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Report: KTM India Track Day for 390 Owners at Buddh International

KTM India organized a track day at the International Circuit at Greater on 15th March, 2014 for 30 Duke Customers. More 120 customers got the opportunity to ride at one of the race tracks in the world. KTM 390 is one of the hottest selling motorcycles in the segment owing to its excellent and handling capabilities.

The track day at the BIC and was the first ever for KTM India but it was the first time a two-wheeler in India had organized something this for their customers. so many manufacturers selling motorcycles in the country, it was about someone took the initiative to do Yours’ truly from was there to cover the event and it was an joy to be there and experience the KTM 390 Duke never before.

The main track is 5.141km but for this track event KTM the shorter loop (the has two shorter loops of which the was put into use). The circuit has 16 and the first short loop you through T1 (Turn 1) T2, T3 through the straight of more than 1km to T4 and there’s a sharp U-turn at T5 puts you at T16 again back on the line. You can see the picture below to get an of the shorter loop at BIC.

were two slaloms made cones, one was at the entry to T1 and the other at the end of the straight just before T4.

For riders this was sufficient as were able to put in 7-9 laps on their pace in the 15 minute that was conducted. But the more riders, experts and even the towards the end of the day felt that the length of the track would been a lot more fun to ride-on to the larger number of twisty available to put this precisely motorcycle through its paces.

Each batch of riders on the track led by an expert rider at the They were instructed on techniques and briefed prior and the ride on riding at the BIC and how to go as fast as yet ride safely. There a few crashes as few riders found it to negotiate the tight curves of T5 into T16 as there were changes that made it for new riders to judge.

However, not a rider was injured as everyone away without any injuries to the strict adherence to riding imposed by the race track and KTM on the participants.  The bikes were with transponders and customers able to get their lap times. And got a certificate for participation at the end of the day.

KTM India also had a service bay for customers where they and tweaked the customer motorcycles for the track. Customers were to get an engine oil change and there was a of products from Motul was being used on the motorcycles. was also a major sponsor to event which was a grand and very well organized.

KTM had tied up with Northern for organizing the track day and there several marshals on the field to riders and help by providing aid in the event of a crash. The safety car was around to ensure everyone had a run on one of the best racing arena in the There was also a fully Ambulance and medical team on

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Speaking on the occasion Mr. Amit (Vice President- Bajaj said “KTM comes a rich history of racing and reflects on every KTM motorcycle Such events are an opportunity for the to realize the true potential of KTM’s in a regulated environment and expert guidance. We will to host such unique Sport events for our customers.”

KTM has plans of coming back to the International Circuit in the near for another round of track for KTM 390 owners. With the RC200 and plans firmed up for the coming Year, we can be certain that such events will be at the BIC by KTM India in the offing. suggested that the RC390 should be held at the BIC or at the other two tracks in India where can have a go at the bike at a race which is only apt for testing the built for the race tracks.

We also probed KTM to find out if have any plans of a One Make similar to what Yamaha and are doing in India. KTM said it has no such plans at present but we to understand from their to providing a fantastic ownership and experience, it may very well be a in the future. KTM India is a motorcycle that is out there catering to the of the customers and for KTM owners its a great to test their machines on a track.

Before we conclude, you may be what the cost of this day was? Customers were a ₹500 refundable security and that’s about it! A race where private track cost upwards of ₹15,000 KTM 390 owners got themselves a free to ride!

They could even up their tanks at the track but of Petrol is something worth for, is it not?

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