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Category: Riding

Davy Pootjes (NED) KTM 250 SX-F MY2016

The Apprentice: 5 things you might not know about Davy Pootjes

Red Bull KTM’s latest Grand Prix rising star might share the same nationality as world champion powerhouse Jeffrey Herlings but eighteen year old Davy Pootjes is very much looking to carve his own niche at the highest level.



Taylor Robert (USA) 2016

Taylor Robert goes global: Joining the Enduro World Championship

American racer Taylor Robert is taking on the world this season. The Arizona-man is stepping over to the Enduro World Championship aboard the KTM 350 EXC-F factory bike and is realizing his dream of racing the full series after a five years getting a taste of what’s to come while competing at the International Six Days Enduro. We caught up with Taylor during pre-season to find out what made him switch, and how his plans are going in the lead up to the first race.



Snow Speed Hill 2016 © MSC Reiteralm - Martin Huber

Snow Speed Hill: It’s well and truly steep

It’s an unbelievable spectacle, this Snow Speed Hill Race in Pichl, in the Styria region of Austria: 170 competitors tear up the ski piste at Reiteralm on motorcycles and snowmobiles. Winter sports holidaymakers are rubbing their eyes in disbelief at this crazy carry-on as they sip their après-ski drinks. It was just a pity that this time one of the favorites was forced to be a spectator.



KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT MJ2016

“The ultimate bike … ”: 3 reasons the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT has the press excited

Views and first opinions as the wheels turn on the GT in Spain …



E-Starter © Helmut Clasen

#inthisyear1996: First series production of the KTM LC4 engine with electric starter

In 1996, almost ten years after the launch of the LC4 engine, KTM presented an electric-start version of the water-cooled unit. However, the new engine was in no way intended to signal a renunciation of the hard enduro philosophy; instead the aim was to attract new consumer groups.



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Chaleco López takes KTM FREERIDE E into the Guinness World Records!

The FREERIDE E is a record breaker.



Ian Harrison (RSA) 2016

The man behind the man

Technical Director Ian Harrison talks about his combination with Roger De Coster that has created so much success at Red Bull KTM in the U.S.



Jonny Walker (#22, GBR) KTM 300 EXC & Sam Sunderland (GBR) KTM 450 SX-F Cowm Quarry 2016

Sam Sunderland: Ready and riding again

The KTM and Red Bull network encourages riders to get together and train, so when Sam Sunderland and good mate Jonny Walker went on a recent (very cold) riding day in Cowm Quarry, UK, we at the KTM BLOG took the opportunity to catch up with them.



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Cutting KTMs: Roland Sands talks slicing the orange

The KTM BLOG makes an exclusive visit to the custom star’s workshop in California for his view on the orange.



KTM R&D building

The forbidden place: Lifting the lid on KTM R&D

An extremely rare peek at the birthplace of orange motorcycles was afforded to a select few press at Mattighofen last week and as we can sometimes escape corporate binds here on the BLOG this is what we found in the depths of R&D …