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INSIDE THE HUSQVARNA MERGER: WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE ICONIC BRAND AND IT’S NEW OWNERS

KTM North America President Jon-Erik Burleson with Roger DeCoster. KTM’s Jon-Erik Burleson and Werner Kastenauer recently talked about KTM’s plans for the immediate future of Husqvarna in the in-house ?Husqvarna Motorcycle Journal? newsletter. Here is the what they said . It’s the question that has been on everyone’s lips after the sale of Husqvarna to Pierer Industry AG. We?re getting close to having answers to all the burning questions, but the first order of business ? and one Husqvarna and KTM are s…

MOTOCROSS SIGNING NEWS! KEN DE DYCKER GETS THE 2013 GIG AT KTM FOR TWO REASONS

Ken De Dycker.                     Photo: Ray Archer According to reports from Europe, KTM boss Pit Beirer has agreed to keep Ken De Dycker as Antonio Cairoli’s teammate for the 2013 season. In what is the “feel good” story of the year (with one negative note), De Dycker was unhappy with his Honda team over the winter and two weeks before the GP season started, quit the team. DeDycker was going to privateer it in 2012. But, with Max Nagl i…

KTM ISSUES A STATEMENT ABOUT JEFFREY HERLINGS ?BEHAVIOR ISSUES? OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS

Winning races may be the riders prime objective, but for the factory and team sponsors, it is about selling product. There are lots of sponsors who want foul-mouth dirty riders…KTM isn’t one of them Photo: Ray Archer Press release: The KTM Motorsports Department has announced that they intend to sanction MX2 factory rider Jeffrey Herlings over certain behavioral issues that occurred during the past two MX2 GP race weekends. Head of KTM Motorsports Pit Beirer made the announcement on Monday and said th…