KTM’s grass roots lie in offroad racing. Offroad racing’s roots are in the families that devote their weekends to practicing and competing, be it at local, national or international level, so it’s only apt that KTM devotes energy into developing a superior quality of machine for the young rider.
Tag: Ryan Dungey
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.
Watch an AMA Supercross Main Event and its now possible to spot three factory Red Bull KTMs in the premier 450 SX class. KTM boosted their 450 SX ranks for 2016 by giving 2015 East Coast SX Champion Marvin Musquin a path to ‘graduation’.
Interview of the Month: How to develop a new generation – KTM R&D´s Manfred Edlinger talks about SX MY16
A brand new chassis, with a new engine that incorporates a completely new architecture, plus the all-new WP AER 48 front fork system and a new shock from WP means the 2016 models are lighter, faster and more agile.
The life of a motocross technician in the USA would be a dream for many aspiring young mechanics. The KTM BLOG talks to recently crowned AMA 450SX World Champion Ryan Dungey’s chief mechanic. Carlos Rivera talks about life on the road, working with KTM and just how much that title means to him.
Two years ago, in the vast, dark confines of the Chase Field Stadium in Phoenix, Ryan Dungey was being swamped by hugs, backslaps and squirts of champagne. Then 23, Dungey – who currently leads the 2015 AMA Supercross Championship on his 2015 KTM 450 SX-F – gave KTM their first premier class win within the discipline. Why was triumph in the American arenas so important?