The lights flicked on the FREERIDE E with the media launch in Austria last week. Here are a couple of reasons why we’re buzzing on electric.
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.
A take on the development of the FREERIDE E and KTM’s E-Mobility programme with R&D expert Nina Deitermann.
More smiles per mile: I take my helmet off and sit by the side of the bike after a long day in the saddle. I’m sweating. My heart is racing. I’d smoke if I did. Somebody hand me a beer …
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.
After a successful start at a 7 hours race at the end of April, the KTM Beast Boys made another race appearance with their KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE Rs at a 6 hours event in Oschersleben.
Earlier in the year, four very lucky people who had put themselves forward were picked and given the privilege to ‘borrow’ a KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R for the majority of the year to compete in a series of challenges. When the dust settles and the tyre smoke drifts away, one of them will still be holding the keys to their KTM and get to keep “The Beast” forever.
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.