After KTM’s Harlem Shake and time-lapse video on how to build their Moto3 KTM RC250GP racing machines, this time the Austrian manufacturer teams up with Red Bull to bring fans of the trademark ‘orange’ bikes a look behind the scenes of KTM’s factory in Mattighofen and the ‘birth of motorcycle’ from the welding stages to the packaging.
You’ll also hear the passion from Joachim Sauer, KTM Product Manager and Thomas Kuttruf, KTM PR Manager and what KTM may have in store for the future.
2012 marked a record year for KTM as the company posted its best sales and turnover ever, with a plus 32% worldwide and producing 107,142 bikes.
After the Red Bull series of 1,000 frames per second starring Casey Stoner, Andrea Dovizioso and Hiroshi Aoyama, the energy drink company has turned its slo-motion cameras towards two time motocross champion James ‘Bubba’ Stewart while he’s training at his home practice track in Haines City, Florida. Stewart also offers up his own little ’secrets’ on dirt riding in the video.
In the opening round of the 2012 AMA Supercross championship that took place at Angel Stadium on Saturday night, JS7 finished sixth after crashing as he was headed towards the podium, while Ryan Villipoto took the victory on his Kawasaki.
We’ve already seen the video of Robbie Maddison’s and Levi LaVallee’s jumps at this year’s 2011 Red Bull: New Year. No Limits that took place at San Diego’s Embarcadero, with LaVallee breaking the record, while Maddison came up short, but check out this video from LaVallee’s on-board GoPro camera that Red Bull released which gives a entirely new perspective on the daring feat that the two did.
The former 2009 250cc World Championship who is currently 10th in the MotoGP standings says that going 300 km/h is scary, but he “likes that feeling.”
If you were impressed at seeing Casey Stoner at 1,000 fps check out the newest Red Bull video, this time it’s with Andrea Dovizioso. Two Honda Repsol riders, two riders with completely different styles of riding.
Dovi Power as he’s know to Italians, discusses the perfect lap and check out how he takes his RC212V around the track and the way the camera concentrates on showing Bridgestone’s tires working in slow motion and marvel on how very little rubber the riders are actually on in a turn.
Enjoy the video.
The Australian isn’t one of the smoothest riders in the world (like Max Biaggi or Jorge Lorenzo) but his riding style is spectacular to watch and highly effective as his four wins this season and first place in the current standings can attest, besides being the rider who has more race wins in the 800cc era.
Check out this video and get an eyeful, while turning green with envy as you watch him on his lean angle as he enters a turn in slow motion.
We’ve already mentioned Ashley Fiolek in the past and her amazing and inspirational story in the book Kicking Up Dirt.
Only 21, she’s one of the hottest female motocross riders to grace a dirt track and overcoming her physical handicap has won the WMA championship twice (the first time as a rookie) and she’s also two times X Games gold medalist and the first woman to be signed to the Red Bull Racing Team.
Her sponsor has decided to have her star in this spectacular commercial that shows just some of Fiolek’s immense talent on her Honda, so enjoy.
The second round of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour takes place today in Giza, at the foot of the Great Sphinx. 12 riders will take part, with six qualifying from the Tour. After injuries to Dany Torres and Mat Rebeaud, only four of them will take part: Nate Adams (USA and current champion), Robbie Maddison (AUS), Eigo Sato (JPN) and Levi Sherwood (NZL). Eight other riders will take part and we’ll have more pics after today. In the meantime enjoy these images and the video from the ‘warm-up’ with an impressive jump in the sunset from Robbie Maddison.
Stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer is heading on a world tour with Red Bull and the first stop was the city of Colombo in Sri Lanka, where he delighted the crowds with burn outs, wheelies and stoppies.
We all know Pfeiffer is simply awesome performing motorcycle stunts on a F800 R, but check out how he also wowed fans by using a simple bicycle backwards up.
Julien Dupont, our favorite urban freestyler, has started the new year with another wild escapade in Mexico City to add to his collection of Ride the World videos.
Dupont decides to take on a Mexican traffic jam and here’s the results. Enjoy.