KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R SPECIAL EDITION vs. Zivko Edge 540
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.
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.
Is there nothing worth watching on television any more? I don’t think so! Check out MotoGP. The hugely expensive broadcasts from DORNA Sports, holder of the TV rights for MotoGP, have been rated as “highly recommended”. We were allowed behind the scenes.
Capturing the spirit of Adventure is a new lifestyle magazine from KTM – UNBOUND. The 66-page publication is filled with exclusive stories, technical features and interviews that get right under the skin of the current KTM Travel Enduro range.
After a summer with a lot of miles, fuel, tears, laughter, burn-outs, bum-outs and fighting (not really) the 1290 SUPER DUKE R challenge has come to an end.
Earlier in the year, four very lucky people who had put themselves forward were picked and given the privilege to ‘borrow’ a KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R for the majority of the year to compete in a series of challenges. When the dust settles and the tyre smoke drifts away, one of them will still be holding the keys to their KTM and get to keep “The Beast” forever.
Something special is happening this weekend but it hasn´t anything to do with two wheels. This event involves the same amount of sweat, dedication and willpower as any high profile sport but the cause of the Wings for Life World Run is nobler.