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Category: Riding

KTM R&D: What next?

In the last of our chats with two senior figures from the depths of the immense R&D Department in Mattighofen we grabbed exclusive opinions on some of the topics motorcycle riders could be thinking about …



Panini Tour: A circuit in Colombia, then on to Ecuador

The dashboards on our two KTM 1190 ADVENTURE Rs display a total of 71,500 kilometers as we resume our Panini World Tour in the Colombian capital Bogotá. This followed a short flight across the Darién Gap, the only remaining gap in the Pan-American Highway, the road linking Alaska with Tierra del Fuego.



Prodding the BEAST! Part Three of Three: The KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R Top 5

The last segment of motorcycle tester Roland Brown’s impressions of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R at the winter 2016 launch in Qatar sees the Brit going over the five key features of the bike and the top picks of KTM PowerParts add-ons …



Prodding the BEAST! Part Two of Three: The racer’s view …

British freelance motorcycle test journalist Roland Brown gave his opinion on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R at the recent Qatar launch at the end of 2016. While in Doha he also sought out the thoughts of former Grand Prix racer Jeremy McWilliams and AMA athlete Chris Fillmore …



Prodding the BEAST! Part One of Three: An independent view …

At the end of last year, veteran motorcycle test journalist Roland Brown was one of the privileged few to fly into Doha to steer the BEAST 2.0 around the downtown streets and then through the floodlit Losail International Circuit curves. We asked him for an honest verdict …



Panini Tour: South through Mexico and Central America

With our KTM 1190 ADVENTURE Rs – recently serviced in the USA – we started the next stage of the Panini Moto Tour round the world trip which is set to take us through seven central American countries: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama – and then on “down” to Columbia.



“I have an idea … “

Have you looked at part of a KTM and wondered ‘how did they come up with that?’ Ideas fly around constantly in the fabrication of a motorcycle or an update of a current model. In an effort to tap into that creative process of what makes it onto a bike (and what doesn’t) we peered into the confidential world of R&D at Mattighofen …



Collecting Moments #1: Passion for motorcycles

Motorsport has frequently made history with an array of successes, world champions, record-breakers, and extraordinary bikes. For a long time now, motorsport has also been of great importance to many families: Generations have followed the very same passion for years, and my family is no exception.



Interview of the Month: Sam Sunderland – Winning Dakar

Sam Sunderland talks to the KTM BLOG about finishing the Dakar Rally for the first time, and taking an incredible victory, KTM’s 16th consecutive win, at the notoriously tough event.



READY TO RACE: The value of racing

KTM expend a vast amount of resources and cash to enter tracks from Dakar to Doha. Like most companies they take valuable benefit from their racing exploits. We asked the Vice Presidents in R&D at Mattighofen for some more details …