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Developing the next generation in the Middle East

KTM’s recent training camp for riders from the Middle East and Africa with Harry Everts has been a resounding success.

Barry Sheene Brands Hatch 1979

Heroes: Barry Sheene

Have more words been written about any other motorcycle racer? I know I have at least four books on my shelf and back in the 1980s I even owned a ‘Barry Sheene Annual’ that contained professional racing tips from the man himself (oh, to still have that publication).

Dudley Cramond

KTM Factory Services: Building motors, winning championships

We catch up with engine guru Dudley Cramond in the USA to find out exactly what KTM Factory Services is responsible for, and how he came to be the head of the department!

KTM 350 SX-F MY16

Design on the track

How KISKA are coming up with ways to make life easier when the gate drops. When was the last time you really looked at a dirt bike? Of all motorcycles on the market a typical SX, for example, is fairly rudimentary: wheels, chassis, suspension, motor, plastics, seat and bars. There might be some superb tricks of technology going on that are invisible to the naked eye but rarely does a Motocrosser seem to push barriers of design. Or does it?

Clinica Mobile Aragón (ESP) 2015

Clinica Mobile: Speedy Help for Speed Junkies

Here’s a MotoGP riddle. What am I? No one looks forward to going, but everyone’s happy when they’re there. That’s right, the Clinica Mobile: The hospital on wheels that’s been an institution in the MotoGP paddock for almost 40 years. A place where bruised and battered riders are looked after with the best possible care.

Antoine Meo Requista (FRA) 2015

Antoine Meo: French star delivers KTM’s first 350 EXC-F powered EWC title

From coming close to hanging up his boots at the end of 2014 due to injury to winning the 2015 Enduro 2 World Championship and giving KTM a first 350 EXC-F powered EWC title, the past 12 months have certainly been memorable for Antoine Meo.


Interview of the Month: The Race Maker – A chat with Eric Peronnard

We chatted with one of the most influential motorsport organizers still active on the scene today for some insight as to what make a great event.

Héctor Faubel, Mika Kallio & Thomas Lüthi Estoril (POR) 2005

#inthisyear2005: Mika Kallio becomes Vice World Champion in the 125cc class, and KTM dominates the constructors’ championship

In 2005 – ten years ago – Finnish KTM factory rider Mika Kallio became Vice World Champion in the smallest Grand Prix class; on top of this, KTM dominated the constructors’ championship.


DORNA: A packed program

Is there nothing worth watching on television any more? I don’t think so! Check out MotoGP. The hugely expensive broadcasts from DORNA Sports, holder of the TV rights for MotoGP, have been rated as “highly recommended”. We were allowed behind the scenes.

Shaun Simpson KTM 450 SX-F 2015

Shaun Simpson: Doing it the hard way

How MXGP’s top privateer, Shaun Simpson, rose to the position of Grand Prix winner and KTM’s lead athlete in the FIM Motocross World Championship.