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.
MXGP’s leading star and multi champion Tony Cairoli turns 30 this Wednesday. He here talks about reaching a landmark while still at the very top.
The KTM BLOG spoke to Red Bull KTM’s Tommy Searle on one of the hardest facets of being a motorcycle racer: injuries. How do racers deal with them mentally? How do they affect their day-to-day lives?
When it comes to racing KTM might have an incredible record at the Dakar, or in Enduro or GP wins and titles in Moto3 … but it is in Motocross where the company have struck hard and fast in the last ten years and have won every championship going.