Photos: 2013 KTM Rally Team

11/26/2012 @ 5:26 am, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

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Gearing up for the Dakar Rally, and the start of the adventure rally season, KTM has debuted its 2013 rally team with Cyril Despres, Marc Coma, and Ruben Faria. Riding the KTM 450 Rally race bike, the three KTM riders are tipped to be the favorites at the 2013 Dakar Rally, with Despres looking for his fifth win, while Coma races for his fourth victory against his teammate and rival.

The Dakar will once again be held in South America, making 2013 the fifth time that the race has been held outside of its namesake territory. A bit of branding yoga, the famous adventure race has been right at home in the varied terrains of Peru, Argentina, and Chilé, and for 2013, the Dakar will visit those countries in that order. New to the Dakar, Honda’s factory team will be on the roster, as well factory teams from Husqvarna and Aprilia.

Because we know how much you enjoy them, high-resolution photos of the factory KTM riders doing their thing, after the jump (HD display owners will also note that A&R has gone “retina” with our post images, woot).

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Photos: © 2012 Edmunds J. / KTM Images – All Rights Reserved

Comment:

  1. David says:

    Great photos.

    I kinda miss the pics of those guys hauling butt on the big bore bikes.

    I guess those days are long gone.

  2. buellracerx says:

    woot, indeed. there’s just something about a goofy-looking bike getting sideways…

  3. I love seeing pictures of bikes being ridden in anger. Great photos.