Rachel Atherton is the benchmark of Women’s Downhill Mountain-biking. For the past year, Rachel and her fellow GT Factory Racing Downhill Mountain-Bike teammates and siblings, Dan and Gee, have been riding around on KTM FREERIDE 350s when away from pedal-powered competition. Here is what she has to say.
19.012 kilometres, from May 30 to September 2 on the KTM 1190 ADVENTURE R – the travel log.
Never before has a South African seen the spectacle that is Red Bull X-Fighters, well not on South African soil anyway. A more scenic and historic location could not have been chosen for the SA tour finale, the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the country’s capital, hosted the 50th Red Bull X-Fighters event since its inseption in 2007.
At the media presentation of the all-new KTM RC 125 for European media in Linz, stunt rider and KTM flagship Rok Bagoroš has been invited to test and give his opinion on the new bike.
This week the new KTM RC 125 is presented in the Upper Austrian town Linz. Media representatives from all over Europe will arrive at the provincial capital to have a first ride on the all-new eighth-litre supersport bike.
No record broken, no stage won, no laurels gained. Just fun remote paved roads.
My story begins when KTM decided to enter the world of road racing. The plan was initially to gain GP experience with 125s from 2003 onwards. MotoGP would then be on the agenda from 2005. But everything turned out differently. My career was brief and turbulent.
Injuries are the worst thing that can happen to a sportsman. Slovenian Freestyle pro Rok Bagoroš learned that the hard way. The prolonged recovery process he documented in a watchable video.
In the middle of June, a different kind of race took place in the Austrian town Mühlen. The European classic elite and their historical enduro bikes met in Styria to contest for points and positions on the history-charged trails.