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Interview of the month: Rok Bagoroš thrills the crowds in Palestine

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!

Jeffrey Herlings (NED) SMX Cup VELTINS-Arena (GER) 2016

End of an era: Herlings leaves MX2 vacuum

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.

Tom & Barbara Matzek KTM 1190 ADVENTURE R

Days of Dust

South Africa is Adventure land. What locals take for granted is a big surprise for Europeans. As soon as you leave the big cities you enter the realm of sand, gravel and red clay. A fantastic discovery for the Austrian KTM couple Barbara and Tom on their KTM 1190 ADVENTURE R. A report of a week on knobblies, covering the scenic areas north of Johannesburg between the Waterberg range and the Blyde River Canyon.


KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R: Definitely not for dreamers

KTM’s roots are in the dirt of off-road racing. To make your mark in that world you really need to have a particular type of screw loose. The KTM crew have managed to retain their crazy side year after year and produce a string of bikes that are quintessentially KTM. Who else could have come up with the idea of a DUKE? But the spirit of KTM is most clearly expressed in the ADVENTURE series.

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Window to the world: Goggles

Even something as rudimentary as a pair of goggles can sweep along with the march of motorcycle technology. We dip into how this essential piece of riding kit should not be ignored …

KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R & Carl Fogarty

UNBOUND: Man vs. Beast

The Isle of Man is one of a kind. Situated in the Irish Sea between northern England and Ireland, it has hosted the oldest and most unique motorcycle road race – the Isle of Man TT – since 1907.

Bob Wilson (GBR) & KTM 1190 ADVENTURE R 2016

Bob Wilson adventure inspiration: It´s never too late to journey

Every year we at the KTM BLOG hear amazing stories about fantastic people going on exciting adventures with their KTM motorcycles that are taken far and wide. One of those is Bob Wilson, a 69 year old KTM fan from Newcastle, UK who found his love for adventure riding since he retired from work in the gas industry. He’s got the bug, and there really is no stopping this man now!


Weird! 5 strange sights in MXGP

MXGP stars are a fairly accessible lot. They can often be seen preparing their kit or having a team debrief in full view of the public. This informality means that eagle-eyed fans can see some curious behind-the-scenes part of being a pro racer … here are a few we have spotted in the Grand Prix paddock …


UNBOUND: What´s that in the road?

We ride on them, our tires stick to them and our bikes lean on them – literally. But we never stop to wonder where they came from, where they´re going, and what they´re made of.

Shaun Simpson (GBR) Loket (CZE) 2016

The Hard Push: Fitness for offroad

Riding offroad is damn hard. What does it take to make it at the top level? To win races and lead rivals in an FIM World Championship like MXGP? How do the pros rank with other sportsmen? We asked around in the Grand Prix paddock and cornered Wilvo Virus Performance KTM double British Champion and GP winner Shaun Simpson for some insight …