2014 KTM National Rally!

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by txbear55, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    All valid points to be fair.

    I thought steamboat was incredible and would be there again in a heartbeat too.
  2. BAFRPC

    BAFRPC Banned

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    This is the impression I got as well as that I think they look for places like Steamboat that are off season for the reasons I mentioned before. Traffic, bad, on season, expensive hotels and no flexibility for deals.
  3. knobbyjoe

    knobbyjoe Adventure and dirt rider

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    Still like Flagstaff in Northern Arizona. Relatively short dirt road ride to a Grand Canyon overview. Good off road riding in all directions and very scenic.

    Some very good curvy pavement going towards Globe. Although strict 55 mph speed limit on all roads off the freeways. Luckily I got a warning from an officer that also was a biker in his time off.

    Also, not a word on https://www.ktm.com/us/news-events/press.html about a rally!
  4. chief_lee_visceral

    chief_lee_visceral Been here awhile

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    We are hoping for Whitefish MT which is also a ski resort town. Heard a rumour on this too. Having once lived there and been around too I teally think it would be a good time. You have unbelievable single track that is barely ridden and not whooped out, dual track and fireroads. Of course you have Glacier National Park, the Great Northern bar and people that are 180 from the people of Jackson etc..
  5. LowSpeedHighDrag

    LowSpeedHighDrag KTM Dealer

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    I'm surprised this hasn't been announced yet. The rumor mill has been quiet lately.
  6. rowesrelics

    rowesrelics Dusty-Dog

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    Would be great in my opinion.
    We could head to Yellowstone park..less than 2 hours to Old Faithful then back thorough the West gate check out Earth quake lake and many other great areas.
    The only problem for me is this is near where I grew up (Idaho Falls) and I would love to be heading somewhere new.
  7. Black Hills

    Black Hills Long timer

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    gets my vote!
  8. BAFRPC

    BAFRPC Banned

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    Um, Dirt Rider, Cycle World and Motor Cyclist are hosting their Sierra Edition adventure rally on September 25-28. The weekend after the KTM rally. Iz this going to be a problem? It's not KTM specific but may pull attendance down a bit.
  9. Proveick

    Proveick Long timer

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    Kalispell MT or Sandpoint ID?
  10. DirtWarrior

    DirtWarrior Adventurer

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    They posted the location on their website. Looks like Taos New Mexico!!
  11. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    I don't see it?? :huh
  12. Bullskin

    Bullskin Been here awhile

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  13. catalina38

    catalina38 Long timer

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    Taos it is!



    Join KTM staff and fellow adventure riding enthusiasts for the 11th annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally in scenic Taos, NM on September 19-21, 2014.

    DATE: September 19-21, 2014

    WHERE: Taos, NM

    Make plans to join KTM staff and adventure rider enthusiasts at the 11th annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally in scenic Taos, NM. This event provides riders of all skill levels an opportunity to ride with and learn from adventurers all over the world. The KTM Adventure Rider Rally is designed for KTM 640, 690, 950, 990 and 1190 Adventure and Enduro owners but is open to riders on all brands of street-legal motorcycles. Clear your schedule and pre-register to receive a reduced rate and FREE t-shirt handed out at the event.

    TOUR INCLUDES:

    Appearances from KTM Factory Riders (Andrew Short, Chris Fillmore, Mike Lafferty and Paul Krause and more)
    Technical and Riding Seminars
    Self-guided Rides
    Demo Rides (models include the 500 EXC, 690 Enduro R, 990 Adventure and all new KTM 1190 Adventure and 1190 Adventure R)
    Friday Breakfast and Dinner
    Saturday Breakfast and Awards Dinner
    Fun, Games and More
    Complete schedule to be posted shortly
    SUPPORTING KTM DEALERS: Las Cruces Motorsports, R&S West and Santa Fe Motor Sports, Inc.

    PRICE: $165.00 for pre-registered riders or $190.00 at the event (price does not include bike or lodging). Event may sell out so please register early. Pre-registration cut-off date is September 12, 2014.

    HOST HOTEL: There are (4) four different lodges to choose from when looking for a location to stay for the KTM Adventure Rider Rally. Please use the group code: KTM Rally for all lodge bookings to receive the discounted rate.

    Alpine Village Suites - http://www.alpine-suites.com - info@alpine-suites.com - (575) 776-8540
    Edelweiss Lodge and Spa - http://www.edelweisslodgeandspa.com - stay@edelweisslodgeandspa.com - (575) 737-6900
    Sierra del Sol - http://www.sierrataos.com - info@sierrataos.com - (575) 776-2981
    Snakedance Condos - http://www.snakedancecondos.com - info@snakedancecondos.com - (575) 776-2277
    NOTE: YOU MUST BE 25 YEARS OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE KTM DEMO RIDES OFFERED AT THIS EVENT.
  14. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    About time!
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  15. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Registered.

    Now, which hotel do you think is the best one? I ride a GSA and I'm used to the finer things in life. :rofl:rofl
  16. Doubleblip

    Doubleblip n00b

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    Pick the Edelweiss :)
  17. KTM450SX

    KTM450SX Been here awhile

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    I'm all registered and booked.

    I picked alpine suites.

    Never been to one of these but want to demo a 1190R so what the hell! visit my family in utah and colorado on the way.
  18. Coloboarder2001

    Coloboarder2001 Shootin and scootin

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    I just registered for the event. If anyone wants to ride down together let me know. I plan on camping at the event or the closest campground. I'm excited for the ride to and from.
  19. KTM450SX

    KTM450SX Been here awhile

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    My plan is to ride my 950 Stupid enduro from My sisters place in Boulder, CO. to Taos friday morning the 19th.
  20. SuchesRider

    SuchesRider Just Do It!

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    Counting the days..... :clap SR