Continuing the highly successful partnership with Infront Moto Racing, KTM is pleased to announce that registrations are officially open for the 2022 running of the ground-breaking European Junior e-Motocross Series. Incredibly popular during 2021 while proving to be a hugely positive step forward regarding two-wheeled e-motorsport competition, registrations are now open and 6–8-year-olds (age taken on January 1, 2022) can secure their place on the start line for the second running of this exciting junior series.

Open to all KTM SX-E 5 riders, the European Junior e-Motocross Series is a five-round series that will once again run alongside selected rounds of the MXGP World Championship. Adopting the same racing format as MXGP, a timed qualifying session will be used to determine gate pick, seeding riders onto the start line for each of the two races. After the points are tallied up following the two motos, the top three overall riders will make their way onto the MXGP podium to celebrate their success.

The MXGP of Spain on May 29 plays host to the season-opener with the remaining four events taking place during the early summer months. Visiting the popular venues of Ernée in France and Teutschenthal in Germany, the series draws to a close with a two-day event in Loket, the MXGP of Czech Republic, on July 16-17.

After attracting a truly international line-up throughout the 2021 campaign, the first running of the series undoubtedly proved to be a huge success with the 2022 tour shaping up to be even bigger and better. Entries are now open and will sell out fast, with the only requirement to secure a place on the start line being that competitors commit to a minimum of three rounds, while also being affiliated to their national federation.

All racers who line up on state-of-the-art KTM SX-E 5 minicycles will receive a selection of exciting products from the KTM PowerWear range. Designed with the same winning intent as all KTM motocross models, the pit wear, merchandise, and accessories provided will ensure all young riders enjoy a professional appearance when away from the racetrack. And for the 2022 European Junior e-Motocross Series champion, an exclusive prize is up for grabs – an all-expenses paid trip for the series winner and one guest to the FIM Motocross of Nations in the USA in September! All riders who compete in the full five-round series will be eligible to join an end-of-season training camp with representatives from Red Bull KTM Factory Racing.

For further information on the exciting European Junior e-Motocross Series and to secure a place on the start line, please visit – www.junioremotocross.com

Federico Valentini – KTM Head of Global Marketing: “It’s really exciting that the European Junior e-Motocross Series is returning in 2022 following the success of last year. It proved to be hugely popular and the feedback we have received has been incredibly positive. This year we will see the same racing format, which worked perfectly in 2021 and gives all the riders a very rare opportunity to race on the same tracks as their MXGP heroes. The series really shows that KTM is 100% committed to both racing and our e-mobility research and development, with many of the racers last year choosing the KTM SX-E 5 as their bike of choice. It’s not too long until the first round and I’m sure the 2022 European Junior e-Motocross Series will be a huge success.”

Calendar – 2022 European Junior e-Motocross Series
Round 1: 29 May MXGP of Spain – intu Xanadú – Arroyomolinos
Round 2: 5 June MXGP of France – Ernée
Round 3: 12 June MXGP of Germany – Teutschenthal
Round 4: 16 July MXGP of Czech Republic – Loket
Round 5: 17 July MXGP of Czech Republic – Loket



Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin and Aaron Plessinger will officially debut the all-new KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION at the Anaheim SX opener on January 8, 2022, while Max Vohland is set to race the KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION in the 250SX class. KTM FACTORY EDITION models have been setting performance and technology benchmarks since 2012. Now, five AMA Supercross 450SX Championships later, two all-new FACTORY EDITION models are ready to hit dealer floors in the United States, in time for the first gate drop on January 8 in Anaheim, California.

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Radical customs showcase the Dual Personality of the Honda CMX1100 Rebel

Two custom CMX1100 Rebels originally scheduled to appear at the Wheels & Waves festival
The CMX ‘Sport’ adds an aggressive racing edge while maintaining usability
The CMX ‘Bobber’ heightens the classic minimalism with classy detailing
Built in collaboration with French custom house FCR Original
Honda Motor Europe are celebrating the dual personality of the CMX1100 Rebel, the new big sibling to the CMX500 (Europe’s second best-selling custom motorcycle in 2020), with two radical builds by French custom house ‘FCR Original’. Both projects were originally scheduled to appear alongside ten dealer-built custom CB650Rs at this year’s Wheels and Waves festival in Biarritz.

The CMX ‘Sport’ and CMX ‘Bobber’ have been designed to appeal to different sensibilities, but both clearly show the custom potential of the CMX1100 Rebel that is hiding just under the skin.

CMX SPORT – “This one is for sport, but to ride every day.”

FCR Original wanted to highlight the practical and playful side of the Rebel, but make it more sporty, muscular and aggressive. They were also inspired by the mechanical beauty and performance of the DCT, which is so good for daily use by riders of all ages. After roughing out sketches of the finished bike, the team went to work. A swingarm modification allowed fitment of a pair of black Öhlins rear shocks, as well as 17-inch CB500F rear wheel and Dunlop D212 190/55-ZR17 tyre. The front mudguard is scratch-built and 25mm lower; oversize handlebars add leverage while the speedo has been moved to the top yoke.

Stunning in its simplicity, the bodywork is result of a complete 3D scan and consists of custom polyester-carbon fuel tank (with aluminium filler) and rear seat unit with LED lighting and Alcantara seat. Hand-built footrests add a racing feel while the red/black paint and detailing pays subtle homage to classic Honda imagery. The engine is stock, but breathes through an FCR Original stainless steel exhaust.

CMX BOBBER – “Reinforcing the custom spirit while maintaining a fun, playful character…”

Inspired by the ‘elemental’ design of the CMX1100 Rebel, this interpretation has a more custom feel, pushing it even further toward the bobber style. The swingarm and suspension are stock, but lowered 25mm at the front while custom-built black-spoke wheels wear fat Bridgestone tyres.

Building on the bobber vibe are aluminium handlebars, leather seat with perforated leather ribbing, simple aluminium front mudguard (with Mirrachrome finish) and painted headlight surround. Mini-Bates FCR Original LED indicators tuck neatly away and like the CMX Sport a 3D scan produced the custom polyester-carbon fuel tank – with Mirrachrome/blue satin finish – and aluminium filler. A ceramic-coated FCR Original exhaust is the finishing touch, highlighting the mechanical beauty of the bike


Ricky Brabec wins at the Dakar 2020

Ricky Brabec wins at the Dakar 2020

Over 30 years have passed since Honda last triumphed in the Dakar Rally. In 2020, Monster Energy Honda Team has once again laid claim to the coveted bronze Tuareg prize. Ricky Brabec makes history to become the first ever American to win the world’s toughest and cruelest rally.

After eight years in pursuit of glory, the dream has finally come true. Ricky Brabec rewarded Honda with a much desired victory. Honda had returned to the Dakar in 2013 after a 23-year absence, yet after numerous stage wins and two overall runner-up spots, the principle objective remained elusive. However, on an eighth attempt in the 2020 edition, success finally materialized. The result is, without doubt, the fruit of much long-term work by engineers, mechanics and riders, who have spared no effort to accomplish the mission of outright victory in the Dakar Rally.

Today, on the final 12th stage, Ricky Brabec made history by becoming the first American to have his name inscribed amongst the winners of the planet’s most gruelling odyssey. Brabec dominated the rally from start to finish, and today, after finishing the final special stage in second place, was able to seal the victory that he sought over the past five campaigns: overall winner of the Dakar Rally 2020. The Monster Energy Honda Team ace snatched the leadership on day three and refused to relinquish the top spot until the race wrapped up, two stage victories and 5000 kilometres later.

Brabec’s success is likewise the success of Honda, whose riders held top positions throughout the rally. José Ignacio Cornejo, the winner of the final stage, posted fourth overall and Joan Barreda seventh after the previous day’s engine swap. Kevin Benavides recounted good sensations and finished 19th overall.