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VIDEO: Let’s Take a Tour of KTM’s Motohall

Earlier this year I broke the news of Ducati’s museum re-opening with the ability to take a virtual tour in exchange for a few dollars; why not explore the KTM museum for free? The Bike Show’ on Youtube takes us on a big in-depth tour of  KTM’s Austrian Motohall. The museum is full of interactive exhibits, rare bikes, and celebrations of some of the greatest motorsport athletes to ever walk to face of the earth.

KTM has always been team orange, and this video proves it with a walk-through of some of KTM’s historically orange motorcycle lineup. Some famous motorcycles shown here in the museum still have the cuts and shredded rubber from their last race to add a layer of authenticity you won’t find anywhere else. 

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This quick video can only show so much of the museum, so if you’re interested in checking it out or booking an Austrian vacation in a post-covid world, make sure you stop by and say hi. Don’t forget to bring your favourite KTM apparel with you!

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

KTM celebrates successful Motohall opening

KTM Motohall unveiled!

More than 400 of KTM’s friends, partners and employees of the internationally-renowned motorcycle brand from Upper Austria have celebrated the opening of the KTM Motohall, boasting unique architecture alongside an exhibition project set to become the vibrant center of the innovative brand dedicated to motorcycle racing and motorsports.

KTM Motohall openingMay 9, 2019, was a very important day for Europe’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer. The festive opening of the KTM Motohall, four years in planning and construction, also represents a milestone for Mattighofen, the hometown of the now globally successful company. The project also successfully underlines Upper Austria’s strong industrial presence.

KTM Motohall opening400 guests accepted the invitation to the “Friends Opening” in the new town center of Mattighofen. Among those present to offer congratulations on the completion of the fascinating KTM Motohall were regional governor Thomas Stelzer, the Mattighofen town mayor, and prominent Austrian industry leaders.

KTM Motohall openingThe “RC16” area of the spectacular building was completely filled with guests, including many who have closely followed the activities of KTM. The very first KTM series motorcycle was produced back in 1953, close to where today’s new KTM Motohall is located.

Long-standing partners, friends and well-deserving employees of the dynamic brand had the honor of experiencing this completely unique world of exhibition and activities for the first time.

KTM Motohall openingGuests of honor from the world of motorsport, among them many world champions from major motorcycle disciplines, such as motocross legend Heinz Kinigadner, Dakar winners Matthias Walkner and Sam Sunderland, or MotoGPTM factory riders Pol Espargaro and Miguel Oliveira were present. They also became acquainted with their true-to-life hero doubles on the lavishly-staged Heroes level of the KTM Motohall.

KTM Motohall openingDistinguished guests also made the trip from the USA to the Innviertel, among them Roger DeCoster, who was responsible for KTM’s unprecedented success story in the US Supercross, and who spent a busy evening in Mattighofen.

KTM Motohall openingThe visit of John Penton to the Friends Opening of the Motohall was also a memorable and very emotional experience. The now 92-year-old American delivered essential impulses to the world of offroad motorcycle competition, and he made KTM famous in the world’s most important offroad market.

KTM Motohall openingStefan Pierer – KTM CEO

“The KTM Motohall has an immense meaning for our entire company, Here in Mattighofen we are more than ever firmly committed to our roots, and we connect the past with our intensive presence through the strength of our brand. Together with all our employees, partners and friends, we are looking forward to an exciting future. KTM invites everyone to the Motohall to share our enthusiasm for innovation and racing,” commented Stefan Pierer during his official welcome speech.

Heinz Kinigadner

“Being here today in the center of Mattighofen, to open the Motohall in the company of hundreds of KTM’s friends, has a huge emotional dimension. We have all always believed in the power of the company. The success of a succession of new motorcycles, which have come about as a result of motorsports, is certainly unique. The intensive years of apprenticeship, especially in Rally Sport showed us that giving up is not an option. That’s what the KTM Motohall stands for.”

KTM Motohall openingAfter the festive opening, the KTM Motohall invited visitors to make the pilgrimage to KTM Platz for the first time, where there was a comprehensive program of side events. The KTM Motohall and the “Pit Box” opens for regular business on May 14, 2019. The adjoining restaurant “Garage” opens on May 15.

KTM Motohall opening

Source: MCNews.com.au

KTM’s Motohall opens in Mattighofen on Saturday

KTM Motohall opens Saturday

KTM looks forward with great anticipation to the opening of this completely new KTM brand world located right in the center of the company’s hometown. Visitors to the KTM Motohall can expect an exciting supporting program from 9.00am on Saturday morning when, the Mattighofen town center is transformed into an enthusiastic paddock experience that will offer an emotional experience for the entire family. MCNews.com.au hopes to be able to visit the new repository of KTM history some time in the near future.

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KTM Motohall

At the opening there will be an opportunity for a close-up and personal encounter with the big stars of racing. Dakar Rally winners Matthias Walker and Sam Sunderland, and of-froad hero Giovanni Sala will answer questions during the on-stage interviews, and they will also be available to sign autographs for visitors.

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KTM Motohall

Roger De Coster, one of the great Motocross Sports legends who lives in the USA, has announced he will be present. Heroes of the asphalt, MotoGP rider Mika Kallio, ex-Superbike King Martin Bauer and the up-and-coming junior racers Maximilian and Andreas Kofler will all be present at the big opening.

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KTM Motohall

Stunt rider Rok Bagoroš will be riding his KTM DUKEs the entire weekend to show visitors just what pure action is like. A bike simulator with VR goggles, and even a KTM X-BOW simulator will be there to offer visitors the opportunity to test them for themselves.

KTM Motohall Historic Models
KTM Motohall

A supervised children’s course awaits the fans of tomorrow, while inside the KTM Motohall there is the unique Innovation Lab that will be a big highlight for all those interested in technical experimentation.

KTM Motohall
KTM’s Motohall readies for the public

Above all, the KTM Motohall offers around 3000m2 of exhibition space, set in an atmosphere of inspiring external architecture and interior design features that are poised to provide a series of sensations. The collection of both historical and cutting-edge motorcycles, and the unique collection of world championship bikes will work their magic on visitors far beyond the opening weekend of the museum.

KTM Motohall Rok Bagoros opening
KTM Motohall

Another reason to make the pilgrimage to ‘KTM Platz 1’ is a visit to the brand new “Garage” restaurant. It is here, that in contrast to the usual high-speed mode of all things KTM, that it will be possible to enjoy culinary excellence at leisure.

KTM Motohall Garage

In addition to the parking garage at KTM Platz 1, the car park at Wasseracker, and a private motorcycle parking lot directly opposite the KTM Motohall, there will also be the opportunity to use the KTM employee parking spaces behind the Spare Parts Centre on May 11-12. There will be a shuttle service at this location, which will operate every 15 minutes between the hours of 09:00 and 18:00 on the museum’s two opening days.

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KTM Motohall

General Information for Visitors to the KTM Motohall

  • Opening times of the KTM Motohall on May 11-12: 9:00-18:00 hours
  • Opening times of the KTM Motohall: from May 14, Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00-18:00 hours
  • Opening times of the Innovation Lab: Friday 13:00-18:00 hours, Saturday and Sunday 9:00-18:00 hours
  • Opening times for Restaurant Garage: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 11:00 – 22:00 hours
  • Friday and Saturday, 11:00-23-00 hours
  • Regular service at the “Garage” and the “Pit Stop” also begins on May 14, 2019

Admission Prices for the KTM Motohall

  • Adults 10 euros (reduced 7 euros)
  • Children up to 14 years: free entry
  • Family ticket: 25 euros

Price for KTM Motohall Tours (plus entry fee)

  • Guided tours: 5 euros per person
  • Individual tours of groups up to 20 people: 90 euros

Online ticket reservations possible from May 13. The latest information regarding tours and ticket prices: www.ktm-motohall.com

Source: MCNews.com.au

KTM Motohall readies for official opening

KTM Motohall Mattighofen

Official opening event kicks off May 11-12

The impressive and impossible to miss KTM Motohall is in magnificent form only four weeks out from the official opening. The newly built showcase of the motorcycle manufacturer KTM is ready to launch a new brand experience, geared not only at motorcycle enthusiasts, but also the general public

KTM Motohall Historic Models
KTM Motohall

The KTM Motohall in Mattighofen will celebrate its official opening on May 11 and 12, alongside an extraordinary program of fringe events, with the entire exhibition and brand experience built on a 10,000m² site, which is open to all visitors.

The exhibition center was created by a team of architects from Upper Austria, consisting of Hofbauer: Architect working in close collaboration with “X-Architekten”. Both the architecture and exhibition concept manage to convey the spirit of ‘Ready to Race’ very successfully, with a ‘Orange Spirit’ as a walk-through spatial experience.

The exhibition has been created by the scenography experts Atelier Bruckner and the exhibition’s architecture, graphics, lighting, media, and content all speak the same language— the language of KTM. The route guides visitors through the three exhibition levels and showcases the brand’s values.

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KTM Motohall

Visitors are able to witness the complete design process from sketch to finished product firsthand with videos illustrating all the technical details. On a purpose-built sharp bend, around 70 street and off-road bikes compete in a race leading you to the highlight of the exhibition – the “Heroes of Racing”. With impressive, dynamic images, a 360° video installation celebrates the champions of racing.

Last but not least, the people behind the brand share their passion for KTM and give the company a face. A rookie tour for younger guests adds to the exhibition tour. Throughout all levels of the exhibition, children get to explore and experience the world of KTM for themselves, accompanied by a booklet that they can take home as a memento.

In addition to the 130 underground parking spaces and a large additional car park including bus parking, there is also a separate parking lot for motorcyclists on the opposite side of the road.

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KTM Motohall

A 300m² shop, offering everything fans could wish for, is barrier-free and can be accessed without a ticket to the exhibition. Technical enthusiasts will love the “living” workshop situated in the basement of the KTM Motohall, where they can watch live restorations being carried out by experts.

While parents can have a technical chat with a pro, children from the age of six can try out new technologies such as virtual reality, 3D printers, and laser plotters in the Innovation Lab, a place where creativity knows no bounds. The “Pit Box” snack bar offers a selection of light refreshments, while the “Garage” restaurant in the adjacent townhouse serves a host of innovative and quality culinary delights.

KTM Motohall general information

  • KTM Motohall opening times
    • Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Innovation Lab opening times:
    • Friday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.,
    • Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • “Garage” restaurant opening times
    • Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • The “Garage” and “Pit Box” will begin regular business hours on May 14, 2019
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KTM Motohall

KTM Motohall entrance fees

  • Adults EUR 10 (concession rate EUR 7)
  • Children up to 14 years: free admission
  • Family ticket: EUR 25

Prices for KTM Motohall guided tours (plus entrance fee)

  • Guided tour: EUR 5 per person
  • Individual tour: EUR 90 per group up to 20 people

Tickets and bookings for the guided tours can be purchased on the official website and in the KTM Motohall once the exhibition has opened. The latest information on the guided tours and prices are available at www.ktm-motohall.com (link).

Source: MCNews.com.au

KTM “Ready to Race” Motohall ready to open in May 2019

KTM Motohall opens May 11-12, 2019

KTM are counting down the days until they open “KTM Motohall’s” doors in May. Just in time for the new season, the KTM Motohall will welcome KTM fans from all over the world to its unique experience destination in the center of KTM’s hometown of Mattighofen.

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Dakar 2019

The doors of the KTM Motohall will soon be officially opened to visitors and employees. The building is located in the heart of the town, just a stone’s throw away from the where the company was founded, and has an innovative design, with a striking metal construction in the form of a tire track pattern as the architectural highlight.

The KTM Motohall has over 100 “READY TO RACE” exhibits, but is much more than just a traditional motorcycle museum. As well as recounting the impressive history of how the company became a solid foundation for the two-wheeled culture in the entire region, the KTM Motohall also provides an exciting insight into the present.

Toby Price KTM RALLY Rally Team Shoot
Toby Price – Image by Sebas Romero

The exhibition center was created by a team of architects from Upper Austria, consisting of Hofbauer: Architect working in close collaboration with “X-Architekten”. What’s more, the renowned Atelier Brückner was also brought on board to work on the design as a whole. The experts from Stuttgart have brought a total of 2600 square meters to life with exhibits, installations, video technology, and racetracks. Interactivity is a core concept of the KTM Motohall.

The main focus of the final phase of the construction work is currently on the restaurant and bar, the large Innovation Lab, the events venue with capacity for 400 people, a spacious shop, workshops, the three-story underground parking garage, and a large motorcycle parking area.

The opening weekend of the KTM Motohall will finally arrive on May 11 and 12.

MotoGP KTM Launch Johann Zarco
2019 KTM RC16 MotoGP

Source: MCNews.com.au