Click for more information about Maxima Products

Click the Fullnoise Logo to return to the home page
Click here for more info


Adventure News
Second annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye proves sequels can be better


Posted: Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 : 9:51 AM - - 3,066 Reads




Who says sequels are never better? Certainly not the happy boys and girls who rode in the second annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye, which took place in the Blue Mountains/Upper Hunter region of New South Wales from March 5-10.

From the initial 121 riders in 2016, 194 riders this year savoured the 5-night journey which started and finished at Wisemans Ferry, in the foothills of the iconic Blue Mountains in NSW, traversing between 250km and 300km per day of the best trails NSW has to offer.

The route was planned to highlight the incredible landscapes of the region, as well as provide some sneaky Breakout Routes to test the skills and reward those who dared.

Riders were given a very special treat when Australia’s and possibly the world’s favourite adventure rider, Toby Price made a guest appearance on Day 1 at Jenolan Caves in what was his first ride back after his Dakar injury. The treat then went on for four more days when Toby had so much fun with the group and on his bike that he stayed for the entire week and got to ride with everyone. “It’s been so much fun on the KTM Australia adventure ride,” enthused Toby, “there have been plenty of epic trails and I’ve been riding with some awesome people who love riding their pride and joy - just like me!”


Scenes from the second annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye. Credit: Danny Wilkinson
 
Two New Zealanders, one Irishman and seven Americans took part in the ride, which made things all the more interesting as one of the Americans turned out to be Ricky Johnson – the multiple AMA motocross and supercross champion who ruled supreme in the era when KTM Australia’s own Jeff Leisk was making it big on the world stage.

The pair reminisced and shared some good-natured sledging on the mike as a part of night one’s presentation, with Ricky vowing he would return. “This was my second time to Australia,” said Ricky. “The first time was the Freemantle stadium Supercross in 1983. I never imagined how beautiful the East Coast and New South Wales could be. The KTM Australia adventure tour was a trip that I will remember for the rest of my life. Not only the beautiful country but the awesome people. I can't think the KTM Australia crew enough. They did an awesome job from motorcycles to hospitality. Thank you so much and I will be back next year.”


Scenes from the second annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye. Credit: Danny Wilkinson
 
The crew of 28 staff included; Route Coordinator Nick Selleck from Maschine who provided the sensational route, with the best lead and sweep crew around featuring the legendary trio of Sprocket, Grego and Huffy, joined by adventure newbie and convert Con Thermos from Otway Trail Tours. Rob, Anja and Mick from Tyres for Bikes on Tyre Support. Gary Bradford and Harry Norton on hand as KTM Tech Support. Luggage Crew Chief Tony Wise. Backup 4WD Support Mark Pacheco, Media Support Jo Ross and Motorex Station Supervisor Nathan Howie.

KTM Australia is anything but a brand run by suits, and its support network on the Rallye also included; KTM General Manager Jeff Leisk and KTM Brand Manager Ray Barnes, with Marketing & Events Coordinator Rosie Lalonde cheerfully bossing everyone around.

We were also very honoured to have Peter Ziegler from the KTM Factory in Austria. Peter came down under to see how the Rallye is run, as he is in charge of hosting the first KTM European Adventure Rally in Italy this July.


Scenes from the second annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye. Credit: Danny Wilkinson
 
Official Photographer Danny Wilkinson and Official Videographer Adam Riemann captured all the action, with RaceSafe Australia medical support from Michael Thumm, Ben Clifford and Joel Powell.

Of course, the best coordination in the world means nothing if the riders themselves didn't have a good time, but it seems there is little doubt about that:

Gavin Barnes - "I just wanted to take the time to drop you a note to say thank you for putting on such a fantastic Rallye experience again last week. I’ll admit I was skeptical you would be able to equal last year’s effort however I’m VERY happy to report that that scepticism was completely misplaced - this year was every bit as good as last year!"

Vernon Baker - "Waaaa! It's all over. I want more and I want it soon. Thanks for a great week hope you had fun as well, thanks for everything. This will not be the last one I do, see you again sometime."

Tim Ritchie - One word on your event - "Awesome!"

If you missed out on this one – don’t miss the next.


Scenes from the second annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye. Credit: Danny Wilkinson
 

Click to go back Click here for a print friendly format Click here to email this news item to a friend

Click here for more info






Click here for more info







Rallye
Price claimes Dakar Stage 13 win - Walkner still holds 22 minute lead
20th Jan, 2018
Motocross
Horsham Opens its Gates before FIM World Junior Motocross Championship
19th Jan, 2018
Motocross
2018 MX Nationals Support Classes revealed
19th Jan, 2018
Rallye
Stage 12 of the 2018 Dakar cancelled for bikes and quads
18th Jan, 2018
Speedway
2018 Australian Junior and Under-21 Speedway Championships kick off at Mild..
18th Jan, 2018
Supercross
Hayden Mellross battles from the back at Houston Supercross
18th Jan, 2018
Motocross
Former GP stars team up for Yamaha's Kiwi Motocross Campaign
18th Jan, 2018
Rallye
Toby Price fights back for Dakar Stage 11 win
18th Jan, 2018
Rallye
Adrien Van Beveren Injury Update
18th Jan, 2018
Motocross
Coffs Harbour Stadium MX Highlights
17th Jan, 2018
Rallye
Matthias Walkner takes Dakar Stage 10 win and catapults into overall lead
17th Jan, 2018
Video Games
Track Editor Annoucned For Monster Energy Supercross The Game
17th Jan, 2018
Adventure
Join the Suzuki Adventure Ride at Wirrina Cove South Australia
17th Jan, 2018
Motocross
MXGP of Sweden canceled
16th Jan, 2018
Supercross
The funk follows Justin Hill to Houston
16th Jan, 2018
Motocross
Penrite CRF Honda's Webster and Wightman set for 2018 King Of MX
16th Jan, 2018
Supercross
Everything going to plan for Ken Roczen
16th Jan, 2018
Trials
Hard-fought Montpellier victory for Bou
16th Jan, 2018
Supercross
Weston Peick and Malcolm Stewart impress at Houston Supercross
16th Jan, 2018
Speedway
Sam Masters to undergo surgery for broken Tibia
16th Jan, 2018
Speedway
2018 SGP rider numbers revealed
16th Jan, 2018
Speedway
Rohan Tungate crowned 2018 Australian Senior Solo Speedway Championship
15th Jan, 2018
Rallye
Antoine Meo claims Dakar stage 8 as stage 9 is cancelled
15th Jan, 2018
Supercross
Marvin Musquin to seek doctors advice on shoulder injury sustained at Hous..
14th Jan, 2018
Supercross
Jason Anderson takes over championship lead with Houston win
14th Jan, 2018
Rallye
Joan Barreda takes Dakar stage 7 while Adrien Van Beveren moves to overall ..
14th Jan, 2018
Rallye
Meo takes first stage win of 2018 Dakar, Benavides takes overall lead
12th Jan, 2018
Off Road
Husqvarna Factory Racing name 2018 American offroad team
11th Jan, 2018
Adventure
Second KTM New Zealand Adventure Rallye climbs new heights
11th Jan, 2018
Speedway
Rohan Tungate Makes it Two from Two
11th Jan, 2018
Rallye
Joan Barreda storms to Dakar stage five win
11th Jan, 2018
Supercross
Video: Chad Reed and Boost Mobile Anaheim 1 debut
11th Jan, 2018
Supercross
Malcolm Stewart to fill in for Justin Bogle at JGR
11th Jan, 2018
Supermotard
2018 AMA Supermoto National Championship Series schedule announced
11th Jan, 2018
Motocross
Jasikonis and Petrov sign with Assomotor Honda in MXGP
10th Jan, 2018
Motocross
Woodville GP Goes to the Next Level with FIM Oceania Status
10th Jan, 2018
Trials
X-Trial to resume at Montpellier
10th Jan, 2018
Supercross
Dean Wilson likely to miss Houston following Anaheim crash
10th Jan, 2018
Supercross
Husqvarna extends contract with Jason Anderson
10th Jan, 2018
Rallye
Van Beveren and Yamaha the big winners on Dakar stage 4
10th Jan, 2018

  More News Articles....



Click here to read
Click here to read
Catching Up: Tayla Jones
2017 Turned out to be one heck of a year for Australian Tayla Jones.
  Click here to read....  |  Insider archive

Click here for more info




E V E N T S   N E X T   W E E K E N D:

 Round 4 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Cha..
 Round 4 2018 UK Arenacross Tour
 Round 5 2018 UK Arenacross Tour
 Round 4 2018 AMA Amsoil Arenacross Series
  Go to Details


T E L E V I S I O N:

  Go to TV Guide





  2013 AMA ArenaX Race - Rd2
  2013 FIM WMX
  2013 AMA SX Rd9
  2013 NZMX Champs Rd2
  2013 Aus AAX Champs
  2013 AMA ArenaX Race - Rd2
  2013 AMA SX Rd8
  2013 AMA SX Rd7
  NZMX Champs Rd1
  2013 AMA ArenaX



Click here to go to the Choice Suspension Website
Click here to go to Apex Imports
Click here for more info on Mountian Shade
Click here to visit Bolton Motorcyles, Australia's largest KTM, Honda and Suzuki parts store
Click here for more info
Click here for info on Penrite
Click here for more info on Endura products
Click here for more info on MX Ink Graphics
Click here for more info on States MX products

Click here for more info on Mountian Shade


Click here to visit Click28.com


THOR 50th Anniversary Race Wear
Torsten Hallman Original Racewear - THOR's namesake is their heritage..   View

FIST Releases Chapter 8!
The new FIST glove range is here!.   View

JUST1 Introduces UNIT Graphic
The J12 Unit graphic is the latest design to come from Just1, fresh from it's world wide release at EICMA in Milan.   View





FULLNOISE CONTENT:
Home
News Archive
Results > National - Local - International
Photo Galleries
Features
New Products
Product Reviews
Film / Video
Classifieds
Links
TV Guide
Calendars > This Weekend - Australia - International
Club Information

FULLNOISE BUSINESS:

Privacy Statement
Contacts
About Fullnoise
Logos
Add to Favourites



PREMIUM ADVERTISERS:
100% Moto
Ficeda Accessories
Honda Australia
John Titman Racing
KTM Australia
Lee Hogan Racing
Link International
McLeod Accessories
Moto National Accessories
Steve Cramer Products
Suzuki Australia
Yamaha Australia
Yamaha Parts & Accessories



All content © Fullnoise.com.au 2002-2017 - New



Click for more information about Maxima Products