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June 20-22, 2018 confirmed as KTM ADVENTURE RALLY date in Sardinia with Chris Birch in attendance

The second European KTM ADVENTURE RALLY is now confirmed for June 20-22 in Sardinia, with online registration open in March.

Only 150 places are available for the incredible three-day adventure, offering the lucky few a chance to experience their KTM machines amongst likeminded riders around the Italian island in the summer. With the event's home base in the town of Olbia, awaiting the exclusive group is the opportunity to conquer and explore incredible sea view sandy trails, twisty mountain passes and even extreme offroad routes with unexplored terrain.

Fully organized by KTM and building on the huge success of last year's first European KTM ADVENTURE RALLY in Bardonecchia, this year's three-day guided rally is tailored to suit all rider abilities, from first year ADVENTURE riders up to seasoned ADVENTURE professionals. The event is only open to owners of the following KTM ADVENTURE models: 640, 690, 950, 990, 1050, 1090, 1190 & 1290.

KTM's Adventure rider and Red Bull athlete Chris Birch is the first special guest and workshop host to be confirmed for the Sardinian event. In his long career the New Zealander has taken on some of the biggest challenges in motorbike riding: the ISDE, the Dakar Rally and Hard Enduro – where he won the Roof of Africa three times in succession. When he's not competing at elite levels, Birch coaches offroad riding and has become infamous for demonstrating the very extreme capabilities of the KTM ADVENTURE range.

A place on the KTM ADVENTURE RALLY costs 379 € and includes three days adventure riding with guides and special guests on marked routes with GPS data supplied. Also included are exclusive workshops to improve technical skills, tire support, technical and medical service, back-up bikes, daily dinner and a limited edition KTM goodie bag. There is also the option to offroad test ride the latest KTM ADVENTURE family.

Accommodation at the event and ferry to the island must be booked separately by confirmed attendees on the KTM ADVENTURE RALLY, however KTM has organized special discounts with the chosen 'home base' hotel and also with ferries to the island.To build a community feeling for the event, a closed Facebook group for confirmed riders has been set up to help with sharing accommodation, car pools and meet-ups on the way to the KTM ADVENTURE RALLY.

Registration opens in March at