Yes, the Austrian Orange was dethroned in the 2020 Dakar Rally (not that easy task to achieve), but the 2019 numbers came out, pointing an astonishing result on sales. With 234.449 units sold in 2019, the group shot an increase of 7% over the results of 2018, sales that were increased even in the complex and crowded American and Indian markets. The business strategy of Pierer with Bajaj paid off when opening the market in India, and the reports are not expressing sales of only small-displacement machines, but in global units. Big engine sizes (over 1200cc) have decreased their sales globally by 6.3%, but KTM went up by a staggering 14.5%, bringing this non-Asian manufacturer to the top of the list. This is the 9th time that KTM beats its own sales records, and us at Ecuador Bike Rental, striving to offer our clients the best, included in our fleet since last year two of the best models of the brand, the SuperAdventure 1290 R, and the late 790 adventure.
“I came from a five-week tour with the 1290 R from Quito to Mendoza in Argentina, passing by Bolivia’s Uyuni, pretty famous for destroying anything with wheels, deserts, altitudes up to 4900 mt high, and very well loaded as I intended to climb Aconcagua and I was carrying all the gear with me. This motorcycle is beyond specifications” says Ecuador Bike Rental’s owner David “Gambito” Garces. “We really wanted to try this bike to get to know what we were getting ourselves into. We know the brand is famous worldwide for its off-road capabilities, but we never had the chance to prove one, and now that did with an 18000 km test ride, it seems it is the right choice for our clients”. We encourage you to come and try these two models here in Ecuador, the country of the four worlds. There’s no better way to test a motorcycle than trying it in different terrains, our service, and the 24/7 support team will be there with you whether you come for a guided tour, self-guided tour, or just a rental. Our 2019 units are available with the booking directly, or via our contact. They are fitted with crash bars, thick vinyl, handguards, skid plates, and GIVI ballistic nylon 35 lt saddlebags, ready for you to hit the road.