Somehow those orange motocrossers have taken another step in performance for 2019 so we asked the wizards in R&D what is in store for riders eying a new dirtbike.
Tag: KTM 350 SX-F
KTM is dominating the battle. In the last 10 years there has been one consistent performer in the motocross and supercross championships worldwide, and that’s the KTM SX models.
It only seems like yesterday that Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia was crowned Enduro2 World Champion. But with KTM turning their attentions to the newly formed World Enduro Super Series, the young Spaniard is busy preparing for an altogether new challenge in 2018.
When Tony Cairoli crossed the finish line at the Dutch Grand Prix earlier this month he completed the set for the KTM 450 SX-F: AMA Supercross, Motocross and now the MXGP title. We asked one of the technicians at the forefront of the bike’s development in Grand Prix about the journey …
Robert Jonas works side-by-side with Pit Beirer in deciding a whole host of KTM’s racing strategy, particularly for offroad, so we sat down to ask what it was like in an often harsh world of plans, contracts and gambles …
Ice Speedway is an unconventional sport: Riders lean their bikes at the most extreme angles on the iciest of tracks, with the motorcycle handlebars just skimming the track surface. Austrian rider Franz Zorn has been one of the world champions for many years, with a few technical treats from KTM fitted to his motorcycle.
In the last of our chats with two senior figures from the depths of the immense R&D Department in Mattighofen we grabbed exclusive opinions on some of the topics motorcycle riders could be thinking about …
This week the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship – MXGP – starts its 61st year of existence. The series was inaugurated after five years of European status in 1957 (Swede Bill Nilsson was the first ever world champ on a 500cc AJS) and the latest incarnation will awaken far from EU shores with Qatar and the Losail lights opening proceedings for the fifth year in a row.
Friday night at Le Mans and the MotoGP paddock has finally quietened. Mechanics and staff are busy toiling in the claustrophobic pit garages and the odd bike engine revs in the distance. There might be an eight-hour time difference to the west coast of the USA but – in contrast our situation – the AMA Supercross series is on the edge of wrapping.
Quiet but with an easy smile, poster boy looks and a determination that is hard to match in a Grand Prix paddock already full of purposeful and dedicated athletes; Glenn Coldenhoff is a prospect.
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