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Dirt and Trail July 2018 issue 2

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LOCAL RIDE KTM 4-STROKES

LOCAL RIDE KTM 4-STROKES 84 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE JULY 2018

Get Lost! That’s the reply when we asked the orange manufacturer for a long (Long) term 790 Duke. “But we’ll make you a deal! Come and join us for a ride on all of our four-stroke dirtbikes.” By Glenn Foley. Pics by ZC marketing and Kyle Lawrenson. Talk about last minute dot comm. That message was on Sunday evening . Meet us at ADA near Harties on Monday morning. Ummm. Ok – no need to twist our rubber arms now. We shuffled through bright and breezy to the venue and were greeted by a sea of orange – and 3 gleaming brand new bikes. We know the ADA venue – and were not really expecting a huge amount of riding fun – but as they say – I have a friend who has a friend… We got chatting to the guys. KTM has put so much focus on their TPI two strokes this year – that they needed to remind everyone that they also have an awesome range (8 in total), Ok PLUS the six days, of four stroke enduro machines. Let’s put that into context. 8 different four-stroke enduro bikes. Think Japanese – maybe 2 per manufacturer, other European brands – 3 and maybe 4. How’s this giant of a brand? DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE JULY 2018 85