A second instalment of tips and advice direct from the Red Bull KTM Factory Team for ways to safeguard your offroad bike.
When it comes to racing KTM might have an incredible record at the Dakar, or in Enduro or GP wins and titles in Moto3 … but it is in Motocross where the company have struck hard and fast in the last ten years and have won every championship going.
There was a moment when I was worried about the sharp air penetrating straight through to my heart. It was reassuring to know that at thirty-eight years old that there are still plenty of ‘first time’ experiences in life. I am stood in my underwear with only some thermal gloves and a pair of clogs in a ‘Cryosauna’: a cylindrical chamber not unlike a shower cubicle and I’m surrounded by plumes of dry ice.
At nineteen years of age Moto3 racer Karel Hanika has to grow up quickly. The grin, locks and carefree demeanour of the youngster was given leeway in 2014 to learn the ropes of the unforgiving entry category in MotoGP, but as part of the Red Bull KTM Ajo crew for a second year the spotlight is getting warmer.
When is the right time? When can we – as theoretically mature, responsible and considerate parents – expose our offspring to one of the delightful sensations in life that is motorcycling?
Red Bull KTM’s Jeffrey Herlings is just twenty years old and already a double FIM Motocross World Champion. Now blazing a trail through the 2015 campaign after three rounds we caught up with the ‘Sand Master’ to talk about how he gets dressed for victory and the items that people might see even more in 2016 if he makes the move from MX2 to MXGP.