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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 …



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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.



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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.



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Rok Bagoroš: Dream big, never give up – and go to Jordan!

Rok Bagoroš is the first stunt rider in the world to perform his tricks 432 meters below sea level – and the first to leave his tire tracks in the ancient and majestic Jordanian city of Petra.



Racing-Ausflug: KTM-Tester Thomas Gradinger, Norbert Thaler, Hannes Maier,  flankiert von einem halben Dutzend Mechaniker und Helfer. | Race outing: KTM testers Thomas Gradinger, Norbert Thaler, and Hannes Maier, surrounded by a half-dozen mechanics and assistants.

KTM trio at the 1000 km Hockenheim

Norbert Thaler, Hannes Maier and Thomas Gradinger didn’t have much time for egg hunting this Easter. The three KTM test riders were too busy tearing around the track at the 1000 km Hockenheim on a KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R.



Anita erlebt die australischen Fahrbedingungen auf einer 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE mit keinem geringeren als Ben Grabham – mehrfacher australischer Enduro-, Desert- und Safari-Meister und Dakar-Fahrer!

KTM Australia Adventure Rallye

As the dust settles from our inaugural KTM Australia Adventure Rallye – and all us Rally riders have high country withdrawals – we take a look back at one (or rather two!) aspects of the ride that have so far flown under the radar. Their names are Reno and Anita and they hail from a place called Kiska.



Ice Road Racing Konnevesi (FIN) © Peter Ziegler

Silent Success

5.4 million inhabitants. 20 different motorcycle world champions in eight different disciplines, over 200 world championship solo medals. The world´s most successful country in motorcycle sport compared to the number of inhabitants. What is their secret? We travelled to Finland to find out more about this country of silent success.