KTM conducted its first India KTM Adventure Day at Pune on 20th December 2020. KTM Adventure Day is aimed at impacting crucial trail riding & off-roading skills to the owners of the KTM Adventure range. The closed-circuit program is specially designed under the guidance of KTM International Athletes and is anchored by KTM’s Master Trainers. The participants were awarded with a Bronze Level certification for clearing the single day training program.
The first edition of the Adventure Day was conducted at 21 Enduro Park, near Katraj in Pune. The event, aimed at delivering an exciting, premium and pro-biking experience was met with an overwhelming response. The program was attended by KTM Adventure customers from Mumbai and Pune, who went through multiple drills to sharpen their off road skills and discover the adventurer in them, all under the guidance of KTM Master Trainer – Varad More and his team of experts.
KTM Adventure Day is conceptualized with the purpose of spreading the culture of Adventure riding amongst the Indian riding community. The event promises to engage experienced riders with some of the best off-roading drills & rides while beginner riders get an opportunity to make their first move towards developing their skills off tarmac. At the event in Pune, customers were trained on the theory of bike setup & controls, bike lifting, postures, long distance tour planning and also improved their ride skills through multiple drills like slalom, hill recovery, figure of 8, power turns, etc.
Adventure Days will be conducted regularly in 7 cities across the country over the next few months. Adventure Days also features a masterclass by distinguished Master Trainers and certified off-road experts. The Master Trainers are established riders and specialists for trails and tarmac. They will be the guiding force behind this property and will be responsible for training a team of KTM experts, curate these events & join the owners to share their skills & learnings. KTM has roped in prominent names like Nilesh Dhumal- Head trainers for Big Rock Dirt Park, Ouseph Chacko – Founder & Instructor at School of Dirt, Philippe Geelhand – Founder & Instructor at PP Adventure Rides and Varad More – Trainer at 21 Enduro Park as the Master Trainers.
Speaking on the occasion Sumeet Narang, President (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto Ltd. said “KTM is the most loved European motorcycling brand among the biking enthusiasts in India and we would like to provide world class pro-biking experiences to our customers. The KTM 390 Adventure and KTM 250 Adventure have seen a phenomenal response since their launch and hold promise of offering a truly capable and versatile adventure tourer to biking enthusiasts. When customers buy a KTM Adventure, they would not only get an outstanding machine but also access to exclusive adventure riding events which have been specially curated by certified off-road experts as per the International curriculum of KTM. We are delighted to announce KTM Adventure Day which gives an opportunity for all our owners to learn essential techniques of trail & off-road riding, which will help them get more out of their KTM Adventure bikes.
Since its entry into India in 2012, KTM has grown its presence to over 365 cities & 460 stores. KTM has built a strong customer base of over 2.7 lac biking enthusiasts in this short period of time making India the largest global market for KTM.