KTM’s Ride Orange program will showcase eight KTM street models that attendees can take for free demo rides during of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 8-10 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
While AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days focuses on classic bikes, it’s also thrilling to throw a leg over a brand new bike, experience the open road and see how far technology has come. Riders will enjoy a 20- to 25-minute loop through the countryside surrounding the Mid-Ohio facility.
“KTM is excited to be a part of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days for the ninth year,” said KTM Ride Orange Manager Mark Hyde. “We always have a great turnout at this event, and we are looking forward to the 2016 event. Being from Ohio, it is always good time to be involved in events of this caliber in your home state.”
Hyde said KTM will have all the new and improved 2016 street models to choose from.
“With bike sizes from 390cc to 1,290cc, KTM should have a model that is right for every rider,” he said.
Bikes available to demo include: KTM RC 390, 390 Duke, 690 Enduro, 690 Duke, 1190 Adventure, 1190 Adventure R, 1290 Adventure and 1290 Duke.
Rides will leave between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. July 8 and July 9. On July 10, rides are scheduled between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Riders must sign up on the day they want to ride, and the list fills up quickly.
All riders are required to provide:
- Driver’s license showing a current motorcycle endorsement
- DOT-approved helmet and eye protection
- Long pants
- Long sleeve shirt
- Over-the-ankle boots
To test ride a KTM RC 390 or 390 Duke, riders must be at least 21 years old. For models 690cc or higher, riders must be at least 25 years old. No passengers are permitted, and all riders must sign a waiver.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, a fundraiser for the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, includes vintage and post-vintage motocross, trials, hare scrambles and vintage road racing. A half-mile dirt track event will be held at the nearby Ashland County Fairgrounds.
Additional activities at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days include North America’s largest motorcycle swap meet, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show, the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, mini road racing in the upper paddock, a classic motorcycle field meet, demo rides of current production bikes, seminars, live music, Builder’s Row featuring some of the country’s best custom bike builders, two premier raffle bikes on display, a beer garden with the region’s best craft beers, the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Adventure Bike Challenge, the AMA Pit Bike TT and displays by some of the AMA’s most active classic clubs.
For 2016, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will celebrate the championship-winning career of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Wes Cooley and the 40-year anniversary of AMA Superbike racing. Cooley will be on hand throughout the weekend to sign autographs, participate in Q&A sessions and perform demonstration laps on his championship-winning GS1000 each day.
AMA members who buy event tickets directly from the AMA before June 6 receive an exclusive price discount. AMA members can call (800) 262-5646 to purchase a weekend pass for $45, a one-day pass for $25 for Friday or Saturday, or a $20 pass for Sunday, a $5 savings off the regular advance rate. There is no service charge for AMA members when purchasing through the AMA.