quarta-feira, 30 de setembro de 2009
quinta-feira, 13 de agosto de 2009
Você esta convidado para um passeio KTM para Tapirai no sábado dia 29 de agosto.
No sábado dia 29 de agosto faremos um passeio de moto saindo da Bike Box na Rua Fiandeiras numero 36 as 9:00. Venha e traga um amigo mesmo que com moto de outra marca.
O passeio terá no total 305 km sendo 23 km de terra lisa e cascalhada. Almoçaremos na pousada Salve Floresta em Tapiraí :
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KTM turns Vienna's Ringstrasse orange with Marquez, the RC8R and KTM X-Bow
Ahead of what is KTM's home GP in the Czech Republic next weekend, the Austrian manufacturer was out in force in Vienna on Wednesday to prove it is always "Ready to Race" by adding plenty of zesty Orange to a promotion for the MotoGP in Brno.
And as the promotion for the Brno GP drew a very large crowd of thrill-seeking motor sports fans, KTM also treated them to a "close up and personal" encounter with the company's new RC8R Super Bike and the cutting edge KTM X-BOW sports car. The KTM RC8R is currently contesting its first year in the IDM, the German International Superbike championship and with just two rounds left to contest Stefan Nebel of the KTM Superbike Team Germany is currently second in the championship standings. The X-BOW, the most uncompromising sports car currently in existence drew "need for speed" fans like moths to a flame. The sleek, eye-catching racer that is also homologated for road use was first released onto the market in 2008 and in the same year won the GT4 SuperLight European Cup with Christopher Haase at the helm. Three KTM drivers also took the first three places in the Sports Light series.
Another major attraction for the Austrian fans was the presence of ski racer Matthias Lanzinger onboard a specially adapted standard model RC8 bike. Lanzinger was a prominent member of the Austrian National Ski Team when he lost his leg in a tragic racing accident in December 2005. KTM has modified his white RC8 Superbike so that he can change gears on the left side of the bike using a hand control. Lanzinger joined the MotoGP racers and the X-BOW in the parade ride along the Ringstrasse that was punctuated with wheelies and burnouts that thrilled the thousands of people who turned out for the inner city show.
The KTM MotoGP bike, the RC8R Superbike and the X-BOW are a dazzling array of examples of the company's dedication to motor racing, which has also rewarded them with countless world championship titles.
Meanwhile for the young Marquez, revving up on the Ringstrasse was a unique experience. He joined his racing comrades to bring the adrenalin rush of racing to Austrian fans right on their historic boulevard. Later he and the other riders addressed the huge crowd that swarmed across the Ringstrasse in front of the country's Parliament House and then signed autographs.
Speaking about his experiences in his first year of racing 125 cc in the World Championship, Marquez said it had been a hard but exciting year where he had tried to gather as much experience as possible. "You have to push hard with every lap and you have to work on getting some good experience. But I like that. I like the good fights we have on the track," he said, adding that this weekend in Brno he hoped to stay with the front group and make a podium. He said his 125cc RR machine, thanks to hard work by his team and KTM Technical Director Harald Bartol, was now very competitive and he was confident of a good race on Sunday.
segunda-feira, 3 de agosto de 2009
KTM ganha loja em Curitiba
Publicado em 02/08/2009
/ Divulgação/KTM Boeing Ampliar imagem
Fãs da conceituada fabricante de motos KTM, de origem austríaca, estão comemorando a abertura da nova loja oficial da marca em Curitiba. Inaugurada na quinta-feira, a KTM Boeing está situada na Rua Desembargador Westphalen, 1.732, no Rebouças, e oferece toda a linha de motocicletas para Motocross, Enduro, Adventure, Supermoto e Superbike. Mais informações: (41) 3333-0054.
KTM RC8 Superbike tem bom resultado no Campeonato Alemão de SBK com Stefan Nebel e continua na vice liderança
Mixed fortunes for KTM at IDM Superbike in Schleiz; another podium for Nebel
The factory supported KTM Germany Superbike Team had both success and disappointment in IDM in Schleiz at the weekend with Stefan Nebel’s result a cause for celebration while Didier van Keymeulen was unable to start because of injury problems.
The team’s German rider Nebel quickly found his usual tempo after a four-week break in the race calendar with a coveted front row starting position as a result of his third place in qualifying on the high speed natural racing circuit. The KTM factory rider was able to fight for victory in both races on his KTM RC8R as well as securing yet another podium place and valuable championship points with his third and fourth place finishes.
Unfortunately the injured Didier van Keymeulen was forced to leave the circuit empty handed after a medical check of his injured hand indicated that it was more serious than originally thought. Because the bones are not healing according to expectations the KTM rider will now have to undergo a second operation. Whether the disappointed Belgian rider will be able to race again in 2009 is presently unlikely. The entire team wish “DVK” all the best and a speedy comeback. He was the one who caused a sensation by giving the brand new team pole position and it’s first ever podium place at the Lausitz circuit at the beginning of the season.
Enjoying the best of weather Stefan Nebel emulated his successful KTM motocross colleagues by snatching the “holeshot“on the tradition-rich circuit. The 28-year-old professional held the lead from time to time in front of championship leaders Joerg Teuchart and Arne Tode in a race that saw much jockeying for position. At the culmination of what was a thrilling race, the 34,000 spectators in Schleiz experienced a spectacular if unusual finish. Behind winner Dario Giuseppetti and second placed Joerg Teuchert, KTM rider Nebel and Werner Daemen crossed the finish line at exactly the same moment. After the photo finish photos were examined, both riders were awarded third place and invited to the podium ceremony.
Never was the team’s first victory as close as in the second race of the day on the 3.8 km circuit. But in the end it was a small technical defect that spoilt the chances of the KTM professional rider. As in the first race, Nebel at first battled it out in a group of four. Then when both Daemen and Tode went down in the space of two laps, taking Teuchert with them, Stefan found himself as clear leader. But by the middle of the race his advantage had melted away and he ended the race in fourth position as a result of a defective sensor that affected the motor management. Despite this problem Nebel was still able to diligently collect championship points and return to second on the table. Now with 156 points he is now 12 points ahead of Werner Daemen with still two races in hand.
Stefan Nebel (3.4.)
“Race one also ended in a premier for me because I’ve never had to share a podium place before. But the fact remains that I fought with Werner for every millimetre and because of that the result is okay. I had some problems with grip in some passages so we tried other tyres for the second race. This also worked out well even if things were a bit wild at the beginning. I was the only one of the front group that did not crash and luckily I didn’t get caught up in it. I missed the win because of the defective sensor and the effect it had on the performance of the motor, which made me lose about a second per lap in the second half of the race. Of course I’m a bit upset, more than anything for the team because we were so competitive here. Because of this we’ll be fighting even harder in Assen.”
Didier van Keymeulen (DNS)
“I was really looking forward to Schleiz and I wanted to be fit again and right up front in the race on this circuit. This was why I was actually shocked at the medical report. I want to race – but at the moment I can’t and I have to accept the disappointment. In the end, being healthy again is the most important thing.”
Konrad Hefele – Team boss KTM Superbike Team Germany
“Unfortunately we were only able to start here with Stefan but everyone knows that it was better that way. With all the enthusiasm in the world the safety of the riders must be the priority. Get well soon Didi!” Stefan’s results were fantastic all weekend. We ere among the fastest, even though we had no test experience. That this was again good enough for another podium shows that we know that we are able to put our knowledge about the bike into better effect. As far as race two goes, without the defective sensor Stefan would have probably won. But there is no “if only” in motor racing. We therefore go to the next race in Assen in Holland just as motivated. “
Results Race One
1. Dario Giuseppetti, Germany, Ducati 1098 R, 29:16.989
2. Joerg Teuchert, Germany, Yamaha YZF-R1, 29:17.724
3. Werner Daemen, Belgium, BMW S 1000 RR, 29:20.071
3. Stefan Nebel, Germans, KTM RC8 R, 29:20.071 (tied for third)
5. Gabor Rizmayer, Hungary, Suzuki GSX-R 1000, 29:26.623
Results, Race Two
Gabor Rizmayer, Hungary, Suzuki GSX-R 1000, 29:12.559
2. Dario Giuseppetti, Germany, Ducati 1098 R, 29:16.871
Andreas Meklau, Austria, Yamaha YZF-R1, 29:18.295
4. Stefan Nebel, Germany, KTM RC8 R, 29:19.263
5. Julian Mazuecos, Spain, BMW S 1000 RR, 29:28.676
Joerg Teuchert, Germany, 216
2. Stefan Nebel, Germany, 156
3. Werner Daemen, Belgium, 144
4. Gabor Rizmayer, Hungary, 138
5. Arne Tode, Germany, 124
Musquin returns to MX2 GP racing on KTM; snatches double victory in Lommel
After missing the last races at Uddevalla, Sweden, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Marvin Musquin of France was in winning form on the soft and tricky sand of Lommel Belgium to dominate the Mx2 GP on Sunday and return triumphantly to the top of the podium.
Joel Roelants of the KTM Factory Junior Team was second behind Musquin while Rui Goncalves of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing just missed the podium, finishing in fourth place. Despite missing the last GP, Musquin now has a 38-point lead in the championship standings with six races (three rounds and 150 points) still up for grabs. Goncalves, the factory team's Portuguese rider is in second place, 11 points ahead of Gautier Paulin of France.
Musquin dismisses the critics
With two impressive rides on Sunday, Musquin dismissed any critics that raised doubts about his ability on sand by dominating both motos for a clear and decisive 50-point tally in the twelfth round of the current season. The 19-year-old rider drew special praise from the KTM offroad Director Pit Beirer not only for his victory on the Lommel circuit but also because be has successfully come through some difficult negotiations involving switching teams. "Marvin is very strong mentally and he has been through a lot in the past weeks. He has given us a strong commitment and the results on the track today are the best answer to any of his critics," Beirer said.
Good training, perfect bike says Musquin
"I missed one GP but I came back strong and I am very satisfied with my result. My training has been going very well lately and my bike and the suspension are perfect," Musquin said. "Even though this is a very bumpy track I had no problems with the bike and for this I would like to thank my team and their great support. Now I have signed my contract (with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) for the next two years so I am very concentrated and relaxed." The young French rider said he was pleased to have delivered such a strong result in the sand after finishing only seventh in the soft sand at Valkenswaard at the GP of Benelux earlier in the season. "Maybe this result today has something to do with the bike," the newest member of the Red Bull KTM team line-up said.
Roelants strong on home circuit
It was also a very strong result for Roelants on the circuit that is his home territory. "It's great to be on the podium although I did expect to do well here at home," the young Belgian said. Roelants won his podium second place with an excellent 3-2 result in the two motos. "I tried hard to catch Rui in the first moto but I didn't manage it. Then in the second I tried to catch Marvin because I really wanted to win but he was just too fast. I am now going to concentrate of having a good result at Loket and I will try to beat Marvin when we race again on sand at Lierop," he said.
Rui battles stomach cramps in second moto
At the end of the day, Rui Goncalves had to settle for fourth place and in the second moto he had difficulties with stomach cramps and nausea. "Five minutes into the race I got the stomach cramps and after that I really struggled. I had no power and I was riding on the limit the whole time," he commented after the race. He also had trouble in the first heat where rain on the soft circuit created a real visibility issue. "I had to get rid of my goggles in the first lap and it was very tough going."
Strong basis for what can be the best team in the paddock, Beirer says.
After the day's racing, KTM's Offroad Director Pit Beirer offered congratulations to team boss Stefan Everts and the entire team, saying: "Now for sure we are putting together the basis of what can be the best team in the paddock. Winning three out of four races in Lommel (Max Nagl won the second MX1 moto) was a fantastic result for us and when we have results like this all the best riders want to be with us."
MX2 GP Results
Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 25-25—50
2. Joel Roelants, Belgium, KTM, 20-22—42
3. Dennis Verbruggen, Belgium, Honda, 16-20—36
4. Rui Goncalves, Portugal, KTM, 22-13—35
5. Ken Roczen, Germany, Suzuki, 15-15—30
10. Jeremy van Horebeek, Belgium, KTM, 18-5—23
12. Antony Boissiere, France, KTM, 9-9—18
13. Marcus Schiffer, Germany, KTM, 0-16—16
16. Jake Nicholls, Britain, KTM, 10-0--10
18. Arnaud Tonus, Switzerland, KTM, 0-6—6
19. Valentin Teillet, France, KTM, 5-0—5
Championship standings after Round 12
1. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM 421
2. Rui Goncalves, Portugal, KTM 383
3. Gautier Paulin, France, Kawasaki, 372
4. Davide Guarneri, Italy, Yamaha, 357
5. Steven Frossard, France, 284
8. Joel Roelants, Belgium, KTM, 222
11. Marcus Schiffer, Germany, KTM 172
12. Anthony Boissiere, France, KTM 147
16. Arnaud Tonus, Switzerland, KTM, 131
17. Jake Nichols, Britain, KTM, 109
20. Valentin Teillet, France, KTM 100
quarta-feira, 29 de julho de 2009
terça-feira, 21 de julho de 2009
08-07-2009 - NEW SCHEDULE FOR BIKES REGULATION
Exceto os pilotos listados abaixo os demais podem correr com motos acima de 450 sem restrições no Dakar 2010. Para 2011 muda outra vez.
Further to the numerous discussions that have taken place with the different actors of the motorcycles’ competition (amateurs competitors, professional competitors, preparators, manufacturers and International Motorcycle Federation) and facing the real interest shown by all the interlocutors, the goal of a maximum cubic capacity of 450 cc is maintained.
Nevertheless, so that the competitors can have more time, a new schedule has been set up.
For the Dakar 2010, the ASO Elite pilots must ride with a restrictor reducing the power of their bike, if its cubic capacity is over 450 cc. Or they may use a bike of a cubic capacity under or equal to 450 cc.
The other pilots are free to choose their bike with no restriction.
For the Dakar 2011, the ASO Elite pilots must imperatively ride a bike of a cubic capacity under or equal to 450 cc.
The other pilots must ride a bike of a cubic capacity under or equal to 450 cc, or a restrictor, if the cubic capacity is over 450 cc.
At last, for the Dakar 2012, all the pilots will ride 450 cc’s.
The restrictor is currently being developed and it will be delivered to the Elite pilots from mid July. This restrictor has been designed in order to have a similar weight / power ratio between the different cubic capacities.
The list of ASO Elite pilots who have to compete on 450 cc or more than 450 cc with a restrictor :
DE AZEVEDO JEAN
FARRES GUELL GERA
RODRIGUES FILHO JOSE HELIO
ULLEVALSETER PAL ANDERS
ASO has the right to change that list according to the results on FIM competitions
segunda-feira, 20 de julho de 2009
National Enduro Series - 8th round Blain, PA
Shock Doctor/KTM Factory rider Mike Lafferty continued his come back win streak at the eighth round of the National Enduro Series when he took the win over his teammate Russell Bobbitt.
The two KTM riders have battled closely all year and after Lafferty's win this past weekend only 1 point separates them in the championship race. Both riders have each won 4 rounds of the series which bodes will for the KTM team - as only KTM riders have won every race of the series.
"Rocky, slippery and hard," commented Lafferty on the challenging Pennsylvania course. "I knew it would be tough, but I wasn't expecting it to be as difficult as it was. You had to be on your game today. Many riders went down hard in the first section as some rocks were planted and others just moved right out from under you."
In an impressive ride, Lafferty managed to win each special test. "It definitely wasn't easy today and Russell (Bobbitt) certainly gave me a run for my money. This win is special to me because I consider this round a hometown race for me and I had many family members come out and support me today." Not only did Lafferty have family members to support him during the race. But his brothers, Jack and Rich along with his father all suited up and raced as well.
The riders will now enjoy a three week break before the series returns for the ninth round to be held in Marquette, MI.
1. Mike Lafferty - KTM
2. Russell Bobbitt - KTM
3. Brad Bakken - KTM
4. Nick Fahringer - Husaberg
5. Cole Kirkpatrick - KTM
6. Jeff Melik - Yamaha
7. Cory Buttrick - KTM
8. Jake Korn - KTM
9. Rory Sullivan - Husaberg
10. Tim Henion - KTM
11. Carsten Cagle - KTM
Overall Point Standings
1. Russell Bobbitt - 212
2. Mike Lafferty - 211
3. Brad Bakken - 139
4. Nick Fahringer - 124
5. Cole Kirkpatrick - 116
Cervantes takes 2-1 result in E3 in Mexico
Ivan Cervantes of the KTM Enduro Factory Team came away from the two E3 World Championship rounds in Mexico's Valle de Bravo with an excellent 2-1 result to further boost his title chances with just four races to go.
The team's Spanish rider finished second behind Frenchman Sebastian Guillaume on Saturday, continually picking up his performance on the difficult track as the day progressed. Riders tacked the challenges of hard terrain on top of altitudes of up to 2200 meters in the mountainous lakeside resort just two hours from Mexico City. Cervantes went one better in Sunday's race, recovering from a crash in the second test, where he lost about 30 seconds to take the victory on the day. He now has a 22-point lead in the standings with four races still in hand.
Cervantes KTM team-mate Samuli Aro was just off the podium in fourth place for both races and is currently in fourth place in the standings. Aro however was the winner of the KTM Super Test on Friday night which was held on the shores of the lake at Valle de Bravo. The Super Test drew large crowds to watch the world's best Enduro riders in action and is a new feature of the championship that is proving to be a crowd winner and a value added attraction for the sport.
Fabio Farioli, team boss of the KTM Enduro Factory Team reported that the well run event was much tougher than riders had first expected, with the high altitude affecting both bikes and riders.
E3 Results Round Eleven
1. Sebastian Guillaume, France,
2. Ivan Cervantes, Spain, KTM
3. Christophe Nambotin, France, Gas-Gas
4. Samuli Aro, Finland, KTM
5. Fabio Mossini, Italy, Honda
E3 Results Round Twelve
1. Ivan Cervantes, Spain, KTM
2. Christophe Nambotin, France, Gas-Gas
3. Sebastian Guillaume, France,
4. Samuli Aro, Finland, KTM
5. Fabio Mossini, Italy, Honda
Standings after Round Twelve
1. Ivan Cervantes, Spain, KTM 274
2. Christophe Nambotin, France, Gas-Gas, 252
3. Sebastian Guillaume, France , 241
4. Samuli Aro, Finland, KTM, 238
5. Marcus Kehr, Germany, KTM, 163
terça-feira, 14 de julho de 2009
A revenda KTM de Porto Alegre , Casa de Maquinas fara um tour pela Ruta 40 na Argentina no proximo mes de Outubro. Mais detalhes abaixo:
A saida ( via aérea ), será dia 01/quinta-feira e o retorno dia 12 /segunda-feira (feriado).
De CABO VIRGENES( marco zero ) no extremo sul a LA QUIACA extremo norte, na fronteira c/BOLIVIA.
Serão percorridos por volta de 5.500km dos quais, + de 2.000km de fora de estrada.
Nossa previsão é dividirmos o roteiro em 10 etapas.
Deveremos enfrentar muitas dificuldades, desde altitude (+ 5.000 mts ), baixíssimas temperaturas, gelo, neve, ventos fortíssimos, deserto, calor, areia, lama, enfim, serão 2 extremos de fato. Por estes fatores, devemos estar equipados c/2 malas laterais nas motocicletas, pois será necessário alguns equipamentos, ferramentas, roupas, medicamentos...não aconselho o uso de TOP CASE, pois alem de modificar muito o comportamento da motocicleta no uso OFF, sobrecarregando alguns componentes da mesma, tambem dificulta muito a pilotagem!
Em contrapartida, cruzaremos tambem grandes cidades, tais como BARILOCHE, MENDOZA, SALTA, nos garantindo c/isso, segurança de recursos, caso necessários.
O transporte rodoviário das motocicletas será da nossa origem até RIO GALEGOS, no Sul.
Este mesmo seguirá paralelamente nosso roteiro, nos encontrando, talvez em 4 a 5 pontos de apoio.
O retorno das mesmas será de SALTA, no norte, tambem até o destino de origem.
Nosso limite de participantes é de somente 8 motocicletas, portanto é necessário a reserva "garantida", através de um depósito de 50% do valor do transporte de ida/volta do Brasil. Oportunamente informaremos.
As motocicletas deverão "obrigatoriamente" ser ONN / OFF Road, ou seja, KTM / Adv, BMW / Gs, HONDA / Varadero...
É recomendado tambem o uso de pneus tipo OFF, PIRELLI Scorpion RALLY, MICHELIN Desert, METZELER Karoo...
Oportuno também lembrar da necessidade de uma REVISÃO GERAL na motocicleta, pois o uso será intenso.
Tambem não podemos esquecer de uma preparação Fisica e Nutricional p/ aventura, alias "BAITA" aventura !
Bem, por enquanto é isto, vamos começar a sonhar !!!