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Pit Beirer (GER) 2016

Interview of the Month: Pit Beirer & KTM Racing – A bit of the past, present and future

There are few more emphatic success stories in the wide breadth of motorcycle racing than Pit Beirer’s stewardship of KTM Racing. We asked the insanely busy but chatty German for his time to explain how some of that achievement was possible, what he had to go through and learned and a few teasers on racing matters for the future …



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Alone among men: Maria Herrera

As the only woman in the Moto3 world championship, KTM’s Spanish rider Maria Herrera faces great adversity in her second season. Women have never had an easy time in the motorcycle world championship, as history has shown time and again.



Nicolò Bulega (ITA) KTM RC250 GP Jerez (ESP) 2016 © Marco Campelli

Backsides up!

Take a close look whenever you watch Nicolò Bulega in action: the KTM youngster is rarely sat properly on the saddle. Yet his unconventional posture is obviously no barrier to success. Despite being in his debut season, Bulega is causing a storm in the Moto3 world championship.



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KTM goes Sideways: Hanson Schruf´s flat track racer in drift duel with a sportscar

The Austrian Drift Challenge has been a booming competition for years, with the Mazda MX-5 standing as the undisputed champion. High time that the latest model is challenged to a face-off with a motorcycle then. Picking up the gauntlet for two-wheels is Hanson Schruf, a master drifter with his KTM 450 SX-F – and already sitting in fourth spot in the world rankings for the flat track world championship.



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#inthisyear1956: Engineer Ludwig Apfelbeck starts working for KTM

Spectacular racing success and popular production machines: there is often a whole team of engineers behind successful designs, but things were different right up to the 1970s. Just as the name Kiska now represents the distinctive design of KTM models, many motorcycles were previously closely associated with their designer’s name. Precisely six decades ago, Hans Trunkenpolz, the head of KTM, succeeded in bringing the famous designer Ludwig Apfelbeck to Mattighofen.



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UNBOUND: Still good at being bad?

Over 20 years ago the original DUKE set the tone of KTM’s return to street bikes. We find out if age has been kind to the original single-cylinder bad boy.



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Levi Sherwood & Dany Torres go upside down at the Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid

Madrid has been synonymous with FMX innovation for the past 15 years and last Friday night was no different: The world’s best FMX riders gathered in Madrid for the 15th time to celebrate the Red Bull X-Fighters anniversary and once again push the sport to the next level.



Brad Binder´s KTM RC250 GP Doha (QAT) 2016

All in the hands (and the butt): Moto3 factory bikes

What is slightly different about the race bike at the forefront of Moto3? We ask the people taking care of it every weekend …



Brad Binder (RSA) KTM RC250 GP 2016

Interview of the Month: Shooting the breeze with Brad

A chat with the South African star who is making Moto3 all his own …



KTM-VollstromMädels Nina Deitermann, Lena Schneider, Nina Buchholz & Eva Reiter Langensteinbach 2016

“KTM HighVoltage Girls” in the 24-hour Enduro race in Langensteinbach

Women under voltage. You want to read a fast and peculiar story from the KTM world? There are things that are rather the exception than the rule: Young women working as e-mobility development engineers at a sportmotorcycle manufacturer. Young women riding offroad. Young women who are so crazy about offroad riding that they register for a 24-hour Enduro race. That´s the story of the “KTM HighVoltage Girls”.