Exceptional, emotional, and incredible are the main words that come to mind to describe the World Championship victories of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler and Josep Garcia. As the reality of achieving their goals sets in, on what has been quite a journey through 2023 aboard completely new KTM EXC machinery, we take a look at their FIM Hard Enduro and FIM Enduro1 World titles.
Defying the odds Manuel Lettenbichler raced his way to victory in the 2019 WESS Enduro World Championship as a KTM-supported privateer. A monumental season of firsts, Mani recalls his highlights of the season past as he prepares for the 2020 championship to finally start as part of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team…
In search of the adventure of a lifetime, Americans Stephen Clark and Kory Cowan pick up two KTM 790 ADVENTURE bikes from Mattighofen and set off to experience a weekend full of riding action at the notorious Erzbergrodeo.
It was the end of May and the Iron Giant wasn’t in the mood. On a freezing, stormy day, 1800 riders gathered at his feet to try their luck. Among them, 34 fun and fearless women in muddy boots were waiting for the Iron Road Prologue to start. The toughest girl in motorsport was feeling like a rookie again. As a Dakarian, she knows only too well the thrill of the unknown, yet nothing compares to the Erzbergrodeo.
From the model launch at the iconic Erzberg mountain to racing the Erzbergrodeo itself this KTM 250 EXC TPI has had a tough life. The journey continued through national Enduro and extreme championship races, EnduroGP support race to a grueling three hour beach race. But away from these big events, what is this revolution in 2-stroke technology been like to live with and ride?
Who in the world would turn down the opportunity to race-test a 2018 KTM 250 EXC TPI model as one of the first (one of two) riders? There’s only one snag. The race is the hardest Hard Enduro in the world – the Erzbergrodeo.
Infamous across sport, legendary in bike sport, iconic among offroad racing, the Erzbergrodeo is epic madness on an Austrian mountain. But what is it like to ride? How hard is it and what does it take to conquer the mighty Iron Giant?
Every enduro rider the world over has heard of the Iron Giant in Austria! In 2017 it once again provided the setting for the world’s hardest one-day hard enduro race.