With a heavy focus on performance, KTM had a number of exciting bikes to show at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show. Here are five that you don’t want to miss seeing.
1. Roland Sands Design Kurt Caselli Foundation KTM 450: Built for a great cause — The Kurt Caselli Foundation — this custom KTM 450 by RSD will be auctioned off to raise funds. To bid on this amazing one-of-a-kind KTM, click here.
2. MotoAmerica KTM RC 390 Cup Racer: Designed for racers 14 to 22 years old, the KTM RC 390 goes racing in America to help develop future American MotoGP champions. Based on the street-going KTM RC 390, this is a spec machine with a sealed engine to ensure close and fair competition. It’s the closest thing to a Moto3 bike we’ll see in America for the time being, and definitely worth checking out.
3. 2015 KTM Freeride 250 R: Something of a mix between a trials bike and an enduro bike, the 2015 KTM Freeride 250 R is designed for riders who want to take on difficult terrain, but can’t handle a full-size enduro bike. With an electric start 250cc two-stroke motor and Maxxis trials rear tire, the Freeride should be capable of going on some seriously extreme trail rides, while remaining fun for the less experienced rider on normal routes. You’ll spend quite a bit of time going over all the unusual details on this jewel of a trail bike.
4. 2015 KTM PowerParts KTM 1290 Super Duke R: For those who don’t think the stock 2015 KTM 1290 Super Duke R is wild enough, KTM has dug into its PowerParts bin and made it an even more radical V-twin pavement ripper. This is another KTM that you’ll just want to observe and ponder.
5. 2015 KTM 450 SX-F: Supercross season is just around the corner, so you’ll want to check out the basis of the Red Bull KTM 450 SX-F factory racers that Ryan Dungey and Dean Wilson will be racing in the stadiums in 2015. There are plenty of updates to the motor and chassis this year to go over with a fine-toothed comb.
Photography by Don Williams