• Dec 28, 2008
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You've got to respect the capabilities of the orange and black machines currently rolling out of KTM's Austrian headquarters, but after watching some promotional footage of its latest bikes in action, we can only surmise that the European cycle manufacturer isn't quite familiar with the lawyer-bred nature of things here in the United States. After the break, you'll find a set of seriously awesome videos highlighting the kind of hooligan antics made possible by Supermoto-style machinery like the KTM 690SM and 950SM. You'll also witness the sheer performance and acceleration available to riders of any literbike, including KTM's new RC8.

These guys are hardcore, reminding us that it's not always the destination, but rather how you get there. This footage really speaks for itself, so we can only add a reminder to ride safe out there and to keep the really dangerous antics relegated to a proper track.

[Source: The Return of the Cafe Racers]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      This makes me want to trade in my FJR for a 690!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was trying to think of the rider's name...anyone know?

      OH, now I remember: Organ Donor.

      I ride a motorcycle, and folks need to know that this is f'ing stupid to do this mess on public streets.
      • 6 Years Ago
      so they want their customers to go get killed riding like this?
        • 6 Years Ago
        if you think riding like that on the street isnt stupid then maybe you should be thinking more.

        I'm not saying they are not awesome videos just sort of funny encouraging everyone to go ride extremely dangerous. I would want to keep my customer base alive!
      • 6 Years Ago
      KTM is giving us a friendly reminder driving home what motorcyclists already know:

      2 wheels > 4 wheels. I would dearly love to swap my Suzook DRZ 400SM for the KTM 690!!! Keep the bike content coming.
        • 6 Years Ago
        2>4? In what aspect?
        Oh, u know what, whatever...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Oh, I forgot to add that cars lean the wrong way in corners :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Power to weight ratio, and price. You have to compare it performance-wise to at least a Gallardo. I know a guy who has beaten Vipers on his $10,000 Suzuki Bandit 1200.

        But from day to day, I will take my four wheels. Give me my Exige 240 please!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd drive like this only knowing that I will die anyway in one week at latest...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Belive me guys i have seen much crazier things on the streets... for example overtaking without seeing the next corner.

      Sure it makes fun..until you crash.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Words cannot describe the pure overwhelming extreme stunning awesomeness of these videos and the behaviour that they demonstrate.

      P.S. They should make X-Bows able to do wheelies. ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      If only they would have used the bikes exhaust and engine as the only soundtrack for the video...

      See this video for the proper way to do an audio track for advertising purposes:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh_U7Ul2v0A&fmt=18
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man these adverts work well. I want a bike pretty bad all over again. R.I.P old POS dirt bike.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love that they are advertising every possible illegal thing you can do with their motorcycle. Hooligan bikes live on!
        • 6 Years Ago
        i stopped at the light just after ocean beach on the great highway, the light turned and less than a few seconds later i looked down and the bike was doing 78 in third accelerating up the hill toward ft funston.I dont ride the beast that often but it sure is fun .
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, the marketers who work for motorcycle firms sure have hard jobs, don't they?

        I could have done withou the annoying techno soundtrack though.
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