THE WEEKLY FEED: KTM AND GAS-GAS PARTNER UP, CASELLI BITD, A GRAND VIDEO SHOW

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Kurt Caselli WORCS Champ 2011

Kurt Caselli at speed on the jump heavy Honolulu Hills Raceway. Kurt was the reigning  2010 WORCS champion and  had a stunning year in 2011 winning the National Hare and Hound title and the WORCS series title for the second year running,

NEWS

 

KTM BUYS 60% OF GASGAS

KTM announced that they have purchased a 60% stake of the Spanish GasGas marque. GasGas owned by Black Toro Company that also owns Torrot electric bikes retains a 40% share of the company. Manufacturing will stay Spain and according to sources new models will be developed, along with the Trials and Enduro machines. GasGas struggled financially and in 2015 they filed for bankruptcy. At the time KTM put in an offer which was met with hostility, mainly due to talk that the manufacturing would leave the Girona facility in Spain. Torrot bought in then and has been searching for a strong partner to help elevate the brand. Looking at how KTM AG has resurrected Husqvarna, sharing a platform with the Austrian company ensures more market brand both in the U.S and Europe.

 

CHAPARRAL MOTORSPORTS MONSTER PARKING LOT SALE- SATURDAY OCTOBER 5TH

 

SOCIAL DISTORTION

 

 

 

Bob Hannah eclectically dressed and hammering circa 1979. Look at that gas tank, it looks like it came off of a desert bike!

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

 

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PHOTO BOMB

I recently found these shots I’d taken  when I was rummaging around in an old hard drive and am still dazed by them. It’s Kyle Redmond, 2011 at his dad’s house playing on our KTM test bike. He found a little kicker that led to a nicely shaped tree with a bike sized forked opening. The lunatic said he could jump up to the fork and leap out of the tree…without maiming himself. He tried it once, accomplished the feat and when questioned about he said it was hairball getting enough traction off the bark to not endo horribly. He did not do it twice!

GEAR BAG

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

This wasn’t that long ago, 2012 but the interesting thing is my Husaberg 300. Loved the machine (being a KTM clone) and Karel Kramer shot this while we were testing up at Jawbone Canyon. Later that year Kyle Redmond borrowed my bike, raced the King of the Motos Extreme Enduro and finished second to some skinny Brit named Graham Jarvis, also Husaberg 300 mounted,

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