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Interview of the Month: Roger De Coster – 5 minutes on 4 years at 70

There is little doubt on the positive effect that former world champion Roger De Coster has had on KTM North America since he was placed in a position of immense influence on the racing programme in 2011. After four years in orange and shortly after his 70th birthday celebrations we took five minutes of his time at the Motocross of Nations to ask for some perspective.



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KTM SUPER DUKE Battle: Racing with family ties

Why is the German KTM SUPER DUKE Battle – in which 990 and 1290cc SUPER DUKEs compete together (in separate classifications) with organisation and support provided by KTM dealer Konrad Schittko – so unbelievably popular? It’s best we let those involved explain it themselves…



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EICMA 2014: KTM 350 SX-F FACTORY – The leader stays the leader

The covers are off the MXGP title-winning factory bike. Here’s the low-down on the changes.



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Akrapovič Part 2 – Interview

Second part of our visit to Akrapovič in Slovenia. The KTM BLOG went to talk to company founder Igor Akrapovič.



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Akrapovič Part 1 – Factory

Light weight, improved power, beautiful design, perfect fit, crisp sound: The exhaust systems from the Slovenian company Akrapovič don’t have a legendary reputation for nothing. The KTM BLOG went to take a look round the company’s factory.



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#inthisyear2004: Casey Stoner wins first road racing grand prix for KTM

Giacomo Agostini, Mike Hailwood, Geoff Duke and Angel Nieto – today, the world champions of the 1950s and 1960s are motorsport legends. One of their successors is the Australian Casey Stoner, who won the first road racing GP for KTM this weekend ten years ago.



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Krämer Motorcycles: Pure riding fun

To go one’s own way – who hasn’t dreamed of that? Markus Krämer dared to do it. The graduate mechanical engineer worked at KTM for seven years and now manages his own company: Krämer Motorcycles. The first prototype single-cylinder racing machines have already been produced and the intention is to enter them into small-scale production soon.



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Interview of the Month, part 2: The perfect combination – Herlings and his KTM 250 SX-F

The current and maybe future MX2 World Champion explains how he likes his title winning motorcycle.



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Interview of the Month, part 1: Tony Cairoli & why he rides motocross

On the verge of an eighth world title and sixth in a row in MXGP the absolute master of motocross racing, Tony Cairoli, reveals his roots and passion for the sport.



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God bless Africa, God bless the Red Bull X-Fighters

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.