The real – and the virtual – 2021 MotoGP™ World Championship finishes in Spain in mid-November. Valencia is a traditional curtain-closer for the series, but it’s also become the site of the tense grand finale for MotoGP eSports. Is the gaming competition harder than you think?
One of the illuminating and cool repercussions of the 2021 THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK – where people were encouraged to get out on and ride their bikes with various riding challenges throughout a week – was the discovery of riders’ stories and lifestyles in the saddle. For Tuğçe Akbayar, biking was an entirely transformative experience…
When Kevin Leuenberger from San Francisco is not crunching numbers in the financial realm, he’s wheeling his 2017 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R and wondering “I can’t believe they actually sell this thing to people. I can’t believe I’m legally allowed to have this!”
KTM 1190 ADVENTURE and I have seen a lot in the past ﬁve years. Clocking close to 200,000 km already, I knew it was time for a complete rehaul…
French rider Thibaut Clerc grew up riding the epic alpine roads in and around Grenoble, cutting his teeth on the sweeping switchbacks of the mountains. On a DUKE, these roads are the perfect playground – one that Thibaut knows all too well.
South African-born Michael Grove is no stranger to the KTM world or getting his hands dirty, be it when riding in the dirt or wrangling tools in the workshop. When it comes to being a true rev-head, Mike has his hand tightly around the throttle grip.
With THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK seeing more than 2000 riders racking-up a total of 1.5 million kilometres across the globe, it was Raul de la Jara who topped the rankings for the longest distance ridden. Completing more than 5000 km on his 2013 KTM 1190 ADVENTURE, the engineer from Chile had his fair share of adventures along the way. We called Raul to learn the full story…
Argentinian Miguel Garay is no slouch when it comes to hustling a motorcycle. Regardless if it’s the smooth asphalt of a well-maintained racetrack, the potholed and rough edges of the street, or the dirt stages of the Dakar, Miquel has turned a wheel on all of them.
Austrian rider and occasional racer Andreas Burgschachner – or simply ‘Andi’ to his mates – is all about the SUPER DUKE lifestyle. Having discovered just how well the big naked bike handles on the track, he has dedicated his time to introducing other SUPER DUKE R owners to the racetracks of Europe.
Crazy as it might sound, the last MotoGP™ weekend before the summer break, which is at Assen, was actually a home race for New Zealander Paul Trevathan (52). In fact, Miguel Oliveira’s crew chief has lived on the other side of the world to his country of birth for many years, and now calls the Dutch town of Druten home. We interviewed him to find out more about how he ended up here and what he likes to get up to when he’s not on the circuit or at the airport.
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