AMA announces bike winner in 2011 national dual sport series
January 30, 2012
AMA member Randy Odom of St. Louis will take
his dual-sport passion to an entirely new level this summer. That's
because the 29-year-old Odom just got an unexpected bonus for riding in
last year's AMA KTM National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series: a 2012 KTM
350 EXC-F from 2011 series sponsor KTM North America.
annual AMA drawing, conducted by independent auditing and accounting
firm Plante & Moran of Columbus, Ohio, included participants in all
of the AMA events on the national dual-sport calendar.
this is awesome," said Odom, whose current bike is a 10-year old 125cc
two-stroke. "My boss got me into dual sports, and I've been having the
best time ever. Everybody on these rides is great. They're friendly.
They're helpful. Everyone is a die-hard rider. The riding is super
challenging, but without the full-on pressure of a flat-out race. It's
great. I can't think of a better time on a motorcycle."
North America Inc. President Jon-Erik Burleson said he's excited to see
the 350 EXC-F go to someone who appreciates the new bike as much as
"It's great that someone like Randy, who has wanted to be
a part of the KTM family for so long, can now count himself among the
orange-bleeders," Burleson said. "These guys are the heart and soul of
our customer base. I hope Randy enjoys his new KTM for years to come."
Odom, a long-time off-road rider, says the people who ride and organize
the individual events on the AMA's national dual-sport calendar
represent some of motorcycling's friendliest people. He said one of his
favorite rides is the Show Me 200, put on by the Midwest Trail Riders
Association in Bixby, Mo.
"I loved it," Odom said. "I rode
that, and I got hooked. It's all types of terrain. It has the best of
everything. Maybe best of all, I get to keep my wheels on the ground and
stay pretty safe. My wife definitely approves! In fact, I just sent my
check off to ride the 2012 Show Me 200. Plus, at all these events, we
appreciate the AMA and the clubs that are part of the AMA and everything
the AMA does for riders."
With the 2012 season set to begin
soon, stay tuned for exciting news on this year's dual-sport series,
including a full schedule and more. Keep an eye on AmericanMotorcyclist.com for the latest news and updates.