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WATCH AND LEARN THE SECRETS OF A GAME CHANGER

Posted in Bikes, Racing ‘Get Serious with Dungey’ is a brand new, short video series that links KTM’s innovative 2023 SX line-up of dirtbikes with some of the experiences, stories and tips provided by the 4-time AMA Supercross and 3-time AMA Pro Motocross premier class champion. What does episode 1 reveal? Multi Supercross Champ Ryan Dungey on his new KTM SX bike – ready for another AMA Pro Motocross season. PC @ALIGNMEDIA When it comes to creating the recipe for top flite racing succes

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GREATEST HITS: WHAT’S ESSENTIAL ABOUT THE 2023 KTM SX BIKES?

Posted in Bikes, PeopleMore than three years of thought, engineering and fabrication have gone into the brand new 12-bike 2023 KTM SX line-up and KTM’s game-changing motocrossers broke through the gate for the first time on May 10th. Here are five essential things you should know about the fresh generation…  For 2023, the SX range is all new but for KTM the winning mentality stays the same. PC @KISKA/RudiSchedl KTM’s launch message for the 2023 platform was pretty clear: the concept and

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A KTM 890 ADVENTURE R FOR THE EXTREMES: CATCHING UP WITH HARD ENDURO SENSATION GREG GORDINNE

Posted in Bikes, PeopleWith a background in Trials competition and an immense passion for everything ‘extreme’ and racing, Greg Gordinne is more than happy to push his KTM 890 ADVENTURE R in the most impossible climbs and craziest of enduro trails, while capturing impressive videos that he shares on his social media platform. Instagram: Greg Gordinne Greg is set to explore the limits of the KTM 890 ADVENTURE R. PC @SOCreative/Sophie Libion Growing up racing Trials, Belgium’s Grégory –

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THE SEARCH FOR MINIMAL (AND CRUCIAL) MOTOGP GAINS

Posted in People, RacingThe MotoGP™ ‘pressure gap’ is even smaller than ever. It consists of fractions of a second when peak performance is already at the limit. We asked Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager Francesco Guidotti about the difficulty of helping riders make the difference when they are already maxed-out… The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team testing under the watchful eye of Francesco Guidotti at Pertamina Mandalika Circuit earlier this year. PC @PolarityPhoto 0.3, 0.8, 0.

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PACK LIGHT, GO FAST

Posted in RidingTIPS & TRICKS TO BETTER PREPARE FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE There are no fixed rules when it comes to packing for a motorcycle trip. But after seven long years on the road and more than 250,000 km worldwide, I came to realize that ‘less is more’, and the last thing you need to do while planning a bike adventure is to overthink. However, there are some items I believe are indispensable for a weekend away, or even a year-long trip around the world. After traveling over 250,

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JOIN-UP, JOIN-IN, DON’T MISS THE MOTOCROSS REVOLUTION

Posted in Bikes Get ready to re-think what you feel-and-know about offroad motorcycles: the 2023 KTM SX launch will take place online on May 10th at 17.00 GMT+1. The next level of motocross riding, racing and performance has been years in the making and now its within grasp. The 2023 KTM SX launch is around the corner – sign up to get exclusive information PC @RSchedl This is an event and explanation you won’t want to miss. KTM have dominated the motocross and supercross landscape since t

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NORDKAPP IN WINTER – PART 3: WE MADE IT

Posted in Riding, TravelWaking up in the morning to find your bike lost under a huge pile of snow, riding endless snow-covered roads while averaging 40 km/h… the winter trip to the northernmost part of mainland Europe has been a challenging one. Closer to the goal: Tugce and Fatih at the gate of North Cape aboard their KTM motorcycles PC @Ride2World For the final push to the Nordkapp, we had to ride a relatively short distance of 128 km from the city of Olderfjord. With the snow heavily f

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5 REASONS WHY YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THE KTM DESIGN YOUR DUKE CONTEST – HOSTED BY ROK BAGOROŠ

The KTM DESIGN YOUR DUKE Contest gives participants the chance to flex their creative muscles and rewrite the rulebook with their very own, one-of-a-kind design. The contest will run from April 21st to June 21st, 2022 – with a chance to be rewarded with a brand new, and 100% unique, 2022 KTM DUKE! Rok Bagoroš will host the KTM DESIGN YOUR DUKE Contest running from April 21st to June 21st, 2022 PC @KTM As a DUKE rider, we know how important it is for you to stand out from the crowd. You do

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REMY GARDNER ON MOTOGP’S TICKING CLOCK

In a high-stakes, fast-paced, big budget, and very visual sport like MotoGP™ racers face constant pressure and scrutiny to perform. We asked 2022 ‘rookie’ and 2021 Moto2 world champion Remy Gardner about the demands of the job.  Tech3 KTM Factory Racing’s Remy Gardner testing his bike at Sepang-International-Circuit in Malaysia 2022 PC @PolarityPhoto There wasn’t much time for Tech3 KTM Factory Racing’s Remy Gardner to take a mental and physical ‘breather’ from his day job. The 24-year-ol

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‘CATCHING’ MIGUEL: RIDE WITH A MOTOGP™ STAR

Posted in People, RacingThe heat, smell and sound of a KTM RC16 will come a little nearer to a selection of motorcyclists on the edge of the 2022 Grand Prix of Portugal. Why and how? Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Miguel Oliveira tells us… Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Miguel Oliveira on his KTM RC16 at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in 2021 PC @PolarityPhoto MotoGP™ and bike racing fans that will be riding to the Grande Premio Tissot de Portugal on April 23-24 need to get to Porti

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK 2022?

Posted in Riding, TravelBack for 2022, THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK will take place on July 4 – 10. The event that saw more than 2,000 participants complete 1.5 million kilometers in every corner of the world, is back bigger and stronger for 2022. Back for 2022, THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK will take place on July 4 – 10. Image: Raúl de la Jara’s KTM 1190 ADVENTURE R at the 2021 outing of the event PC @RaulDeLaJara From the Hokkaido mountain passes in Japan to the Carretera Austral in Chile, in

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NORDKAPP IN WINTER – PART 2

Posted in RidingGETTING CLOSER TO THE END GOAL Are the colors of the Aurora Borealis real? How much colder could it possibly feel on the bikes? What if we just quit and head back? As we were getting closer to the northernmost point of the European mainland, our trip through endless snow-covered roads brought so many questions… By: Tuğçe&Fatih/Ride2World As we rode our bikes through several countries heading north and towards the Nordkapp, the temperature started to drop, and rain

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NORDKAPP IN WINTER – PART 1

Posted in RidingAN EPIC RIDE IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES One of the most popular biking destinations in Europe and quite possibly across the globe, Norway’s North Cape welcomes hundreds of motorcyclists in spring and summer. As the northernmost point on the European mainland, it’s hammered by heavy snowfall in winter, which makes a mid-February ride to the Cape even more challenging… By: Tuğçe&Fatih/Ride2World Meet Ride2World: Tugce on a KTM 690 ENDURO R and Fatih aboard his KTM 790

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A FLYING START IN QATAR

Mar112022March 11, 2022March 11, 20220Commentby Jen BraithwaitePosted in RacingBINDER KICKS OFF THE 2022 MOTOGP™ SEASON IN STYLE The iconic lights of the Lusail circuit in Qatar have lit up the start of MotoGP™ 15 times in the last 16 seasons, and in 2022 we were excited to see a strong tinge of orange at the front of the field as racing got underway. An incredible race, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Brad Binder clinched second at the season opener in early March; it is KTM’s best ever start

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20 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT KTM’S MOTOGP™ FORCE THIS YEAR

Posted in RacingOn March 6th 2022 MotoGP™ heads off into the warm Qatari night to open the 74th year of the FIM Grand Prix series. For KTM it will represent the sixth season on the MotoGP grid and with the RC16. Here are some facts and trivia about the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Tech3 KTM Factory Racing riders as the Losail International Circuit ‘launcher’ comes into view… New season, new class, new team, new circuits – Tech3 KTM Factory Racing’s Remy Gardner heading into the 2022 Mot

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WHAT I LEARNED AFTER 30,000 KM ON THE KTM 890 ADVENTURE

Posted in Bikes, RidingFrom the mountains of Greece to the Italian Alps and across the borders to Austria, and most recently the east coast of Australia, here’s what I’ve learned after 30,000 km on the latest generation KTM 890 ADVENTURE. By Paolo Cattaneo Paolo Cattaneo – world traveler and ADVENTURE ambassador at the launch of the KTM 890 ADVENTURE in Greece 2020 PC @francescmonterophoto Over the last six years, I’ve ridden over 200,000 km with my good-old KTM 1190 ADVENTURE. We rea

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PRESERVING THE STATUS: 3 QUESTIONS ABOUT 2022 RED BULL KTM IN MXGP

Posted in RacingThe most successful race team in the modern era of MXGP heads into a new phase for the soon-to-launch 2022 season. Technical Director Dirk Gruebel answers several key questions as the 66th FIM Grand Prix campaign looms. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings, Joel Smets (Team Manager), Dirk Grübel (Technical Director) and Tom Vialle PC @RayArcher Exciting transition. This is the situ for the all-conquering Red Bull KTM team in motocross Grand Prix racing in 2022.

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BULLET FROM A GUN: TOM VIALLE TALKS MOTOCROSS HOLESHOTS

Posted in Racing2020 MX2 World Champion Tom Vialle is the best starter in MXGP. Period. The Frenchman accumulated 22 holeshots from the 28 ‘gatedrops’ he’s made in 2021, more than any other racer in any class. We tried to ask for some of his secrets. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle grabbing the holeshot aboard his KTM 250 SX-F at round 18 in Mantova (Italy) in 2021 PC @RayArcher Grand Prix starts look noisy, aggressive and scary but there is a finesse in the process. Forty racers

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A CHAMPION’S ESCAPE: TALKING WITH A KTM LEGEND IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Posted in PeopleKurt Nicoll laid the foundations for the monolith that is now the KTM Racing Department. We caught-up with the Brit, and overseer of ‘Champion MX’ to ask about ‘ride-cations’, KTM now and his thoughts on 2021 MXGP…   Kurt Nicoll offers motocross vacation packages for the enjoyment and ability levels of all riders – from beginner to pro at Champion MX in Southern California PC @ChampionMX The recently turned 57-year-old former Grand Prix winner is still ripping up the dirt

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WHY MOROCCO IS A BIKE RIDING PARADISE

Posted in Riding The first time you see Morocco, you’re shocked by the colors, the smells, the infinite beauty of the astonishing nature and the ancient culture of an extraordinary nation. Morocco is the gateway to Africa and one of the best places in the world to ride a bike. As a country, it indulges in all its splendor leaving you breathless from the very first moment. By: Johnny Nice @thebravebiker Johnny Nice travelling through Morocco aboard his KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S PC @John

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WHY MOROCCO IS A BIKE RIDING PARADISE

Posted in RidingThe first time you see Morocco, you’re shocked by the colors, the smells, the infinite beauty of the astonishing nature and the ancient culture of an extraordinary nation. Morocco is the gateway to Africa and one of the best places in the world to ride a bike. As a country, it indulges in all its splendor leaving you breathless from the very first moment. By: Johnny Nice @thebravebiker Johnny Nice travelling through Morocco aboard his KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S PC @Johnny

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5 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR WINTER RIDING EXPERIENCE

Posted in Riding Winter is always the harshest season to ride bikes. Icy roads, freezing temperatures, and sudden changes in weather conditions make the winter months the most challenging for all motorcyclists. But this doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy riding even in these extreme conditions. By: Paolo Cattaneo @paolocattaneophoto Winter on Crete, Greece. The island has the second highest mountain in the country, peaking at 2500m. Hence plenty of subzero temps and snow up there! No problem

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5 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR WINTER RIDING EXPERIENCE

Posted in RidingWinter is always the harshest season to ride bikes. Icy roads, freezing temperatures, and sudden changes in weather conditions make the winter months the most challenging for all motorcyclists. But this doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy riding even in these extreme conditions. By: Paolo Cattaneo @paolocattaneophoto Winter on Crete, Greece. The island has the second highest mountain in the country, peaking at 2500m. Hence plenty of subzero temps and snow up there! No problem for

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THE INCREDIBLE SURPRISES OF DAKAR

Posted in Racing TAKE A LOOK AT THE FIRST HALF OF THE 2022 DAKAR RALLY This year’s Dakar has already created many talking points and legendary tales that will be told for years to come as we head into today’s rest day in Riyadh. Danilo Petrucci is the man of the moment, having taken his first stage win – and many by surprise – just 53 days after hanging up his MotoGP™ leathers and embarking on what many thought would be a near impossible task for the Italian. Danilo Petrucci aboard his

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THE INCREDIBLE SURPRISES OF DAKAR

Posted in RacingTAKE A LOOK AT THE FIRST HALF OF THE 2022 DAKAR RALLY This year’s Dakar has already created many talking points and legendary tales that will be told for years to come as we head into today’s rest day in Riyadh. Danilo Petrucci is the man of the moment, having taken his first stage win – and many by surprise – just 53 days after hanging up his MotoGP™ leathers and embarking on what many thought would be a near impossible task for the Italian. Danilo Petrucci aboard his Te

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