I knew Heinz Kinigadner as a two-time World Motocross Champion, racing for KTM. But now I can say I know “Kini” as …. one of the craziest people on the face of the earth. And my good friend.
Yes, Heinz won the 250 MX GP title twice in the 80’s. But he has done so much more … like racing in the Dakar Rally to starting Wings for LIfe.
I was lucky enough to get to hang out with Heinz and his family one day at their shop – The Kini Shop, in Austria.
Heinz has a car – the KTM X-Bow. Why would I say Heinz is one of the craziest people on the face of the earth? Because he took me for a ‘ride’ in his ‘car’.
The video does not do Heinz, or the X -Bow, or the ride itself justice. It’s just something that someday maybe you’ll be able to experience. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever experienced in my life … yet also the most exciting thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.
I learned something from Heinz – and that is a new attitude about life. How to live life. I jokingly say Heinz is one of the craziest people on the face of the earth, when in fact, he is one of the most level headed, clear thinking people I have ever met.
One of Heinz and his family’s mottos in life and business is “Full Gas”. They are definitely Full Gas.
I hope the video gives you just a small taste of my ‘ride’ with Heinz in the KTM X-Bow, but more importantly, I hope that someday you”ll be able to meet Heinz and his family. They are ‘good’ people.
Heinz and his KTM X-Bow coming out of The Kini Shop