Originally Posted by Evil Invader
I canīt see (hope) that KTM thinks itīs a good idea to drop the rallyworld at a time when rallying gets a bigger and bigger crowd. The Tuareg is growing, more people find Albania, there are new rallies popping up all the time that arenīt all to expensive.
Surley most of them appeal to modified endurobikes, but the rallyscene is growing. So is exploring the world (allthough most of it is about discovering your backyard) by bike, and there is no better machine to do that then a Rally/Adventure bike.
The salesdrop on the 640/950/990 adventure I think came from when they got more and more road oriented.
And I for one doesnīt care if they rally on a 450, and I can get my hands on a 690 Replica.
Tis allmost got into
it is true that rallying is taking off, even the domestic scene in the UK is expanding, six rallies last year for our series but nine in 2013, with the prospect of it becoming an official British Rally Championship. OK we are not talking Dakar style stuff here, as land access in the UK is so tightly controlled but it's definitely growing slowly.
And I agree about 690 Replicas, a mate recently acquired this to race next years Tuareg on.... loverly!