Motorcycle companies are aware that they don’t just sell motorcycles and hope you come back for servicing.
These days they have to provide customers with events, social clubs and “experiences”.
Harley-Davidson has historically been the best at this with their HOG chapters and rallies.
Now many other manufacturers are onboard with similar events such as BMW’s long-running GS Safaris.
KTM Australia has been organising adventure and dirt bike riding events in recent years and has announced their calendar for next year.
And it’s not just limited to KTM riders, either,
Since KTM Australia also imports Husqvarna and GASGAS dirt bikes, their Ride Out Moto Weekends are open to adult riders who own a KTM, Husqvarna or GASGAS off-road motorcycle (enduro, MX or cross-country) and to their kids on any brand of kid’s bike.
The weekend events will take place across three states in 2022.
Each event is a two-night, two-day recreational adventure on private property and is designed to be a non-competitive, family-friendly experience.
The first is in Stroud (NSW) on March 25-27, followed by Cooby Dam (Qld) on April 8-10, with the final weekend taking place in Wangaratta (Vic.) on April 29 to May 1.
Each weekend features a custom-cut 20km trailride loop, a grasstrack, an easy hillclimb and a newbies/kids track.
You can ride as much or as little as you want over the two days, making the most of all the tracks and set-ups on offer.
The registration fee is $299 per adult rider, $50 per child rider (aged 5-15) or $499 per family (two riding adults and two riding kids). An extra non-riding family member can attend for $30. Each event includes two nights of camping and two days of riding on an exclusive private property.
Also on offer, the latest range of 2022 KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles and GASGAS off-road models will be available to test on a 10km test ride loop, along with live music, American-style BBQ cook-offs, catering, coffee, partner stalls, giveaways (including rider goody-bags), plus special guests and mechanical advice.
Numbers are limited and registrations open next Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 12pm AEDT.
However riders are encouraged to contact their local authorised KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles or GASGAS dealer for priority registration information.
Riders must either have a Motorcycling Australia (MA) competition licence, or an MA recreational licence, which is available to purchase at time of registration.
To find out more about each Ride Out Moto Weekend, contact your local KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles or GASGAS authorised dealer.