Inside KTM’s North American Headquarters

December 10, 2012
Adam Waheed
By Adam Waheed
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KTM recently invited members of the media to its Murrieta, California-based headquarters for an inside look at its North American offices including its recently renovated race shop. It’s here where KTM engineers, builds, and tests many of its SX and SX-F line of dirt bikes. Take a look at some of the pictures and keep your eyes peeled for an exclusive interview with reigning Motocross champ Ryan Dungey.

Jon-Erik Burleson  KTMs North America President was recently awarded 2012 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year.
Jon-Erik Burleson, KTM’s North America President was recently named 2012 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year.
KTMs race shop in Murrieta  California also serves as a training center for its North American dealers.
KTM’s race shop in Murrieta, California also serves as a training center for its North American dealers.
Fun is a key theme at KTM-its a key part of its success in the off-road world.
Fun is a key theme at KTM—it’s a key part of its success in the off-road world.
After considerable effort KTMs off-road racing success is transferring into the AMA Supercross and motocross series.
After considerable effort KTM’s off-road racing success is transferring into the AMA Supercross and motocross series.
KTMs race shop in Murrieta  California also serves as a training center for its North American dealers.
GNCC racer Charlie Mullins machine gets a tune-up inside KTM’s race shop.
Ryan Dungeys mechanic  Carlos Rivera stands behind the No. 5 race bike.
Ryan Dungey’s mechanic, Carlos Rivera stands behind the No. 5 race bike.
Ryan Dungey will compete this year on an updated-for-2013 450 SX-F Factory Edition.
Ryan Dungey will compete this year on an updated-for-2013 450 SX-F Factory Edition.
Race engine are assembled in-house at KTMs North America headquarters in Murrieta  California.
Race engine are assembled in-house at KTM’s North America headquarters in Murrieta, California.

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