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.
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.
The spotlight falls on KTM’s Extreme Enduro star and Romaniacs winner Jonny Walker.
A South African MX youngster on the way up.
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.
Injuries are the worst thing that can happen to a sportsman. Slovenian Freestyle pro Rok Bagoroš learned that the hard way. The prolonged recovery process he documented in a watchable video.
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.