It was only last year that the MotoGP™ returned to Austria for the first time in 19 years and it was that event where KTM for the first time presented its KTM RC16 project to the public. One year later, more than 201,580 people came to see and cheer their heroes during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend, the second highest number of fans attending a race so far in 2017.
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.
Who in the world would turn down the opportunity to race-test a 2018 KTM 250 EXC TPI model as one of the first (one of two) riders? There’s only one snag. The race is the hardest Hard Enduro in the world – the Erzbergrodeo.
Anybody who has ridden a dirt bike in anger will know how demanding it can be. For the very top professional motocross athletes at a Grand Prix or AMA National then each race brings as much punishment as it does exhilaration. In an effort to work out what is going on with the human body over the course of a thirty-five minute Grand Prix moto we asked renowned Sport Scientist Stephan Neusser for some more information …
The Red Bull Romaniacs is a formidable task on any bike but on a KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R? Is Chris Birch mad? We caught up with Birch at his preparation event, the Hellas Rally, to ask what it takes to ride adventure bikes where they have no place being!
What do Red Bull KTM keep behind the doors of their Grand Prix motocross unit and how does the whole show hit the road? We ask Pauls Jonass’ mechanic Ryan Deckert to reveal all.
Since 2008, the KTM X-BOW super sports car has been manufactured at a small but highly-advanced production facility in Graz, Austria. A key reason for this choice of location is the “Auto Cluster Styria” that has developed in and around the Styrian state capital. International companies such as Magna and AVL are headquartered here, and countless other suppliers have played their part in establishing Styria’s high-tech hub. “High-tech” also happens to be the perfect phrase to describe KTM Sportcar GmbH.
Infamous across sport, legendary in bike sport, iconic among offroad racing, the Erzbergrodeo is epic madness on an Austrian mountain. But what is it like to ride? How hard is it and what does it take to conquer the mighty Iron Giant?