Four different ADVENTURE motorcycles “Made in Austria” meet four high-calibre sporting champions and motorbike enthusiasts. In the first part of an extraordinary report, we followed rally world champion Marc Coma and high-flier Hannes Arch. In the second part of the report, the former king of the slopes, Luc Alphand, and Formula 1 star Mark Webber accepted our invitation to Barcelona and completed the ADVENTURE quartet.
The notorious Dakar Rally is renowned for being one of the toughest races in the world, but with most of the talk being about the trials and tribulations of the riders, it’s easy to forget the difficult task that their mechanics face. The KTM BLOG talked to the ultra-experienced Roland Bruckner, Jordi Viladoms’ mechanic, whom has been involved in rally racing since 1999, and knows just what it takes to be a Dakar Rally mechanic.
Statistically speaking, you spend 22.37 years of your life in bed. Another 16.63 years are spent at work and you’re ill for 4.29 years …. That leaves about 5.2 years for DUKE riding. All in all, not too bad an outlook. Just DUKE it! Advertising for a motorcycle may have been unusual 20 years ago, but so was the motorcycle.
Robbie Maddison is, without a doubt, the biggest motorcycle daredevil on the face of the planet today. A top-level freestyle rider, a Hollywood stuntman, a world record distance jumper and responsible for some of the sickest and most daring stunts ever performed on a motorcycle and one of the stars in the KTM-supported film, “On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter”.
On 11th November 1994, the KTM motorcycle business was rebranded KTM Sportmotorcycle AG. It was the beginning of a success story that lasts until the present day and made KTM the number one among the European manufacturers.
Why is the German KTM SUPER DUKE Battle – in which 990 and 1290cc SUPER DUKEs compete together (in separate classifications) with organisation and support provided by KTM dealer Konrad Schittko – so unbelievably popular? It’s best we let those involved explain it themselves…
Prego. The Austrian input to this year’s runway competition in Milan is the KTM 1050 ADVENTURE. It is no desperately dolled up diva, but a fascinating bike that impresses with sporting naturalness.
The new KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE is equipped with a cornering light. We explain how this innovative technology works.
After a summer with a lot of miles, fuel, tears, laughter, burn-outs, bum-outs and fighting (not really) the 1290 SUPER DUKE R challenge has come to an end.
Second part of our visit to Akrapovič in Slovenia. The KTM BLOG went to talk to company founder Igor Akrapovič.