KTM Announces 2020 NZ Adventure Rallye





Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, KTM's popular Adventure Rallye will once again be a feature of the New Zealand riding calendar this year.


KTM has announced the time and place of the fifth edition of the KTM New Zealand Adventure Rallye, with the event making a return on the 30th of November for a five-day adventure ride through the Waikato and King Country districts. This makes for the third time the popular event has been held in the North Island.


KTM is promising a route for riders to explore the region’s stunning farmland, endless metal roads and special access to forestry and private property that is otherwise off-limits to regular riders.



As we all know it has been a tumultuous year, especially in the events sector. As a result, KTM will be adhering to Government advice and social gathering guidelines, meaning the already getting a spot in limited number of riders catered for will be even tougher this year.


For 2020, rider numbers are 100 with KTM reserving the option to take an additional 20 if restrictions ease closer to the event date.


The 2020 Rallye kicks to life in Cambridge, with the first few days set to feature flowing metal backroads, with some farm tracks thrown in for good fun - as well as fantastic private farmland Breakout routes for those seeking a challenge.



The route is planned to head out of Cambridge heading to Waitomo, past Wairaki and reaching as far south as Ohakune before heading back north towards Taupo and finishing in Rotorua on the 5th of December.


Continuing through the week are more epic sweeping metal backroads, with the inclusion of native bush tracks which are sure to make any adventure rider smile ear-to-ear. And as they say - save the best ‘til last - as Day 5 will feature exclusive forestry access arranged through Forest Trail Events.


As in previous years the KTM Adventure Rallye is open riders of KTM’s range of Adventure models, with this year being the first year the new 390 Adventure will take part.



KTM promises the route is tailored to suit a wide range of rider abilities, from those in their first years of Adventure riding up to seasoned Adventure pros such as KTM adventure ambassador, Chris Birch.


Included in the package is everything needed to ensure a great week of riding. With lead riders, sweep riders, GPS routes, luggage support, technical support, medical support, a backup vehicle, dinner included every night and a photographer and videographer along to capture the memories – KTM has all the finer details covered so riders can just get on with enjoying the good stuff.



Registrations for the 2020 KTM New Zealand Adventure Rallye: King Country open on Thursday September 17th at 6.00pm NZST.


Despite the price tag to the tune of $1495 for the nearly week-long event, the event has sold out in all previous years, so you’ll need to be quick to secure your place in the 2020 Rallye!


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