Robert Jonas works side-by-side with Pit Beirer in deciding a whole host of KTM’s racing strategy, particularly for offroad, so we sat down to ask what it was like in an often harsh world of plans, contracts and gambles …
The North Loop (“Nordschleife”) of the Nurburgring is one of the most famous, and probably the most notorious, of all race tracks in the world. The Nordschleife itself is more than 21 kilometers in length, but if we include the grand-prix circuit completed during the 80s, then a complete lap extends over 24 kilometers. As luck would have it, the VLN motorsport club (“Verein Langstrecke Nürburgring” – the Nurburgring Endurance Club) has for decades been hosting the largest and most popular race series in the world at this most extraordinary of all race tracks. And a really spectacular treat was added in the middle of this season, the “KTM X-BOW CUP powered by MICHELIN”.
There is little doubt that Jorge Prado is the most sensational starter in the FIM Motocross World Championship. In his first Grand Prix year the sixteen year old Spaniard is set to take home the Fox Holeshot Award with fourteen distinctions so far from thirty-four motos on his works KTM 250 SX-F … we wanted to find out how.
Rarely has a slice of the motorcycle market been so well described by a single word. ‘FREERIDE’ was a segment created by KTM for a motorcycle that blended Enduro and Trial traits and enticed riders of all levels to enjoy offroad without pressure and with the fun factor pushed to the fore. Now the company has overseen the arrival of a new 250 …
What’s it like to build and govern a MotoGPTM setup from scratch? We grabbed some time with the man at the peak of the Red Bull KTM operation to find out.
Those who want to travel far and fast don’t need a lot, but they do need the best. KTM builds ADVENTURE series bikes for touring enthusiasts, and has been doing so for precisely 20 years now. At KTM, ADVENTURE means much more than a big tank or a chrome-plated exhaust, and bikes adorned with stickers reminiscent of Rally successes – ADVENTURE has been KTM’s philosophy since 1997, back when the 640 LC4 ADVENTURE made its debut.
It’s not hard to choose a route because there are very few roads and just as few overnight accommodation options. In Brazil there were countless hotels, hostels and B&B’s but in Uruguay you need to go in one of the sparse cities to find a place to sleep. The road surfaces are reasonable and there’s hardly any traffic. However, that changes immediately when we enter the capital, where almost half of the entire 3.5 million population of the country lives; a nation four times bigger than the Netherlands.
Racers regularly credit the team for their achievements and in 2017 the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing crew in MXGP has been chiming in sixth gear by leading both MX2 and MXGP categories all season. We journeyed behind the scenes to find out a bit more about the other ‘cogs’ of the machine that are making it all happen on the track.
The photos are done, the products are ready to ship and the details of a new, fresh and honed KTM PowerWear Casual and Accessories 2018 catalog are now out there. But the new catalog is not the only interesting thing in the KTM PowerWear offering. That´s why we decided to delve into some of the most attention-grabbing features currently available.