Mike Alessi joined the KTM sales force for the day
KTM brought all of its’ field sales reps out to Pala Raceway yesterday to give them a chance to spin a few laps on the 2011 production models. These bikes will not be introduced to the press for a couple of weeks yet. Everyone was anxious to see first hand how the much awaited 350sxf with fuel injection would fare. Overall reactions were positive, but of course they were coming from employees of Big Orange, so that was to be expected. Also on hand were Mike Alessi, Tommy Searle, Michael Sleeter and Sarah Whitmore.
I got to see some old friends from around the country also including; Jason Dahners, Jeremy Ketchum and Pat Garrahan. I spun a few laps with Dahners on the vet track when he took the Husaberg FE450 out. As they had the blue Bergs present, it made me wonder if KTM has decided to bring the berg back under the KTM sales umbrella, as would make the most sense. The video here is from a few month back, Mike Sleeter let me follow him around some as he was testing the new 350sx-f