Matt Johnson

Blistering power and refinement define the 1301cc LC8 75-degree V-twin engine. .

Slick shifting and racetrack-worthy hardware are the status quo.

Five riding modes are available. The standard preset Rain, Street, and Sport adjust throttle response and rider aids.

Two optional riding modes—Track and Performance—are customizable and intended for serious riding.

Track is the fiercest of them all and quite sharp for the road.

Matt Johnson

Flight Path

Track allows you to customize your electronic settings—switch throttle maps, swap ABS modes, adjust TC on the fly, or disable WC. I consider it mandatory for hard riding or track use.

Performance mode is essentially the same as Track, while maintaining access to cruise control and KTM My Ride navigation.