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Clutch failure


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The clutch has failed on my 950 Supermoto. Pressure just drains away as you operate the clutch. My guess is a slave cylinder leaking into the gearbox, a fault my 640 suffered… Well done the AA.

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KTM RC8 launch and 990 Superduke demo


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Today Premier Bikes unveiled the fabulous new RC8: a good day to be in for a service. The RC8 is simply gorgeous. The crowd seemed divided, with some girlfriends expressing a preference for something perhaps less orange and expensive. I want to build a reinforced shelf in the lounge… The team were kind enough to offer a 990 Superduke demonstration while I waited: A tremendous piece of kit: super light and small, yet spacious enough for my 6 foot form. […]

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Safety first kids!


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These reflective stickers are black when the light isn’t behind you: well done 3M. Must take it on a track day this year…

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Hallmarks of a better commute home


Cold, wet, filthy. Uncomfortable, dangerous and dark. These are the hallmarks of better commute than the tube, a wait, the train and a drive.

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The left won’t like it


Ready to race: http://www.ktm-rc8.net/fileadmin/rc8/video/vid_2.php What tracks are for. Now, where’s the biofuel version?

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KTM baffles fitted


The standard Akrapovic baffles arrived today: fitted over lunch. Still sounds great, just rather more polite. I don’t know why anyone would cut them down if they knew what to expect. So, top tip: do not cut down your Akrapovic baffles. It’s pointless and rude.

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Thoughts on the KTM 950 Supermoto


It’s the daddy. That is all.

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Thoughts on the KTM 690 SM Prestige


Just rode back from Didcot on a kindly loaned 690 SM, in the mist. Great fun, in the spirit of the 640. A bit small for me and, naturally, it vibrates. A laugh then, but I’m not swapping the 950 for it. Ride responsibly!

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Three hours a day commuting – hooray :-D


On the one hand, I have to spend three hours a day commuting, but on the other, I get to spend three hours a day on a KTM 950 Supermoto. Brilliant 😀

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KTM MPG


We’re doing 40 mpg consistently: an hour in London traffic and about 30 mins on the motorway.

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