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E-Starter © Helmut Clasen

#inthisyear1996: First series production of the KTM LC4 engine with electric starter

In 1996, almost ten years after the launch of the LC4 engine, KTM presented an electric-start version of the water-cooled unit. However, the new engine was in no way intended to signal a renunciation of the hard enduro philosophy; instead the aim was to attract new consumer groups.



Red Bull KTM Motocross Factory Racing Team: Tony Cairoli, Glenn Coldenhoff, Jeffrey Herlings, Pauls Jonass & Davy Pootjes

MXGP 2016: Three big KTM questions

MXGP launches this week in Qatar for the first of eighteen rounds. What should race fans be looking for when it comes to the formidable orange?



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Chaleco López takes KTM FREERIDE E into the Guinness World Records!

The FREERIDE E is a record breaker.



Neil Crayston (GBR) KTM FREERIDE E-XC Parkwood Offroad Center

FREERIDE E-XTREME

History was made recently for the electric-powered FREERIDE E range when British KTM dealer, Triple D Motosport Ltd, achieved a ‘World First’ for KTM when it entered and completed an Extreme Enduro event.



Toby Price (AUS) KTM 450 RALLY Dakar 2016

Interview of the month: Toby Price – Becoming the man to beat

The Dakar trophy has been on tour since it was handed over to this year’s winner, Red Bull KTM Rally factory rider Toby Price. In what is unbelievably only his sixth Rally to date, the 28-year-old Aussie took the prestigious Dakar crown and has recently returned to Australia to begin the next phase in his program. We caught up with Toby during his journey up to Queensland to see if the Dakar glory has sunk in!



Ian Harrison (RSA) 2016

The man behind the man

Technical Director Ian Harrison talks about his combination with Roger De Coster that has created so much success at Red Bull KTM in the U.S.



Jonny Walker (#22, GBR) KTM 300 EXC & Sam Sunderland (GBR) KTM 450 SX-F Cowm Quarry 2016

Sam Sunderland: Ready and riding again

The KTM and Red Bull network encourages riders to get together and train, so when Sam Sunderland and good mate Jonny Walker went on a recent (very cold) riding day in Cowm Quarry, UK, we at the KTM BLOG took the opportunity to catch up with them.



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Cutting KTMs: Roland Sands talks slicing the orange

The KTM BLOG makes an exclusive visit to the custom star’s workshop in California for his view on the orange.



Tony Cairoli, Glenn Coldenhoff, Jeffrey Herlings, Pauls Jonass & Davy Pootjes KTM team shooting 2016

MXGP 2016: Shooting the stars

The start of the new MXGP season is less than one month away and for the Red Bull KTM Motocross Factory Racing Team the season traditionally starts with the team´s official photoshoot….



KTM R&D building

The forbidden place: Lifting the lid on KTM R&D

An extremely rare peek at the birthplace of orange motorcycles was afforded to a select few press at Mattighofen last week and as we can sometimes escape corporate binds here on the BLOG this is what we found in the depths of R&D …