For the 13th straight year, the KTM Adventure Rider Rally will provide ADV riders from all of over the world a place to hangout and ride in the United States.The 2016 KTM Adventure Rider Rally – the only national event for KTM owners and enthusasists – will take place August 19-21 in the Deadwood, S.D. The rally is designed for KTM 640, 690, 950, 990, 1190 and 1290 Adventure and Enduro owners but is open to all brands of street-legal motorcycles.
Speaking of the event, KTM says “participants will learn from KTM experts as they cover a technical overview of the 1190 Adventure R and 1290 Super 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 including: 690 Enduro R, 1190 Adventure, 1190 Adventure R and the 1290 Super Adventure. Select meals are included throughout the three-day event. The rally includes appearances from KTM professional athletes as well as Saturday awards night, games and more.”KTM says last year’s event sold out, so participants are encouraged to register early. The registration price is $165 per person (includes event t-shirt, doesn’t include lodging). KTM has secured a reserved group rate for lodging at the host hotel.Interested participants can learn more about the rally and may register now at: www.ktmorangeevents.com.
KTM RC 390 and Gordon McCall of Quail Motorcycle Gathering
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Hello and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
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This week features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the new KTM RC 390. The entry-level KTM has always been an impressive motorcycle that has sold extremely well, however the factory has now taken the bike to another level, with top-spec features that are typically found on flagship machines. Clearly KTM has realized that even smaller engined machines should have high spec suspension, brakes and electronics packages. Nic tells us how well the new RC 390 is equipped, and what he thought of riding the smaller displacement rocket.
In the second segment I chat with automotive and motorcycle industry icon, Gordon McCall. Gordon is the Director of Motorsports at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California.
This weekend of Saturday May 14th sees the annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering re-start after its Covid-forced hiatus, and having attended every one of the previous Motorcycle Gatherings, personally I’m very happy that the event is back on the schedule. Gordon chats about the event and a little of what’s happening this year. It’s a great event and if you feel like a trip to the gorgeous Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, you’ll get to meet Gordon, Roland Sands, and of course a large number of stunning motorcycles too.
From all of us at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!