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    THE MOTOGP™ ENABLER

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    How do you get to be a Grand Prix Crew Chief and how complex is the job anyway? Brad Binder’s closest collaborator, Andrés Madrid, tells us the story…

    THE THIRD ONE

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    KTM reigned supreme in 2023 MXGP and the MX2 class for the seventh time in the last eight years but the season was about more than Andrea Adamo as Liam Everts also made the grade with the KTM 250 SX-F. Here the likeable and sensitive Belgian tells us about some of the trek to the top.

    HAVE YOU EVER TASTED CALIFORNIAN ‘ORANGE’?

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    KTM has a very proactive apprenticeship and training program to help youngsters, graduates and professionals find a vocation alongside their fondness for motorcycles, technology and design. The ‘Dual Academy’ is a bold platform that allows dedicated trainees to fast-track their way into a career and also sample KTM on another continent.

    YOUNG TURK: THE MIND OF DENIZ ÖNCÜ

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    In 2023, Turkish racer Deniz Öncü, 20, won three Moto3™ Grands Prix in his final season. Now, he's set for a Moto2™ challenge with Red Bull KTM Ajo in 2024. We had a 1-1 discussion with him.

    5 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT PEDRO ACOSTA'S DOUBLE TITLE

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    There is the ability and there is the weight of numbers. In both ways new Moto2™ World Champion Pedro Acosta can sit peacefully with the billing of a ‘generational talent’. For those who have already seen the spectacular style in which the 19-year-old handles a race bike, here is the hard data behind #37’s surge to the top.

    RAISING THE BAR OF EXC-ELLENCE WITH TWO WORLD CHAMPIONS

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    Exceptional, emotional, and incredible are the main words that come to mind to describe the World Championship victories of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Manuel Lettenbichler and Josep Garcia. As the reality of achieving their goals sets in, on what has been quite a journey through 2023 aboard completely new KTM EXC machinery, we take a look at their FIM Hard Enduro and FIM Enduro1 World titles.

    MOLDING A MOTOGP™ BIKE

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    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jack Miller is reaching the end of his first term with the KTM RC16 in MotoGP. The 28-year-old Australian has now ridden and taken podiums with three different bikes in the premier class. What exactly goes into shaping and creating a race ‘package’ that can top 360 kmph?

    GETTING FAST WITH FOUR AND THE VIRTUAL WORLD

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    KTM are competing on almost every continent with two wheels but they are also pretty busy with their four-wheel program. Marketing and Motorsport Manager and driver Laura Kraihamer tells us about throttling the KTM X-BOW Models and how technology is making racers faster and younger.

    THE COMPLETE MACHINE; THE COMPLETE PACKAGE

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    KTM’s motorsports activities have delivered almost 400 FIM titles. But what’s been the best motorcycle of the bunch? Step forward the KTM 250 SX-F; a bike that recently bagged its 15th MX2 Motocross World Championship from the last 20 seasons. Here is some of the story.

    MEET THE KING OF KTM CUSTOMS

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    If you’re a die-hard KTM fan and have spent enough time doing an Instagram deep dive, you’ll no doubt have come across a few viral, custom-built motorcycles assigned to the handle @daan99999. We sat down with the undisputed King of KTM custom motorcycles and picked his brain.

    THE MOTOGP™ EYE OF EXPERIENCE

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    It takes a racer to see a racer and tell a racer: Mika Kallio holds a unique role in the company’s MotoGP™ Grand Prix project so we asked him about his work and how it helps the pursuit of success…

    THE 2024 KTM EXC ROARS THROUGH LESOTHO: A LOOK AT THE 2024 ENDURO LAUNCH & NEW KTM EXC MODELS

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    In the midst of the mountains of Lesotho, in Southern Africa, the roar of KTM EXC excellence brought the area – famous for the ‘Roof of Africa’ Hard Enduro race – alive again, as KTM launched its revolutionary 2024 Enduro machines. 38 journalists from 22 countries traveled to the spectacular location, and as the dust has settled on that iconic trip, we at the KTM Blog delve into the new ‘REDEFINED

    REINVENTION WITH INTENTION

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    From one rider to four, including three newcomers, fresh staff, different management and the second year of two new motorcycles: Red Bull KTM’s MXGP factory team has had an overhaul but is still achieving the same goals and standards. We asked how…

    THE MOTOGP™ CONTRACT MOVER

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    Seven years into the role, Jens Hainbach, Vice President Sports Management Road Racing, tells us about the maturing talent scheme where the KTM roster is now bursting with potential.

    THE “NEW” KID

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    We asked Tom Vialle about the professional and personal conversion from Grand Prix motocross to the stadia of American Supercross.

    HERLINGS: THE COMEBACK

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    One of the fastest offroad motorcycle racers in the world talks about a year-long hiatus from MXGP due to injury and his impeding return to Grand Prix action.

    A LIFETIME IN ORANGE

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    Keen offroad racer Dylan Cartwright has lived with the touch, performance and attachment of KTM machinery for four decades. It means he is better placed than many to talk about the ‘KTM journey’. We asked for his story…