KTM’s READY TO RACE RC 390 CUP machine has found another race series to nurture emerging tarmac talents.
As good as it gets – exactly ten years ago, the KTM Enduro Team came away victorious across the board. KTM factory riders Ivan Cervantes from Spain, Samuli Aro from Finland, and David Knight from Great Britain won the Enduro World Championship overwhelmingly in all three classes. Moreover, the three world-class riders in the team managed by Fabio Farioli and Kari Tiainen didn’t even need any points from the final round held in the Italian Enduro stronghold of Bergamo.
From 125 to 1301cc, the current KTM DUKE range is as wide-ranging and diverse as ever in 2015. The KTM BLOG attended the ‘DUKE IT’ media event in Thailand to ride the six-strong line-up back-to-back and found out more about the many changes that KTM’s first global superstar – the 390 DUKE – receives this year.
Ross Noble is one of the biggest names in stand-up comedy in the United Kingdom and Australia and the 38-year old is also massively into his motorbikes – on and offroad. Ross also has an alternative travel series beginning on TV in the UK on March 24 which sees him ride the length and breadth of the country on a KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. The KTM BLOG caught up with him before the first episode aired.
From almost 200mph to studies of tooth decay: MO brings an unusual lifestyle blend to Red Bull KTM but the Ajo crew could have landed themselves another title contender – meet Miguel Oliveira.
David Knight MBE is perhaps one of the more outspoken riders in Enduro, and he’s certainly a favourite with the fans. The 36-year-old Manxman once dominated everything he raced in and is a real powerhouse on a motorcycle.
Capturing the spirit of Adventure is a new lifestyle magazine from KTM – UNBOUND. The 66-page publication is filled with exclusive stories, technical features and interviews that get right under the skin of the current KTM Travel Enduro range.
Red Bull KTM’s Jonny Walker is one of the factory’s most versatile young stars. When he’s not battling the elements at Hells Gate or winning The Tough One then he’s trying to de-throne the likes of Taddy Blazusiak or David Knight in the Indoor arenas of SuperEnduro. This weekend the last round of six takes place in France and Walker is pushing for a final podium place in the championship standings.
The KTM Junior Supercross Challenge (KJSC) is an important program in the USA promoting the very grass roots of offroad racing, which gives juniors the opportunity of a lifetime to live a day in the life of a factory Supercross racer.