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New home for history: The KTM Museum hits second gear and looks towards 2017

The inhabitants of central Mattighofen are likely to get used to the sound of construction work over the next year as plans for the KTM Museum are accelerating quicker than a KTM 450 SX-F out of a start gate.

KTM 690 DUKE MJ2016

Three reasons to wait for a 2016 KTM 690 DUKE

Go second hand or go new? Here’s three reasons why the 690 DUKE MY2016 is worth waiting for.

EICMA Pressekonferenz Mailand 2015 Harald Plöckinger, Toby Moody & Hubert Trunkenpolz (v.l.n.r)

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT growls at EICMA

There are more people than normal on the vast KTM stand in Milan. In fact, if you haven’t bagged a spot close to the display area and where the new 690 DUKE R is unveiled as well as the menacing looking 1290 SUPER DUKE GT then there is not much chance of seeing anything.

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EICMA 2015: The story goes on

Europe’s biggest motorcycle show usually provides a few surprises and KTM are just one of many manufacturers to use the large halls at Milan’s Fiera to whip the covers of new bikes for the first time. For 2016 the engineers and designers at Mattighofen have come up with something rather special to amplify further KTM Street range …

Brad Binder Valencia (ESP) 2015 © Ray Archer

Making it in Moto3: Grand Prix star Brad Binder talks

The cut-and-thrust, chop-and-change and general craziness of Moto3 is a tough playground and ‘school’ for MotoGP’s brightest young talents. Podium battles often involving up to ten riders and more are the norm on the pacey 250cc four-stroke motorcycles. How does it feel to be in the middle of it all? And how satisfying is it to emerge from an intense and stressful scrap with the taste of rostrum champagne?

Alex Hofmann KTM RC16 Spielberg (AUT) 2015

Interview of the Month: Pit Beirer speaks about KTM´s MotoGP project

KTM’s eagerly awaited entry to MotoGP kicked up a gear in early November when the gorgeous KTM RC16 made a surprise first appearance at the Red Bull Ring.


Where the mud stops: Offroad indoor

The International Dirt Bike Show is an annual gathering of everything new and shiny in the offroad world and is a rare instance of a ‘salon’ dedicated to a single sphere of motorcycling. We went along to the event in the UK to see just how essential this type of exhibition actually is.

Barry Sheene Brands Hatch 1979

Heroes: Barry Sheene

Have more words been written about any other motorcycle racer? I know I have at least four books on my shelf and back in the 1980s I even owned a ‘Barry Sheene Annual’ that contained professional racing tips from the man himself (oh, to still have that publication).

KTM 350 SX-F MY16

Design on the track

How KISKA are coming up with ways to make life easier when the gate drops. When was the last time you really looked at a dirt bike? Of all motorcycles on the market a typical SX, for example, is fairly rudimentary: wheels, chassis, suspension, motor, plastics, seat and bars. There might be some superb tricks of technology going on that are invisible to the naked eye but rarely does a Motocrosser seem to push barriers of design. Or does it?


Interview of the Month: The Race Maker – A chat with Eric Peronnard

We chatted with one of the most influential motorsport organizers still active on the scene today for some insight as to what make a great event.