Portland goes Orange

Published August 21st, 2006





It’s the annual gathering of all the KTM dealers in North America to see & hear what’s new.



Monday night was a river cruise. Tuesday was the Dealer Reception & Fashion Show, which highlighted KTM’s new apparel and accessories. Wednesday was the Business Meeting & Expo at the Oregon Convention Center. Dealers learned about KTM’s new bikes, future plans, and could walk the Expo to see all the new bikes and race teams. Highlights included KTM introducing their first all on-road machine, along with a new quad. They also announced they will not partner with Polaris, but stay independent. They will continue to support two-stroke machines very strongly as well. Wednesday evening was the Night of Champions, featuring Dealer Awards, race team introductions, and a Hall of Fame induction of the late Rod Bush. Thursday was Dealer Demo Ride at Washougal MX Park, which was awesome. We rode the 250 SX two-stroke, the 450 SX F with electric start, and the 250 SX F. All three of the bikes were incredible. Power, handling, comfort, and finish were outstanding. They are Ready to Race right out of the box.



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The new SX F 450, with electric start

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Mr. P. & Winni learn about the chopper

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Bikinis are good. We like bikinis

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part of the Portland skyline

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Motorcycle legend Chris Carr races for KTM

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a KTM chopper?

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KTM’s first all road bike in North America

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Fashion show practice

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Fashion show rehearsal

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backstage at the Fashion show

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KTM is like family

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Josh Hansen

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Holly is in charge of KTM’s Hard Equipment

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Juha rules!

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Mike Lafferty’s factory bike

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L & D (the SX/MX Media Guru)

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At Washougal for Ride Day!

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Night of Champions

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Nate Ramsey

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Ronnie Renner

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The 125 factory road racer

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River view

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Scot Harden heads up KTM’s Adventure Tours

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Sel & crew drive Mike Alessi around. Mike looks a little stiff doesn’t he?

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Tom & Jon-Erik from KTM

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Washougal MX

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V.P. Winni & Jon-Erik tell about KTM’s future

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Ride Day at Washougal!

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The Washougal track was perfect



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