KTM North America, Inc. has announced a two-year partnership agreement with M Gymkhana, a California-based promoter of motorcycle gymkhana. This motorcycle sport is designed to challenge a rider’s ability to navigate a pre-designed course around cones in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of error.
M Gymkhana is an open displacement competition that tests the rider’s skill and ability rather than how much or how littler horsepower a particular motorcycle can produce. The M Gymkhana series has a different course layout for each round that is on paved ground with cones as the markers. Riders race through the cones without error for the fastest time.
KTM has chosen to partner with M Gymkhana as the series is a perfect venue to showcase the KTM 390 Duke. Even the smallest displacement Duke is ready to race, and in the hands of a skilled rider will turn faster times than larger, more powerful machines.
With the partnership between KTM North America and M Gymkhana comes the opportunity for new entrants into the sport to demo a purpose-built 2016 KTM 390 Duke on the gymkhana course. All that is needed is a motorcycle endorsement and the required safety gear.
The remaining Southern California Series schedule is as follows:
- March 12 – TBD
- April 23 – Fontana Speedway
- May 21 – OC Fairgrounds
- June 25 – Fontana Speedway
- July 16 – TBD
- July 23 – Fontana Speedway
- September 17 – Fontana Speedway
- October 1 – OC Fairgrounds
- October 22 – Fontana Speedway
- November 5 – OC Fairgrounds
- November 26 – Fontana Speedway
- December 10 – Fontana Speedway
The Series will also have a five-stop tour in Northern California, which has already begun. The schedule for that series is as follows:
- February 20-21 – Mission Community College
- April 16-17 – Mission Community College
- June 18-19 – Mission Community College
- August 20-21 – Mission Community College
- October 15-16 – Mission Community College
In addition to participating in the Southern and Northern California rounds, riders can participate globally in the M Gymkhana KTM Cup. The KTM Cup is an online competition that allows riders to download the course, set it up in any suitable location and submit their run via online video. This is strictly limited to the following models: KTM 390 Duke, KTM RC390, KTM 690 Duke, KTM 1290 Super Duke and any KTM Supermoto model.
For more information, visit m-gymkhana.com.
This is a great idea! A low speed way to sharpen motorcycle skills and have some fun!