KTM’s Marc Coma took an incredible fifth victory at the 2015 edition of the Dakar rally and it was also the orange manufacturer’s 14th consecutive win at the race credited with being one of the toughest in the world. Almost two weeks after the event and Coma is jubilant, but visibly tired after numerous interviews and celebrations as he returned to his home place in Avià, Spain. We caught up with the Dakar-man to talk about the feat he conquered this year and his reflection on the race after returning home.
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE – What lies behind the semi-active suspension from WP.
Like father, like son. Privateers Simon and his son Llewelyn Pavey take on the 2015 Dakar together.
Last year Jordi Viladoms was brought into the Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Racing Team at short notice and managed to have an outstanding race to take the runner-up position behind teammate Marc Coma with next to no preparation on the KTM 450 RALLY factory bike. The KTM BLOG caught up with him at a recent test to find out how he prepares for the race.
An exclusive interview with the man who helped shape the look and image of KTM today.
Four different ADVENTURE motorcycles “Made in Austria” meet four high-calibre sporting champions and motorbike enthusiasts. With the threat of enormous riding fun four superstars accepted our invitation to roll out the year in dignified manner with the stars of the ADVENTURE scene. In the first part of an extraordinary report, we follow rally world champion Marc Coma and high-flier Hannes Arch.
There is little doubt on the positive effect that former world champion Roger De Coster has had on KTM North America since he was placed in a position of immense influence on the racing programme in 2011. After four years in orange and shortly after his 70th birthday celebrations we took five minutes of his time at the Motocross of Nations to ask for some perspective.
The covers are off the MXGP title-winning factory bike. Here’s the low-down on the changes.
To go one’s own way – who hasn’t dreamed of that? Markus Krämer dared to do it. The graduate mechanical engineer worked at KTM for seven years and now manages his own company: Krämer Motorcycles. The first prototype single-cylinder racing machines have already been produced and the intention is to enter them into small-scale production soon.
The current and maybe future MX2 World Champion explains how he likes his title winning motorcycle.