The inaugural KTM Australia Adventure Rallye entirely lived up to its name when 121 riders of KTM adventure bikes took part in an epic five days of glorious journey through the beautiful Victorian high country.
Taking in over 1500 kilometres of prime Snowy Mountains riding, the orange riders left from their Jindabyne assembly and technical check point first thing Monday morning, destined for evening stopovers at Omeo, Dargo, and Bright on Wednesday night.
There, the group got a surprise visit from Australia’s very first Dakar Rally champion Toby Price, who, after joining them there at dinner rode the rest of the way with the group, on an 1190 Adventure R.
Thursday night’s stopover took the KTM riders to Dinner Plains, before the final night’s return to Jindabyne for a wrap-up dinner with photos and video from the week.
Riders also got the chance to choose their own adventure, with an alternative to the day’s Main Route offered in a Breakout Route, which took a more challenging course. Terrain varied from rocky hills to forest tracks, rivers and creeks to sweeping landscapes and ridges with broad vistas.
The weather was gloriously fine if unseasonably warm for the first four riding days, but rain on Thursday night sent the KTM riders out with the best conditions of the week on Friday, with almost no dust and some of the best tracks seen — capped off by a crossing of the mighty Murray River.
A full length feature film will be available soon, so stay tuned for more action from the 2016 KTM Australia Adventure Rallye!
To find out more on KTM Australia Adventure Events, visit www.ridektm.com.au.
Like KTM Australia on Facebook:
KTM Australia https://www.facebook.com/KTMAustralia/
Follow KTM Australia on Instragram