News 25 Oct 2017

KTM Adventure Rallye set for 'Outback Run' in 2018

Details released for popular adventure ride hosted by KTM.

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KTM Australia has announced its 2018 edition of the popular Adventure Rallye will take place in the stunning Northern Territory for an ‘Outback Run’, set to be hosted on 1-8 June 2018.

General manager of KTM Australia and motocross legend Jeff Leisk said after two successful runnings of the Rallye on the east coast of the country, the manufacturer wanted to offer a money can’t buy experience in one of the most unique areas of Australia for KTM owners.

“After having two very successful Adventure Rallye’s on the east coast of Australia, we are now looking for something that is very unique for our KTM owners,” Leisk commented. We are heading north to the NT and we are taking in some of the most iconic Australia outback areas that you can imagine.

“Some of these locations simply are once-in-a-lifetime in terms of the access. This is going to be a ride that money truly can’t buy.”

Open to orange adventure riders with the following eligible KTM bikes: 640, 690, 950, 990, 1050, 1090, 1090R, 1190, 1190R, 1290 and 1290R models, the Rallye is tailored to suit all rider abilities, from first year adventure riders up to seasoned adventure professionals.

Riders will receive all levels of support, including trucks to carry luggage, medical personal, technical assistance, lead and sweep riders, plus due to the remote nature of the event, helicopter assistance if med-evac or bike-evac is required.

“There is something very special about the Aussie outback,” stated KTM Rallye route coordinator Nick Selleck. “Be prepared for seven days of varied terrain and rugged landscapes that will leave you in awe. The riding up north will be quite different to the previous Australian Rallye’s.

“You will get to see a large part of the NT during this ride and mostly it is in areas that are not accessible to the general public. Many of the sights you will see on this ride are not on the tourist maps but they certainly deserve a place there. Your own exclusive tour of the NT!”

This rare and unique opportunity has been made possible for KTM riders through a partnership with North Star Pastoral, where the Rallye will kick off at the amazing Maryfield Station, 500km south of Darwin.

The team at North Star has not only opened their facilities at Maryfield and Limbunya Station’s, but also facilitated introductions to Heytesbury Cattle Co and their Humbert River Station. All stations will allow the routes to traverse across their private lands, taking riders to areas that motorcycles have never accessed before.

It doesn’t stop there – these are working cattle stations, so riders will be treated to a glimpse into the life of the cattle-men and women that work this relentless land. A fitting finale to the epic Rallye will be rolling into Alice Springs for the start of the 2018 Tatts Finke Desert Race.

The KTM Australia Adventure Rallye is about offering a great experience to orange adventure riders, and what better way to do that than with an epic seven days exploring the best that the Northern Territory has to offer on your KTM adventure bike.

Registrations for the 2018 KTM Australia Adventure Rallye Outback Run open 17 November 2017, while more information on the event can be found at