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Mika Kallio (FIN) Valencia (ESP) 2015

Interview of the Month: Mika on MotoGP – KTM’s new test rider talks about a fresh challenge

Mika Kallio, recently turned 33 years of age, is one of KTM’s most decorated Grand Prix riders. The Fin has posted twelve wins and another 32 podium finishes and classified as a world championship runner-up twice in five years wearing ‘orange’.


KTM Enduro Trophy in Italy

KTM Italia has been running the brand’s Enduro Trophy since 2006 and each year has welcomed new Orange Riders who exude their passion for KTM and the Enduro.

EICMA Pressekonferenz Mailand 2015 Harald Plöckinger, Toby Moody & Hubert Trunkenpolz (v.l.n.r)

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT growls at EICMA

There are more people than normal on the vast KTM stand in Milan. In fact, if you haven’t bagged a spot close to the display area and where the new 690 DUKE R is unveiled as well as the menacing looking 1290 SUPER DUKE GT then there is not much chance of seeing anything.

Brad Binder Valencia (ESP) 2015 © Ray Archer

Making it in Moto3: Grand Prix star Brad Binder talks

The cut-and-thrust, chop-and-change and general craziness of Moto3 is a tough playground and ‘school’ for MotoGP’s brightest young talents. Podium battles often involving up to ten riders and more are the norm on the pacey 250cc four-stroke motorcycles. How does it feel to be in the middle of it all? And how satisfying is it to emerge from an intense and stressful scrap with the taste of rostrum champagne?

Taddy Blazusiak SuperEnduro Helsinki (FIN) 2015

Blazusiak is back: A tough year can only make you stronger

Last weekend saw Red Bull KTM Factory Racing star Taddy Blazusiak racing his first event since May this year, after he was diagnosed with the dreaded Epstein-Barr virus that’s seen him sit out of all events this summer to recover.

KTM Stand Salão Duas Rodas 2015

Salão Duas Rodas: A Brazilian affair

KTM factory riders wow the crowds at the massive Salão Duas Rodas motorcycle exhibition in Brazil!


Developing the next generation in the Middle East

KTM’s recent training camp for riders from the Middle East and Africa with Harry Everts has been a resounding success.

Barry Sheene Brands Hatch 1979

Heroes: Barry Sheene

Have more words been written about any other motorcycle racer? I know I have at least four books on my shelf and back in the 1980s I even owned a ‘Barry Sheene Annual’ that contained professional racing tips from the man himself (oh, to still have that publication).

Dudley Cramond

KTM Factory Services: Building motors, winning championships

We catch up with engine guru Dudley Cramond in the USA to find out exactly what KTM Factory Services is responsible for, and how he came to be the head of the department!

KTM 350 SX-F MY16

Design on the track

How KISKA are coming up with ways to make life easier when the gate drops. When was the last time you really looked at a dirt bike? Of all motorcycles on the market a typical SX, for example, is fairly rudimentary: wheels, chassis, suspension, motor, plastics, seat and bars. There might be some superb tricks of technology going on that are invisible to the naked eye but rarely does a Motocrosser seem to push barriers of design. Or does it?