Just one year after KTM started production of motorcycles in 1953, the company announced its first production record – the 1000th motorcycle, a R 125 “Tourist”, left the factory doors. Fast forward a quarter of a century and the 50,000th KTM 2-stroke engine rolled off the production line; as a result the Austrian Quality Seal – a quality award for Austrian Products – was awarded to the Mattighofen-based manufacturer.
On the track, the RC8 was being raced to top five results in AMA Superbike by the likes of Chris Fillmore and even starring at the Isle of Man TT. In Europe KTM established a team to enter the competitive IDM German Superbike series.
Backcountry Discovery Routes® is a KTM North America supported organization that has been opening up the American wilderness to US adventure riders for nearly a decade. With a new portal coming soon, BDR are working to bring easy access to European riders too…
The Red Bull Romaniacs is renowned as one of the toughest enduro events on the planet, and the 2019 race was no exception. A struggle from start to finish, the event saw riders endure four full days of competition in the Romanian hills following the opening day’s prologue in the local town of Sibiu.
At the turn of the decade KTM manufactured one of the most striking and surprising superbikes on the market but in a few short years it was gone. What happened to the RC8?
With over 110 KTM PowerParts available to fit straight onto the KTM 790 ADVENTURE, we look at five different ways to add practicality, fine tune comfort and increase confidence ahead of your next summer exploration…
Struggling to go through his paces in the MotoGP™ category, Hafizh Syahrin isn’t letting adversity affect him. The Red Bull KTM Tech3 rider still walks around the paddock in good spirits. He has a unique personality, which sparks interest in his past, present and future.
Picking up a brand new KTM 790 ADVENTURE from Madrid and riding more than 20,000 kms to Mongolia, experienced motorcycle adventurer Martin Lazaro shares the highlights of an epic trip across 12 countries and two continents.