Dakar champ Cyril Despres threw a leg over the KTM 1190 Adventure at its recent press launch on Tenerife. The result is these stunning photos of, well, bright orange hoonage.
The man who’s won The Dakar four times discusses training, racing, life and danger in this video interview. On Jan 5, Cyril Despres will again be racing for KTM in the 14-day, 5,000-mile race and he’s again considered the favorite … Continued
Preparations are now well under way for the 2013 installment of the Dakar rally. This year promises to be more interesting than most; not only does the rally start in Lima and end up in Santiago for the first time, … Continued
Want to race the Dakar? First, you’re going to have to get fit. Two weeks and 5,000km of all-day off-roading isn’t for fatties. Here, three-time winner Cyril Despres takes you inside his gym routine. Time for a New Year’s resolution?
Actually, it’s not just Dakar legend Despres, but French mountain biker Cedric Gracia too. That sort of drives home the whole point of the KTM Freeride 350 — at just 219lbs it’s accessible enough for a cyclist, but still capable … Continued
Cyril Despres, Marc Coma, Juan Pedrero and Ruben Faria are pictured here carrying out final tests of the KTM 450 Rally ahead of the 2012 Dakar. The bikes are now packed up and winging their way to Argentina. This year’s … Continued
Despite the new 450cc capacity limit and running all-new bikes (the KTM 450 Rally) Marc Coma and Cyril Despres gave KTM a one, two, marking the Austrian manufacturer’s 10th consecutive rally win. But the Dakar isn’t just about KTM picking … Continued