KTM has arranged a new partnership with WesBank to make its bikes even more accessible to the motorcycling community. The iconic Austrian brand can now offer customers tailor-made finance packages for four KTM models in 2018. The new KTM Finance partnership secures competitive deals for the consumer which enable buyers to secure the bike of their dreams.
“We recognise the need for affordable finance packages in the biking segment,’ said WesBank. “We’re pleased to announce our partnership with KTM, and wish our shared customers many happy miles on two wheels.”
First up is the 125 Duke – an entry-level machine perfect for youngsters looking to ride in style. Like its bigger counterparts, the 125 Duke features an ultra-lightweight trellis frame and subframe to provide razor-sharp control, but wrapped up in a smaller package ideal for beginners or commuters.
Next is the KTM RC 390, a mid-size street bike developed by the same engineers and R&D team behind KTM’s MotoGP programme. Whether on a country road or a racetrack, the 390’s Moto3 genes are perceptible in its sporty look and agile handling.
The deal also applies to KTM’s Enduro machines, and buyers can choose from a selection of EXC 4-strokes, all designed to cover a wide variety of terrain with ease.
Last up is the 1290 Super Duke R – KTM’s corner-carver with the most powerful V-twin engine ever muscled into a KTM street bike. The Super Duke R features a host of state-of-the-art rider assistance systems, or as KTM calls them: Grin Amplifiers.
”Being faced with economic challenges, it has become more important than ever to make motorcycling more affordable and accessible. What better alternative for the everyday commuter to be able to beat traffic, safe fuel and money on their transport, all at the same time! We have launched four different KTM Finance options as a pilot project, also including a prime less 2% finance option on our 4-stroke EXC range in order not to neglect our Offroad and Enduro clients. KTM Finance offers are valid until 30 June 2018 at KTM dealers nationwide”, says Franziska Brandl, Managing Director of KTM South Africa.
The Red Bull KTM team joined over 100,000 people across the world to “run for those who can’t” on Sunday. TheWings for Life World Run is a unique event that unites participants in the cause of raising funds for spinal cord injury research.
In a sport that is riddled with spinal injuries, the initiative was close to the heart of the Red Bull KTM motocross squad.
Nine-time national champion, Kerim Fitz-Gerald, commented on the importance of supporting the cause:
“Spinal injuries happen a lot in motorsport, and that often weighs on our minds. For most guys that do extreme sports, and even for the general public - finding a solution for spinal injury is really important. It was good to be able to contribute to that possibility today.”
He was joined by teammates Ross Branch and Joshua Mlimi.
Branch, who ran the event with heavy legs after an intense weekend of racing, commented, “As tired as my legs were, I just kept thinking of the people who couldn’t run with us. The camaraderie today was more than I have ever seen it, and I felt so proud to be a part of this cause,” said Branch.
The story of Joey Evans was mentioned as the team chatted about their experience. The KTM rider overcame paralysis to finish the prestigious Dakar Rally in 2017.
The local hero firmly believes that it is just a matter of time before the secret of a cure for spinal injury is unlocked. As a strong supporter of the Wings for Life initiative, he highly commends the event for giving people the hope of a better future.
Moved by his orange family’s willingness to take part in such an event, Evans shares his heart on the matter:
“Spinal cord injury happens in an instant and permanently changes your life forever. The thought of having zero hope of recovery is a reality many are faced with, and often that thought is too heavy to bear.
Since my injury in 2007 I have grown to love the Wings for Life foundation and what they’re all about. They’re not about supplying wheelchairs and financial support to victims - they are all about finding a cure!
Seeing the racers and staff from KTM SA supporting this incredible goal by competing in the 2018 Wings for Life World Run is just another reminder that I’m on the right team. Thank you KTM SA for being winners on and off the track,” he said.
Bill recently had a visit to the Superbike magazine headquarters where Marc Giltrow, owner of SBK eyewear South Africa, was also in attendance.
Marc kindly equipped all in the picture with a superb set of 2018 SBK sunglasses, which made everyone happy to the point of them wanting to buy Marc many beers (well maybe not Bill – tight old git and all that), and justifiably so.
So if you’d also like to own similar SBK eyewear products, which you certainly should, go to www.sbkeyewear.co.za or call Marc on (082 853 4476).