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#inthisyear1995: KTM acquires Husaberg

Sweden – approximately nine million inhabitants, huge distances, and only a few paved roads. Forests as far as the eye can see. A country made for enduro riding. No wonder that a brand like Husaberg managed to establish itself here. Husaberg has belonged to KTM for 20 years now.



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Interview with Marc Coma: The Dakar warrior returns with a fifth trophy

Almost two weeks after the event and Coma is jubilant, but visibly tired after numerous interviews and celebrations as he returned to his home place in Avià, Spain. We caught up with the Dakar-man to talk about the feat he conquered this year and his reflection on the race after returning home.



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A conversation with Dean Wilson

We met Red Bull KTM’s newest AMA Supercross and Motocross star to talk racing, pressure, Red Bull and settling into a new team.



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Interview of the Month: Podium star Toby Price talks about his Dakar debut

KTM-ace Toby Price is an Australian enduro and offroad racer, whom has achieved numerous national titles, has won the Finke Desert race four times, and came second in the 2012 Baja 1000, which have all made him a national racing hero.



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The Re-imaginator: Deus Ex’s Michael Woolaway talks

The KTM BLOG went to Los Angeles and Venice Boulevard to meet Deus Ex Machina’s renowned custom bike builder Michael Woolaway to chat about his Orange crush.



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#inthisyear2005: Good fortune and tragedy at the Dakar Rally

The KTM Team unwillingly experienced the closeness of good fortune and tragedy during the 27th edition of the Dakar Rally. Two-time Dakar winner Fabrizio Meoni lost his life the next day in a serious accident on Stage 11. Then on 16 January 2005, Cyril Despres arrived at Lac Rose in Dakar ahead of Spanish rider Marc Coma and the South African Alfie Cox, thereby securing KTM’s fifth Dakar victory in succession.



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A privateer´s view on the Dakar: Simon and Llewelyn Pavey

Like father, like son. Privateers Simon and his son Llewelyn Pavey take on the 2015 Dakar together.



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Fourfold Adventure – Part 2!

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 former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber accepted our invitation to Barcelona and completed the ADVENTURE quartet.



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Mechanic Roland Bruckner about the Dakar 2015 preparations

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.



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Jordi Viladoms talks about his Dakar 2015 race preparation

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.