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Tom & Barbara Matzek KTM 1190 ADVENTURE R

Days of Dust

South Africa is Adventure land. What locals take for granted is a big surprise for Europeans. As soon as you leave the big cities you enter the realm of sand, gravel and red clay. A fantastic discovery for the Austrian KTM couple Barbara and Tom on their KTM 1190 ADVENTURE R. A report of a week on knobblies, covering the scenic areas north of Johannesburg between the Waterberg range and the Blyde River Canyon.

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Window to the world: Goggles

Even something as rudimentary as a pair of goggles can sweep along with the march of motorcycle technology. We dip into how this essential piece of riding kit should not be ignored …

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R & Carl Fogarty

UNBOUND: Man vs. Beast

The Isle of Man is one of a kind. Situated in the Irish Sea between northern England and Ireland, it has hosted the oldest and most unique motorcycle road race – the Isle of Man TT – since 1907.

Bob Wilson (GBR) & KTM 1190 ADVENTURE R 2016

Bob Wilson adventure inspiration: It´s never too late to journey

Every year we at the KTM BLOG hear amazing stories about fantastic people going on exciting adventures with their KTM motorcycles that are taken far and wide. One of those is Bob Wilson, a 69 year old KTM fan from Newcastle, UK who found his love for adventure riding since he retired from work in the gas industry. He’s got the bug, and there really is no stopping this man now!


Weird! 5 strange sights in MXGP

MXGP stars are a fairly accessible lot. They can often be seen preparing their kit or having a team debrief in full view of the public. This informality means that eagle-eyed fans can see some curious behind-the-scenes part of being a pro racer … here are a few we have spotted in the Grand Prix paddock …


UNBOUND: What´s that in the road?

We ride on them, our tires stick to them and our bikes lean on them – literally. But we never stop to wonder where they came from, where they´re going, and what they´re made of.

Shaun Simpson (GBR) Loket (CZE) 2016

The Hard Push: Fitness for offroad

Riding offroad is damn hard. What does it take to make it at the top level? To win races and lead rivals in an FIM World Championship like MXGP? How do the pros rank with other sportsmen? We asked around in the Grand Prix paddock and cornered Wilvo Virus Performance KTM double British Champion and GP winner Shaun Simpson for some insight …

KTM RC16 Red Bull Ring Spielberg (AUT) 2016 © Sebas Romero

Hardcore MotoGP fans from Hartberg

They’d been waiting for this Austrian Grand Prix, their home race, so very eagerly. Fritz Dorn and his 130-man troop are a special kind of MotoGP fans. Hard-drinking? You bet. But creative too. A visit to the campground at the Red Bull Ring.

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Alpinestars: MotoGP’s second skin

Alpinestars provides some of the most advanced racing equipment in the MotoGP paddock and Red Bull KTM’s Bo Bendsneyder is under the company’s umbrella. We asked the motorcycle safety specialists what goes into protecting a Grand Prix athlete …


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.