KNIGHT SEALS DEAL WITH KTM UK FOR 2015
It’s hard to keep a good man down. David Knight’s results in SuperEnduro secure the full backing of KTM UK for 2015…
The four-time enduro World champion and ten-time British champion has struck a deal to be supported by KTM UK to compete in the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship along with the 2015 ACU British Extreme Enduro Championship, ACU British Enduro Championship and ACU British Cross Country Championship.
Manxman Knight, who has raced KTM machinery to all of his world championships, will have the use of 2015 300 EXC two-stroke machine for the SuperEnduro series along with having the choice of the 350 and 450 EXC four-stroke bikes for the British championships.
‘Knighter’, 36, has already kicked off this renewed relationship with the Austrian brand in fine style by taking victory at the Heads of the Valleys Extreme Enduro in Wales on December 14 and currently sits second overall in the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship after Round 2 in Germany on January 3 – just 12 points from fellow KTM rider, Taddy Blazusiak.
David Knight said…
“I’m chuffed to bits to do this deal with KTM UK and get back on an EXC. Most of my best performances have come on a KTM and I’m just pleased to get my riding back on track. I’m concentrating on the British events, but the SuperEnduro World Championship is going mega, so far.”
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“I’m delighted to welcome David back to where he belongs, on a KTM EXC machine.” confirmed KTM UK Managing Director, Shaun Sisterson. “KTM UK is giving him full support in order to tackle the main British championships and demonstrate the full potential of the KTM EXC range. The British Enduro scene has some great young riders coming through but I know that David is hungrier than ever to win in the UK and also to demonstrate that his is still one of the best in the world.”
For model year 2015, the EXC receives a range of chassis developments including a new MAE digital speedometer, which offers more readily visible information to the rider, new black Neken handlebars with improved handguards, and softer dual-compound grips. There are also new black coloured rims from Giant providing higher rigidity, that compliment the CNC machined hubs, as well as the factory look being completed with a striking orange frame, usually only seen on race team machines, and an exciting new graphic design.
The range itself includes four-stroke 250 EXC-F, 350 EXC-F, 450 EXC, 500 EXC, along with the two-stroke 125 EXC, 200 EXC, 250 EXC and 300 EXC, some of which have received detail engine improvements. In addition to this, celebrating the ISDE event in Argentina, the Six Days range is also available with all-round upgrades and specialist PowerParts fitted to the machines for the ultimate performance.