KTM celebrate A4DE success

The recent Harvey Fresh 2013 Australian Four-Day Enduro championship (A4DE) in Western Australia was a significant success for the Motorex KTM Off Road Racing Team which came away with two of the three national title class wins as well as second outright, thanks to riders Chris Hollis and Ben Grabham.

Some other interesting stats however, have emerged.

Eleven makes of motorcycle were represented at the country’s peak enduro racing event, and of the 241 riders to compete, nearly half chose to do so on a KTM motorcycle.

“It was great to see that 46% of riders at the four-day were riding KTM,” said KTM’s National Marketing Manager Greg Chambers.

Fully 110 KTMs took part in this year’s A4DE, with the next most popular choice being Husaberg with 16% of the entries, then Yamaha.

“It’s always been interesting to us,” said Chambers, “knowing that the Japanese bikes are frequently the number one sellers, to go into any real world trailride or race situation and see the trend for KTM to be number one entered brand.

“As a very much performance and competition-focussed brand we’re quite proud of the fact that the people who buy our product are the more serious riders and racers out there.

“Our philosophy is “Ready to Race” and I guess the people who buy our product have that mentality too.”

For more information on KTM motorcycles visit www.ktm.com.au or www.facebook.com.KTMAustralia.