Design Your Duke: KTM want to see your graphic ideas for their nakeds

KTM has announced its Design Your Duke competition, calling on fans to design and create their own sticker kit for a model from the Duke range.

KTM Design Your Duke contest poster. - KTM Media.

KTM has today (21 April 2022) announced a new Design Your Duke contest for creative fans of the Austrian brand.

KTM’s contest will incorporate all Duke models, from the 125 to the 890 R, and will look for “Orange Bleeders flex their creative muscles by designing their very own, one-of-a-kind ticker kit,” for use on their Duke.

The new, bright-orange, MotoGP-inspired livery for the KTM 890 Duke GP.

Specifically, the KTM 125 Duke, 390 Duke, 890 Duke, 890 Duke GP and 890 Duke R are eligible for the contest, which can be signed up to on KTM’s website, here.

The Design Your Duke competition is also hosted by Rok Bagoroš, who is a factory stunt rider for KTM, and the official ambassador of the Duke range. 

Bagoroš said, “DUKE riders want to stand out of the crowd, not only with the bike itself but also with the design. As individualization is important, we want to give the DUKE riders the opportunity to rewrite the rulebook with a 100% original one-of-a-kind design – done by themselves! We can’t wait to see the results!”

Additionally, KTM will be partnering with Vectary for the competition, who will provide the software to allow entrants take their concepts and turn them from two-dimensional designs into three-dimensional sticker kits fit for a Duke. 

KTM says that “Vectary have tailored their proprietary 3D Studio App for the KTM Design Your Duke Contest as the central design interface to make every DUKE design a personalised experience.”

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They continue, “The 3D Studio App can be operated intuitively to view the 3D model from all sides and angles. Once happy with the result, entrants can finalise their entry into the contest simply by exporting pictures from the 3D Studio App and posting them on Instagram using the hashtag #DESIGNYOURDUKECONTEST.”

Also, “A central landing page hosts all the information, rules, design templates, and the central software to render your very own design onto a 3D KTM DUKE model,” which should make everything relatively straightforward. 

Vectary’s CEO, Michal Koor, said, “Collaborating with KTM on this project is a creative meeting of the minds. We are opening up the possibilities for design and customization by allowing the motorcycling community to view their creations on a very easily accessible 3D platform. This way, they can focus less on the technical know-how and more energy towards the creative process."

If you are interested in entering the competition yourself, or simply want to learn more about it, you can check out KTM’s website, here.