Stefan Pierer

  • Husqvarna WILL return to Moto3 racing. Romano Fenati and Alonso Lopez will RACE for Max Biaggi’s team.

    Husqvarna WILL return to Moto3 racing. Romano Fenati and Alonso Lopez will RACE for Max Biaggi’s team.

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    Husqvarna has confirmed it is returning to racing for the 2020 season – campaigning its new FR 250 GP machine in the Moto3 world championship. Supported by Max Biaggi’s Max Racing Team, the new satellite Husqvarna team will be managed by experienced German ex-racer Peter Öttl. And it’ll be Romano Fenati and Alonso Lopez in…

  • FIVE new 490cc powered bikes coming from KTM.

    FIVE new 490cc powered bikes coming from KTM.

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    It’s been confirmed that KTM’s readying FIVE new A2 compliant models for 2020. And they’ll be powered by a 490cc motor. Way back in December last year, KTM’s CEO Stefan Pierer confirmed that the Austrian factory was working closely with its Indian partner Bajaj Auto to create a new a 490 cc parallel-twin engine. And…

  • MotoGP: KTM withdraws from Moto2. Husqvarna returns to Moto3.

    MotoGP: KTM withdraws from Moto2. Husqvarna returns to Moto3.

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    The Austrian-based duo of KTM and Husqvarna are shifting the focus for racing in 2020. KTM is sticking to MotoGP and Moto3, while Husky is gearing up to get involved in Moto3 once again. KTM has announced it will no longer be involved in Moto2 racing – taking the decision to focus on MotoGP next…

  • Husqvarna could RETURN to Moto2 and Moto3. CEO Stefan Pierer reveals three year plan.

    Husqvarna could RETURN to Moto2 and Moto3. CEO Stefan Pierer reveals three year plan.

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    KTM CEO Stefan Pierer has revealed his bold plans for the future of Husqvarna – and they could include a return to Moto2 and Moto3 racing for the Austrian-cum-Swedish factory. Believe it or not, it’s six years since KTM got its hands on Husqvarna – and in that time, the two brands have continued to…

  • There’s a KTM 500 on the way. And it’s been confirmed by the big boss of the Austrian firm!

    There’s a KTM 500 on the way. And it’s been confirmed by the big boss of the Austrian firm!

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    Following on from the frank interview with Speedweek.com that we brought you recently READ THAT ARTICLE BY CLICKING HERE which blew the doors wide open over speculation that KTM could end up owning Ducati, how about THESE for some extra interesting future model titbits from boss Stefan Pierer? The KTM CEO has revealed what’s coming…

  • KTM Boss Stefan Pierer: “Ducati would suit us well.”

    KTM Boss Stefan Pierer: “Ducati would suit us well.”

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    In an amazingly frank interview with Speedweek.com, KTM Stefan Pierer (above) has outlined how he sees the Austrian brand taking Ducati into the company, possibly.   The comments are sure to make some waves for the Italian brand, especially as they come in the wake of recent thoughts from Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess. The VW company…

  • First Ride – Husqvarna 701 Enduro (A2 Restricted)

    First Ride – Husqvarna 701 Enduro (A2 Restricted)

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    SINGLE CYLINDER SAVIOUR: HUSKY’S NEW 701 ENDURO Founded in Sweden in 1903, the same year as Harley-Davidson – the traditionally off-road-oriented Husqvarna brand is now owned by KTM, with production undertaken at its factory in Austria. Beneath the paintwork of the 701 Enduro, much is shared with KTM’s 690 Enduro R, including its brilliant new…

  • KTM boss launches scathing attack on ‘most hated rival’ Honda

    KTM boss launches scathing attack on ‘most hated rival’ Honda

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    Following the MotoGP and supporting championship teams launch by KTM, boss Stefan Pierer launched into a harsh vocal volley against Honda. Speaking to Italian journalists, the man at the top of the KTM tree is reported to have broadsided his Japanese rival by saying the following about his discomfort at having to run a Honda…

  • SPY SHOTS: Gotcha! KTM’s 2018 390 Adventure caught out and about on the road

    SPY SHOTS: Gotcha! KTM’s 2018 390 Adventure caught out and about on the road

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    SPY SHOTS: Gotcha! KTM’s 2018 390 Adventure caught out and about on the road.   Hot on the heels of our first look at the KTM 800 (read: 790-named) Adventure bike a week ago comes these great pictures of the Austrian company’s ‘other’ secret Adventure bike – it’s new 390! Caught out by our spy…

  • KTM Chairman says that a 1000cc V4  that makes 240bhp is coming for 2018! – look out Honda RC213V-S…

    KTM Chairman says that a 1000cc V4 that makes 240bhp is coming for 2018! – look out Honda RC213V-S…

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    KTM Chairman says that a 1000cc V4  that makes 240bhp is coming for 2018! – look out Honda RC213V-S… KTM has said that it WILL make a 1000cc V4 MotoGP-bike-that-you-can-buy for 2018. And it’s going to make 240bhp! Speaking to the German publication SPEEDWEEK, KTM Chairman Stefan Pierer (above) said: “Next year we well be…

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