We’ve come to learn a lot about the demands of MotoGP™ thanks to Red Bull KTM’s exploits through a 2016 of testing and now a maiden season in the Grand Prix paddock but we decided to ask Pol Espargaró’s Chief Mechanic Christophe Leonce a bit more about having a job in the orange and blue shirt …
Those who want to travel far and fast don’t need a lot, but they do need the best. KTM builds ADVENTURE series bikes for touring enthusiasts, and has been doing so for precisely 20 years now. At KTM, ADVENTURE means much more than a big tank or a chrome-plated exhaust, and bikes adorned with stickers reminiscent of Rally successes – ADVENTURE has been KTM’s philosophy since 1997, back when the 640 LC4 ADVENTURE made its debut.
The photos are done, the products are ready to ship and the details of a new, fresh and honed KTM PowerWear Casual and Accessories 2018 catalog are now out there. But the new catalog is not the only interesting thing in the KTM PowerWear offering. That´s why we decided to delve into some of the most attention-grabbing features currently available.
Collecting Moments #4: Red Bull Romaniacs 2017 – Finisher in the Toughest Enduro Rally in the World!
Over the past few months, my focus has solely been on one project; my goal, my dream – finishing the Red Bull Romaniacs! It’s unbelievable how quickly the preparation time, and now the race itself, have flown by.
Besides their bright company color, the Red Bull KTM MotoGP™ Factory Racing outfit also has an extra hint of orange to it, solely supplied by Gerald Perdon. The Dutchman is responsible for Bradley Smith’s suspension and at Perdon’s home round at Assen he gave us a behind the scenes look at what goes on.
After over 12 months and almost 95,000 kilometers on our KTM 1190 ADVENTURE Rs, the feeling of having arrived at the southernmost point of the American continent doesn’t feel real: in six weeks our journey will come to an end and we are off home … in some ways nice, but also a real shame … we could carry on riding forever!
From quick ’n’ dirty weekends away to a full fortnight on the road, the secret of a successful touring trip is all in the preparation. So here are 25 expert ideas, gathered from years of experience riding across Europe, to make your next foray abroad run as smoothly as an orange 1301cc 75° V-twin from Mattighofen.
KTM’s new 2-stroke TPI Enduro machines and the slowly rising temperatures in Europe could be inspiring a bigger itch to get out on the track and trails; perhaps, for some riders, for the first time. Whether you are eying an overhaul of the riding wardrobe or considering investment in some important bike gear then here’s some guidance over what to look for …
The KTM X-BOW GT4 has already won countless victories and titles since its market launch in 2015; but in the unforgiving world of motorsport, staying still is the same as going backwards. That’s why the “True Racing” team tests its new developments under race conditions.