2014 KTM Adventure Rider RallyThe 11th annual KTM Adventure Rally is set for Sept. 19-21, 2014, in Taos, N.M.
The event – the only national festival for KTM owners and enthusiasts – provides riders of all skill to ride and learn with the top adventure riders known throughout the world.The Rally is designed for riders on KTM 640, 690, 950, 990 and 1190 Adventure and Enduro motorcycles, but is open to all brands of street-legal motorcycles.Speaking of the 2014 KTM Adventure Rally, KTM says “participants will learn from KTM experts as they cover a technical overview of the new 1190 Adventure models in between jam-packed days of dual-sport riding.“In addition, KTM will host free demo rides to all participants aboard the KTM street line of motorcycles. Select meals are included throughout the three-day event. Please see the event flyer for more details. Both events include appearances from KTM professional athletes including Andrew Short, Mike Lafferty, Chris Fillmore and Paul Krause as well as Saturday awards night, games and more.”To preregister at a reduced rate of $165 per person and receive a free event t-shirt, visit ktmorangeevents.com. KTM also has a reserved lodging group rate.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!