Motul Tour of Legends
The KTM 950 & 990 Adventure motorbikes were produced between 2003 and 2012 by the Austrian manufacturer and developed a loyal fan base amongst many adventure bike enthusiasts world-wide. These legendary machines reached the end of their production line in 2012 and were replaced by bigger engine configurations. Many die-hard fans and cult followers of the older 950 & 990 Adventure models are still loyal to their trusted machines and 2022 will see the 10-year anniversary of the end of an iconic adventure bike era.
SADAC is excited to embark on the Motul Tour of Legends, with riders of these iconic motorbikes to commemorate a bygone era of adventure biking. The event will take place between 18 – 21 March 2022 and will see all KTM 950/990 riders starting their journeys from 4 registration points across South Africa and meeting at the Battlefields Country Lodge and Sports Resort in KZN where the main event will take place.
Logistics and Back up:
Each group of riders departing from their respective areas will be supported by a recovery team in a back-up vehicle. This team will also include Level 2 First Aider or medic for safety and support en route to the final venue. Riders departing from each geographical area will be able to split up into smaller groups but will have to follow the specific pre-determined GPS planned routes and waypoints for each journey. This is not a guided ride.
Route selection will suite most rider’s abilities and include 2 options, namely:
- Orange – tar roads and gravel district roads
- Red – tar roads, gravel roads, twin tracks and cattle paths
All routes leading to Battlefields Lodge endpoint will be named in sequential order with distances noted along the route. These specified routes will be available to load onto GPS devices or off-line mobile app GPS platforms.
KZN – Hillcrest
Free State – Bloemfontein
Mpumalanga – Nelspruit
Gauteng – Modderfontein
Details of exact location will be announced in your welcome letter.
Day 1Friday, 18 March 2022 – Orange & Red Route
Riders will meet at the 4 designated departure points early Friday morning and travel between 460km to 495km to reach the meeting point on the Friday afternoon at the Battlefields Lodge near Dundee, KZN.
Day 2Saturday, 19 March 2022 – Orange & Red Route
After breakfast, the riders will depart in groups for the morning stage which includes mostly district roads and local rural areas. Riders will return to Battlefields Lodge by late afternoon for dinner and a social evening to reflect on an adventurous day.
Day 3Sunday, 20 March 2022 – Orange & Red Route
The last day sees riders departing after breakfast. We head out traveling on district roads, goat tracks as well as 3 mountain passes. One of the highlights of this stage is riding the ‘Old Trainline Road’ over the Van Reenen’s Pass. Riders will return to the Battlefields Lodge by late afternoon where a fun competition will conclude the day’s proceedings. All riders can enter their ‘trusty steeds’ for this competition with categories including: Highest Mileage Bike, Oldest Bike, Most Original Bike, Furthest Travelled Bike. Exciting prizes up for grabs.
Day 4Monday, 21 March 2022
After breakfast, riders will depart back to their respective starting areas on Monday morning.