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3 July, 2015 - For Gals and Guys: KTM Underwear
KTM Girls Underwear
KTM logo
#KTM #Underwear - You can put a KTM logo on almost anything and sell it as merchandising. T-shirts, shorts, jackets, beanies, boots, helmets ... the list if very long for the Austrian company.

Now they have gone personal and intimate; underwear for girls and guys.


5 May, 2015 - Review: 2015 KTM Freeride E-SM - The City As Playground
Review 2015 KTM Freeride E SM
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#Review #KTM #Electric - A detailed, translated, review from a top French web site of the 2015 KTM Freeride E-SM - The City As Playground


12 January, 2015 - KTM, Kids and Snow - A Great Combo
KTM SX Pro Snow Racer
KTM logo
#KTM #SnowRacer - KTM now have a great entry in their expanding gift catalog; a SX Pro Snow Racer for kids. Metal, complete with brakes, it's the ultimate fun for children in the snow.


9 December, 2014 - Xmas 2014 - KTM Motorcycle Lovers Gift Ideas
KTM logo
Christmas Shiny Ball 2014
#Christmas #GiftIdeas #KTM - KTM not only make some kickass off road and street motorcycles, they have an excellent merchandising program. Many of their gifts are very creative and novel, so shopping for Christmas for a KTM lover is going to be easy.


10 November, 2014 - Review: 2014 KTM Freeride E-XC - When Orange Goes Green
Review 2014 KTM Freeride E XC
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A detailed review from a top French web site of the 2014 KTM Freeride E-XC - When Orange Goes Green


4 November, 2014 - Austria: The BEST Motorcycle Job?
Austrian Alps Pass
Austria flag
#Austria #AlpinePasses #Police - This has got to be one of the best motorcycle jobs ever! Austrian motorcycle police, riding KTM motorcycles in the Alps mountain passes. Woow.


30 September, 2014 - Intermot 2014: KTM Electric SuperMoto -Freeride E-SM
Intermot 2014 KTM Freeride E SM
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#KTM #Intermot #Electric #Supermoto - KTM presented at the Intermot exhibition, their first electric Supermoto, the Freeride E-SM. They now have a line-up of three electric motorcycles. Here's more info on the bike.


22 September, 2014 - Review: 2014 KTM RC 125 - The Midday Demon
Review 2014 KTM RC 125
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#Review #KTM - A detailed review from a top French web site of the 2014 KTM RC 125 - The Midday Demon


10 September, 2014 - Review: 2014 KTM RC390 - School For Speed Fans
Review 2014 KTM RC390
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#Review #KTM #RC390 - A detailed review from a top French web site of the 2014 KTM RC390 - School For Speed Fans


2 September, 2014 - Video: KTM RC390 - How To Do Your Housework Chores
KTM Household Chores
KTM logo
#KTM #RC390 #Competition #Advertisement - Here is a KTM advertisement that clearly reminds me on how I do my house chores. I just think I'm a bit faster. Have a look at the video, it's funny.


19 August, 2014 - Three Advertisements For A Special KTM
KTM Bicycles Ad Red Bull
KTM logo
#KTM #Advertisements #Bicycles - Austrian off-road and race motorcycle manufacturer KTM does not only make motorcycles. They also make another two wheeler, but this one has no engine, apart from the human one.... they make bicycles.

And since the human pedaling the KTM bicycle is the engine, it will need fuel. That is why these print advertisements are quite well done and clever if you look at the brand of the "fuel stations".


22 July, 2014 - KTM Beach Beer Time
KTM Cooler Bag
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#KTM #BeachTime - Apart from the KTM swimwear we showed you last month, you can also go to the beach in style - beer cooler, beer bottle opener and sit-&-drink-beer KTM chair. Ready for the beach?


30 June, 2014 - Review: 2014 KTM Duke 390 Cup - The Duchess Of Competition
Review 2014 KTM Duke Cup 390
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#Review #KTM - A detailed review from a top French motorcycle web site of the 2014 KTM Duke 390 Cup - The Duchess Of Competition


17 June, 2014 - Too Hot To Ride Motorcycle? Head To The Beach With KTM
KTM Going To The Beach
KTM logo
#KTM #Beachwear #Bikini - It's becoming summer, and over here the temperatures are starting to climb rapidly. Shortly it's going to be so warm that the only way to cool down is to jump in the ocean. And what better way than to wear one of KTM's beachwear?


15 May, 2014 - Video: KTM Orange Days 2014 - Hooligans on Motorcycles
KTM Orange Days 2014
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#KTM #Advertisment - KTM have released a cool TV commercial/video announcing their 2014 Orange Days. Cool graphics, and a lot of "hooligans" riding KTM motorcycles.


18 January, 2014 - Dakar 2014: Day 14 -KTM- 1-2 to Coma & Viladoms: KTM’s 13th Title!
Dakar 2014 Marc Coma
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#Dakar #KTM #MarcComa - Despite two heavy challengers, KTM still managed to win the top 2 slots of the Dakar.


18 January, 2014 - Dakar 2014: Day 13 -KTM- Coma Goes Into Final Stage As Leader
Dakar 2014 Marc Coma
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#Dakar #KTM #MarcComa - KTM may have lost the day, but still very much in the lead for the last, and proforma, stage.


17 January, 2014 - Dakar 2014: Day 12 -KTM- 3rd Stage Victory For Marc Coma
Dakar 2014 Marc Coma
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#Dakar #KTM #MarcComa - Almost over and 4th victory for KTM's Marc Coma on its way.


16 January, 2014 - Dakar 2014: Day 11 -KTM- Coma Continues to Lead After Tough Stage 10
Dakar 2014 Marc Coma
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#Dakar #KTM #MarcComa - Marc Coma has matured and is now racing a strategic Dakar race. No hurry, he's got the time.


15 January, 2014 - Dakar 2014: Day 10 -KTM- Coma Wins Stage 9, Now Leads By 40 Minutes
Dakar 2014 Riaan van Niekerk
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#Dakar #KTM #MarcComa - Marc Coma wins again and increases his lead for KTM in the Dakar.


14 January, 2014 - Dakar 2014: Day 9 -KTM- Coma With Overall Lead of 38 Minutes
Dakar 2014 Marc Coma
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#Dakar #KTM #MarcComa - Not a bad day for KTM, still leading, but not in the big numbers they used to.


13 January, 2014 - Dakar 2014: Day 8 -KTM- Coma Continues to Lead After Stage 7
Dakar 2014 Jordi Viladoms
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#Dakar #KTM #MarcComa - Marc Coma is standing strong after coming in 2nd in Stage 7. Looks like a win for KTM is in the books.


12 January, 2014 - Dakar 2014: Day 7 -KTM- Riders Draw Breath After Tough 1st Half
Dakar 2014 Rest Day
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#Dakar #KTM #MarcComa - After an intense 1st half, the KTM riders recuperate as much as they can. But it's not comfy chairs in front of the TV.


11 January, 2014 - Dakar 2014: Day 6 -KTM- Coma Consolidates Lead At Half Way Mark
Dakar 2014 Jordi Viladoms
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#Dakar #KTM #MarcComa - KTM and Marc Coma are starting to carve out their place in the Dakar after the deadly stage 6.


10 January, 2014 - Dakar 2014: Day 5 -KTM- Coma Claims Stage 5 Win and Overall Lead
Dakar 2014 Jakub Przygonski
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#Dakar #KTM - KTM are slowly but surely crawling back to their dominant position. Here's day 5 of the Dakar.


9 January, 2014 - Dakar 2014: Day 4 -KTM- Coma Closes On Leader After Stage 4
Dakar 2014 Marc Coma
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#Dakar #KTM - Day 4, and 2nd part of the Marathon stage of the Dakar, here is what happened in KTM's world.


8 January, 2014 - Dakar 2014: Day 3 -KTM- Coma Delivers Solid Third
Dakar 2014 Francisco “Chaleco” Lopez
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#Dakar #KTM - Day 3 of the Dakar, and things are getting tougher for KTM. Is this the end of their supremacy?


7 January, 2014 - Dakar 2014: Day 2 -KTM- Lopez Fastest Red Bull KTM Rider
Dakar 2014 Ruben Faria
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#Dakar #KTM #Coma - Day 2, here is the orange story, that of KTM for the day, a brand that is getting a run for their money.


5 January, 2014 - Dakar 2014: Day 1 - KTM - Coma Finishes Close Second
Dakar 2014 Marc Coma
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#Dakar #KTM #Coma - Day 1 of a very long Dakar rally. Here is KTM's report.


6 December, 2013 - Xmas 2013: KTM’s Wonderful Gifts
KTM Cuckoo Clock
Christmas Shiny Ball 2013
#Christmas #KTM #Gifts - I am kicking off this year's Christmas gift ideas with the title challenger for Mast of Merchandising; KTM Motorcycles. They have gotten themselves some very original gifts. Here are a few ideas for this year presents-bash.


11 October, 2013 - Someone Found Where KTM Motorcycles Are Secretly Being Made
KTM Factory
#KTM #LOL #Secret - Fuzzygalore, a great 'girlie motorcycle blog's, stumbled upon the secret location where KTM motorcycles are being made. Now you know.


9 October, 2013 - Custom KTM Leathers - Web Special
Custom KTM Leathers
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#KTM #Leathers - You don't need to be a big name motorcycle racer, like Valentino Rossi or Marc Marquez, to have your name on your motorcycle leathers. Now KTM are offering you to ability to customize your leathers with colors and your name...........

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8 May, 2013 - Ad: Cute KTM Commercial For Kids
KTM logo
#KTM #Advertisement - I don't know if this is a real KTM TV commercial, but it's cute. It's for the KTM 65SX, a motocross motorcycle for kids.

From the accent, I'd say it's from Australia.


6 May, 2013 - Video: KTM’s Latest TV Commercial For 2013 - Hot
KTM 2013 Ready to Race
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#KTM #Advertisement #Motocross - KTM launched this latest TV commercial live at the 2013 Las Vegas Supercross race, a very good launch platform since you've got thousands of cross fans already there, in other words a captive audience.

The advertisement is pretty slick with colored motorcycles (orange of course) and a black & white background. Nicely done, blasting music and no static motorcycles.


31 March, 2013 - 2013: Happy Motorcycling Easter To You All
KTM Easter
#Easter #Funny #KTM - Have a great motorcycle Easter to you all, no matter where you are in the world.

Let's hope your weather is a bit better than what we are facing here at this moment, and that you're able to go for a ride.


18 March, 2013 - Is KTM Becoming The Master Of Merchandising?
KTM Guitar
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It used to be Harley-Davidson who were the masters of merchandising. They were even rumored to make more money selling their name on products than making money selling their motorcycles. But it looks like another motorcycle manufacturer has caught up, and probably even surpassed the Milwaukee based company; KTM.

Like most manufacturers, KTM started out with simple merchandising items, like baseball caps, t-shirts etc. All very bland, everyone had them. But quickly they started adding stuff that was unique, and because they were unique, they became fast bestsellers.

The KTM Toaster catapulted KTM into the merchandising scene. But they've had a lot of other stuff, so much that their catalog is quite big. It might not have reached Harley-Davidson proportions, but big nevertheless. It helps of course that they have loyal, even fanatical, fans that will make everything orange and put the KTM logo on it:..........

WARNING At the bottom of this long list of KTM merchandising stuff is one NSFW item. You have been warned!

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27 February, 2013 - KTM’s Moped - The Mecky
KTM Mecky
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KTM are well known for their very capable and robust off-road motorcycles. You just need to look at the last 10 years worth of Dakar races to see that they've not only taken first place, but also many of the top 10 places. But they didn't always make off-road (and sports) motorcycles.

KTM was founded in 1934 by Hans Trunkenpolz in Mattighoven in Austria as a metalworking shop. The company was called Kraftfahrzeug Trunkenpolz Mattighofen, KTM. A few years later, in 1937, they started selling and repairing DKW motorcycles.

But it was only in 1953 that they came up with the idea to make their own motorcycles, and when in 1955 Austrian business man Ernst Kronreif bought into the company they were able to really make motorcycles. In the process, the company got renamed to Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen, but still abbreviated to KTM.

Their first real own motorcycle was a moped, the Mecky in 1957...........

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19 February, 2013 - India: KTM 390 To Launch? Biggest Displacement Made In India
KTM Duke 390
India flag
India is getting more and more great motorcycles, with almost any self respecting motorcycle manufacturer getting into the game there. A few years ago, Bajaj bought most of KTM's company stock, so the Austrian company has strong ties with India. So as you'd expect, we'll be seeing more and more KTM motorcycles riding around the Indian roads.

The beautifully designed KTM Duke 390 is heading for India if rumors are to be believed. According to the source mentioned below, during the KTM Orange Days on February 24th, KTM will make an announcement about its future lineup. And as is expected, the Duke 390 will be their flagship model. Bigger engine, more power, faster, safer (ABS will be standard) ... and all that on a similar platform as the current Duke 200. So it makes sense.

Not only will the bike be sold in India, but probably also manufactured, making it the biggest displacement motorcycle made-in-India.


13 February, 2013 - Video: KTM Dealer TV Commercial
KTM OMA Dealer Video
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You don't see many KTM motorcycle TV commercials in the world, and even less KTM dealer ads. Here's one exception, the first one I've seen. It's a TV commercial for the KTM dealer in the state of Oregon called OMA-KTM (funny for me, since in Dutch, Oma means grandmother).

It's not bad for a dealer commercial, and as I said, it's the first KTM dealer advertisement I've seen.


18 January, 2013 - Dakar2012: Day 14 - KTM Report
Dakar 2013 Kurt Caselli
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Almost there, one more day after this, and for those who don't like the Dakar it'll be over, and for those who love it, we can start looking forwards to next year's one.

One thing is certain, both Barreda and Caselli have proven themselves to be very worthy rookies. Top 5 motorcycles, yet again, are KTM; Things don't change. Not that I want it to...


17 January, 2013 - Dakar2013: Day 13 - KTM Report
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#Dakar - Interesting and another tough day, day 13 stage 12, from steaming hot to freezing cold. Another Yamaha wins the stage, but with no influence on the general rankings.

The 1st five were all different brands..... what a difference a few years make...........

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16 January, 2013 - Dakar2013: Day 12 - KTM Report
Dakar 2013 Kurt Caselli
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#Dakar - Rainy day, so much that the car & trucks section had to be cancelled, and several amateur motorcycle got stuck in fast rising water...

Kurt Caselli rides majestically, another future Dakar winner; KTM have done their thing, and taken the top spots of the leader board...........

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15 January, 2013 - Dakar2013: Day 11 - KTM Report
Dakar 2013 Pablo Oscar Pascual
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#Dakar - After the many upsets of yesterday in the motorcycle part (and also cars and trucks), the rally continues into stage 10, day 11.

The KTMs have taken the upperhand again, and it's looking like Despres is getting strong and stronger in the 2nd half. Strategy or Luck?


15 January, 2013 - Dakar2013: Day 10 - KTM Report
Dakar 2013 Ruben Faria
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#Dakar -Stage 9 Day 10, 1st day after day 9 which was a "rest" day for the Dakar. The first day after a rest day is always the most dangerous day on the Dakar, since riders are not as sharp as they should be.

Day 10 was also the longest of the rally, with Despres going balls-to-the-walls. But will he make it? ..........One thing is sure, Yamaha is no longer in the lead, the difference 1 day makes, but then, it's the Dakar! Poor Casteu and the unfortunate cow...

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12 January, 2013 - Dakar2013: Day 8 - KTM Report
Dakar 2013 Riaan Van Niekerk
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#Dakar - Last day before the well deserved rest day, and the first half of the race was cancelled due to heavy rain.

This was the 2nd part of the marathon stage, meaning no mechanic support the night before, so any problems on the motorcycle had to be repaired by the racers themselves. Is this going to be the Yamaha year?..........

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11 January, 2013 - Dakar2013: Day 7 - KTM Report
Dakar 2013 Kurt Caselli
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#Dakar - Day 7 sees the circus enter Argentina, and nice trip through very high mountains. But it did not good to the motorcycle favorite, Cyril Despres. He's gone back in the ranking, despite 1 & 2 stage win for KTM (Yamaha in 3rd).

They're almost halfway, so anything can still happen. It's the Dakar ...............Here's what KTM has to say

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10 January, 2013 - Dakar2013: Day 6 - KTM Report
Dakar 2013 Tim Forman
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#Dakar - First full day in Chile, with a very long stage. Early up, late to bed.

It looks like so far that the KTM domination is over. Even a God-like racer like Despres is having problems with Yams and Husqvarnas, now he's in a Yamaha sandwich. ..........

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10 January, 2013 - Keep Warm With KTM
KTM Down jacket
KTM logo
As we know by now, KTM don't only make great motorcycles. They have lots of great merchandising gear, ranging form very useful to very fun. Something for everyone.

Now, the Austrian manufacturer have released a down jacket for those who are in the winter and want to keep warm, while still being part of the KTM family.

You can get the super warm jacket in KTM orange, or in black with an orange line. Made out of 90% duck down and 10% duck feathers, three outside pockets and 1 inside pocket..........

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9 January, 2013 - Dakar2013: Day 5 - KTM Report
Dakar 2013 Kurt Caselli
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#Dakar - Day 5 sees the boys (sorry, no girls this time) entering Chile for a short time.

The race continuous to make men out of boys, and many are seeing the end their dreams early. At the top 5 of the ranking, there's a hard fought battle between 2 Yamaha, 2 KTM and 1 Husqvarna rider. And the winner is..............

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8 January, 2013 - Dakar2013: Day 4
Dakar 2013 Jacek Czachor
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#Dakar - Over 20 motorcycles already out of the race, that's 10%, and counting. It's getting tougher and tougher.

KTM is no longer leading, Despres had to relinquish lead to fellow Frenchman Olivier Pain on a Yamaha, followed by David Casteu, also on a Yamaha..

Looks like this year we're not going to see that many Austrian motorcycles in the top spots...........

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7 January, 2013 - Dakar2013: Day 3
Dakar 2013 Ruben Faria
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#Dakar - We're really in the Dakar now, and in day 3 we've seen several motorcycles disappear from the leader boards.

It's time for the pure professional now to show their stuff, and stage 3 was no disappointment. It looks like Despres's new frenemy is Chaleco, with Marco Coma's inability to play...........

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11 December, 2012 - Xmas2012: KTM, Snow and Children
KTM Speed Bob
Christmas Shiny Ball 2012
Just because winter has arrived (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), it doesn't mean that your children can't stop having fun with KTM. Maybe not with your KTM motorcycle, but they can enjoy this gift.

It's called Speed Bob, and it's a bob sleigh/luge. In other words, you steer it with your body, as long as the body is at least 10 years old, a height of at least 130 centimeters and doesn't weigh more than 130 kgs...........

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31 October, 2012 - KTM Motorcycles, Pumpkins and Halloween
KTM Pumpkin
Here's the perfect Halloween pumpkin from a KTM motorcycles lover. KTM on your toast, KTM on your bathrobe, on your coffee cup and now on your pumpkin.


22 October, 2012 - Girls Ride KTM As Well, Here Is A Blouse To Prove It
KTM Girls Blouse
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It's not only alien guys like Cyril Despres and Marc Coma who get to ride KTM motorcycles. Lots of girls ride them as well, but for those that want to show their love for the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer, there's not much they can do in terms of clothing, unless they want to be a walking billboard.

But now KTM have expanded their merchandising offering with this nice blouse for the ladies. It's checkered, 100% cotton, it has elbow pads and as far as I can see, there's no KTM logo apart from something at the right bottom. But you'll find the KTM orange in the coloring of the shirt.


21 October, 2012 - Rally of Morocco 2012: Day 6 - Despres Wraps Up Victory in Morocco Rally
Morocco 2012 Cyril Despres
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Last day of the Rally of Morocco, and Cyril Despres wins this epic dune race with his KTM.

Is it a song for the Dakar?


20 October, 2012 - Rally of Morocco 2012: Day 5 - Despres Hangs On To Overall Lead
Morocco 2012 Joan Pedrero
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If this rally will be anything like the Dakar, KTM is in for a nasty surprise...

Husqvarna and Honda are making the Austrian's brand life difficult. Cyril Despres still leads, but by a narrow margin.

At the bottom of the page is a short round-up video made by Cyril Despres himself.


19 October, 2012 - Rally of Morocco 2012: Day 4 - Despres Surges Back Into Lead
Morocco 2012 Jakub Przygonski
Rally OilIbya of Morocco logo
What looked like a tough rally for KTM, yesterday thing came back to "normal" with Cyril Despres leading again...

... but there are less and less KTM's in the running. Is it the end of the orange supremacy?

Photos and a video....


18 October, 2012 - Rally of Morocco 2012: Day 3 - Despres Drops To 2nd; Coma Withdraws
Morocco 2012 Marc Coma
Rally OilIbya of Morocco logo
Everything has changed in the space of 24 hours on the Morocco Rally. KTM lost to Husqvarna and Honda in Stage 3, and the overall lead went to Honda.

One of the two top runners, Marc Coma, is in hospital with a dislocated shoulder, while Cyril Despres has been moved to 2nd place with 11 minutes behind the leader.


17 October, 2012 - Rally of Morocco 2012: Day 2 - Despres Moves Into Overall Lead
Morocco 2012 Marc Coma
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Day 2 of this increasingly spectacular motorcycle rally, the OiLibya Rally of Morocco, with three racers starting to detach themselves from the others, including the two rally aliens Marc Coma and Cyril Despres.

Included also a short video message from Cyril Despres about the stage itself.


16 October, 2012 - Rally of Morocco 2012: Day 1 - The Start Of Something Beautiful
Morocco 2012 Marc Coma
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A few months until the Dakar rally, this is the main event before the fun starts. The Rallye OiLibya du Maroc as it is called officially has become THE pre-Dakar motorcycle rally. All the big (and lesser) motorcycle racers are taking part in what is becoming the 2nd biggest motorcycle rally, after the Dakar. Names like Cyril Despres, Marc Coma, Helder Rodrigues, Chaleco Lopez, etc can be found here. Here is what KTM has to say..........

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23 August, 2012 - For The Ladies: KTM Heels
KTM Heels
If you're a woman, and you're a fan of KTM motorcycles, here's the ultimate fashion for you... KTM heels:

They were designed by KTM fan Nelly Matešić Marić, and so far, you'll not be able to buy them, but knowing KTM, I'd not be surprised if this shows up in the 2013 KTM Summer Catalog.


21 June, 2012 - Getting Ready For Summer - KTM Style
KTM Sandals
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It's officially summer today, at least theoretically in the Northern Hemisphere, so you'll need to adapt your clothing. One motorcycle company that provides a lot of merchandising stuff is KTM motorcycles. KTM have a large repertoire of all sorts of clothing, gadgets and useful stuff, and much of it is geared towards summer.

Here's a look at some fun stuff to while away those moments in the sun when you are not riding. Prices are indicative (often the lowest found) in Euro and UK Pounds (looks like in the US and Canada you're out of luck).

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5 June, 2012 - Turn Your Computer Laptop Into A Full Motorcycle Toolkit - KTM
KTM Laptop Sticker Toolbox
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KTM have got some pretty cool merchandising gifts. Some are quite out of this world, stuff you'd never think off. I'll admit, though I don't have my KTM motorcycle anymore, I still have several KTM stuff lying around the house.

This is the latest KTM idea; a sticker that you place on your portable computer's (laptop) cover and that turns your PC into a motorcycle toolkit, or at least it would seem so. Imagine walking into your office with that....

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10 February, 2012 - Video: KTM - Fun On Ice X 3
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My friends at the Dutch motorcycle site Oliepeil decided not to be down because of the winter and the absolute freezing weather The Netherlands is having, so they decided to have some fun.

Using three KTM vehicles, and a frozen lake, they had their fun. A 500 EXC motorcycle, a 525 XC ATV and as bonus, a KTM X-BOW sports car did the trick.

Here's the video on how to have fun in the winter....


6 February, 2012 - Taddy Blazusiak Takes Third World SuperEnduro Title
Barcelona SuperEnduro2012 Taddy Blazusiak
Barcelona SuperEnduro2012 Johnny Walker
KTM factory rider Taddy Blazusiak continued his golden run on Sunday night to win the third and last SuperEnduro event of the FIM World Championship season 2011-2012 in Barcelona, Spain, to again clean sweep both the event and the series.

Engloshman Johnny Walker took second spot, also on a KTM motorcycle.


5 January, 2012 - Dakar2012: Day 4
Dakar2012 4 Christopher Birch
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The Dakar rally is now in full swing. All competitors are on their rhythm, but many are falling off, especially in the motorcycle field. Have the organizers made this year's edition too tough? 22 riders have withdrawn in 3 days!

It's amazing to watch the superpros battling it out, it makes the "normal" pros look ... normal. The fight between Despres and Coma is intensifying, and even a really great enduro rider like Verhoeven just doesn't get close. The fight between the two arch rivals looks like it's going to be until the last round, they are so evenly matched.

Here are the photos of Day 4, courtesy KTM and Maragni M.


4 January, 2012 - Dakar2012: Day 3
Dakar2012 3 Mohammed Balooshi
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Day 3 of the famous and fabulous Dakar race for 2012, and the motorcycle field is being thinned out, more a culling.

The USA riders are down to 4, but others are not doing any better. It looks like this year's edition is very tough, with the local hospitals getting crowded.

Here are the photos of the epic day.


6 December, 2011 - Xmas2011: KTM Headphone
KTM Headphone 3PW127810
Christmas Shiny Ball 2011
Time to start thinking about Christmas presents. Only three weeks, so you'll need to start shopping.

We'll be showing you interesting Christmas gift ideas over these next few weeks, hopefully with links and prices. First up is KTM with an interesting gift that can not be used on your motorcycle: a KTM audio headphone.

You can use it with any 3.5mm compatible audio device (MP3, CD player, iPhone, etc).


8 November, 2011 - Eicma 2011: KTM Presentation
KTM 2012 Launch
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KTM, for their presentation, rolled out most of the Champions and Toby Moody (from Eurosport TV) to liven up the event.

The Duke 690, Freeride 350 and e-Freeride were presented.


10 October, 2011 - Marc Coma King of the Desert. Wins 5th Pharaons Rally
Pharaons 2011 Marc Coma
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Marc Coma is the King of the Desert! The Spanish KTM rider won for his fifth time the Egyptian Pharaons Rally on his KTM motorcycle.

He needs to win the next race (Morocco) to clinch the world title. He's now favorite to win the Dakar race, again.


5 October, 2011 - Having A Romantic Dinner With A Good Friend
Dinner With A Good Friend
Words escape me... a true friend at dinner. Ahhh, romance...


1 April, 2011 - Saving Money The KTM Way
KTM Piggy Bank Helmet 3PW117050
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KTM are, much like the mast Harley-Davidson, starting to sell a lot of things that have little to do with their motorcycles. But that can be a good thing...

Here's a nice gift idea, the KTM Arai Helmet piggy bank. Save money to buy a new motorcycle, or for some gas.


24 February, 2011 - Taddy Blazusiak Crowned World Indoor Enduro Champion
Taddy Blazusiak Indoor Enduro Champion 2010
After several race were cancelled, Polish enduro specialist and part of the KTM factory team, Taddy Blazusiak, has been crowned Indoor Motorcycle Enduro Champion.


7 February, 2011 - KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak Clean Sweeps Indoor Enduro At Barcelona
Barcelone Enduro 2011 Taddy Blazusiak
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KTM's Taddy Blazusiak is on a roll. He just won the indoor motorcycle enduro of Barcelona.

David Knight ended in 2nd spot. Can anything stop the wonderboy from Poland?


19 January, 2011 - KTM: New Superduke, Adventure and 1 Cylinder Engines
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After a visit by our colleagues from the Dutch motorcycle news site, NieuwsMotor, they discovered some interesting new motorcycles in development.

New modular Adventure motorcycles, probably a 1200, a 1000 and a 700-800 engine, with the smaller one having more off-road capabilities.

A new bigger SuperDuke with Traction Control. and more.... but you'll need to wait. Introduction will be end 2012 for model year 2013.


19 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: Some KTM Statistics
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KTM logo
KTM released some very interesting statistics about their 2011 Dakar motorcycle rally.

Impressive figures: it shows you what they have to put up with.


15 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: Marc Coma Wins Dakar-10 Consecutive Titles For KTM
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Final report from KTM of the last stage of the Dakar.


15 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: KTM Celebrates Fantastic 10th Consecutive Victory
Marc Coma
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It's over for another year! The Dakar finished today in style, with Dutchman Frans Verhoeven winning the final stage.

Poor Chilean rider, Chaleco, who was in a good overall third position, broke his motorcycle, and is no longer on the podium.

Marc Coma wins his third Dakar, and Cyril Despres ends in 2nd overall. Helder Rodrigues on his Yamaha finished 3rd.

KTM's dominance in rally races has remained untouched, despite the 450cc rule. 8 KTMs made it to the top 10. One Yamaha and one Honda make up the rest of the top 10.


14 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: Stage 12-Coma Takes Stage 12 By Just 37 Seconds
Cyril Despres
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Almost there, this is really it. Tomorrow is more a formality..

Despres really tried to gain, but was not able to. Coma finished 1st, Despres 2nd and Helder Rodrigues 3rd.


13 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: Stage 11-Never Say Die-Despres Claws Back 2 Minutes
Marc Coma
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Strange 11th stage, with a dead zone in the middle. Must have been difficult for the participants, racing, then slowing down, then racing again.

KTMs are still in the running, placing 1 and 2, and good old Chaleco on his Aprilia 3rd


12 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: Stage 10-Coma Snaps Another Vctory
Marc Coma
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The Dakar is back in Argentina, and is close to being finished. The time difference between the two top KTM motorcycle riders, Coma and Despres, is still very small. Onemishap could upset the balance.

Stage 10 was tough, specially for last year's winner, who lost a good 7 minutes on Coma. Faria, on his KTM came in 3rd.


11 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: Stage 9-No More Cat and Mouse, Despres Says
Cyril Despres
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I's getting tougher for KTM. No KTMs made it to the stage podium! A Yamaha, a BMW and a Sherco held place 1, 2 & 3 (Jonah Street, Frans Verhoeven and David Casteu).

So no KTM made it to the podium for this stage. Is that a first?


10 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: Stage 8-Coma Takes 3rd Stage Victory; Despres A Close 2nd
Pal Anders Ullevalseter
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KTMs still dominate, or shall we say two KTM riders. Marc Coma and Cyril Despres are the Rossi/Lorenzo combo of Dakar Rally racing.

Chilean Chaleco on his Aprilia is doing really well.


9 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: Stage 7-Despres & Coma 2nd and 3rd
Cyril Despres
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After a day of rest, the Dakar sets out again into the desert of Chile. An Aprilia from Chaleco wins the stage, in front of his home crowd.

For stage 7, Cyril Despres ends in 2nd, Coma 3rd, while the difference between the two top KTM riders is shrinking.


7 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: Ruben Faria Takes Stage Six of Daker; Coma Remains Overall Leader
Ruben Faria
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2 KTMs and 1 Yamaha on the podium. Fesh Fesh hell today.

Motorcycles, as usual, suffered the most.


6 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: Stage 5-Coma Retains Lead After Despres Incurs 10-minute Penalty
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A first?? No KTM on the stage podium today, despite the fact that Despres did come in the top three, he got another 10 minutes penalty. 2 BMWs and 1 Aprilia on the podium?

Are the 450 the real equalizers?


5 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: Stage 4-2nd Stage Win For Coma As Two-Way KTM Battle Ensues
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Wow, an Aprilia motorcycle on the podium.... Stage 4 of the Dakar 2011, and the difference between Marc Coma and Cyril Despres can be measured with a stopwatch.

But the Chilean Chaleco on his Aprilia has invited himself on the podium, just when they arrive in Chile.


4 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: Stage 3-1st Stage Win For KTM’s Marc Coma
Marc Coma
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Cyril Despres made a navigation mistake, and lost some time. He's still leading Marc Coma, but in Dakar terms, only by nanoseconds.

KTM still leading the field, but less and less of them. Can they survive?


3 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: Cyril Despres Wins Stage 2
Cyril Despres
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2nd Stage of the 2011 Dakar, and after Faria's penalty, Despres started as leader, and remained the leader.

Will the 450cc rule finally kill KTM's dominance, or are they that good that they'll win again. This time there were less KTM's in the Top 10.


3 January, 2011 - Dakar 2011: KTM’s Ruben Faria Takes 1st Stage Win
Ruben Faria Training Session
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Stage 1 for the Dakar 2011 edition, and already KTM leads with the first four places in the motorcycle section.

Will BMW, Aprilia and Yamaha gain?


27 December, 2010 - So What Did You Get For Xmas 2010? Here’s A Lucky One
Xmas 2010 KTM Tree
Ahhh... some people are really lucky with their Christmas gifts.

Look at what this person found under the Christmas tree..... a real KTM motorcycle.


14 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: For KTM Motorcycle Lovers
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Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
Time to have a look at some Christmas gift ideas for KTM motorcycle lovers.


2 December, 2010 - Christmas 2010: KTM and Dogs
XMAS 2010 KTM Dog Collar
Christmas Shiny Ball 2010 Gift Ideas
Not only does KTM motorcycle have original gifts, but they don't forget our loyal four-legged friends, the dogs.

Here's a great idea, a KTM dog collar. 63 cm diameter max, so I don't think you can use it on yourself...


16 November, 2010 - Poetry In Motion: KTMer Taddy Blazusiak
Taddy Blazusiak Perugia 2010
Here's a photo that has been entered in the annual Red Bull Illume sports photo competition. It's a photo of Taddy Blazusiak on his KTM motorcycle.



2 November, 2010 - EICMA 2010: KTM Press Conference And 450 Rally Motorcycle
KTM 450 Rally Eicma 2010
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KTM's press presentation was as usual marred by their dealers, and the dealer's kids, making our lives difficult. So I never got to see all of the presentation.

But here's the KTM 450 Rally motorcycle, and a couple of motorcycle celebs, like Toby Moody, Marc Coma, David Knight and Cyril Despres.


27 October, 2010 - Scoop: KTM To Present 990 Dakar Motorcycle At Eicma
KTM Adventure 990 Dakar
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KTM will be presenting a special version of their 990 Adventure motorcycle next week at the Eicma motorcycle exhibition; the KTM 990 Adventure Dakar.

It looks good and very cool... More enws about it next week.


25 October, 2010 - Rallye du Maroc 2010: Victory For KTM Motorcycles
Rallye du Maroc 2010 Cyril Despres
Cyril Despres wins the first motorcycle rally race for the new KTM 450 Rally. Score 1 for the Rally of Morocco.

Helder Rodrigues finishes 2nd on his Yamaha, and Marc Coma suffering from penalties ends in the 3rd spot on his 450 KTM.


19 October, 2010 - KTM Start Their 450 Rally Motorcycle With A Bang
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KTM has shown its cards. In the first stage of the Rallye Maroc (the precursor of the Dakar race), with the first time ever for their new 450 cc motorcycles, Cyril Despres took 1st place, and Marc Coma took 2nd. Third went to Dutchman Frans Verhoeven on a BMW, 10 minutes behind Cyril.

So it looks like KTM are still planning to take all top places for the Dakar.


8 October, 2010 - Is The KTM 125 Duke Really A KTM Motorcycle?
Bajaj KTM 125 Duke
Is the new KTM 125 Duke, as their website says "It's A Real KTM" really a KTM?

From articles on the internet, it's not. It's really a Bajaj made motorcycle. Remember that Bajaj have bought a big chunk of KTM, and 125s are popular in India.

So when is a KTM not a KTM?


5 October, 2010 - Intermot 2010: KTM 125 Duke
KTM 125 Duke
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KTM release the specs and photos of their "starter" motorcycle, the 125 Duke.

Looks great .... wish I was younger.


24 September, 2010 - Video: KTM’s 450 Rally Motorcycle and Cyril Despres
Video clip
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Here's an incredibly well done sneak preview of KTM's new 450 Rally motorcycle that will be used in the upcoming Dakar race.

It's none other than Cyril Despres behind the handlebars, shaking down the motorcycle. Very well filmed, from all angles, but you never get to see the whole bike... it's a teaser.

That new 450 sure goes fast, and if you crank up the volume, you can enjoy the roar of the engine. Amazing!


22 September, 2010 - Bajaj, Kawasaki and KTM: A (Un)Holy Threesome?
KTM Bajaj Kawasaki Love
Volkswagen Bajaj Logo Love
Bajaj, KTM and Kawasaki are in an ideal position to join forces to conquer the motorcycle world. They are all already tied up in some shape or another, and could complement each other in the global market place, making it a force to be reckoned with.

Add to that the fact that Volkswagen is on the motorcycle manufacturer trail, look at the Bajaj logo and the Volkswagen logo, and we might just end up with world's largest motorcycle manufacturer: VolksKawaBajKTM (or whatever the name).

Here's a short analysis.


20 September, 2010 - iPhone: KTM Motorcycles Wallpaper
KTM iPhone Wallpaper
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KTM have produced a series of high quality wallpaper for the Apple iPhone.

You can download them for free, and install them on your iPhone. Beats the Apple wallpaper.


7 September, 2010 - Ad: KTM Turkey - Another Great Ad
Ad KTM Made Off Road Turkey
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Another great ad from KTM's PR agency in Turkey. This is the second one that they have produced that is really good.

No accent on the motorcycle, just on the style. Love it!


27 July, 2010 - Keeping Cool With KTM Motorcycles
KTM Ice Cube Tray
Need to keep cool during the summer when not riding your motorcycle?

KTM to the rescue! A KTM-logo ice cube tray.... what more do you want. Sorry, "Harley-Davidson" is too long for ice cubes...


12 July, 2010 - Coma & Despres Re-Sign With KTM, Cyril Despres Gets Cool Gift
Cyril Despres and his KTM X Bow
Cyril Despres Winner Dakar 2010
Marc Coma and Cyril Despres extend their contract with KTM for another year.

Cyril Despres gets for winning the epic Dakar motorcycle rally, KTM's X-BOW car.

A car fitting a champion.....


9 July, 2010 - A Flying KTM
KTM Frisbee
A flying KTM?

Relax, it's not a motorcycle, but a KTM competition frisbee (according to the Ultimate Players Association).


4 June, 2010 - KTM Propose Special Dakar Motorcycle For 2011 Race
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KTM are proposing a special 450cc motorcycle for the 2011 Dakar rally.

It's a special built, not a revamped 450EXC, and in the package are the Dakar fees, a max of 2 spare engines and the motorcycle itself. Cost... a small amount..... €56,000. Gasp... and that excludes maintenance, support, logistics, etc.


16 March, 2010 - KTM Ready With Electric Motorcycle
KTM Freeride
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KTM will be presenting their electric motorcycle, FREERIDE, in Tokyo on the 26th of March.

They have a dedicated website, but no info available so far...


4 March, 2010 - KTM On The Hunt For The 2010 Toughest Rider
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Have you got what it takes to be a KTM Tough Rider?

KTM is looking for the Tough Rider 2010. Chance for winning a full factory support package for the Erzberg Rodeo race!!


10 February, 2010 - KTM Motorcycles To Be Bought By Bajaj For 90%?
Bajaj logo
KTM logo
KTM have asked Indian motorcycle manufacturer, Bajaj, to increase their shares in KTM from 30% to 90%.

Bajaj have agreed to buy up to 51% now, and the rest later. This means that the majority shareholder in KTM is now Bajaj, and that they will become the main shareholder in a few months.


16 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 16 and Final - KTM Report
Dakar 2010 Marc Coma / Cyril Despres
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Day 16 and final day of the Dakar rally. Here's KTM's report on this day.

No surprise who won, but who ended up in 2nd and 3rd?


15 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 15 - KTM Report
Dakar 2010 Pal Anders Ullevalseter
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Day 15 and almost last day. Here's the KTM Motorcycle report of the Dakar.

Good finish for Norway (finally Pal wins, and gets 2nd overall place), and yet again the Aprilia ends in the top 3. Next year is going to be interesting with all bikes running 450cc.

Unless a miracle happens tomorrow, Despres will have won the Dakar (again).


14 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 14 - KTM Report
Dakar 2010 Cyril Despres
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Day 14 of the Dakar, here's the KTM report. Bummer than Verhoeven lost yesterday's victory, the Dakar management have some favorites....

The motorcycle field has been decimated, but Despres's position is solid. Tomorrow is the penultimate stage, and the most technical (last year, many bit the dust).


13 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 13 - KTM Report
Dakar 2010 Cyril Despres
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Day 13 of the Dakar, almost there.... we're back in Argentina, and the motorcycle riders have had to go through the impressive Andes mountains.

Another day, another tough stage. For a change, it was not Coma who won, but Dutchman Verhoeven, followed by USA Jonah Street. All that because of a screwup by a local cop who closed the wrong road. The top riders went wrong, the rest went right.


12 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 12 - KTM Report
Dakar 2010 Marc Coma
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Day 12 of the Dakar rally, and Coma is on a winning streak, but Despres remains the leader of the motorcycle race. This is the last day in Chile, back in Argentina tomorrow.


11 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 11 - KTM Report
Dakar 2010 Marc Coma
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Day 11 in the ongoing saga of the Dakar rally. Interesting start for the motorcycles, a first in the Dakar. A motocross style departure...

Despres still leading, and Marc Coma still winning stages without having any chance of winning the Dakar.


10 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 10 - KTM Report
Dakar 2010 Marc Coma
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The day after the rest day, Day 10 of the Dakar, sees a really long and tough stage.

Coma is out thanks to 6 hours penalty, and Despres is playing it safe.


10 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 8 - KTM Bivouac Photos
Dakar 2010 KTM
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Yesterday was a well deserved rest day, and the halfway mark of the race.

Here are some photos of the bivouac.


9 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 8 - KTM Report
Dakar 2010 Ruben Faria
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Day 8, Stage 7 and we're on the halfway mark of the 2010 edition of the Dakar (Saturday is rest day).

This was the longest stage, so the field is decimated.


7 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 7 - KTM Report
Dakar 2010 Cyril Despres
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Day 7, Stage 6 of the Dakar, here's the KTM Report.

Too bad Manca, after yesterday's great gesture giving his rear tire to Coma, despite being in the running for a podium, crashed and is in hospital.


6 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 6 - KTM Report
Dakar 2010 Cyril Despres
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Day 6, Stage 5, and here's KTM's report on their motorcycles in the Dakar.

To bad Casteu is out, and Coma is really suffering in this race. And an Aprilia winning the stage???? Wow!


5 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 5 - KTM Report
Dakar 2010 Cyril Despres
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Day Five (Stage 4) of the Dakar, and the KTMs are starting to run the race, again, though the Sherco is holding well.

It has become so tough, they had to shorten today's race.


5 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 4 - KTM Report
Dakar 2010 Jordi Viladoms
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Day 4 of KTM's report.

Cyril Despres wins the stage and leads, while Jordi crashes and is out of the race. Things are heating up..


4 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 3 - KTM Report
Dakar 2010 Henk Knuiman
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Day 3 of the Dakar, and here's KTM's report for the day.


4 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: Day 2 - KTM Report
Dakar 2010 Marc Coma
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Day 2 of the Dakar rally, and here's KTM's report.


2 January, 2010 - Dakar 2010: KTM’s Coma & Despres Off To Conquer World’s Most Challenging Rally
Dakar 2010 Marc Coma
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KTM's big hitters, Marc Coma and Cyril Despres, despite not in an official team configuration, are riding the KTM flag, and are ready to battle who is going to be the winner this year.

Between the two, they have won the last few years worth of Dakar motorcycle races.

But will the new technical limitation slow them down? Or will ASO's new rule make the motorcycle rally less interesting?


22 December, 2009 - KTM Motorcycles Turkey Wins Print Ad Award
KTM Turkey Ad
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KTM Turkey have won an award for a print advertisement for their 250SX motorcycle.

The ad itself is really good, since it makes you think for a second or two...


21 December, 2009 - KTM To Use Pirelli’s New Scorpion Tires In The Dakar, Again
Marc Coma Pirelli
Marc Coma and Jordi Viladoms from the KTM motorcycle teams will be racing the 2010 Dakar on the new Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires.

The Pirelli's have made their mark last year by placing first and second in the Dakar, so KTM are giving them another go.


11 December, 2009 - Christmas 2009: KTM Motorcycle Gift Ideas
Christmas 2009 Gift Ideas
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KTM motorcycle have some of the most originals merchandising gifts from any motorcycle manufacturer. But... you can't but on-line, you'll need to some searching for a dealer who sells on-line.

Here are a bunch of interesting gifts, with part numbers making Google searches easier.


11 November, 2009 - EICMA2009: KTM 350 and 125 Motorcycles
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A closer look at two of KTM's newer motorcycle, the KTM 350 SF-X and the 125 Concept Stunt motorcycle.

Two gutsy moves..


10 November, 2009 - EICMA2009: KTM Special 990 Adventure Motorcycle
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You've probably read all about the KTM new motorcycles, so I'm not going to bore you with those details... (I missed the press conference .. so sue me).

When I went to KTM to look for what was new, I did notice this beautifully customized KTM 990 Adventure motorcycle. It's ready for a polar adventure ride, including snow tires.


5 November, 2009 - KTM: Girl’s Handbag
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KTM not only have macho equipment for us motorcycle riders, but also more feminine stuff.

One of these merchandising items is the Deville Girls Purse, a made-by-Ogio handbag for the ladies, that would not look out of place at the Oscars.


26 October, 2009 - Got Livestock? Brand Them With KTM
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Believe it or not, but KTM Motorcycles have in their PowerWear catalog a real, honest-to-God, Branding Iron.

Let's hope people don't use it to brand their dog or cat...


23 October, 2009 - KTM To Introduce A New Motorcycle At EICMA
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KTM will be releasing a new 350cc motocross motorcycle at EICMA. I also expect they'll show a prototype or concept electric motorcycle.

Press conference starts at 13:30 on Tuesday 10 Nov.


12 October, 2009 - Despres Celebrates His Return To Pharaons Rally With Overall Victory
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Cyril Despres after 5 years not competing in this race, comes back to the Pharaoans Rally on his KTM motorcycle and wins the race.

But no Dakar for him....


7 October, 2009 - Team USA Wins Motocross of Nations 2009 - Veni, Vidi, Vici
KTM's press release on the Motocross of Nations 2009, won handsomely by Team USA.

Not many KTMs on the podium this time...


21 September, 2009 - Product Review: KTM Epic
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A detailed review of the KTM EPIC backpack for motorcycle riders.

In one word: FANTASTIC!


1 September, 2009 - KTM Hans Trunkenpolz Dies During Marathon
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Hans Trunkenpolz, son of the KTM founder, and responsible for getting KTM recognized as the top rally motorcycle brand, has died at the age of 65 while running a marathon.

Hans had recently retired for a very successful career, achieving 8 wins in the Dakar motorcycle rally.


29 July, 2009 - Dakar: KTM Service Truck at Dakar Rally
KTM logo
KTM have announced that despite the fact that they are not fully in the 2010 Dakar race, they are going to supply their famous orange Service Truck for all their customers.


25 June, 2009 - KTM Motorcycle Support Package For Romaniacs 2009
KTM logo
Red Bull Romaniacs logo
KTM have announced a complete service package for the 2009 Red Bull Romaniacs. This is a service package for private entries, not for the pros.

€250 buys you trained rally mechanics at your beck & call, spares truck (but you'll need to order spares in advance), a hospitality truck and service points along the way. So all-in-all a very interesting proposition.

But... your motorcycle needs to be 2008 or newer...


24 June, 2009 - Kuba Motor - Turkish Motorcycle Manufacturer - KTM?
I stumbled upon this motorcycle manufacturer by chance. On its own, nothing special. It's the Turkish manufacturer Kuba Motor with some low powered motorcycles.

But what's very interesting is their website. It's an almost carbon copy of KTM's website. Same style, same technology. But no mention of KTM.

So what's the tie-up between the two companies. Do you know?


4 June, 2009 - Dakar: KTM Withdraws From The Dakar!
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Dakar logo
KTM withdraws from the Dakar race after the new ruling forcing them to use 450cc motorcycles.

I'm not surprised!


20 April, 2009 - Orange Ear Plugs - KTM Motorcycles Of Course
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KTM are selling some nifty ear plugs. You can have any color you want, as long as it's orange!

Great for long motorcycle rides, protecting your hearing. The canister that holds the ear plugs serves as key chain! Nice touch.


9 April, 2009 - Buy A Real KTM Racing Motorcycle - Slightly Used
KTM-GP-250 for sale
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KTM are selling off several of their racing motorcycles used by their champions.

Here's your chance to own a real MotoGP 125 or 250 motorcycle.


30 March, 2009 - Marc Coma Wins Desert Classic: On A Roll
Marc Coma
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Marc Coma is on a roll. First he wins the 2009 edition of the Dakar, now he wins the United Arab Emirates Desert Classic motorcycle enduro race.

Good old Cyril Despres keeps finishing second... frustrating.


17 February, 2009 - Taddy Blazusiak Wins Hells Gate 2009, Again
KTM logo
The daring Polish KTM motorcycle enduro racer, Taddy Blazusiak, won the difficult Hells Gate enduro, again.

Can nothing stop this guy?


6 February, 2009 - KTM Motorcycles Launches On-line Newsletter
KTM Newsletter website
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KTM motorcycles launches a new on-line newsletter.

Nicely done, a bit "flashy", but full of great photos and articles.


30 January, 2009 - KTM Motorcycles To Shed 300 Employees
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KTM announced that they have to fire 300 employees, and possibly start part-time work.

They will further reduce production by 25%. 'tis not good!


17 January, 2009 - Dakar 2009: Day 15-KTM Motorcycles Report
Dakar 2009 Marc Coma, Cyril Despres
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Dakar 2009 - Day 15 - KTM Motorcycle report

Last real day, tomorrow is a "parade"....


16 January, 2009 - Dakar 2009: Day 14-KTM Motorcycles Report
Dakar 2009 Cyril Despres
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Dakar 2009 - Day 14 - KTM Motorcycles Report

Almost there, and then another year to wait...


15 January, 2009 - Dakar 2009: Day 13-KTM Motorcycles Report
Dakar 2009 Cyril Despres
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Dakar 2009: Day 13 - KTM Motorcycles Report

Different day, same actors (apart from the cars, but that's another story)....


14 January, 2009 - Dakar 2009: Day 12-KTM Motorcycles Report
Dakar 2009 Marc Coma
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Dakar 2009 : Day 12 - KTM Motorcycle Report

Lazy day for all, except maybe the mechanics.


14 January, 2009 - Dakar 2009: Day 11-KTM Motorcycles Report
Dakar 2009 Jordi Viladoms
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Dakar 2009 - Day 11 - KTM Motorcycles Report

Sand? Anyone see any sand??


12 January, 2009 - Dakar 2009: Day 10-KTM Motorcycles Report
Dakar 2009 Frans Verhoeven
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Dakar 2009 - Day 10 - KTM Motorcycles Report

Tough race...


11 January, 2009 - Dakar 2009: Day 9-KTM Motorcycles Report
Dakar 2009 Cyril Despres
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Dakar 2009: Day 9 - KTM Report

Rest day is over, they back at the grind.


10 January, 2009 - Dakar 2009: Day 7-KTM Motorcycles Report
Dakar 2009 Marc Coma
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Dakar 2009 - Day 7 - KTM motorcycle Report


9 January, 2009 - Dakar 2009: Day 6-KTM Report
Dakar 2009 Cyril Despres
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Dakar 2009 - Day 6 - KTM Motorcycle report


7 January, 2009 - Dakar 2009: Day 5-KTM Report
Dakar 2009 Jonah Street
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KTM's 2009 Dakar report, with a new stage winner in the motorcycle category.


6 January, 2009 - Dakar 2009: Day 4-Marc Coma Nice And Easy...
Dakar 2009 KTM Factory Racing Team
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Marc Coma seems unstoppable. The KTM Motorcycle rider hasn't had any problems, while everyone behind him has.

Here's what the 4 KTM factory riders have to say.


6 January, 2009 - Dakar 2009: Day 3-Coma and Viladoms Crossing The Final Finishing Line Together On Stage 3
Dakar 2009 Marc Coma
Dakar logo
Marc Coma is starting to really build up his lead in the motorcycle ranking while the previous winner, Cyril Despres, is going through hell. Nothing works for him.

Is South America tougher than Africa.... the big question?


5 January, 2009 - Dakar 2009: Day 2- Marc Coma Still Overall Leader After Stage 2
Dakar 2009 Frans Verhoeven
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First time since many years that a Dutchman wins a motorcycle stage in the Dakar. And stage 2 of the 2009 Dakar was it.

Here's KTM's report on the race of today.


4 January, 2009 - Dakar 2009: Day 1-Commanding Lead For Coma On 1st Stage Of Dakar
Dakar 2009 Marc Coma
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First in a series of press releases from KTM during the Dakar 2009 motorcycle race.

High quality photos and results. Day 1 did not go the way the KTM factory riders wanted it to go, apart from Marc Coma, who now has a big lead after the 1st day.


15 December, 2008 - Bajaj Slowly Buying All Of KTM Motorcycles
Bajaj logo
KTM logo
Bajaj announced that they have upped their share holding in KTM to 25.86%.

They are slowly buying up KTM. Already they have several projects on the table, and several KTM motorcycles are to be sold in India under the Bajaj label.


10 December, 2008 - XMAS 2008: KTM RC8 Motorcycle In Bits
KTM RC8 Puzzle
Motorbikers Christmas 2008 Ideas
Christmas 2008 Ideas

If you love looking at the KTM RC8 motorcycle, you're going to love this Christmas gift!

A 500 piece jigsaw puzzle of the KTM motorcycle. Hours of fun...


12 November, 2008 - Overview: KTM 990 SMT Motorcycle
KTM 990 SMT motorcycle
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KTM introduced a new category to the motorcycle community at EICMA 2008; a Touring version of the SuperMoto motorcycle.

Based on their powerful 990 engine, the SuperMoto receives more long distance riding equipment.

Here's a closer look.


5 November, 2008 - EICMA 2008: KTM 990 SMT Motorcycle
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KTM presented the KTM 990 SMT motorcycle at EICMA 2008.

Here's a short view of the animal.


22 September, 2008 - KTM Motorcycle - In The "Start Them Young" Department
KTM Bicycle for kids
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Any younger, and KTM will need to produce motorcycles for your kids for inside the womb...

Here's a KTM, with adjustable seat, for children aged 2-5 years.

For the next Cyril Despres or Marc Coma?


3 July, 2008 - KTM Mopeds
KTM Moped
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Good old Austrian off road motorcycle manufacturer is already known that it makes bicycles, but did you know that they also used to make 50 cc mopeds?

So now the motorcycle manufacturer is making everything that moves, from bicycles to cars..


28 May, 2008 - KTM’s Future Off-Road Competition Motorcycle
KTM off-road motorcycle patent drawing
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KTM filed a patent in January of this year for a rear fuel tank to be placed on off-road competition motorcycles.

Nothing earth shattering since the 690 has a rear fender fuel tank, so what's so special that they filed a patent? Someone enlighten me...


28 April, 2008 - David Casteu 1st Winner Of The Central Europe Rally
Dakar Central European Rally - David Casteu
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David Casteu wins the very first Dakar series rally, the Central Europe Rally.

Started right after the cancellation of the famous Dakar race, it's meant to give competitors the chance to test their motorcycles and riders for the big event.


17 April, 2008 - KTM Rally Team Tackles First Central Europe Rally
KTM Rally Light motorcycle
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KTM outlines their plans for the Dakar Central Europe Rally and their special motorcycle for this series.


10 March, 2008 - Want To Buy A Dakar Winning KTM Motorcycle?
Dakar KTM Cyril Despres
This is your chance to get Cyril Despres's Dakar winning KTM motorcycle. Or even David Coulthard's F1 car.

Starting 13 March until the 30th, there's an auction for the "Wings for Life" organization.

All items will start off at €1.


18 February, 2008 - KTM Scooter In The Offering?
KTM Scooter
Is KTM finally moving into another market? After bicycles, street motorcycles and even cars, is KTM now going to produce scooters?

Scooters are a highly lucrative market segment, with more scooters sold than motorcycles, so why not?

Find out more...


11 February, 2008 - Taddy Blasuziak Blasts His Way Through Hell’s Gate
Taddy Blazusiak
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Taddy Blazusiak, the new KTM factory rider, showed all that there's a very good reason he got the job.

At the Italian Hell's Gate, he peeked into hell, and gave it the finger... easy.


7 February, 2008 - David Knight Crowned World Cup Indoor Enduro Champion in Genoa
David Knight
KTM logo
Indoor enduro motorcycle riding has become quite popular in Europe.

Especially now that David Knight has become World Champ in a packed Genoa, Italy stadium.


4 January, 2008 - KTM Regrets Dakar Cancellation; Stands By Organizers Decision
KTM logo
Dakar logo
KTM's (probably first and last) newsletter for the Dakar 2008.

Not easy, even for the pro's.


10 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: KTM Gift Ideas
KTM Espresso Cup
KTM logo
Austrian KTM have mastered the art of merchandising. They have a nice collection of goodies you can buy as a gift for a KTM motorcycle owner.

Here's our selection...


4 December, 2007 - KTM Ready For Dakar 2008
KTM Factory Team
KTM logo
KTM have been preparing very hard for the 2008 Dakar. Competition is getting very hungry to get the title, and this year will be difficult for the Austrian manufacturer.

Who will win; Coma or Despres, or a non-orange motorcycle?


19 November, 2007 - Italy Conquers 2007 Six Day Event To Take World Trophy
Alessandro Belometti
KTM logo
The World Trophy is over in La Serena, Chile, and Italy has won the trophy.

It looks like it was a tough race, 6 days worth of sand and hard rocks.


16 November, 2007 - Baja 1000 2007 Reveals First Podium Finish For KTM’s 690 Baja
KTM 680 Baja 1000 team
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The KTM 690 Baja races the first race it was created for... the Baja 1000 and finishes 3rd.

Under leadership of Chris Blais, the KTM did well...


12 November, 2007 - KTM 1190 RC8
KTM 1190 RC8
KTM logo
A look at KTM's long awaited 1190 RC8 sports motorcycle.

They're offering it in different versions. I have debs on the Read-to-Race black one....


12 November, 2007 - Video: KTM RC8 Promo
Click to see the Video clip
KTM logo
KTM always produce spectacular promo videos when they bring out a new motorcycle.

It's not an exception for their new RC8 motorcycle.


6 November, 2007 - EICMA 2007: KTM
KTM 1190 RC8
KTM logo
KTM were very badly organized for their press conference, but finally were able to show their 1190 RC8 sports motorcycle.

They showed 3 versions...


3 October, 2007 - KTM LC4 690 Stunt (Concept)
KTM LC4 690Stunt concept motorcycle
KTM logo
KTM surprised the world at the Paris Motorcycle Exhibition with their concept LC4 690 Stunt motorcycle.

This is one seriously good looking motorcycle, aimed at the urban market. It's a concept, but who knows, with enough customer demand, we might see this bike ride our streets.


28 September, 2007 - Paris Mondial 2007: KTM
Paris Mondial 2007 KTM
KTM logo
KTM managed to create a nice surprise at the Paris motorcycle exhibition.

Apart from new (or revamped) LC4 models, they shown the CONCEPT690STUNT motorcycle.

This motorcycle will become the entry level bike for KTM.


24 September, 2007 - USA Favortes Take Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations
Jeremy van Horebeek
KTM logo
The 2007 Motocross of Nations in the USA is over, and the USA beats everyone.

Here's KTM's take on the event.


17 September, 2007 - E3 Enduro 2007: World Champion Ivan Cervantes Finishes Season Victorious
Ivan Cervantes
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The freshly crowned E3 World Champion Ivan Cervantes won the final race of the Enduro World Championships on Sunday in France to finish the season in style, just one day after claiming the title.


17 September, 2007 - E2 Enduro 2007: Samuli Aro Holds Onto 2nd Place
Samuli Aro
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KTM Factory rider Samuli Aro wound up the E2 season at the French Grand Prix on Sunday with a sixth place securing enough championship points to finish second in the world championship behind arch rival Mika Ahola.


17 September, 2007 - E1 Enduro 2007: World Champ Salminen Wins Final Season Race
Juha Salminen
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Juha Salminen, 2007 world champion in the Enduro E1 class on Sunday proved that the top podium spot was his natural habitat when he took the final race of the season in a style that has won him admiration and the season’s title.


11 September, 2007 - Marc Coma Victorious In Las Pampas Rally ...
Marc Coma
Spanish KTM ride does it again. He wins the Law Pampas Rally, and is now leading the world championship ranking.


5 September, 2007 - KTM Selling Toasters
KTM Toaster
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Are KTM having trouble selling motorcycles, so they're switching to bread toasters?


16 August, 2007 - KTM Racing In The Streets Of Vienna
KTM Mika Kallio
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KTM treated the MotoGP riders, allowing them to race in the streets of Vienna, Austria.

Legal street racing!!!


24 July, 2007 - KTM 690 Baja Comes Through Baja Aragon With Flying Colors
KTM's Marc Coma
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KTM and Marc Coma have tried out the new KTM 690 Baja in the Spanish Baja Aragon race.

The motorcycle is doing better than expected. It's now ready for next month's Baja 1000.


11 July, 2007 - KTM Hire Tadeusz Blazusiak As Factory Rider
KTM have hired Polish rider, Tadeusz Blazusiak, who recently won the Erzberg race on a borrowed motorcycle.

He will be one of the professional enduro riders. Expect to see much more of this talented rider.


7 June, 2007 - Erzberg: David Knight & The 950 Super Enduro R Both Perform
David Knight
First day of the 2007 Erzberg rodeo, one of the toughest hard enduros in the world.

The BMW HP2 won the day, while David Knight came in 2nd on the KTM 950 Super Enduro R.

Looks like a heavy day.


4 June, 2007 - KTM 690 Baja Premieres In The Baja 500 With 2nd Place
Cyril Despres
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The Baja500 was run last weekend in Mexico, and the prototype KTM 690 did very well.

The team with Cyril Despres and Chris Blais ended in 2nd place.

Not bad for a first attempt at the Baja500!


30 May, 2007 - Premiere in the USA - KTM 690 BAJA
KTM 690 Baja
KTM logo
KTM are going to the Baja 500 races for the first time, in style.

With three top riders, and a brand new motorcycle, the LC4 690 Baja !

Cyril Despres (winner of the 2007 Dakar), Chris Blais and Davis Pearson to ride for the team.


23 May, 2007 - Ride The Top Of The World - Adventure Tour
Bhutan Tours
Riding your KTM motorcycle to the top of the world must be one of those ultimate experiences for a holiday.

Enduro Bhutan is a company that specializes in motorcycle tours of the Himalayan mountains using KTM motorcycles.

One tour brings you at 5500 meter altitude at the Base Camp of Mount Everest.


10 April, 2007 - Marc Coma Dominates Tunisian Rally
Marc Coma
1st Enduro race of the 2007 season, and already Marc Coma shows the colors. The man who almost won the Dakar now wins the Optic 2000 rally for the 1st time.


14 February, 2007 - KTM Festival 2007
KTM logo
KTM have moved their annual bash from Austria to Hungary (thank you environmentalists), and it's on for the 7th to the 9th of September. All motorcycle models can be tested, and big parties planned.


1 February, 2007 - KTM/BMW Neck Brace Available
KTM Leatt Neck Brace for Motorcycle Enduro
The BMW/KTM Neck brace is now available (as off March), and will set you back some €500 !

How expensive (or cheap) is your life ??


30 January, 2007 - Pink KTM - Part Deux
Skinny and her pink KTM motorcycle
The mystery of yesterday's pink KTM has been solved thanks to reader Ed Moore.

It belongs to a very interesting girl, nicknamed Skinny, living in South Africa.

Read more about her....


29 January, 2007 - Pink KTM
Pink KTM Motorcycle
I thought all KTM motorcycles were orange.... not so !!

Here's a pink one !

You think it's a girl riding it ?


22 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: Bivouac Photos Part 2
Dakar KTM Bivouac title=
The last posting of the Dakar 2007, photos of the 2nd week of the bivouacs.

Photos courtesy KTM.


21 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release 21Jan
Dakar KTM Cyril Despres
Last press release of KTM for the Dakar 2007, dated 21Jan.


20 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release 20Jan
KTM logo
Almost there ! KTM's press release for the 2007 Dakar, dated 20Jan.


19 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release 19Jan
Dakar KTM Chris Blais
KTM's press release for the Dakar 2007, dated 19Jan.


18 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release 18Jan
Dakar KTM Marc Coma
Short KTM Press Release for the Dakar 2007, 18Jan.


17 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release Marc Coma
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Today, no Dakar race, but KTM issued an interview with the motorcycle category leader, Marc Coma.


16 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release 16Jan
Dakar KTM Frans Verhoeven
KTM's press release for 16Jan, Dakar 2007.


15 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release 15Jan
KTM's Chris Blais
15Jan Press Release of KTM motorcycle for the 2007 Dakar.


14 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release 14Jan
Dakar KTM Marc Coma
KTM motorcycles press release of 14Jan, Dakar 2007.


13 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release 13Jan
Dakar KTM Hans Trunkenpolz
KTM's roundup during the off day at the 2007 Dakar.


12 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release 12Jan
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12Jan. Dakar 2007. KTM Press Release minus photos.


11 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release 11Jan
Dakar KTM Muddy
Day 6 of the Dakar 2007 Rally, KTM's press release for 11Jan.


10 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release 10Jan
Dakar KTM Marc Coma
KTM Motorcycles Dakar 2007 press release for 10Jan.


9 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: Press Release 09Jan
Dakar KTM Chris Blais
On this sad day, here's the press release of KTM for the 2007 Dakar rally, 09Jan.


8 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release 08Jan
Dakar KTM
First real serious day on the Dakar.

Here's KTM's press release for 08Jan, plus 2 photos.


7 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release 07Jan
Dakar KTM Mechanics
Day 2 of the Dakar. Here's KTM's Press Release for 07Jan2007.


6 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Press Release 06Jan
Chris Blais
Dakar 2007. Day 1.

First day of racing, and already KTM is behind.

Here's there 1st press release.


5 January, 2007 - Dakar 2007: KTM Review
KTM logo
A look at KTM's 2007 Dakar efforts (from their press release).


3 January, 2007 - Video: KTM 950 Adventure
Video clip inside
KTM logo
To prepare us mentally for the Dakar, here's a short and nice commercial for the KTM 950 Adventure. Might as well start getting used to the orange color over the next few weeks.


21 December, 2006 - KTM RC8 Site
KTM RC8 Superbike Motorcycle
KTM are getting ready for their RC8.

They now have a dedicated website showing you the progress of the development of the RC8 Superbike.

Time to start dreaming.


15 December, 2006 - Motorcycle Christmas: KTM Style
KTM motorcycle Christmas Gifts
KTM logo
In the motorcycle manufacturer's Christmas gifts, a look at what KTM has to offer.


22 November, 2006 - KTM 990 Super Duke R
KTM 990 Super Duke R
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A look at KTM's 990 Superduke R, and a promo film of the 990 Superduke motorcycle.


14 November, 2006 - EICMA Motorcycle Show - Day 1 KTM (3 photos)
KTM logo
KTM introduced the 990 SuperDuke R (for Racing), a ready to race version of the SuperDuke.


11 October, 2006 - KTM Motorcycle Neck Brace
KTM Leatt Motorcycle Neck Brace
KTM logo
KTM have shown at the Intermot the prototype neck brace for off-road motorcycle racers that will be used by all their factory racers.

Looks good !


20 September, 2006 - Costa Rica Motorcycle Tours
Moto Tours Costa Rica
Moto Tours Costa Rica offer a full road or off-road motorcycle tour of Costa Rica on KTM motorcycles.

You can even rent their motorcycles to discover this beautiful Central American country by yourself.


6 June, 2006 - Sebastien Loeb to go KTM Motorcycles
Sebastien Loeb and his KTM motorcycle
Double WRC World Champion Sebastien Loeb is seen in this photo on his brand new KTM motorcycle.

Is he going to do a reverse Rossi and join the world of 2 wheels ??


18 May, 2006 - Video: KTM 950 SuperMoto Infomercial
Video clip inside
KTM logo
A 3 minute video clip of a promo of KTM's 950 SuperMoto. Boy, that motorcycle can move. Looks like a ton of fun !


24 February, 2006 - KTM Into The Greenlane Fight
KTM logo
Finally the first motorcycle manufacturer has picked up the challenge, and has started a publicity campaign to help motorcycle riders defend their rights to greenlaning. Where are the rest ?


27 January, 2006 - Red Bull roManiacs DVD
Red Bull roManiacs
The toughest enduro race in the world, to Red Bull roMANIACS, can now be seen on DVD. Get your copy at your local KTM dealer, or order it on the web.

Not to be missed.


15 January, 2006 - KTM: Dakar 2006: 15th stage: Dakar > Dakar
Dakar logo
Last day, no surprises.


14 January, 2006 - KTM: Dakar 2006: 14th stage: Tambacounda > Dakar
Dakar 2006 - Marc Coma
Last full day of Dakar racing, and for a change, it's not a KTM that won the day's special, but a Yamaha.

And they took 3rd place as well.


13 January, 2006 - KTM: Dakar 2006: 13th stage: Labé > Tambacounda
Gio Sala
Almost there. Still a few crashes.

One little boy died when he was hit by a car today.


12 January, 2006 - KTM: Dakar 2006: 12th stage: Bamako> Labé
Dakar 2006 - Marc Coma
Only 3 days left, and the racers look like leftovers from the second World War.


11 January, 2006 - KTM: Dakar 2006: 11th stage: Kayes > Bamako
Dakar 2006 - Marc Coma
Today was an "easy" day compared to the previous 3 days. 231 km special.


10 January, 2006 - KTM: Dakar 2006: 10th stage: Kiffa > Kayes
Dakar logo
After the tragic death of Any Caldecott, the race was suspended for the motorcycles today. The motorcycles had only to do a liaison.


8 January, 2006 - KTM: Dakar 2006: Bivouac Photos Week 1
Dakar 2006 - Bivouac Tan Tan
Since today is a rest day for the Dakar race, here are some photos taken over last week at the different bivouacs.

For those of you who can't get enough.


7 January, 2006 - KTM: Dakar 2006: 8th stage: Atar > Nouakchott
David Casteu
KTM motorcycles top the first 11 brands in the Dakar.

What was supposed to be an easy day turned into another slaughter.


6 January, 2006 - KTM: Dakar 2006: 7th stage: Zouerat > Atar
Fretigne and Grider go bump, Despres still racing.


5 January, 2006 - KTM: Dakar 2006: 6th stage: Tan Tan > Zouerat
Dakar 2006 - Carlo de Gavardo
Day 6 of the Dakar, and favorite Cyril Despres has had a bad accident, but is going to continue.


4 January, 2006 - KTM: Dakar 2006: 5th stage: Ouarzazate > Tan Tan
Marc Coma
Last day in Morocco.

Tomorrow Mauritania and the dunes.


3 January, 2006 - KTM: Dakar 2006: 4th stage: Er Rachidia > Ouarzazate
Dakar 2006 - Chris Blais
Almost at the desert.

Tomorrow it's sand all the way.


2 January, 2006 - KTM: Dakar 2006: 3rd stage: Nador > Er Rachidia
Dakar 2006 - David Casteu
3rd day of the Dakar, and the KTMs look unstoppable.


1 January, 2006 - KTM: Dakar 2006: 2nd stage: Portimao > Malaga (01.01.2006)
Dakar 2006 - Andy Caldecott
2nd day of the Lisbon to Dakar race.

Still racing in Europe. Fun begins tomorrow.


1 January, 2006 - KTM: 1st stage: Lisboa > Portimao
Dakar 2006 - Marc Coma
1st stage of the Dakar.

Three KTMs at the top.


30 December, 2005 - KTM: Dakar 2006: Scrutineering
Dakar logo
KTM logo
I'll be publishing, "as-is", the KTM press releases that come in directly from the Dakar race. This is the first one, the scrutineering.


24 November, 2005 - KTM-Brudeli; Hybrid Trike Motorcycle
Brudeli Trike motorcycle
The Norwegians launched a very special KTM 625 based vehicle.

Is it a Quad ? An ATV ? A motorcycle ? But it'll go off road and on normal roads.


15 November, 2005 - KTM Introduces 2 New Motorcycles
KTM 990 Adventure motorcycle
KTM logo
KTM introduced 2 new high end motorcycles today in Italy at the EICMA.


27 October, 2005 - BMW and KTM Join Forces To Protect Motorcyclists
BMW/KTM Spinal Protection System for Motorcycles
KTM and BMW Motorcycles are jointly developing a spinal protection for motorcycle racers.


28 September, 2005 - Police Motorcycles Outfitter
Thunderworks KTM Police Motorcycle
A look at a Police motorcycle outfitting company; Thunderworks.


21 July, 2005 - KTM Very Limited Edition 450 EXC Motorcycle
KTM VW EXC 450 Motorcycle
KTM logo
KTM have rolled out a very, very limited edition of their popular 450 EXC Enduro motorcycle.


19 July, 2005 - KTM Motorcycles and Polaris Join Forces
Polaris Logo
KTM logo
KTM Motorcycles and Polaris (ATVs) join forces in partnership.


4 May, 2005 - F1 Drivers on KTM Motorcycles
Christian Klein, David Coultard and Vitantonio Liuzzi. on KTM Motorcycles
The three Red Bull Formula One drivers get each a KTM Supermoto motorcycle.


11 April, 2005 - Got A New Motorcycle !
KTM 640 LC4 Enduro motorcycle
I went out and bought a new motorcycle this weekend (lucky me).


28 March, 2005 - KTM Motorcycles To Cancel Its Annual Party
KTM logo
KTM's annual party in Mattighofen, Austria is cancelled due to complaints !


17 January, 2005 - KTM Newsletter - Dakar Final
Racing Article
KTM's final newsletter on the Dakar 2005.


5 January, 2005 - One Private Entry for the Dakar
Mick Tomkinson and Gordon MacPherson and their KTM Motorcycle
Dakar logo
An overview of one British private entry in the Dakar rally.


31 December, 2004 - KTM News: 1st stage Barcelona – Barcelona
Racing Article
KTM Newsletter for the prolog (31.12.04).


30 December, 2004 - KTM News - Dakar 2005: Scrutineering (30.12.2004)
Racing Article
KTM Newsletter about the Dakar rally.


14 September, 2004 - New KTM Motorcycles at the Intermot
KTM 990 SuperDuke
KTM logo
KTM lie up for the Intermot. 4 new bikes !


24 August, 2004 - KTM Motorcycles To Enter 250 cc MotoGP
KTM logo
Austrian KTM are planning to enter the 250cc MotoGP races.


22 July, 2004 - KTM Wins Adventure Motorcycle Of The Year
KTM 950 Adventure
KTM logo
KTM wins the American Motorcycle Magazine award for "Best Motorcycle"s for their 950 Adventure motorcycle.


20 July, 2004 - KTM Motorcycle Releases New Exhaust
Akrapovic Slipon Silencer
KTM are now using a new exhaust, built by Akrapovic Silpon.


28 May, 2004 - KTM To Produce 2-Wheel Drive Motorcycle?
KTM 2 wheel drive
KTM logo
KTM testing an All Wheel Drive Motorcycle.


12 April, 2004 - KTM Motorcycles Party
KTM logo
KTM are throwing their annual party between 10 and 12 June this year.


6 April, 2004 - KTM Bikes, Not Motorcycles
KTM Adventurer Bicycle
KTM logo
KTM Motorcycles also manufacturer mountain bicycles and adventure riding bicycles.


16 January, 2004 - KTM Newsletter: Dakar: Day 16: 15th stage Tidjikja - Nouakchott
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KTM logo
KTM Newsletter: Dakar: Day 16: 15th stage Tidjikja - Nouakchott


15 January, 2004 - KTM Newsletter Dakar: Day 15: 14th stage Ayoûn El Altroûs – Tidjikja
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KTM logo
KTM Newsletter Dakar: Day 15: 14th stage Bamako – Ayoûn El Altroû


14 January, 2004 - KTM Newsletter Dakar: Day 14: 13th stage Bamako – Ayoûn El Altroû
Dakar logo
KTM logo
Day 14 The KTM Daily news letter on the Paris-Dakar....


13 January, 2004 - KTM Press Newsletter Dakar: Day 13: 12th stage Bobo-Diolasso - Bamako
Dakar logo
KTM logo
Day 12 The KTM Daily news letter on the Paris-Dakar....


12 January, 2004 - KTM Press Newsletter Dakar: Day 12: Rest day at Bobo Dioulasso
Dakar logo
KTM logo
Day 12 The KTM Daily news letter on the Paris-Dakar....


12 January, 2004 - KTM Press Newsletter Dakar: Day 11: At the bivouac at Bobo Dioulasso
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KTM logo
Day 11 The KTM Daily news letter on the Paris-Dakar....


11 January, 2004 - KTM Press Newsletter Dakar: Day 10: At the "improvised bivouac" at Bamako
Dakar logo
KTM logo
The KTM Daily news letter on the Paris-Dakar....


27 November, 2003 - KTM Motorcycles School and Magazine for Kids
KTM Kids Magazine
KTM France have started a school and magazine for kids...


22 October, 2003 - KTM - 990 RC8 Concept Motorcycle
KTM LC8 Concept
KTM logo
At the Tokyo Motorcycle Show KTM shows their concept race motorcycle....


13 October, 2003 - KTM Motorcycle Ad
KTM Sarah Adventure Ad
KTM logo
A Spanish KTM Motorcycle ad......


8 July, 2003 - Austrian Army KTM
Austrian Army KTM
In my "Uniformed" Bikers serie



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