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Tony Cairoli KTM 450 SX-F Maggiora 2015

Catching up with Cairoli: Switching to a 450, racing for the championship and blitzing around on a 125!

The new generation SX MY16 range will soon be hitting dealer floors around the globe. The KTM BLOG caught up with eight time Motocross World Champion Tony Cairoli on his season so far, his input on the bikes and riding 2-stroke!



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Robbie Maddison: Erzberg 2016?

Robbie Maddison, perhaps best known as a Guinness world record holder, jumping off Arc de Triomphe in front of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Tower Bridge in London, being a James Bond double and all round Freestyle legend, visited the Erzbergrodeo for the first time at the weekend as part of the “On Any Sunday – The Next Chapter” launch.



Jonny Walker Erzbergrodeo 2015

Julian Stevens: Jonny Walker´s helping hand

Julian Stevens has been working in the Enduro scene for over 25 years and is now known as being Jonny Walker’s right hand man. After an ultra-tough Erzbergrodeo, where Julian was also exhausted, covered in dirt and can be seen encouraging Jonny all the way through the race, we ask him about his role as Jonny’s manager as well as the Erzbergrodeo 2015.



David Knight Red Bull Hare Srcamble 2005

#inthisyear2005: David Knight wins the Red Bull Hare Scramble for the first time on KTM

It was 20 years ago that the starting flag first dropped on the Erzberg Rodeo – the 21st race will be hosted from 4th to 7th June 2015. This dirt track race in the ore mine has enjoyed cult status for many years. In 2005 Britain´s David Knight won the notorious Red Bull Hare Scramble for the first time on KTM.



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Tourist Trophy: KTM RC 125 to Assen

Motorcycle News’s British Superbike reporter, Simon Patterson, rides 1200km from England to the ‘Cathedral of Motorcycling’ that is Assen.



KTM Shop Avinguda Diagonal Barcelona

Hitting the High Street: KTM ‘window shopping’

What happens at a KTM dealer? Insight from the brand new shop in Barcelona´s exklusive Diagonal shopping street.



Elfed Weaver & KTM 690 DUKE

The longest race

In 1981, Welshman Elfed Weaver crashed out of a race at the Snetterton circuit in England and woke up paralyzed. Adjusting to life in a wheelchair was one thing, the inability to do what he loved most turned Elfed away from bikes. But the desire to race never left and – 34 years later – he’s back on the grid.



Jordi, Alex & KTM 50 SX

The First Time: What happens when you introduce kids to two wheels and an engine?

When is the right time? When can we – as theoretically mature, responsible and considerate parents – expose our offspring to one of the delightful sensations in life that is motorcycling?



Carlos Rivera & Ryan Dungey´s KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition

The man behind the spanners: Carlos Rivera talks working for Ryan Dungey

The life of a motocross technician in the USA would be a dream for many aspiring young mechanics. The KTM BLOG talks to recently crowned AMA 450SX World Champion Ryan Dungey’s chief mechanic. Carlos Rivera talks about life on the road, working with KTM and just how much that title means to him.



Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup 2015

Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup: Riding school powered by KTM

They are young, they are fast – and they are dreaming of a career in World Championships. The junior pilots in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, some as young as 13, kicked off the 2015 season last weekend in the Spanish city of Jerez. This speedy group of racers, many still with braces on their teeth, is following the trail of many renowned names.