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.
Paulo Coelho once said, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” For ULTIMATE DUKE RIDER Solomon Daniel, that phrase not only defines his entire riding career – but also his future.
For Bernard Mascarenhas, riding motorcycles came as a matter of necessity. Having moved to Bangalore, with no prior riding experience and living far from college, the best means of transportation was on two wheels. Little did he know at the time that this hard introduction to motorcycles would become his ultimate passion.
Liliana and Patricia Cardoso attribute their love of riding to two things – cycling, and their father. Having put over 90,000 km on a pair of KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE Rs, this twin-sister biking duo has earned their spots in the ULTIMATE DUKE RIDER standings.
Steve Fraser is your quintessential orange bleeder. Having no less than 4 KTMs in his garage – with an ultra-limited edition KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE RR on order – Steve enters the ULTIMATE DUKE RIDER fray with bucketloads of worldwide riding and life experiences.
Being READY TO RACE means so much more than a brand slogan. While it does perfectly describe the KTM range of performance products, it also defines the KTM mindset. And the best way to explain what that means, is to tell Joacim Boive’s story.
Life’s good if you’re Manuel (Mani) Lettenbichler. The fun-loving Red Bull KTM Factory Racing enduro racer is uber-chatty (as always), full of the joys of Spring! With just a handful of weeks to go before the opening round of the 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, even to the untrained eye, Mani looks very much like a rider that’s ready to race…
In 2021 the 31-year old has been part of the AMA Supercross and Motocross paddock for a decade so we decided to make a call and ask #25 about coming back to the Indoor series after a year away through injury, making an impact in a crazily close ’21 contest, KTM longevity, his career and more…
As it is hard to really grasp what a book is about by looking at its cover, it also takes time and effort to discover what truly lies behind that facade of plastic and metal when you first see the KTM 890 ADVENTURE. After using the bike daily and clocking almost 10,000km on it, I finally got to appreciate all the small details that make it one of the most technical motorcycles on the market.
A 29-year-old Austrian is proving that KTM can ripple four sets of rubber compared to two, and with the fresh KTM X-BOW GTX now rolling from pitboxes, the car racing world had better watch out for more fast orange.