Looking to buy a Katoom this season? If you’re looking to purchase a new KTM, and you want to try it out first, you’re in luck. KTM says it’s going to run its Ride Orange street demo tour again this year. And, if you’re along for the ride, KTM has a present for you—it’s giving away gift cards to particpants.
According to KTM’s release, “Participants will also receive a Ride Orange VIP Card voucher (valued up to $500 MSRP), redeemable on KTM PowerParts, KTM PowerWear and/or KTM SpareParts at an authorized KTM dealer with the purchase of a new KTM street model.” So, it’s one of those spend-money-to-save-money sort of deals, but it’s still a deal.
The KTM press release says the demo tour will have “the new heavy-hitting KTM 890 DUKE, as well as crowd favorites like the KTM 200 DUKE, KTM 390 DUKE and KTM 390 ADVENTURE,” Wot, no 1290 models? Just because the presser doesn’t mention it, doesn’t mean it isn’t on the tour. However, remember that only some of KTM’s 1290 series is coming into North America for 2021. We’ll see the 2021 KTM Super Duke R, but not the GT sport-tourer, or the Adventure R or Adventure S models. Whatever the case, it seems the rest of KTM’s street lineup will be there, from the small-bore 200 line to the latest 890s, and that’s what most customers are going to actually buy.
KTM says riders must be age 25 or older to ride machines 690 cc or larger. They must be 21 or older to ride the 390 cc lineup. Riders aged 21-24 can only ride the 390s. KTM says the demo tour is for experienced riders, not beginners, and all riders must show a government-issued photo ID with motorcycle endorsement. And demos are first-come, first-served, with registration on the day of the event. All what you’d expect, really.
KTM hasn’t published a series of dates for the 2021 demo tour, because the coronavirus pandemic is still interfering with planning, most likely. The first demo ride is Saturday, March 20, at KTM HQ in Murrieta, California. From there, it will travel around the US, visiting participating KTM dealers where and when possible. If you’re interested, contact your local dealer, or visit KTM.com.