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KTM 495

THE STORY OF “THE KTM 495”

It was 1983, I was about 14, aboard my 1974 Honda TL125, overlooking a prairie outside of Keystone, CO. Suddenly, it caught my eyes and ears. A screaming blaze of white and orange… A guy slaying a backwards ball cap, shorts, muscle shirt and vans — in a full wheelie at 60+mph and climbing through a field with sage bruh bombs—dust billowing behind, his wind-dried fangs smiling as he banged gears. After touch down, we met and rode, but Vic wouldn’t let me ride the KTM495 ’til I was 15. Then my life of envy changed forever. Neurotic, the KTM495 is still the fastest stock dirtbike to date at 123mph. It’s a rare, over-quadratic KTM from the past offering a lifetime memory.

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