At the end of last year, veteran motorcycle test journalist Roland Brown was one of the privileged few to fly into Doha to steer the BEAST 2.0 around the downtown streets and then through the floodlit Losail International Circuit curves. We asked him for an honest verdict …
Monthly archives: February, 2017
This week the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship – MXGP – starts its 61st year of existence. The series was inaugurated after five years of European status in 1957 (Swede Bill Nilsson was the first ever world champ on a 500cc AJS) and the latest incarnation will awaken far from EU shores with Qatar and the Losail lights opening proceedings for the fifth year in a row.
With our KTM 1190 ADVENTURE Rs – recently serviced in the USA – we started the next stage of the Panini Moto Tour round the world trip which is set to take us through seven central American countries: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama – and then on “down” to Columbia.
Have you looked at part of a KTM and wondered ‘how did they come up with that?’ Ideas fly around constantly in the fabrication of a motorcycle or an update of a current model. In an effort to tap into that creative process of what makes it onto a bike (and what doesn’t) we peered into the confidential world of R&D at Mattighofen …
Motorsport has frequently made history with an array of successes, world champions, record-breakers, and extraordinary bikes. For a long time now, motorsport has also been of great importance to many families: Generations have followed the very same passion for years, and my family is no exception.
Competitive Supercross in Germany is in bad shape. There is a lack of riders of an international caliber. But all that could change – with Carl Ostermann. The twelve-year-old is being trained as a Supercross specialist by Motocross legend Collin Dugmore.
Sam Sunderland talks to the KTM BLOG about finishing the Dakar Rally for the first time, and taking an incredible victory, KTM’s 16th consecutive win, at the notoriously tough event.