WHINCUP PICKS UP HIS NEW TOY AT MOTO EXPO
The man to beat in V8 supercar racing in recent years, Red Bull Racing Australia Team driver Jamie Whincup will be the centre of a special presentation during tomorrow's opening day of the Insure My Ride Moto Expo.
The four-time Bathurst winner will be at the KTM Australia exhibit at 1.30pm tomorrow to receive the keys to his latest toy - a brand-new KTM 1290 Super Duke R.
KTM’s aggressive, naked bike flagship is a no-holds-barred streetfighter with a rakish design and performance data to match.
It’s a head-turner on the street, or the racetrack, a fact which KTM’s Angus Reekie underlined just last weekend when he won all three Naked Bike races on his 1290 Super Duke R at the Australasian Superbike Championship opener at Wakefield Park.
But while some might be intimidated by the orange beast, Whincup is not among them, the Queenslander a long time two-wheel enthusiast who has had eight KTMs in the past, including dirt and road bikes.
“I have never been so excited about a bike,” enthused Whincup. “I have literally been hanging for this thing for 6 months. Finally it’s here, and you can probably guess what my weekend will consist of. I will throw it out there and say it's the best looking bike I have ever seen.”
Presenting the rumbling streetfighter will be another legend of Australian motor sport, three-time world Superbike champion and Moto GP winner Troy Bayliss.
Both will be available to sign autographs and chat with fans at the KTM exhibit immediately after the presentation.
The Insure My Ride Moto Expo is presented by Troy Bayliss Events and runs from March 21-23 at the Brisbane Showgrounds on Gregory Terrace. It features all the latest in road and off-road motorcycles and related vehicles, as well as a host of live motorcycle demonstrations and events.
For more information on Moto Expo visit www.troybaylissevents.com/mc-expo-bris.html