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The Road to Dargo – Scenic Route

2 years ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: Donat O'Kelly

For a majority of this year’s 360 entrants in the 8-Hour at Dargo, getting to the event meant loading up the ute, van or foubie and embarking on a roadtrip with their family and/or mates. KTM Enduro Racing Team Manager, Glenn Kearney, however, had other ideas. “Me and a couple of mates – Steve Robertson and Harry Norton – decided to ride to Dargo from the NSW Southern Highlands aboard our KTM 1190 and 1090R Adventure bikes,” GK explained. “And seriously, it was one of the most epic two-day rides I’ve ever done.

Steve had most of the off-road routes dialled, so I was a passenger for much of the time. And feeling lost suited me just fine. It’s amazing where these big, 160 horsepower beasts will go and how fast they eat up the kays. It was pretty cool to be able to rock up and have a few beers at the Dargo River Inn, and then meet up with our race truck and mechanics, who had all our enduro bikes prepped and ready to race the 8-Hour. Perks of the job, I guess! As I’ve found at other Transmoto events, Dargo was a lot of fun – lots of laughs, a few beers, and an awesome track to race with your mates.”


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