There is an air of excitement combined with nervous tension around KTM’s factory in Mattighofen. Everyone is buzzing, like expectant parents waiting for their firstborn. The secret is out, the world knows what the Austrian firm has in store, but that’s as far as it goes. Beyond t...
One man’s beauty is another man’s toad, or some such proverb is often quoted when referring to a visually challenged offspring. Usually behind the proud parent’s backs. To their faces expressions such as ‘he has his mother’s eyes’ which translates to ‘he has dad’s double chin and...
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