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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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Column: A damned hot pursuit – the KTM Beast Boys at the 6-H race in Oschersleben

After a successful start at a 7 hours race at the end of April, the KTM Beast Boys made another race appearance with their KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE Rs at a 6 hours event in Oschersleben.



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Interview of the month: KTM CSO Hubert Trunkenpolz

A special interview with KTM Chief Sales Officer Hubert Trunkenpolz: a man from the very fabric of KTM taking Orange overseas.



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ADAC Junior Cup powered by KTM: Decent result for guest starter Tim Holtz in Oschersleben

As a guest starter, the 14-year-old Tim Holtz competed in the second of eight season races of the ADAC Junior Cup powered by KTM. Already at his first appearance, the KTM Blog Team rider recorded a decent success.



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1290 SD R Challenge: Fight for the “Beast” – The Handover

Four lucky finalists were eventually chosen from thousands of entries – but only the one who scores most points from the various challenges will go on to claim the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. We caught up with the four lucky riders before they received their long-awaited bikes.



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Column: Fast & Furious – R-iding experience in Hockenheim

Two 1290 SUPER DUKE R – a former MotoGP star – a rocket – a press officer – and 1000 km race distance in Hockenheim. In short, in a 7 hour battle the “KTM Beast Boys” competed against 70 full-faired sportsbikes.



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The American Dream

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.



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Interview of the month: Jon-Erik Burleson, master of KTM North America

“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.”



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The Birth of “The Beast”: Tech talk with engine developer Peter Gorbach

Interesting details about the powerful 1290 SUPER DUKE R´s 180hp V2 engine.



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HSR – Hot socks for Racing!

With a KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R Peter Ubl races the SUPER DUKE Battle and carries out an interesting part time work – he produces tyre warmers. We spoke to the 51 year old German about his job, which is definitively everything but ordinary.