Browsing tag

ktm 450sxf

MXDN IRON! WE RIDE RYAN DUNGEY’S FACTORY RED BULL KTM 450SXF

When wanted to ride Ryan Dungey’s KTM 450SXF works bike we had a plan. It was a simple plan. We called KTM team manager Roger DeCoster and asked if he would give us Dungey’s bike. Roger asked, ?When would you like it? What track do you want to ride it at? Who will ride it? Do you want his Supercross suspension or his outdoor suspension? Do you need me, or will Carlos Rivera and Tom Moen do?? To which we replied, ?Thursday. Glen Helen. Jody, Dennis, John and John. Outdoor. Carlos and Tom are fine.? That …

DREAM JOBS: HOW TO MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE (09/13/12)

SCOTT YOUNGSTRAND KTM R&D TECHNICIAN STARTING POINT: ?I spent years as a privateer struggling, but I was in the right place at the right time. I worked up in Canada on the race team for six months and got my foot in the door. Having a brother who’s a test rider helped a bit, too. I got in, worked hard and moved through the ranks.? THE JOB: ?We test the production models. We test anything that we think will benefit U.S. models. We have a lot of freedom from Austria. They send us projects all the time…

ROGER DECOSTER INTERVIEWS: LOOKING BACK AT WHAT ROGER THOUGHT ABOUT KTM, DUNGEY, SUZUKI AND HIS CAREER AT THE START OF THE 2012 SEASON

Episode one: Developing the new bike; The 350SXF idea; Andrew Short; Testing: Working with KTM Episode two: How he first met Ryan Dungey; The kind of rider he prefers to work with; How he signed Dungey away from Suzuki; The first race Episode three: His involvement in the MXDN; The modern tracks versus the old tracks; His favorite riders, tracks and races

THE WRAPS COME OFF OF DECOSTER’S BABY: THE 2012 KTM 450SXF FACTORY EDITION IS OFFICIALLY HERE

KTM Announcement: It is with great excitement that KTM announces the release of the 2012 KTM 450 SXF Factory Edition. This is an entirely new model which showcases a brand new 450 SXF engine and chassis that make this the bike of choice for KTM’s newest 450 pilot, Red Bull/KTM rider Ryan Dungey. Power for the Factory Edition comes from the new generation 449.3cc fuel-injected, single-cam, lightweight, four-stroke engine. In addition, the motorcycle features an entirely new chassis, including a new frame…

WHAT YOU’RE MISSING IN THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF MOTOCROSS ACTION: ON THE NEWSTANDS NOW!

When MXA’s Dennis Stapleton isn’t busy racing in Europe or scoping out the Dutch girls, he shows up for his job?which is riding brand-new bikes for the cover. It’s easy to believe that the heroes of American motocross are the guys who win, but that just isn’t the case. In the October issue the MXA wrecking crew shows you five riders who you should root for. The KTM 350SXF may be getting all the attention, but its big brother is really the power monger in the orange family. We tell you everything you eve…

MXA PRODUCT TEST: Ohlins TTX44 shock

MXA PRODUCT TEST: OHLINS TTX44 SHOCK WHAT IS IT? The Ohlins TTX44 shock is the most ingenious and creative shock ever offered to the average Joe. It is built from the highest quality material with the latest in technology.