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.
On the verge of an eighth world title and sixth in a row in MXGP the absolute master of motocross racing, Tony Cairoli, reveals his roots and passion for the sport.
30 years ago, almost to the day, Heinz Kinigadner became 250cc Motocross World Champion with KTM. Even today the Tyrolese, who is involved in social initiatives, is one of the most popular Austrian sportsman. Reason enough to recall Kini´s exciting season.
Any motorcyclist, who has once participated in a board meeting appreciates the pleasant ambience and feeling. It is even more special, when it’s a meeting of certain models instead of a brand meeting or a meeting on the occasion of a particular event.