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KTM Riders Academy | Feature

by MotoMag Philippines

There’s a new off-road track over at the Alviera, an Ayala real estate in Porac, Pampanga, where dirt bike enthusiasts can learn and hone motocross riding skills.

It’s one of two motocross tracks of the newly launched KTM Riding Academy. The other is at the Vermosa estate, also an Ayala development, in Imus, Cavite.

KTM Philippines has put the country on the map as the first in the region to run a KTM Riding Academy. The objective of the Academy is to make off-road motorcycling and motocross more accessible through safe and enjoyable experiences. Both off-road training facilities at Vermosa and Alviera have been designed to simulate real-world off-road environments to better train students on proper off-road riding techniques and also to teach them how to maximize the true potential of their KTM motorcycles.

The KTM Riders Academy offers training courses in the techniques of offroad riding with one-day or two-day courses and programs catering to complete beginners as well as seasoned riders seeking a tailored and effective way to hone their riding abilities. The courses offer specific coaching on single-cylinder specialist enduro machines as well as on larger displacement, travel-oriented multi-cylinder motorcycles. The courses will be taught and overseen by  Jermell F. Sevilla and Patrick North C. Orbe, both sent to Phuket, Thailand to train and get certified by KTM Master Trainers from Europe.

Sevilla and Orben received. training on the  comprehensive aspects of operating a premium riding school, including the theory and practice of riding techniques, coaching methodology, and safety principles.

Complementing the launch of the Riding Academy, KTM Philippines rolled out  two CKD models – the KTM 300 EXC TPI Six Days and KTM 350 EXC-F TPI Six Days. The KTM 300 EXC TPI is an enduro-style motorcycle powered by a 293 cc 2 stroke single cylinder water-cooled engine and mated to a six-speed transmission. The KTM 350 EXC TPI is an off-road motorcycle powered by a 349.7 cc 4-stroke single cylinder water-cooled engine and mated to a six-speed transmission.

At the launch were GianLuca Maggio, Head Of Sales & Marketing -SE Asia · KTM – SE Asian and Luca Dovesi – Head of After Sales at KTM Asia who explained the difference between the two KTM two-wheel offroaders.

According to Dino Santos, president and COO of KTM Philippines, buyers of the two newly rolled out KTM enduro bikes will get complementary classes at the KTM Riding Academy. The KTM Riding Academy and the KTM assembly plant in  Sta. Rosa, Laguna are part of KTM’s overall plans for the Philippines and Asia.  KTM is committed to the growth of the offroad motorcycle community in Asia and KTM Philippines is looking forward to becoming a hub for this growth. The KTM Riding Academy will surely help the motorcycle brand grow locally and in the region. It will also help make the sport of motocross even more popular in the country.

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