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  1. About the queen of Dakar and the Erzbergrodeo: “I’ll be back to finish it!”

    It was the end of May and the Iron Giant wasn't in the mood. On a freezing, stormy day, 1800 riders gathered at his feet to try their luck. Among them, 34 fun and fearless women in muddy boots were waiting for the Iron Road Prologue to start. The toughest girl in motorsport was feeling like a rookie again. As a Dakarian, she knows only too well the thrill of the unknown, yet nothing compares to the Erzbergrodeo.

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  2. #Inthisyear1969: New models and motorsport success

    The opening of the KTM Motohall was a hugely important day for Europe’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer. The “Friends Opening” was attended by 400 guests, including Roger DeCoster, KTM Motorsport Director for North America, whose protégé Cooper Webb had won the fourth AMA Supercross Championship for KTM just days before at the Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas. Another American, without whom KTM might not have become what it is today, also traveled to Mattighofen for the event. John Penton, now 93 years old, set things in motion in the late 1960s when he placed a major order with KTM for the production of light enduros with 100cc and 125cc.

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  3. TPI engine development for enduro – improving the breed

    Since the arrival of KTM’s TPI models for 2018, the evolution and development of these fuel injected 2-strokes has been ongoing and a “steep learning curve”. The MY2020 model launch in Bassella, Spain gave chance to check how KTM R&D and the factory racing teams have pushed to improve the new breed …

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  4. Ready to RAAM: Supporting one of the greatest ultracyclists of all time

    Setting off to achieve a record-breaking sixth victory at the 4,800km-long Race Across America, Austrian cyclist Christoph Strasser has been trusting a KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S as an official support motorcycle.

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  5. Supercross to Motocross: Ways that Marvin Musquin shape-shifts his KTM 450 SX-F

    The 2019 AMA Pro National Motocross series is firmly underway in the USA and Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin provides some insight on the technical switch from ‘indoors’ to ‘outdoors’ with his KTM 450 SX-F.

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