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KTM 50 SX FACTORY EDITIONThe 2022 KTM 50 SX FACTORY EDITION is here to allow junior riders absorb the full thrill of race-spec performance straight out of its crate. Introduced at the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship taking place at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in the United States, it comes equipped with a long list of premium components that emphasize its proximity to the championship-winning bikes of KTM’s heroes across the globe.

The KTM 50 SX FACTORY EDITION gives the perfect first taste of the performance, capabilities and the possibilities that run right through the whole KTM SX range. In its 2022 trim, the bike is based on the successful platform that was first introduced just a year ago. This is a bike formed by racers, manufactured by racers for racers.KTM 50 SX FACTORY EDITION 1This purebred race machine offers the same competitive advantage as found in the full-sized FACTORY EDITION bikes and is enhanced with a potent range of premium componentry. Advanced WP suspension, high-end brakes, an FMF exhaust system, CNC machined aluminum components, minimal design to shave weight and Dunlop Geomax MX53 tires are just some of the ways in which the 2022 KTM 50 SX FACTORY EDITION sets the bar extremely high.

The FACTORY EDITION status means that the equipment applied to the KTM 50 SX is derived from the lessons and testing gleaned from similar machinery at the peak levels of racing globally. Other additions that pull the KTM 50 SX FACTORY EDITION as close as possible to its works ‘cousins’ are the blue grippy race seat and a set of race-inspired graphics and colors.KTM 50 SX FACTORY EDITION 3KTM 50 SX FACTORY EDITION - HIGHLIGHTS
// Special FACTORY EDITION graphics
// FMF pipe // FMF silencer
// Blue grippier seat
// Smaller rear sprocket
// CNC clutch cover
// CNC ignition cover
// Reworked jetting
// Special clutch configuration
// Gray grips
// Chain guide with orange inserts
// Dunlop Geomax MX 53 tires

With KTM introducing the 2022 KTM 50 SX FACTORY EDITION during the 2021 Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Championship, there could hardly be a more fitting venue to introduce this exclusive machine. As USA’s largest amateur motocross event, the event is the perfect backdrop for such a race-focused bike.

The 2022 KTM 50 SX FACTORY EDITION will arrive on KTM dealer floors from August 2021 onwards. For more information, visit ktm.comKTM 50 SX FACTORY EDITION 2end bike test

LIFESTYLE1During the past season Yamaha has displayed incredible strength, with YZ450F riders taking two out of the top four places in the 2020 MXGP standings, while YZ250F riders took three out of the top five places in the 2020 MX2 standings, securing Yamaha the MX2 Manufacturer's World Title as a result. 

In the USA, where the 2021 Supercross season has already concluded, Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing riders dominated both the 2021 250 SX East and West Championships aboard of their YZ250F machines. YZ125ATotal and enduring commitment to Motocross

Ever since Yamaha won its first ever World Motocross championship almost 50 years ago, the company has been totally committed to supporting the sport and creating a range of winning machinery for riders of all ages. Yamaha was one of the first Japanese brands to produce purpose-built race bikes for youth riders, and the first to introduce to the track 4-stroke MX machines. Today the company continues to be a major force in motocross at every level and with a full commitment to every rider. YZ450BYamaha especially recognizes the importance of the youth motocross scene, where future champions perfect their skills before moving into the big league. This is why since 2015 Yamaha has operated the highly successful YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup program that offers young YZ125, YZ85 and YZ65 riders the chance to qualify for the bLU cRU Europe Cup SuperFinale each year and make their name in front of a huge international audience at the prestigious Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations. YZ125BTo underline the company’s long-term commitment to motocross, Yamaha will launch an all-new YZ125 for 2022, along with major upgrades for the YZ250 and YZ85 models that give every rider the opportunity to realise their true potential and head straight to the victorYZone!

All-new YZ125: Agility. Ability. Victory.

For 2022 the all-new YZ125 gets a completely redesigned higher performance engine along with a seriously upgraded chassis and a slimmer and more radical looking body to make this the most competitive YZ125 ever. YZ125C Delivering a significantly higher power output along with better useability – and featuring sharper handling, stronger braking and improved ergonomics – the new YZ125 is designed to become the default choice for up and coming riders looking to increase their confidence and experience, and take their performance to the next level. 

Its advanced specification clearly demonstrates Yamaha’s desire to give tomorrow’s champions the very best equipment in their teenage years so that they’re ready to fight for the biggest prize when they move on up to the professional ranks. 

New 125cc engine: Increased performance with improved useability

For 2022 Yamaha’s engineers have worked flat-out to create the most powerful engine ever fitted to a production YZ125. In their quest for stronger race-winning performance the design team have built an all-new 125cc, 2-stroke engine that develops significantly higher power in the mid to high rpm range. 

Virtually every major component on the 2022 engine is new, and the comprehensive redesign delivers a significant increase in the maximum power output, to give the YZ125 a real winning advantage when the gate drops. The increased power together with improved useability and a better over-rev feeling enable motocross racers to take maximum advantage of the horsepower gains and outperform the opposition on all parts of the track.YZ250AThe YZ250 is equipped with all-new super slim bodywork that is similar to the design used on the all-new YZ125, and features a strong horizontal line that gives the bike an aggressive and purposeful look. The new tank and radiator shrouds give much narrower dimensions between the rider’s knees for enhanced rider mobility when weight shifting and cornering – and the compact body also creates a feeling of lightness and agility that reinforce the athletic character of the new model. 



Yamaha was one of the first manufacturers to build youth motocross bikes for future champions back in the 1970s, and the company is more committed than ever to this important part of the marketplace. With its race-bred specification that includes a smooth-running liquid-cooled 2-stroke engine with 6-speed transmission, and an easy-handling chassis with long-travel suspension and wave-type disc brakes, the YZ65 is the ideal start for every young rider. 

For 2022 the YZ65 features new graphics that reflect its YZ family DNA, and is available in the Icon Blue colour option. 


The beauty of the TT-R125 is that it’s a rugged and reliable off road bike that can be enjoyed by kids and parents alike. Its electric start air-cooled 4-stroke engine delivers plenty of smooth and responsive performance, and with a 5-speed transmission and manual clutch it’s the ideal family fun bike. 

With a disc front brake, 19-inch front wheel and 16-inch rear wheel with off-road tyres, the TT-R125 is a tough off roader that’s built to last. Featuring lightweight bodywork inspired by Yamaha’s motocross bikes, the TT-R125 is equipped with new graphics on the Icon Blue colour option for 2022. 


Driven by an economical and reliable electric start 4-stroke engine with a 4-speed semi-automatic transmission, the TT-R110 is the perfect bike for kids who are starting out as well as those who are moving up from one of Yamaha’s 50cc bikes. Long travel suspension gives a smooth ride over bumps, and with its off road tyres, tough and lightweight bodywork and compact chassis, the TT-R110 provides endless fun for kids of all ages. Finished in Icon Blue, the 2022 model features new graphics that demonstrates its Yamaha off road family heritage. 


With its compact dimensions, push button electric start and 3-speed semi-automatic transmission, the TT-R50 is an ideal off road bike for younger riders who are just starting out. Everything about this reliable little motorcycle is designed with new riders in mind, from the low seat and simple controls through to the smooth suspension and easy ergonomics. For 2022 the TT-R50’s Icon Blue bodywork features new graphics. PW50


This is the bike that has been introducing kids and their parents to the joys of motorcycling for over 40 years. Powered by a simple 50cc 2-stroke engine with a fully automatic ‘twist and go’ transmission and a low-maintenance shaft drive, the PW50 has sold over 380,000 units in more than 150 countries, making it the most popular kids bike ever built by Yamaha. It’s a successful formula that has stood the test of time, and for 2022 the “Little Giant” comes in Icon Blue and features new graphics. 

And with the Little Champ Pack, consisting of training wheels, racing design seat cover, Little Champ sticker kit as well as a Yamaha racing sticker sheet, also young riders can create a factory racing look on their PW50. YZ250Fend bike test

KTM RC 8CRolling out of pit lane and directly onto the starting grid, the KTM RC 8C is a limited production track-only motorcycle built to satisfy the apex-slaying needs of orange-bleeding track warriors. Dedicated to putting in fast lap times with unmatched hyper-focused precision, the KTM RC 8C is undeniably, READY TO RACE!

The KTM RC 8C is a purpose-built, lightweight racing prototype which uses the familiar LC8c engine from the KTM 890 DUKE R in a bespoke, track-ready chassis, bristling with high-end racing componentry. In essence, the KTM RC 8C allows customers the opportunity to own a machine that is as close to a Factory race bike as possible – without the drawbacks of needing a specialist race team to maintain it.KTM RC 8C 1
Engineered to be 100% ready for the track, the KTM RC 8C is a completely hand-built machine, powered by a high-torque production engine to allow for easy maintenance.

Under the lightweight, KTM RC16-inspired carbon Kevlar reinforced GRP bodywork lies a 128 Hp, 889 cc LC8c, DOHC, 8 valve parallel twin, bolted into a dedicated 25CrMo4 steel tubular frame, augmented by a selection of WP Pro Components at either end.KTM RC 8C 7Upfront, a hand built 43 mm WP APEX PRO 7543 closed cartridge fork made from high quality, lightweight material is used. Developed with the experience gained from KTM Factory Racing efforts across a number of international championships, the suspension is assembled in the same department which builds and maintains the suspension of the KTM RC16, it guarantees the best performance for race-oriented motorcyclists and professional racers. The fork also boasts zero hydraulic stroke limitation, meaning riders can continually control the damping properties.KTM RC 8C 9A WP APEX PRO 7746 shock with preload adjuster takes charge of matter at the rear, and can be easily adjusted to suit all riders, and almost any situation by means of separate high and low-speed compression and rebound settings.

Being a focused track-only motorcycle, every detail is dedicated to race craft. From the quick-release tank and body panels, to the lightweight Dymag wheels and Pirelli SC1 race slicks, the KTM RC 8C makes its intentions known.

Maximum braking performance is taken care of by Brembo race-spec equipment, with Brembo Stylema front brake calipers grabbing 290 mm fully floating brake disks with aluminum rotors fastened by titanium screws, and for the rear a Brembo two piston caliper with a 230 mm fully floating disk mounted directly on the hub.

The KTM RC 8C is also fitted with a Brembo 19RCS CORSA CORTA radial master cylinder, which features a host of innovations, with many of the technical solutions adopted drawn directly from the master cylinders used in MotoGP™. The most significant being that riders are able to tailor the “bite point” exactly where they want it, with an easily accessible selector on the top of the master cylinder itself.KTM RC 8C 2Ensuring data is collected and collated, the KTM RC 8C makes use of the AIM MXS 1.2 RACE dashboard and data logger with integrated GPS function. All information is displayed via a 5“ TFT display with integrated data recording, which is continually logged and can be analyzed in AIM Race Studio.

In summary:
// Limited to only 100 units worldwide
// Hand built exclusively for track use
// 128 Hp, 140 kg dry weight, near 1:1 power/weight ratio
// Dedicated racing exhaust with Akrapovič titanium muffler
// Dedicated air box and racing air filter
// Bespoke frame made with 25CrMo4 steel tubular
// WP APEX PRO components fork and rear shock
// Race-spec Brembo brake components
// Ultra-light aluminum Dymag wheelsKTM RC 8C 4

The exclusive KTM RC 8C will be available for pre-order from the 22 July at 16:00 CEST.

Alongside the KTM RC 8C itself, customers also have the opportunity to join the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing test team at a once-off customer event. Limited to only 25 customers, the exclusive event will give you a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride with the likes of Dani Pedrosa and Mika Kallio, as they give you tips during a full day at Circuito de Jerez. All those opting for the KTM RC 8C race track experience, will additionally receive the KTM RC 8C race track package.

This package includes:
// Extra set of Dymag wheels (Front and Rear)
// Extras set of front and rear brake discs
// Front and rear paddock stands
// Tire warmers
// KTM Race carpetKTM RC 8C 6end bike test

WP logoWP Suspension is pleased to announce the launch of the new WP XACT PRO 7548 Fork and XACT PRO 8950 Shock. The updated and improved suspension components for Kawasaki Motocross bikes shine with unparalleled motorsport derived damping performance and offer that one last push to get all the way to the top.000

001XACT PRO 7548 Fork

With the new XACT PRO 7548 Fork, the track no longer holds unwanted surprises for you. Due to the installed WP CONE VALVE Technology and a variety of adjustment options, your machine is perfectly adapted to you and your needs. Combined with the WP CLOSED CARTRIDGE Technology, established in professional motorsport by the most successful racing teams in the world, the result is a unique riding experience with a significant increase in comfort without having to give up direct feedback and dynamic manoeuvres.

  • • Improved feedback from the track in every riding situation
  • • Pressurized System reduces cavitation risk - no damping loss
  • • Extreme longevity due to the use of only high-quality materials
  • • All settings can be adjusted externally and flexibly
  • • Specially handcrafted with the highest care

002 XACT PRO 8950 Shock

The XACT PRO 8950 Shock not only gives leading motocross factory teams a decisive advantage to the podium. Thanks to WP SUPERTRAX Technology, your rear wheel is back in the dirt faster, and you overcome any obstacle with more power, traction and control over your bike. And if the terrain suddenly demands a little more sensitivity, the rebound damping can be perfectly adjusted to suit any rider via the built-in TXN adjuster. To round off this OFFROAD Performance Package, the XACT PRO 8950 Shock's LINKED DAMPING SYSTEM provides the necessary breakthrough reserves through a significantly optimized progression of the shock absorber.

  • • Improved rebound damping adjustability thanks to TXN adjustment mechanism
  • • More traction and grip on the rear wheel and thus improved acceleration and driving stability
  • • Less physical strain on the rider due to reduced "Buckle Down."
  • • Extreme durability due to the use of high-tech materials

The XACT PRO 7548 Fork (AP01C101U403220) will be available for the following motorcycles:

Kawasaki: KX 250-F from MY21; KX 450-F from MY20

The XACT PRO 8950 Shock ( AP01C401U411220) will be available for the following motorcycles:

Kawasaki: KX 250-F from MY21; KX 450-F from MY20

For more detailed information, visit your nearest WP AUTHORIZED CENTER or go to www.wp-suspension.comend bike test

THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEKFrom Chile’s Carretera Austral to the Ukrainian Carpathians and from the Canadian Prairies to Europe’s riding hotspots, the global motorcycling community has warmly embraced the very first edition of THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK powered by KTM and RISER. Some impressive riding stats include:

// 1.5 million kilometres ridden
// 25,000 riding hours in total
// 4,770 m, the highest altitude ridden
// 735 group rides completed
// 74 countries where rides took place

With the majority of riders registered actively participating in each one of the seven unique daily challenges, the campaign saw a total of 1,005 motorcyclists on any bike successfully completing more than 1,000 km of riding in seven days.

All participants who completed 1,000 km or more during the week and effectively made it through at least four of the seven daily challenges entered a final draw for the big prize. The battle was heated and the rider who will ride away on a brand new KTM ADVENTURE machine is Glenn V. from Norway.KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE SThroughout THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK, participants were given a series of challenges, from simply covering kilometres or checking in at a KTM dealer to basic altitude challenges. Seven true adventurers from around the world were selected to be the daily winners and will be receiving their prizes in the coming days. A full list of the daily prizes and the respective daily winners is available on

Following its successful inaugural edition, THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK is set to become a highly anticipated community event that will remain open to absolutely any motorcycle rider, anywhere around the world.

Check out the interactive social media wall and the list of top finalists here: theworldadventureweek.comend bike test


WP Suspension is pleased to announce the launch of the new WP REPLICA TEAM WEAR. This progressive and highly functional clothing line was developed for all riders. On the trackside or at the paddock. For all members of the team, working together aiming towards a common goal and for everyone else that feels the urge to stay in control.WP REPLICA TEAM WEAR 1With the demands of every motorsport enthusiast in mind, the WP REPLICA TEAM WEAR was designed with the knowledge and experience of decades of being part of the#1MOTORSPORTCOMMUNITY.WP REPLICA TEAM WEAR 9The WP REPLICA TEAM WEAR consists of:















TRAVEL BAG 9800WP REPLICA TEAM WEAR 7The REPLICA TEAM WEAR will be available from July 5th 2021 at all participating WP AUTHORIZED CENTERS, KTM Dealers, HUSQVARNA Dealers and GASGAS Dealers.

For more detailed information about availability and prices go to bike test

vinalesYamaha and Maverick Viñales have mutually decided to terminate their current 2021-2022 agreement at the close of this season.

Following Maverick Viñales‘ request, Yamaha have agreed to put an early end to their current two-year contract. Currently in their fifth season together, they mutually decided to go their separate ways after this year.

Both parties are committed to putting in their maximum effort for the remainder of the 2021 MotoGP season and ending the relationship on a high note.


“This partnership has been very significant to me over the last five years, and it proved a difficult decision to part ways. In these seasons together, we experienced both great achievements and tough times. However, the underlying feeling is of mutual respect and appreciation. I am fully committed and will strive to achieve the best results for the rest of the season.”end bike test

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE SPack your panniers, THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK starts this coming Monday, July 5th. Welcoming riders on all bikes from across the world, it presents a great opportunity to fill your tank and hit the open road alongside like-minded riders. The greatest adventurers will be awarded with daily prizes and earn the chance to enter the draw for a new KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S*.

A true celebration of motorcycle riding, THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK begins Monday, July 5th and will run until Sunday July 11th. The main goal is to complete 1,000 km or more of riding in seven days. Upon completion, all riders will receive a personalized award by KTM.

Throughout THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK, participants will be issued a series of challenges, from simply covering kilometers each day to basic altitude challenges. On completion of these individual challenges, they will earn points which put them in the running for daily prizes, including:

Day 1 | July 5th
Challenge: Complete a ride & share it using #theworldadventureweek
Day 2 | July 6th
Challenge: Ride through an altitude of 890 m

Day 3 | July 7th
Challenge: Check in at a KTM dealer while out riding
Day 4 | July 8th
Challenge: Complete a total elevation gain of 1290 m

Day 5 | July 9th
Challenge: Get at least five rides tracked Monday to Friday

Day 6 | July 10th
Challenge: Ride 390 km start to finish

Day 7 | July 11th
Challenge: Complete a Pack Ride with at least two riding buddies
Completion of each challenge will award participants with 250 points, with an added 1000 points given to all those who clock up 1,000 km. Riders will need a minimum of 2000 points to be eligible to win a KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S, which means they have to complete at least four of the seven daily challenges.

THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK is set to become a highly anticipated adventure ride and is open to absolutely anyone, anywhere around the world. To be able to win the prizes, you simply need to live in a place around the world with KTM dealer infrastructure.

To get involved, check out

*Prizes are subject to availability in each participant’s country of residence.
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KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA left front MY22Built with the purpose to conquer in competition, the 2022 KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA is ready to take on the world’s toughest multi-stage rally races. Drawing on the experience of multiple victories in the rally arena - as well as input from elite racers who live to win - it remains the most READY TO RACE rally machine available on the market.

Developed using feedback from Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price, Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland, the KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA has become synonymous with rally competition. READY TO RACE straight out of its crate, it’s designed to allow rally racers from across the globe to push their limits.KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA left MY22
In its fresh for 2022 trim, the KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA is engineered to satisfy the toughest demands of rally racing, being equally efficient at powering through sand dunes as high speed as it is at navigating hard-packed technical sections. The bike is built around a powerful, race-proven, and ultra-reliable 450 cc SOHC fuel-injection motor, which is married to a competition chassis with perfect flex characteristics.

A wide series of sophisticated parts developed through competition further emphasize the exclusivity of this machine. This includes a set of championship-winning WP XACT PRO closed cartridge forks with high-tech Cone Valve technology. All in all, the 2022 KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA showcases its commitment to delivering real race-proven engineering to racers looking to compete at the highest level. The 2022 model also retains a PANKL Racing Systems gearbox, producing a more linear gear spread, maintaining the same gear ratios as those found on the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing machines.Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Toby Price Rally team 2021
// Limited edition model [80 units]
// A pure READY TO RACE machine
// Potent 450 cc SOHC fuel-injected engine
// Race-spec chassis developed in competition
// WP XACT PRO 48 mm closed cartridge forks [Cone Valve]
// WP XACT PRO fully-adjustable shock
// Premium-quality Akrapovič exhaust
// Designed for multi-stage cross-country racing

KTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA right MY22Only 80 of these exclusive machines will be made available for 2022, at a fixed price tag of EUR 25,900 (plus VAT & shipping) with availability starting from September 2021 onwards. A service and support package is also available for a limited number of riders at the upcoming Dakar Rally at an additional cost for all KTM Rally models.

For more information, please refer to your authorized KTM dealer or visit ktm.comKTM 450 RALLY FACTORY REPLICA right rear MY22
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THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE SPack your panniers, spot a point on the map and GO ADVENTURE. Calling on all adventure seekers, no matter what bike you ride, THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK is coming with thrilling daily challenges and the chance to enter the draw for a brand new KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S*.

Seven days, seven unique challenges, plus 1,000 km to complete. KTM is calling on the global community of Adventure motorcyclists to go out and explore the tracks they’ve always wanted to during THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK that will take place on July 5 to 11, 2021.

Powered by KTM and RISER, THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK is the perfect excuse to do some mileage, no matter what motorcycle you own. To join, you simply need to download the RISER app, accept THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK challenge by filling in the registration form and then start recording your daily rides.THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S 2THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK daily challenges are:
// July 5th => Complete a ride & share it using #theworldadventureweek
// July 6th => Ride through an altitude of 890 m
// July 7th => Check in at a KTM dealer while out riding
// July 8th => Complete a total elevation gain of 1290 m
// July 9th => Get at least five rides tracked Monday to Friday
// July 10th => Ride 390 km start to finish
// July 11th => Complete a Pack Ride with at least two riding buddiesTHE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S 3Successful completion of each challenge will award you with 250 points, with an added 1000 points given to all those who clock up 1,000 km. You will need a minimum of 2000 points to enter the draw for a brand new KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S, which means you have to complete at least four of the seven daily challenges during THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK.

Each participant’s progress will be monitored via a live leaderboard on and within the app. All riders who successfully complete 1,000 km or more during the week will receive a personalized award by KTM.

Are you ready to GO ADVENTURE? Visit for more information on how to join, an explanation of the daily challenges and the respective Terms&Conditions.

*All prizes are subject to availabilities in each participant’s country of residence.end bike test