KTM 1190 Adventure R Bike of the Year

Just last week at a gala awards ceremony in Sydney, Australia the KTM 1190 Adventure R beat off competition from 12 other motorcycles across 4 different categories to win the Bike of the Year award as judged by the Australian magazine Two Wheels.

The KTM machine was put through its paces both on and off-road by a number of test riders including former GP racer Kevin Magee, who despite having minimal dirt riding experience thought the bike was brilliant.

It was described as being torquey and comfortable, at home no matter what the testers threw at it. The KTM was judged to outshine its competitors in almost every single area of testing.

And the tyre of choice for this award winning motorcycle? The Continental TKC 80, our proven on/off-road tyre used by numerous riders on their expeditions into far flung corners of the globe, as well as plenty of riders who just enjoy mixing it up with an on/off-road route on the weekend!

The bike has been so popular in the Australian market that KTM admit they didn’t even manage to hold stock in their warehouse, and dealers and end users snapped them up as soon as they arrived in the country.

Congratulations to KTM on winning this fantastic award, we are proud to be able to associate the Continental TKC 80 with this revolutionary, award winning motorcycle.