• KTM 790 DUKE PROTOTYPE
    KTM 790 DUKE PROTOTYPE
  • KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R MY17
    KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R MY17
  • KTM RC CUP
    KTM RC CUP
  • KTM RACING
    KTM RACING
  • KTM EXC MY17
    KTM EXC MY17
  • KTM FREERIDE E
    KTM FREERIDE E Microsite
  • KTM PowerWear 2017
    KTM PowerWear 2017
  • KTM ADVENTURE MY2017
    KTM ADVENTURE MY2017
Harald Plöckinger (AUT) 2016

Interview of the month: Harald Plöckinger, KTM COO

We continue to put the board of directors under the spotlight and this month we catch up with the 55 year old Chief Operating Officer to talk some nuts and bolts of KTM.



KTM 790 DUKE-Prototyp

2016 EICMA bike show highlight? Go the full 790

There was a range of little details and fresh ‘oranges’ on the robust stand at the EICMA show last week but it was clear that the appearance and growl of the new 790 DUKE was firmly center stage. We spoke to Product Marketing Manager Adriaan Sinke on the prototype that everybody was talking about …



KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R MY2017

Seeing the light: the new face of street?

Eagled eyed visitors to the INTERMOT show and subsequently the fresh 2017 SUPER ADVENTURE model range by KTM might have noticed a curious new headlight in the offing. The catching LED unit (and cornering lights on the SUPER ADVENTURE) is about to make an even bigger impact at KTM and we spoke to Kiska’s lead designer, Craig Dent, for the truth behind the glass …



Berit Buder 2016

Expanding the Orange: KTM in bloom

KTM board member Harald Plöckinger recently stated in an interview that he felt the people at the company was one of the reasons behind the rate of growth and success in the last half a decade. We spoke to Vice President of Human Resources at Mattighofen, Berit Buder, to find out a bit about how the orange has pulsed …



Jeffrey Herlings (NED) SMX Cup VELTINS-Arena (GER) 2016

End of an era: Herlings leaves MX2 vacuum

One of the greatest 250cc riders ever faces a new challenge in 2017 and leaves a void of statistics, victories and trophies in his wake. We take a little look at how world champ Jeffrey Herlings decimated MX2.



Scott Sports Prospect © Scott Sports

Window to the world: Goggles

Even something as rudimentary as a pair of goggles can sweep along with the march of motorcycle technology. We dip into how this essential piece of riding kit should not be ignored …



tape2

Weird! 5 strange sights in MXGP

MXGP stars are a fairly accessible lot. They can often be seen preparing their kit or having a team debrief in full view of the public. This informality means that eagle-eyed fans can see some curious behind-the-scenes part of being a pro racer … here are a few we have spotted in the Grand Prix paddock …



Jeffrey Herlings (NED) KTM 250 SX-F Glen Helen (USA) 2016

Words of a World Champion: Checking in with MX2 number one Jeffrey Herlings

Jeffrey Herlings’ path to a third MX2 FIM Motocross World Championship in just seven years in the class, in Red Bull KTM colors and just before his twenty-second birthday has been as fraught as it has been exciting and startling.



Charlotte Motor Speedway (USA) 2016

Making a Grand Prix

What goes into making an MXGP meeting (besides a large budget)? We talked with the man behind the recent Grand Prix of Americas at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for some insight.



Shaun Simpson (GBR) Loket (CZE) 2016

The Hard Push: Fitness for offroad

Riding offroad is damn hard. What does it take to make it at the top level? To win races and lead rivals in an FIM World Championship like MXGP? How do the pros rank with other sportsmen? We asked around in the Grand Prix paddock and cornered Wilvo Virus Performance KTM double British Champion and GP winner Shaun Simpson for some insight …