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.
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.
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 …
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?
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.
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.
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).
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?
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.