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.
In 1974, KTM won its first Motocross World Championship, but even in terms of products there were record-breaking news from Mattighofen: various novelties, among them the KTM moped Hobby III, a long runner.
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.
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.
Some months ago, at the LC4 Triathlon in Barcelona, one of our Blog scibblers tested the KTM 690 ENDURO R and felt inspired to express his impressions in a love letter.
As a guest starter, the 14-year-old Tim Holtz competed in the second of eight season races of the ADAC Junior Cup powered by KTM. Already at his first appearance, the KTM Blog Team rider recorded a decent success.
The framework programme of the International German Championship from June 20-22, 2014 in Oschersleben offers interesting races. Among them the second round of the ADAC Junior Cup powered by KTM which will see Tim Holtz as a guest starter for the KTM Blog Team. A few days before the race start, we spoke to the 14 year old German racing talent.
All radiators that are mounted on KTM bikes are manufactured at WP Performance Systems located in Munderfing. We take a look behind the scenes at the WP Radiator production.
Four lucky finalists were eventually chosen from thousands of entries – but only the one who scores most points from the various challenges will go on to claim the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. We caught up with the four lucky riders before they received their long-awaited bikes.