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Stefan Pierer KTM RC16 Red Bull Ring Spielberg (AUT) 2016

Stefan Pierer talks his own two wheels

There was clear emotion in KTM CEO Stefan Pierer’s voice last week with the presentation of the company’s MotoGP ‘weaponry’ at Spielberg for the Austrian stop on the Grand Prix trail. But with Mr Pierer, Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta and KTM Motorsport Director Pit Beirer all talking about an important chapter in KTM’s story it was a decent opportunity to grab five minutes with the Austrian to ask about his own biking background …

Wayne Gardner © Juan Pablo Acevedo

Heroes: Wayne Gardner

The Australian 500cc star captured imagination in a golden time for Grand Prix …

Lleweyen Pavey (AUS) KTM 250 EXC-F MY2017

KTM EXC MY17 Launch Report

Freelance writer Llewellyn Pavey is no stranger to Enduro events. Llel knows his stuff about offroad bikes. The 24-year-old Aussie-come-Welshman tested out the all-new KTM Enduro range at the international launch in Spain and gave the KTM BLOG his low-down.


Jeremy just can’t stop himself

He might be 52, but whenever the opportunity to leap onto a racing bike presents itself, Jeremy McWilliams does not need to be asked twice. The one-time Grand Prix rider has maintained a close relationship with KTM for many years, and so he was not going to pass up the chance to join other ex-motorsport riders for the KTM 690 DUKE Battle in Assen.


KTM goes Sideways: Hanson Schruf´s flat track racer in drift duel with a sportscar

The Austrian Drift Challenge has been a booming competition for years, with the Mazda MX-5 standing as the undisputed champion. High time that the latest model is challenged to a face-off with a motorcycle then. Picking up the gauntlet for two-wheels is Hanson Schruf, a master drifter with his KTM 450 SX-F – and already sitting in fourth spot in the world rankings for the flat track world championship.

Ludwig Apfelbeck (l.)

#inthisyear1956: Engineer Ludwig Apfelbeck starts working for KTM

Spectacular racing success and popular production machines: there is often a whole team of engineers behind successful designs, but things were different right up to the 1970s. Just as the name Kiska now represents the distinctive design of KTM models, many motorcycles were previously closely associated with their designer’s name. Precisely six decades ago, Hans Trunkenpolz, the head of KTM, succeeded in bringing the famous designer Ludwig Apfelbeck to Mattighofen.


UNBOUND: Still good at being bad?

Over 20 years ago the original DUKE set the tone of KTM’s return to street bikes. We find out if age has been kind to the original single-cylinder bad boy.

Las Ventas ist die Heimat der FMX-Szene ©Joerg Mitter - Red Bull Content Pool

Levi Sherwood & Dany Torres go upside down at the Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid

Madrid has been synonymous with FMX innovation for the past 15 years and last Friday night was no different: The world’s best FMX riders gathered in Madrid for the 15th time to celebrate the Red Bull X-Fighters anniversary and once again push the sport to the next level.

Brad Binder´s KTM RC250 GP Doha (QAT) 2016

All in the hands (and the butt): Moto3 factory bikes

What is slightly different about the race bike at the forefront of Moto3? We ask the people taking care of it every weekend …

Brad Binder (RSA) KTM RC250 GP 2016

Interview of the Month: Shooting the breeze with Brad

A chat with the South African star who is making Moto3 all his own …