2016 KTM EXC – Six Days Slovakia

2016 KTM EXC – Six Days Slovakia

After designing the color trim and graphics of the last 7 versions of the KTM EXC Six days models, this will be the last model year of bike with my design. Portugal, Mexico (little bit mad!), Finland (The start of the stripey KTM’s!) Germany (a tough one but stoked how it came out), Sardinia (Nice and clean), Argentina (not so much) and now Slovakia.

The Six days KTM EXC’s were always my favourite project each year, so I am feeling more sentimental than usual about the 2016 model. Before leaving KISKA I was told they would like me to stay freelance and still design all of the offroad bikes for 2017, but once I had my last day they went back on this and instead shut the door on me. C’est La Vie. Other doors have opened so perhaps it’s their loss more than mine in the end, but I will miss designing the GFX on the KTM and Husqvarna offroad bikes.

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Perhaps the bikes will look better next year, perhaps not. Perhaps they will keep my style going, or most likely I imagine try something new. Perhaps you don’t care either way, they are still kickass bikes underneath whatever colors the parts are and whatever the stickers look like. Maybe you change the stickers straight away anyway. I used to. Whatever the case, and for better or for worse, after 7 years of designing GFX for KTM it is the end of the derestricted design era and I am looking forward to seeing what the next guys or girls come up with. For now, I hope you like this one, I think it’s my favourite Six days design out of all of them.

This bike and some other 6 Days models are sitting at Hauthaler KTM in Salzburg. If you want one, grab it while you can, the six days models usually sell pretty quick.

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14 Comments

  1. Larry 2 years ago

    Fantastic graphics. When will the sticker kits be available

    • Author
      admin 2 years ago

      Thanks. The bikes are available now like this, but for just the graphics you would have to ask your local KTM dealer.

  2. Jeff Hamilton 2 years ago

    Bought a 2016 500EXC Six Days today. I bought a 300XC a few month ago and went to the dealership today to pick up my registration and they had a new Six Days sitting on the showroom floor. I had no intention of buying another bike. I instantly fell in love with the graphics and had to have one. Great job on the design!!!

    • Author
      admin 2 years ago

      Haha, thanks dude!

  3. Robert Covington 2 years ago

    I just got notified that my 6 Day arrived. I’ll pick it up Saturday. It’s awesome looking. I wished there was matching helmet or gear. I ended-up buying the Airoh Six Day helmet out of Europe. I’d have settled for a T Shirt, but couldn’t find anything. Nice job on the design.

    • Author
      admin 2 years ago

      Thanks dude, and congratulations!

  4. larry 2 years ago

    As much as I love the new Slovenia Six Days Graphics- there is something new that has caught my eye-
    The blue’s graphics on the SX known as the “STYLE” graphics with the orange triple clamps etc. Really so well done and those blues with the orange
    are sensational. Was it you-? or who was the graphic designer for this- desperately want to get my KTM 350 xcf-w (US name) think its EXC in europe-
    please let me know who I can get to adapt the Style graphics to my model!!! Thanks- it is also amazing how that red/blue resonates so well with the
    KTM orange- a shocker!!!

    • Author
      admin 2 years ago

      Hey man, thanks yes I designed that graphic. I only did it for the new generation bikes though, so not available for any EXC’s yet. The 2016 XC has the new plastics though so if you have that it will fit.

    • Hary 7 months ago

      Man its Slovakia not Slovenia two totally different countries

  5. J Ski 2 years ago

    Awesome graphics on an amazing bike. Looking to pic one up shortly. Deposit down!! Any chance I would be able to snag some of the pics in higher resolution for a desktop background.
    Cheers :)

    • derestricted 2 years ago

      Thanks, sorry just read your comment! I only color graded the photos at this size, sorry.

  6. Nir 12 months ago

    I really don’t know why you don’t like your design for the Argentina, IMO it’s awesome and I really want to get one (working on it).
    Hope to see more of your designs

  7. luis españo 11 months ago

    good to know you
    i want to see if you have this graphics kit available for ktm 300 exc 2001 to 2003

    • Author
      admin 11 months ago

      No, sorry, I just designed it for the 2016 model.

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