KTM wins on Pikes Peak 2015

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KTM wins on Pikes Peak 2015

Postby SDNerd » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:43 pm

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Lightweight Motorcycle Class winner Codie Vahsholtz:



All motorcycle results: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/2015/06/a ... ults-2015/

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Re: KTM wins on Pikes Peak 2015

Postby Shiroyu » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:10 am

I would like to know the speeds he hit,
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Re: KTM wins on Pikes Peak 2015

Postby SDNerd » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:37 pm

Shiroyu wrote:I would like to know the speeds he hit,


Meh, he's on an SMR (presumably a 450 single) ... Uphill all the way and at serious elevation, top speeds aren't that tremendous - no matter the class or vehicle type. Unless one has a death wish, the road itself is somewhat limiting, and that's where the challenge lies. :twisted:

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Re: KTM wins on Pikes Peak 2015

Postby AZ1290R » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:44 pm

SDNerd wrote:
Shiroyu wrote:I would like to know the speeds he hit,


Meh, he's on an SMR (presumably a 450 single) ... Uphill all the way and at serious elevation, top speeds aren't that tremendous - no matter the class or vehicle type. Unless one has a death wish, the road itself is somewhat limiting, and that's where the challenge lies. :twisted:


There was a death this year, a veteran of the hill climb died during a practice run.
http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Pikes-Peak-Hill-Climb-Activity-Suspended-Thursday-Due-To-Reported-Deadly-Accident-309869581.html
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Re: KTM wins on Pikes Peak 2015

Postby sunofnun » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:49 pm

One of my buddies did the run for the first time this year!!! He came in 5th in that catagory.



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1. Codie Vahsholtz (KTM) 10:50:421
5. Jason Doody (Yamaha) 12:00:952 -- 2013 YZ450f


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Re: KTM wins on Pikes Peak 2015

Postby SDNerd » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:52 am

AZ1290R wrote:There was a death this year, a veteran of the hill climb died during a practice run.
http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Pikes-Peak-Hill-Climb-Activity-Suspended-Thursday-Due-To-Reported-Deadly-Accident-309869581.html


Yes, it happens occasionally ... Just as it does in closed-circuit road racing and during various forms of dirt riding/racing. Not to trivialize it, but >12 pedestrians die on average every day in the US. Another 15 to 16 times that many pedestrians are injured. Perhaps of interest, nearly the same number of motorcyclist fatalities occur daily in the US on average, as pedestrians. No, I am not suggesting that motorcycling is more or less "safe" than walking. It would however be interesting to know, on a per-mile-traveled basis, which is potentially more lethal.

Good to see KTM on top in something on-road (versus dirt) in the US (one make classes excepted :mrgreen:)


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