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2005 KTM Supermoto Photo Gallery

When KTM invited us to Las Vegas to try out their latest supermoto SMR models, it was an offer we couldn't refuse. Check out what we thought after our 2005 KTM Supermoto First Ride.

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Stripped bare, the 450SMR looks just as bad-ass as it does fully clothed.
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The KTM 525 SMR.
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Members of KTM's Media Department, clued us in on how the new SMR's will deliver new riders an opportunity to enter into supermoto, while allowing more the more experienced a legit racing platform.
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The orange and black looks good, you can also see the Euro 2 compliant exhaust.
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Red Bull is the proud sponor of the AMA Supermoto-a-go-go.
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Things start getting even more fun in supermoto, once you pick up the finer nuances of the slide.
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KTM was kind enough to let Ken play Supermoto down in Vegas with their new SMRs, the 450 and 525.
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The brakes on the 450 SMR get the job done with authority.
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The 525SMR packed a bit more punch than the 450, and got a little unruly at times.
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The 525SMR demands a lot of strength and stamina from the rider. Running it around the track all afternoon gives you a greater appreciation for the pros.
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It may look simple enough to pitch the bike into a turn sideways and slide towards the apex with your footpeg grinding into the asphalt - but I'll leave that to the pros.
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The 525SMR demands a lot of strength and stamina from the rider. Running it around the track all afternoon gives you a greater appreciation for the pros.
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The 450 was easier to handle than its older brother the 525.
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Deceleration takes some getting used to, riding a kitted bike with an optional slipper clutch helped out.
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One of the tricks in supermoto is pefecting a quick turn on the pavement.