British Grand Prix motorcycle rider Danny Kent passed his Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) last week, riding his KTM 125 Duke. The Red Bull KTM rider, who begins his assault on the new Moto3 class in Qatar on April 8, has always wanted to get his road bike licence and has taken the first step to achieving that.
Instructed by The Motorcycle Experience team in summery conditions, Danny aced the Compulsory Basic Training at the facilities of the Silverstone Experience Centre.
“There are a few people who don’t understand why a motorcycle racer would want to ride on the road, but it’s quite simple – I just love bikes,” the 18-year old from Tetbury, Gloucestershire, said. “I saw the KTM 125 Duke at Motorcycle Live last year and just had to get one; it looks mega and will cut down my fuel costs getting around.”
In between duties racing in the 18 round Moto3 series, Danny will use his 125 Duke to travel to the gym and to see friends but will have to keep the L plates on until he completes his full test later in the year.
Danny continued: “I wanted to get my CBT passed before the first round and I’m looking forward to getting on the road and making some modifications to the Duke. I wasn’t nervous doing the training, but I don’t think I’ve ever ridden so slow and it took me a while to get used to a ‘road shift’ – I kept trying to pull away in second gear!”
KTM UK is offering both free insurance and 0% interest finance as part of a choice of purchase options available when buying its incredibly popular 125 Duke.
Incredibly easy to handle, lightweight, torquey, comfortable and perfectly suited to everyday use alone or two-up, the Duke has also been tested and ergonomically designed for extreme manoeuvres and thrillingly fast cornering. The bike is supremely well equipped, robust, extremely economical, inexpensive to maintain and only £3,795 on the road.
Having topped the time sheets in Moto3 pre-season tests, the next time Danny visits Silverstone will be in front of his home fans on the new 250cc Ajo Red Bull KTM Moto3 bike on June 17 – without L plates and a yellow bib.
Source: KTM UK
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