Heinz Kinigadner was one of the top riders in the Motocross Grand Prix World Championships during the mid-1980s. He was the F.I.M. 250cc Motocross World Champion in 1984 and 1985 while riding for the KTM factory racing team. After his motocross career, Kinigadner began competing in off road races such as the Paris to Dakar rally. Being the first Austrian World Motocross Champion, racing on the Austrian KTM, made him a national hero in his home country. His reputation allowed him to be the first motocross rider to be sponsored by Red Bull.
Following a severe motocross crash in 2003 that left his son paraplegic, Mr. Kinigadner and the Red Bull owner decided to create the “wings for life foundation” whose aim it is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. A large proportion of profits from the Kini-Red Bull collection goes to the Wings For Life Foundation.