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The famous and notorious Paris-Dakar is known for its very long and tough rally, with motorcycle riders taking the brunt of its toughness. Accidents, even many fatalities, exhaustion and bandits/terrorists have been plaguing the race since its inception. Gilles Martineau, later assisted by René Metge, planned for two years to produce a real adventure race: a rally from St. Petersburg, Russia to Beijing, China. A race covering 10,000 kilometers in 17 days. Bad roads, deserts, mountains and (...)
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In this article we’re going to have a closer look at what the motorcycle manufacturers are planning for us next year. Since model years are different in parts of the world,we’re not going to call them 2009 or 2010 model, but just “next year”. You’ll understand. In four months, world’s biggest motorcycle exhibition (Intermot in Germany) opens its doors, and we’ll be seeing many new models. Here’s our stab at what we think (hope) to see. Aprilia The prototype RSV 1000 V4 was already presented (...)
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The organizers of the AMA/Maxxis EnduroCross Championship and auto insurance leader, GEICO, are proud to announce the 2008 GEICO Triple Crown. A $50,000 check will be awarded to the Maxxis EnduroCross expert class racer who can win all three GEICO Triple Crown events. This one-of-a-kind motorcycle racing trifecta lays the exciting foundation for “the biggest payday in Off-road racing!” 2008 GEICO Triple Crown: (Aug. 16) Guthrie, Okla.; Lazy E Arena (Oct. 4) Columbus, Ohio; Ohio State (...)
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World Championship leader Mika Kallio reveals the secrets behind his success in this year’s 250 cc campaign: A small and efficient crew of engineers, new developments for his KTM FRR 250 - and cold blood in the heat of the battle. You have a comfortable lead in the championship. Are Mika Kallio and KTM the best combination in this year’s 250 cc championship? Obviously, it looks like that at the moment. But it’s difficult to say exactly why we are leading so clearly. Everything just went (...)
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Harden will be joined by five other industry icons on October 11, 2008 in Columbus, OH for the annual induction ceremony. In his 35 years of working on, with and racing motorcycles, Harden has become one of off-road racing’s most well-known champions. Amongst his racing accomplishments Harden has collected 3 Baja 1000 Championships, 3 Baja 500 Championships, 3 ISDE medals, and 2 SCORE International Championships. He also won the1987 Djerba 500 Rally – Tunisia and Rallye de Atlas in Morocco. (...)
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Rene Maehr, KTM’s newest factory rider talks about racing just before competing in his third International Superstock Series at his favourite circuit of Monza. Rene is riding the newly launched KTM 1190 RC 8 motorcycle in its debut year of racing. What are your goals and expectations for Monza? Firstly, it is always fantastic to come here to Monza. The venue and all the atmosphere here is unique. Its pure racing feeling! There’s a very good reason why Monza is my favourite circuit. As far (...)
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KTM, continuing in its role as the world leader in sports motorcycles is present at the trendsetting Motorcycle Fair in Barcelona, Spain with the latest models in the successfully launched ATV series, including the new benchmark in the category SX ATV. This model is the 2008 showcase for the SX model ATV series and represents the entire research and development effort of the Austrian manufacturer. The SX ATV is fully dedicated to motocross conditions, reinforcing KTM’s leading market (...)
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Before the start of the Central Europe Rally, many people were convinced this new rally would offer the best opportunity to finally break the dominance of the KTM Rally bikes. Short distances, tracks more suitable to enduro bikes and easy navigation. Despite these ingredients KTM choose to race the 690 Rally Bike, and the results proved them right. Teammanager Hans Trunkenpolz “We’re more than satisfied with the results, as 8 from 9 in the top 10 placed KTM riders were using the Rally (...)
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Red Bull KTM Factory rider David Knight won his third GNCC in a row marking his fourth overall win for the season at the 5th round of the GNCC Series at the Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. The day started off well for Knight and his Red Bull KTM teammate Nathan Kanney as they both got great starts and were up front early. Knight came around the first turn in 3rd position, but by the time he came around to complete the first lap he had already maneuvered himself into 1st place. Kanney stayed within (...)
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A bit unusual in rally-raid, but the competitors in the Central Europe Rally had to tackle exactly the same special as yesterday. Cyril Despres was inimitable and won the stage almost 2 minutes ahead of Jaroslav Katrinak who was second fastest. David Casteu lost only 11 seconds and will start the last special on Saturday in a comfortable lead of 4 minutes in front of Francisco Lopez. Cyril Despres: “As I wasn’t the first to start, I was less worried to find another competitor coming from (...)
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