KTM board member Harald Plöckinger recently stated in an interview that he felt the people at the company was one of the reasons behind the rate of growth and success in the last half a decade. We spoke to Vice President of Human Resources at Mattighofen, Berit Buder, to find out a bit about how the orange has pulsed …
John Hensley is a familiar sight riding the streets of L.A. on his new KTM 690 DUKE. The American actor und café owner talks to UNBOUND about finding two wheels, falling for racing and how he´s using organic food and awesome coffee to introduce motorcycling to a new crowd.
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!
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.
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’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.
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 …
When all the motorcycles are lined up in the parc fermé on the eve of the 91st International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Navarra, Spain, one color will dominate, as it has for many years: orange. But six decades ago, KTM started out small at the 31st International Six Days Trial. Egon Dornauer and Kurt Statzinger won the first two gold medals for KTM, to be followed by many more in the decades to come.
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.
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!