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KTM Announces North American
Motorcycle Adventure Tours
KTM North America has announced a series of KTM
Adventure Tours for North America.
Following in the tracks of the extremely successful
KTM Adventure Tours program already established in
locations around the world, the KTM North American Tours
program will expand into Mexico, Canada and the United
Scot Harden, an off-road and rally champion, has been
selected to direct the KTM North American Tours.
“I couldn’t be more excited about being chosen to
take on this new challenge,” said Harden, who, with his
extensive knowledge of the Southwest United States and
Baja Mexico, will ensure that the tours are as authentic
and pure as are other existing KTM Tours throughout the
“It’s important to remember that these are not
competitive events,” said Harden. “We’re out for
adventure and fun – with particular emphasis on fun!
Most groups will be kept small and will be matched by
ability level. We can handle the hardcore
enthusiast but even rookie off-roaders will have a
Not only will KTM Adventure Tour customers enjoy the
opportunity to ride through some of the most spectacular
locations in North America, they’ll do it aboard
rally-prepped KTM 640 Adventure motorcycles. Each
machine will be outfitted with the latest equipment
including GPS and genuine rally road-books. Future
tours will allow participants to experience other models
in KTM’s off-road model line.
2008 KTM Adventure Tours
Following in the footsteps of the successful KTM
Adventure Tours program already established in locations
around the world, the 2008 KTM North American Tours
program has several unique tour offerings that segment
it from traditional North American motorcycle tour
companies. Its sponsor program is second to none
with support from many leading aftermarket product
The 2008 sponsor list is as follows:
▪ Motion Pro
▪ Smith Sport
▪ KTM Hard
"We are proud to have such a strong working
relationship with each of our sponsors," reported Scot
Harden, KTM North America Tour Director on the 2008
sponsor line-up. The 2008 sponsor list consists of
sponsors that have been with the tour since its
introduction in the U.S, with the exception of the
latest addition of Braking and Sunstar.
Harden, a multi-time Baja 1000, Rally champion and
Dakar veteran directs the KTM North American Tour
"In the past two years we have established a great
series of tours backed by an outstanding group of
sponsors," stated Harden, whose extensive off-road
knowledge ensures that the tours are as authentic and
pure as all existing KTM Tours throughout the world.
He continued, "We're very fortunate to have so many
industry icons riding along with us. Their support and
that of our sponsors, is what makes KTM Adventure Tours
The 2008 KTM North American Adventure Tour season
features tours in the Mojave National Preserve, Mammoth
High Sierras, Italy Enduro riding tours, special event
tours connected to select Supercross and EnduroCross
events, and the popular Mike Lafferty Enduro School.
KTM Adventure Tours was established over twelve years
ago from KTM's world headquarters in Mattighofen,
Austria. The tours are designed to provide specially
guided motorcycle trips throughout the most exotic
landscapes in the world for on-road and off-road
motorcycle enthusiasts. KTM Adventure Tours
provide insider tips to help riders become better at
what they love to do - ride.
For more information, visit the
KTM Adventure Tour North America program.
2006 KTM Adventure Tours
The 2006 KTM North American Adventure Tour season
will kick-off with a series of simulated Rally
Experiences throughout the Southwest United States and
Baja Mexico “through some of the most remote and
beautiful southwest desert landscapes,” according to
Harden. In addition to the tours, a complete
series of Adventure Camps will be offered as well.
KTM Adventure Tours, established over ten years ago
from KTM’s world headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria,
are designed to provide specially guided motorcycle
trips throughout the most exotic landscapes in the world
for on- and off-road motorcycle enthusiasts, emphasizing
enjoyment and skill enhancement.
KTM Tours provide insider tips to help riders become
better at what they love to do – ride. With this
launch of the North American Adventure Tours program,
Harden joins an exclusive fraternity of other off-road
and rally champions including Heinz Kinigadner, Alfie
Cox, Giovanni Sala, Fabio Fasola and the late
all whom have served as KTM Adventure guides.
An official calendar will be announced in March on
USA website, further explaining the details of each
KTM European Tours in several countries are also
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