KTM’s BEAST is back! Well, in truth it never went away. But after three years of ripping down roads and tearing up tracks across the world it was time for KTM to give its super naked some version 2.0 treatment. Follow on from its unveiling at EICMA in Milan, the KTM BLOG takes a closer look at what’s new with the model year 2017 1290 SUPER DUKE R.
Three titles in the ADAC Motocross Masters – Dennis Ullrich is the only rider to have ever achieved such a feat. And every time he makes it to the start line of the World Championships, the KTM rider is always up there with the frontrunners. Ullrich, who is now 23 years old, doesn’t let the odd setback throw him off course.
There was a range of little details and fresh ‘oranges’ on the robust stand at the EICMA show last week but it was clear that the appearance and growl of the new 790 DUKE was firmly center stage. We spoke to Product Marketing Manager Adriaan Sinke on the prototype that everybody was talking about …
Orange – this mixture of yellow and red is much more than just a color to KTM; it has also been the company’s philosophy for two decades now. In the world of motorcycles, KTM Orange carries the same meaning as “Ferrari Red” for motor vehicles, and when other manufacturers paint their motorcycles orange, the motorcycle world thinks only of KTM.
Eagled eyed visitors to the INTERMOT show and subsequently the fresh 2017 SUPER ADVENTURE model range by KTM might have noticed a curious new headlight in the offing. The catching LED unit (and cornering lights on the SUPER ADVENTURE) is about to make an even bigger impact at KTM and we spoke to Kiska’s lead designer, Craig Dent, for the truth behind the glass …
KTM board member Harald Plöckinger recently stated in an interview that he felt the people at the company was one of the reasons behind the rate of growth and success in the last half a decade. We spoke to Vice President of Human Resources at Mattighofen, Berit Buder, to find out a bit about how the orange has pulsed …
John Hensley is a familiar sight riding the streets of L.A. on his new KTM 690 DUKE. The American actor und café owner talks to UNBOUND about finding two wheels, falling for racing and how he´s using organic food and awesome coffee to introduce motorcycling to a new crowd.
Rok Bagoroš recently added another ‘first’ to his inimitable ‘box of tricks’ when he became the first international motorsport athlete to perform for the fans in Palestine, the first to leave his tire tracks in Bethlehem, and the first to form a bond between Palestinian and Israeli two-wheel aficionados. The moral of the story? Sport knows no boundaries!
One of the greatest 250cc riders ever faces a new challenge in 2017 and leaves a void of statistics, victories and trophies in his wake. We take a little look at how world champ Jeffrey Herlings decimated MX2.
When all the motorcycles are lined up in the parc fermé on the eve of the 91st International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Navarra, Spain, one color will dominate, as it has for many years: orange. But six decades ago, KTM started out small at the 31st International Six Days Trial. Egon Dornauer and Kurt Statzinger won the first two gold medals for KTM, to be followed by many more in the decades to come.