The 10 Orangest Motorcycles

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It’s finally Halloween, the real reason you own a KTM, and today is your day to ride it proud. If you own an orange motorcycle, it’s probably on this list with nine of its orange brothers and sisters.

2014 Yamaha FZ-09
The FZ-09 is one of our new favorite motorcycles, and Yamaha actually chose to do a run of orange ones after it received a large number of requests to do so (the orange version will be on showroom floors in December). You’ll be able to wheelie-attack Freddie Kruger a-la “I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle.


2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R
The KTM 1290 Super Duke R is the most terrifying motorcycle in the universe. Ghosts and goblins quiver at just the site of its spec sheet and us mere mortals shake at the thought of holding “the beast’s” throttle wide open.


2013 Honda CBR600RR Repsol
Normally, we’re not big fans of special edition motorcycles, but nothing looks quite as cool or intimidating as a Repsol edition CBR600RR. Even the Headless Horseman will be able to see you coming, he just won’t be able to get away.


2013 KTM 350 EXC-F
An off-road race bike with a license plate and signals? Sounds perfect for hunting werewolves. The 350 EXC-F is about as good as it gets off-road and KTM’s signature orange let’s everyone know you’re on the best there is.


2013 KTM RC8
The RC8 is the coolest looking superbike in the world. Sorry Ducati and BMW, there just isn’t anything cooler than a headlight that looks like a plasma sword or a taillight that looks like a spear. The exhaust note haunts my dreams.

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  • James Muehlner

    The link to page 2 is wrong again.

    • Jen Degtjarewsky

      Really? Working fine for me… Sean???

      • James Muehlner

        Looks like they fixed it

        • Jen Degtjarewsky

          Glad its working for you now.

          • Brandon

            The “Read More – Page 2 >>” link doesn’t work.

            • sean macdonald

              working for me….

  • Guest

    Heavy sigh.

  • Jesse

    Heavy sigh. If only…

    • Reid

      The only Harley I would own. Good find, sir.

  • Andrew

    if only you guys could get some ktm loaners….

    • Jen Degtjarewsky

      Let ‘em know you want RA to review them.

    • sean macdonald

      you’re telling me, man.

    • Honyock Undersquare

      The KTM Demo Truck was in my little town yesterday, with a herd of Adventure 1190′s. There was also one with special Dealer’s Meeting burnt orange pearl paint, but nobody got to ride that one.
      KTM really knows how to do a demo ride – almost 70 miles, with a generous portion of twisties in the foothills. And no pussyfootin’ by the lead rider. Yeehaw.

      • sean macdonald

        maybe we should try that, whaddya think @wes siler?

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  • Mike

    What about the Ural Yamal? Or the 2012 V-Strom 650?

    • UrbanMoto

      Love that metallic orange V-Strom color.

  • Guzzto

    Sorry but this list means nothing without the granddaddy of all orange motorcycles, the Laverda Jota it is the original orange beast.

    • Aakash

      The exhaust note on those is more addictive than orange Tic-tacs.

      • Guzzto

        had the pleasure of following a friend on his, such a beautiful sound.

    • Thatmanstu

      Lots of Orange bikes in the world….but this is THE Orange Bike and it is a pretty damn sad world that it was not included…the rest of these are like Beyonce’ singing Etta James….failed imitations of the inimitable………

  • Doug Erickson

    no 2012 burnt orange z1000?

  • Rowtag

    I´m in love with the KTM 990 adventure baja, too bad I can´t find it in mexico

  • sean macdonald

    look at the 5th article down, titled “Why you should forget about the F800GS and buy a Triumph Tiger”

  • Alpha_Geek_Mk2

    Very orange Z1000 is very orange.

    • Reid

      Shame the new Zed doesn’t look as good as this one.

  • Aakash

    The only word that rhymes with “orange” is KTM

  • Graham Dorey

    Can’t believe that no Laverdas are in it. Original Orange.

  • toni796

    i believe that is yamaha MT-09 on the 2nd picture

  • Chris Cope

    No love for the Judge?

    • Piglet2010

      I wish Victory would turn the Judge into a standard – bring in the fork rake, raise the seat, bring back the pegs, and increase rear suspension travel and you would have a nice riding and handling bike with a huge torque engine.

  • Brian

    Best Bike on that list ( IMHO ) is that KTM SM-T, though I think that is a 2012 pictured as most ( if not all ) the 2013′s have the orange frame and nice offset coloration sticker kit. , and god do I hope they make an 1190 version of it, or maybe even a 1290 version ?!?!?!

    • devillock

      This is my current ride(2010) and trust me, it’s got plenty, no, more than enough power for zippy street riding. I would not want to trade more power for a heavier bike, I know, unlikely with KTM but just saying that the 990 is an awesome and fast ride.

      • Brian

        I have a 2010 SM-T also. Though I wished I had gotten a 2011 for the hazard flasher switch for the various motorcycle escort duties I perform at different events. Mine is certainly not lacking for power either, so don’t get me wrong on that.

  • Justin McClintock

    You missed the best one (aka, mine!)

  • Dan Sciannameo

    ok, its a bike

  • Brammofan

    How about the Brammo Enertia (with Eric Bostrom and JD Beach in the background)?

  • Guest

    I think my Speedy should qualify!

  • Victor Henderson

    I think my Speedy might qualify!

  • El Isbani

    All awesome looking bikes.

  • Buzzsaw

    Orange and Fast

    • Brian

      I have actually sat on THAT exact bike in New Castle Harley Davidson in western PA. Funny thing was I knew more about how that bike was set up and equipped than anyone else on their showroom floor.

  • cb750k

    The real grandpa

  • Sentinel

    Stupid garbage “filler” articles to drive traffic to the site are my favorite! Especially when we get at least one or more per day here! lol

  • ookla_the_mok

    what about my ’08 Shiver? It’s rather orange
    For that matter – why is there no Shiver review?

  • JJ Wang

    Greetings from Taiwan!! This is my orange moto “Sirius”. It’s only 150c.c. Look my Facebook Album for more photos :)