When talking about Los Angeles most people think about Walt Disney and the Hollywood Boulevard. A confirmed motorcyclist will first think of the surrounding canyons – tailor-made for the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R.
All over the world, the KTM spare parts center supplies dealers with spare and expendable parts – a logistic masterstroke. We´ve taken a look behind the scenes.
“I have a professional understanding and a professional training that allows me to do my job but I think my biggest strength is that I understand motorcycles and absolutely love them. I grew up around dealers, racing and the industry so I have a feel for it.”
60 years ago, KTM celebrated the first of numerous production records – a review at the year 1954.
Right before the start into the 2014 MotoGP season we paid a visit to Aki Ajo´s Red Bull KTM Moto3 workshop in Barcelona.
In 2007, the British freelance motorcycle journalist Jon Urry paid his first visit to the KTM factory in Mattighofen – it seems to be a lasting memory.
Interesting details about the powerful 1290 SUPER DUKE R´s 180hp V2 engine.
When it comes to Moto3, KTM uses a steel tube chassis, produced by Kalex, to insert the powerful 250cc engine. We visited the light metal specialists, located in Augsburg, and checked what makes the aluminium chassis and engine such a brilliant combination.
If Jack Miller still comes across as feeling a bit awkward in his surroundings as the leading light of the Red Bull Ajo KTM Moto3 team then this is not evident on the track where the 18 year old Australian has set the pace so far in tests leading up to the beginning of the new MotoGP season in Qatar next week.
Right after the first MX race and just before the first Moto3 race of the season 2014, we had a look at the similar but different Moto3 and MX2 engines.