Try before you buy in style with new KTM SX motocross test days
The world’s best motocross range has got even faster, lighter and sharper for model year 2017 and KTM is offering riders the chance to experience this by getting behind the bars of its class-leading SX machines.
Running throughout July, the KTM ‘Ready To Race Experience’ provides the opportunity to test a new adult SX machine – from 125 to 450cc, two-stroke and four-stroke – at leading race tracks across the UK.
With Supercross success for Ryan Dungey in the last two consecutive seasons, as well as the AMA outdoor motocross championship in 2015, even if the trophies keep coming it’s clear there is no rest for the KTM R&D engineers. The SX range MY 2017, which was revolutionised with a new generation last year, has been refined to make these world-beating motocross powerhouses better than ever, while the 250 SX has been completely updated for to bring it in line with the other models.
For MY 2017 the KTM 4-stroke range includes a new map switch, which incorporates a new traction control system to compliment the launch control. An hour meter is fitted to every model, to make it easier to keep on top of maintenance, a new handlebar clamping bridge, new brake pads and a longer rear brake pedal are included, a reworked shock setting, as well as a re-worked upper triple clamp with the front forks receiving new tubes and piston for better flex characteristics and reduced stiction. All models will be delivered with a WP fork pump to compliment the AER 48 front forks. 4-stroke models receive aluminium head stays, while 2-strokes have new Mikuni carburettors. And of course a brand new graphic for all models for that true READY TO RACE feel.
In addition the 250 SX, which did not receive the new generation upgrades as the rest of the range last year, is completely new for MY 2017. A new engine provides improved power delivery and performance with its new shaft arrangement for better handling and a new counter balance shaft for reduced vibrations. This powerhouse of a 2-stroke motor is fitted into a new chassis to the same specification as the rest of the SX range for reduced weight and better performance throughout the machine.
Aimed at experienced motocross riders only from age 15 and over, each Experience Day runs six separate sessions, with individual riders able to book on to a maximum of two sessions, costing £60 for one or £90 for two places. The day starts with technical training on the SX machine, followed by a riders briefing and then 60 mins of open riding time on an exclusive track. Every attendee will have at their disposal a freshly prepared SX model along with a KTM technician and WP suspension expert to allow the machine to be finely tuned to the individual’s riding style and preferences.
Head to www.ktm.com to register interest, including preferred model, venue and date. The local KTM dealer will then be in contact to confirm the booking and take the relevant payment. Spaces are limited, so riders are urged to request a place as soon as possible
KTM Ready to Race Experience Dates & Venues
July 14th or 15th – Fat Cat Motoparc, Doncaster
July 20th or 21st – Cusses Gorse, Sailsbury
July 27th or 28th– Milton Park, Northampton
Ready to Race Experience days are aimed at experienced riders only, we cannot cater for novices.
Riders must bring their own equipment and clothing.
Riders must be 15 years and above. Anyone under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Riders (if necessary parents/guardians) will be required to sign the tracks indemnity.
KTM UK will contact you to confirm successful booking.
Your selected dealer will then contact you to take payment for participation.
Payment must be made within 5 days or your place will be withdrawn.
Refunds will not be offered under any circumstances.
Refreshments will be provided, but riders should bring their own food.
All tracks will be for the exclusive use of Experience day participants only.
Participants may not bring their own bike to ride