KTM Hails New Official Stunt Rider Kevin Carmichael
World renowned Scotsman , Kevin Carmichael is the new official UK KTM stunt rider.
Starting on bikes at the ripe age of 7 Kevin went on to become the Scottish Motocross Champion in 1997. In that same year he became European stunt champion, winning the title continuously from 1999 to 2002. Since then, Kevin has become one of the most successful riders in the sport.
He was the first rider to wheelie a superbike with no front wheel or forks and pioneered the use of a bar-mounted rear brake.
At 49 Kevin isn't looking to slow down and for his 2017 show season he'll be putting a number of KTM’s Ready to Race machinery through it's paces, including the 690 DUKE, the ‘Beast’ 1290 SUPER DUKE R and a 250 EXC-F enduro machine.
“KTM is the most exciting motorcycle brand, so naturally I’m really happy to be working with them. Coming from an off-road background, I’ve always admired their approach to motocross and enduro and they’ve carried this individual character on to their street bikes." Said Kevin.
“Since getting behind the bars of the 690 DUKE I’m incredibly impressed with how light and balanced the bike is and I’ve only just scratched the surface of its potential. As for the 1290 SUPER DUKE R, well, you never see those on two wheels anyway!”
Carmichael made his debut for KTM at the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show on March 11. Throughout 2017 he will be performing at multiple rounds of the MCE British Superbike Championship.