agility, sensitivity and stability
// Lighter and more durable 63 hp engine package for peerless power-to-weight ratio
// New generation advanced and easy-adjustable WP Suspension
// Searing braking components from Brembo
// Performance-led parts from footpegs, compact exhaust system, electronics, wheels and tyres
// Improved ergonomics to accentuate agility and centralisation: better lap-times
// Unmistakable race-orientated graphics and one of KTM’s best colour schemes yet for the Supermoto market

GUZZI WORLD DAYS

8–11 SEPTEMBER 2022 – FINALLY, THE MOST EAGERLY AWAITED PARTY, FOR THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF MOTO GUZZI

MANDELLO DEL LARIO SEES THE RETURN OF THE GMG – GUZZI WORLD DAYS AND THE CITTÀ DELLA MOTO GUZZI INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE RALLY AN UNMISSABLE DOUBLE DATE FOR EVERY MOTORCYCLE RIDER AND ALL MOTO GUZZI LOVERS, WITH THOUSANDS EXPECTED FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

After a year’s wait due to the restrictions preventing celebrations for a century of Moto Guzzi in 2021, the great, most eagerly awaited party is finally here in Mandello del Lario.

The weekend of 8 to 11 September will be an unmissable occasion for all fans of the L’Aquila-based brand and every lover of motorcycling and beautiful bikes.

Over the second weekend of September, Mandello will turn into the global epicentre of motorcycling passion, because Moto Guzzi represents an unrivalled heritage of history, technology, style and allure, capable of engaging and thrilling every generation.

It’s a double date, in recognition of such an important occasion: eleven years after the last edition, the GMG – Guzzi World Days are back, and they join the Città Della Moto Guzzi International Motorcycle Rally.

These two spectacular events promise to cover every single moment of a weekend set to be unique, for a worthy celebration of a hundred years of fantastic history, made up of beautiful, exciting motorbikes that have made us – and still make us – wild with joy, and to celebrate the rite of Moto Guzzi passion, both in the historic Via Parodi 57 factory and all over Mandello del Lario.

The GMG – Guzzi World Days and Città Della Moto Guzzi International Motorcycle Rally for the 100th Anniversary will represent a natural, irresistible attraction for every Guzzista, who won’t want to oppose the return of their Moto Guzzi, from every era, to its birthplace on the shore of Lake Como, which will be the focus of celebrations with a packed calendar of events starting on Thursday 8 September.

Together with the International Motorcycle Rally Committee, Moto Guzzi is preparing a festival that deserves the title “not to be missed” like never before.

TOTAL TERRAIN DOMINATION

INTRODUCING THE 2023 KTM ENDURO RANGE

KTM has dominated Enduro competition for a number of decades, with the newest iteration of the 2023 KTM EXC and EXC-F models set to continue the trend. Boasting an updated design, orange-coated Chromoly steel frame, race-proven WP XPLOR suspension at each end, and real READY TO RACE credentials, the 2023 KTM Enduro range is the one to beat.

Offering the most extensive READY TO RACE competition Enduro lineup on the market, starting with the enduro underdog KTM 150 EXC 2-Stroke and topping out with the class-leading power KTM 500 EXC-F 4-Stroke, the 2023 KTM Enduro range caters to all riders and terrains.

New for 2023, an all-new graphic design and white, purple and orange colour scheme come together into a seamlessly blended palette. This colour scheme was specifically chosen by the designers to pay homage to the early ‘90s enduro models, setting the 2023 KTM Enduro range apart from anything else on the trails.

The looks are further emphasised with the use of a race-inspired orange-coated Chromoly steel frame. Not only does this echo the styling on full-factory race machines but provides the perfect backbone to set off the 2023 graphics pack.

In terms of engines, the 2-Stroke model range once again takes its place and is the leader in the paddock, making use of KTM’s patented Transfer Port Injection (TPI) technology. Not only has this ensured fewer emissions and fuel consumption but provides smooth and strong power delivery from the bottom right through to the top end of the rev-range.

The 4-Stroke model range provides the most concise offering of models, starting with the KTM 250 EXC-F and KTM 350 EXC-F and topping out with the powerhouses KTM 450 EXC-F and KTM 500 EXC-F. All models in the 4-Stroke range benefit from class-winning engines, engineered to deliver massive torque down low with class-leading power delivery at higher RPMs.

These are flanked by the ever-popular KTM EXC SIX DAYS range, which offers a special tribute to the upcoming 2022 FIM International Six Days Enduro in France, combining the very latest in innovation with an extensive list of race-derived parts as standard.

Every motorcycle in the range gets fully adjustable WP XPLOR suspension as standard, with the advantage of a Progressive Damping System (PDS) on the rear. The PDS layout – a staple across KTM EXC and EXC-F models, offers lower maintenance due to fewer moving parts, but provides more ground clearance, with less chance of hooking up when climbing logs or rocks.

As always, and thanks to KTM’s global network of dealers, the availability of support and parts needed to compete at the highest level are easily accessible, with the added availability of dedicated KTM PowerWear and KTM PowerParts designed to allow for the highest levels of performance, protection, and mobility for all offroad riders and racers.

The 2023 KTM Enduro range is derived from years at the top level of offroad racing and brings together a dynamic combination of race-bred performance, ergonomics and technology ready to tackle any terrain.

NOTHING HAS CHANGED

GET SERIOUS WITH THE 2023 KTM SX

How do you better dominance?
Like any champion racer we search every single corner for gains, for performance and for perfection The 2023 KTM SXs will reshape the market as well as riders’ expectations. We haven’t changed our approach for outright excellence, so that means we’ve changed quite a bit for 2023.

We still have 12 models that scale from electric learner bikes through to two-stroke minicycles (50, 65, 85cc) to larger two-stroke thrillers at 125, 250 and 300cc capacity. The KTM SX-Fs consist of 250, 350 and 450 four-strokes. A potential AMA 450SX winner or MXGP world champion can grow in orange from his or her first metres on the dirt right up until those last few corners as a winner at the very highest level. So, we have the bikes but why jump into the family? Why embrace the KTM DNA? Well, the KTM SXs are the most powerful in each class and have the finest components. They are the most race focused.

Racing enables us to empower you. The 2023 KTM SXs are sleeker, slimmer, more controllable and the most desirable. They our best expression of the ultimate motocross race so we’re ready for when you want to get really serious.

Behind the gate: Preparation and equipment
We are market leaders with the use of cutting-edge ideas and technology throughout our motorcycle portfolio and the 2023 KTM SXs are primed. Partnerships with companies such as KEIHIN, PANKL, and Brembo means performance possibilities have expanded. The 2023 KTM SX range will count on two maps (one standard, softer and linear power and another for a more aggressive response), launch control*, traction control*, a roll-over sensor for large crashes, an hourmeter as standard with electronic fuel injection status and a fuel indicator through the Keihin engine management system. Other preparatory steps come through the tool-free adjustments now possible with the latest spec WP Suspension engineering. New 7.2 litre polythene fuel tanks can be filled (feeding into the protected one-piece fuel pump and filter) and a quick spin of the Excel alloy wheel rims is quicker and easier to check thanks to the fresh spoke nipple design. You’re READY TO RACE.

Gate-drop and surging into action
Fired up with the electric starter (on all models) KTM SXs hammer along the straight and into the corners and jumps with aplomb. Our engine packages are more compact, more durable, more serviceable and offer the best power-to-weight ratio across the board.

New cylinder heads translates into performance gains but rearwards rotation of the engines by 2 degrees has given better centralization and a more profound effect for the chassis concept. Brand new 5-speed PANKL Racing Systems transmissions with an additional sensor for the four-strokes mean that up-shifts (from 2nd gear onwards) are slicker thanks to the Quickshifter function. The Quickshifter can be disabled with a switch on the handlebar but a weight-optimised shift shaft in the transmission itself means that the operating force of the change is now less and, therefore, easier. A Brembo hydraulic clutch ensures top-of-the-range dependability whatever the conditions.

With our 2-strokes, less carbs = more muscle. We’ve graced our KTM SXs with a new electronic fuel injection to ensure simplicity, enjoyment and uniqueness. Therefore, the SXs get a new 39mm throttle body with injectors positioned for pinpoint response. A ‘remix to the premix’ counts on a TPS-sensor for better behavior while idle and for the fuel-air mixture (not forgetting the cold start mechanism which is the same as the KTM SX-Fs). The effect is more: more power, more response, more assurance, more ease, more fun.

Finding the flow then attack the track
The demands of competition, fitness and the track set the tone for any moto. It’s in the depths of this hard, physical stage of a race when the connection and feeling with any motorcycle can make the difference and fully harness the excitement and fulfilment. We’ve taken our chassis and frame design principles back to the core and have sought better dynamics, stability and strength. Longitudinal rigidity is a key phrase and with accentuated rider feeling coming through an anti-squat philosophy. This has been achieved by a new frame and mounts, subframe, swingarm, engine repositioning, ergonomics and WP Suspension tech.

The frame is hydro-formed, laser-cut and robot-welded. the wall thickness has been optimised to achieve improved rigidity in specific high stress areas such as the steering head and all new shock mounts. The KTM SX two-strokes have new parallel frame mounts. The design is sportier with sights on extra agility; an example comes through the new inwardly moved footpegs for even greater clearance in ruts and for dropping the bike flat for scrubs. New footpegs are even larger in surface area, even if the die casting means they are lighter than before. Stiffness has been dialed with lighter die cast hollow swingarms (new casting processes allow for even more weight saving) and a new rear axle.

The WP Suspension XACT shock is shorter and lighter. The internal flow of liquids is more flush, reliable and resistant, and the shock’s smaller dimensions lower the chances of pollutants and dirt intrusion. The shape permits higher ground clearance with the linkage and advanced damping means better traction as the bike swallows the bumps with the new geometry setting. Entering corners or landing jumps, any KTM SX can take full profit from WP XACT forks with AER air technology featuring a new hydrostop for more effective performance and more bottoming resistance.

The 2023 KTM SXs are narrower and honed, but we have managed to increase contact area and surfaces to allow even more input into the handling of the bike. The flat orange seat – offering excellent grip and  greater control – and the reworked front fender are other identifiable marks. The mud flaps of the fender prevents excessive dirt being flicked up towards the rider and the radiator in particularly wet conditions.

Finishing the moto strong
You’ve gone faster and longer than ever, but any Pro racer will tell you that the last two or three laps of any moto are key. This is where the versatility and usability of the new KTM SXs are further fortes. The rate of energy absorption is high thanks to the forgiving chassis and other components such as the fresh CNC milled triple clamps with optimised bar mounts and wider grip surface area. This leads to less handlebar twist. The whole unit is protected by a new number plate design. The subframe is now a finely engineered hybrid thanks to polyamide reinforced aluminum, applying strength into the lower part of the frame and extending flexibility for control and comfort in upper sections. The subframe has been designed with advanced finite element analysis and weighs less than two kilos.

Count on the last centimetres of traction and performance provided by the Dunlop GEOMAX MX33 tires; chosen for the 2023 KTM SX line-up after a careful testing and selection process.

Once across the finish line it will be time to recover, to reset and to think about the next outing. At this point riders will consider mods and this is when accompanying KTM PowerParts and KTM PowerWear will have you covered. Riding gear, protection, extra parts and much more can be found and have been especially crafted for our 2023 KTM SX incarnations.

Welcome to the future. But don’t just take our word for it, watch out for a very special and exclusive video series on KTM digital channels to further breakdown the 2023 KTM SX range.

2023 KTM SX Collection highlights
// New, innovative and highly advanced generation of KTM SX motorcycles with unrivalled feeling and performance across 12 different models and the most complete collection from kids to Pro ass-kickers
// Brand new anti squat frame concept with redesigned and revitalized chassis setting and architecture. Even more centralisation
// Ergonomics bringing the rider in closer contact with the bike to help the stability, agility and feel
// Lighter, more powerful engines and distinctive fuel injected two-stroke motors
// Greater usability to make the motocross experience easier and more intuitive than ever before

NEW 2022 APRILIA PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT DEALERSHIPS

TUAREG, AS WELL AS THE ENTIRE 2022 RANGE IS NOW ARRIVING IN APRILIA RETAILERS, THESE NEW MODELS COME WITH SOME EXCITING FEATURES 

TUONO 660 BECOMES FACTORY, A PRESTIGIOUS NAME SYNONYMOUS WITH TECHNOLOGICAL SUPREMACY AND REAL SPORTS ATTITUDE

AGGRESSIVE NEW TOTAL BLACK GRAPHICS FOR THE FACTORY VERSIONS OF APRILIA FLAGSHIP MODELS RSV4 AND TUONO V4

RS 660 AS A LIMITED EDITION, TO COMMEMORATE THE MOTOAMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP WIN: 1500 UNITS WITH A UNIQUE TRIM AND EXCLUSIVE “STARS AND STRIPES” GRAPHICS

RS 125 NOW AS A NEW GP REPLICA VERSION, COMPLETE WITH MOTOGP LIVERY, AND NEW COLOUR SCHEMES FOR THE MOTARD SX AND ENDURO RX 

Noale, 3rd March 2022 – The new Aprilia products for 2022 have landed at retailers, with new colour schemes for the dynamic 125 models, new graphics for the unbeatable V4 Factory bikes, and two new versions of the highly sought after 660. Aprilia once again proves to be one of the most active motorcycle brands on the market.

The Aprilia 125cc range is the widest on the market and comprises four different  options. Updated with a complete restyling that has made them more powerful, safer, more attractive and better equipped, they now feature all-new colour schemes.

Aprilia RS 125, with its Aprilia Black and Sintesi Blue graphics, is joined by RS 125 GP Replica, the brand's tribute to the MotoGP RS-GP. Its graphics recall those of the 2021 Aprilia MotoGP bike, while its standard equipment is more comprehensive, comprising the electronic quick shift gearbox and passenger seat cover. The latest technical features are all here too, from the new 11 kW single-cylinder, four-stroke, four-valve engine, to double channel ABS, a larger 140 mm rear tyre, and an aesthetic restyling that showcases the LED lighting set and full digital instrumentation.

Aprilia SX 125 and RX 125 also boast brand-new graphics. SX 125 is available with a Red Flash livery in which bright red dominates, while RX 125 is available with either Red Flash or Silver Alien graphics. Both adopt the recently introduced 11 kW engine and single channel ABS that gives the rider greater freedom to have fun both on track and off-road. Sister to the RS 125, the Tuono 125 with its high handlebars remains unchanged, available again in 2022 with Aprilia Black, Lightning White and Arrow Grey graphics.

As for the mid-size class, Aprilia launched at the end of 2021 the highly-anticipated Tuareg 660, however joining this family is the Tuono 660 Factory, the sportiest and most complete model in the Tuono 660 range and a direct descendant of Tuono V4 Factory. With a kerb weight of 181 kg and 100 HP, Tuono 660 Factory boasts an extraordinary weight/power ratio for the utmost in sports riding fun and efficiency. With respect to Tuono 660, the Factory version adopts  more sophisticated and fully adjustable suspension, a very lightweight lithium battery, lighter new foot pegs derived from those of the RS 660 and an engine that delivers 100 HP in its full power configuration, a real injection of energy that is further amplified by the shortened final drive.

The electronics equipment mirrors that of a real superbike and includes the Ride-by-Wire electronic accelerator and six-axis inertial platform, as well as the APRC package complete with traction control, anti wheelie, engine brake adjustment and different engine mappings, all adjustable. Also as standard are the passenger seat cover, electronic quick shift gearbox for ultra-fast shifting, and multimap cornering ABS for maximum safety when braking in any conditions. The dedicated Factory Dark graphics are also all new.

Another new addition for 2022 is Aprilia RS 660 Limited Edition, a special version that celebrates the début win of RS 660 in the prestigious MotoAmerica, the most important motorcycle championship in the States, in which the Noale twin literally dominated, winning ten of the thirteen races. The limited, numbered series of just 1500 units flaunts racing equipment as standard, incorporating the single seat cover, larger top fairing, and quick shift with reverse gearing. Aesthetically, the bike stands out for its stunning stars and stripes livery inspired by the US flag. 

The two Aprilia V4 Factory models also benefit from new graphics. Both “her majesty” RSV4 Factory, the greatest ever superbike and one that tops its category in terms of performance thanks to the 217 HP delivered by the Noale V4 and a chassis that sets the benchmark in terms of feeling and efficiency on track, and Tuono V4 Factory, considered to be the pinnacle of motorcycle development and offering unbeatable fun and efficiency on road and track, embrace the beautiful and high-impact Ultra Dark total black graphics, enhanced with matte gold logos.

2022 KTM 890 DUKE R

THE SUPER SCALPEL GETS A SHARP NEW LOOK

Having been around since 2020, the KTM 890 DUKE R has proven itself to be the undisputed champion in the middleweight segment. Boasting an impressive 121 HP and 99 Nm of torque, it represents as a serious option for race-centric riders looking for agility, punch, and poise.

The KTM 890 DUKE R is dubbed THE SUPER SCALPEL on account of its lightning-fast steering geometry. Thanks to the load-bearing design of its tubular steel chassis and adjustable WP APEX suspension, it remains a no-compromise middleweight naked bike, equally at home on twisty mountain passes as it is on the racetrack, delivering more power, more torque, and more intense asphalt-carving agility than any other parallel twin in the segment.

While its forward momentum and agility are exemplary, the KTM 890 DUKE R also excels when slowing down. Front monoblock Brembo Stylema calipers grabbing meaty 320 mm discs on the front, along with an adjustable Brembo MCS master cylinder, mean that THE SUPER SCALPEL stops as quickly and precisely as it attacks apexes. A set of sticky Michelin Power Cup 2 tyres provides reliable grip on all asphalt surfaces in all weather conditions.

In terms of electronic wizardry, the KTM 890 DUKE R makes use of Cornering ABS and Cornering MTC (motorcycle traction control) with a 6D lean angle sensor that not only detects the side-to-side (roll) and forwards and backward (pitch) movements of the bike, but also the rotation of the bike on its vertical axis (yaw). This translates into comprehensive traction control management, accomplished by the use of a wheel slip control sensor and a pitch angle control sensor.

A selection of ride modes—namely RAIN, STREET, SPORT, and optional TRACK mode—ensure full rider customisation, nine levels of adjustable traction control slip, anti-wheelie on/off, and the additional throttle control setting.

The biggest difference is obvious: the KTM 890 DUKE R now features a premium hue of matt paint. Called ‘Atlantic Blue’, the color is reminiscent of the palate used on the KTM RC16 GP racer and recently the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, adding to THE SUPER SCALPEL’s READY TO RACE demeanor. Typical of all KTM ‘R’ models, the signature orange frame continues to provide the perfect contrast of colors while strengthening the READY TO RACE presence.

With its new look to match its performance and character, the KTM 890 DUKE R once again promises to be a track-ready machine you’ll want to ride every day.

As always, a full range of specially created KTM PowerParts has been developed to personalize and further intensify your ride. A range of KTM PowerWear ensures the rider gets the most out of themselves and boosts their READY TO RACE performance.

KTM 390 ADVENTURE

KTM BOLSTERS NEW KTM 390 ADVENTURE WITH MORE FREE-ROAMING SPIRIT FOR ADVENTURERS OF ALL DEMANDS

Setting the benchmark in the smaller cylinder segment for outstanding power-to-weight, technology, and riding agility, the KTM 390 ADVENTURE is getting a fresh look and some key upgrades for 2022 that bring it closer than ever before to the full range of larger-displacement KTM ADVENTURE machines.

Further enhancing its potential to take riders to places far beyond the ordinary paths, the 2022 model’s extensive list of electronic features has been amplified with the addition of STREET and OFFROAD modes for Traction Control. Selecting OFFROAD from STREET will give the KTM a degree of rear wheel slip to enable even easier use of the bike in loose or wet terrain.

The KTM 390 ADVENTURE can be taken and pushed to the extreme and – if the conditions momentarily get the better of the rider – the OFFROAD TC will remain activated in the event of a brief stall or fall. The additional Traction Control capabilities mean it’s easier to get even more exploratory, allowing the KTM 390 ADVENTURE to consolidate its spot as the segment leader in terms of technology and electronic features.

Allowing riders to reach new extremes, KTM has given the 2022 KTM 390 ADVENTURE a set of even more robust cast wheels. The construction of the components is based around five spokes instead of six and this configuration permits increased stiffness and resistance for the rims.

For 2022, the visual identity of the KTM 390 ADVENTURE is bringing it even closer to the race-winning machines in the dunes and deserts around the globe. Available in two distinct color versions, both options highlight the sharp lines of KTM’s ultra-versatile adventurer.

Curious and skilled riders can also find all their requirements and juice at the throttle of the 2022 KTM 390 ADVENTURE. To prove the point, KTM enlisted the help of multi-time Baja winner Quinn Cody and world traveler Paolo Cattaneo to provide the ultimate verdict from their own weekend adventure here.

Enviable power is provided by the state-of-the-art, single cylinder, 4-stroke Euro5 motor hitting 43 hp and 37 Nm of torque. Additionally, the frame is based on the knowledge collected from millions of race kilometers for the right blend of flex, stability and control in straight line performance.

The bike’s famed agility is combined with the carefully considered ergonomics that place the rider right in the heart of the bike’s movements. The 2022 KTM 390 ADVENTURE can be steered like an offroader as much as it can flip into cruise for longer highway stretches, and the new look through the colors and graphics mean that the aesthetic is as sharp as the attributes.

KTM 390 ADVENTURE – HIGHLIGHTS
// Enhanced electronics as standard & OFFROAD TC for added adventuring potential
// Stronger and more resistant wheels for tougher riding
// 43 hp and 37 Nm of torque through the latest Euro5 crafted engine
// Segment-leading electronics incl. lean-angle sensitive ABS and TC
// Dakar Rally-proven chassis architecture and settings
// Removable steel trellis subframe fitted with just four screws
// WP APEX adjustable suspension for the best response whatever the terrain
// Dependable BYBRE brakes with 320 and 280 mm discs, two channel ABS
// 14.5 l fuel tank for excellent range and possible 400 km with one fill
// Two-part seat and crafted bodywork as part of superlative ergonomics set-up
// Brand new graphics and fresh look for both 2022 colour versions

The full current range of KTM PowerParts allows the 2022 KTM 390 ADVENTURE to be compatible for customisation or to be beefened for even more resistance away from the beaten tracks.

KTM 390 ADVENTURE 2022 – BLUE

KTM 390 ADVENTURE 2022 – BLACK