KTM Australia press release:
It began in the Snowy Mountains in 2016, before growing to take on the Outback Run and lap the Apple Isle, but for 2020 the fifth year of KTM AUSTRALIA ADVENTURE RALLYE will see two events take place – with the “Queensland Ranges” from May 23rd to 29th and then “South West WA” from October 9th – 15th 2020.
For 2020, both Rallye’s will feature a 6-day format that will focus on offering riders a truly remarkable experience exploring either, South East Queensland and the Wide Bay Burnett regions or the Southern Forests region of Western Australia – both states which have yet to host a KTM Australia Adventure Rallye.
Open to Orange Adventure Riders with the following eligible KTM adventure bikes: 390 Adventure, 640, 690, 790, 790R, 950, 990, 1050, 1090, 1090R, 1190, 1190R, 1290 and 1290R models. The Rallye is tailored to suit a wide range of rider abilities, from those in their first few years of adventure riding up to seasoned adventure pros.
Kicking things off for 2020, the KTM Australia Adventure Rallye: QLD RANGES will start and finish at the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Kenilworth. From there the Rallye will head north through the classic hinterland rainforest that the region is renowned for, before hitting the coastal towns of Rainbow Beach and Agnes Waters. Riders will then leave the coastal regions for cattle country and the iconic ranges – travelling south down the Great Dividing Range to overnights in Cania Gorge, Gayndah and Bunya Mountains before returning to Kenilworth.
What better way to launch our first biannual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye than by going to extremes – from the East Coast to the West! Set to explore the iconic South West of Australia’s largest state, the KTM Australia Adventure Rallye: SOUTH WEST WA will kick off in the historic town of York, one hour east of Perth before diving straight into the heart of WA’s prime adventure riding territory. Overnight stops will include the charming country town of Collie before hitting the quaint seaside village of Augusta, the furthest southwest corner of Australia. The unique and stunning Karri Valley Resort will play host next, before two nights at the legendary motocross town of Manjimup. A final leg north to finish off in Bunbury caps off an outstanding six-days of adventure.
With assistance from local experts who are all Rallye riders themselves, both Rallye routes are set to showcase the stunning landscapes that our great diverse country has to offer. Designed with the larger capacity KTM adventure range in mind, as well as the variety of rider abilities, the route offers plenty of options for riders to choose their own adventure and difficulty of ride.
The KTM Australia Adventure Rallye is about offering a great experience to our ORANGE adventure riders – and what better way to do that than with 6-days exploring either the East Coast or West Coast of Australia on your KTM adventure bike! Choose your Rallye destination for 2020 and bring old friends or make new ones, in the spirit of adventure riding, the Rallye is about getting back to the basics and enjoying your KTM adventure bike with like-minded adventurers.
View the event preview video here: KTM Australia Adventure Rallye 2020 | Event Preview
Registrations for both events open Wednesday January 15th 2020. Authorised KTM Dealerships in Australia will be receiving Dealer Priority Registration, therefore riders are encouraged to touch base with their local KTM Dealership to ensure they get this Dealer Priority Registration information.
For more information on the events, visit: https://www.ridektm.com.au/2020-ktm-australia-adventure-rallye/