Okay, it’s not actually a factory motocross bike. But it is a KTM.
Sort of. Jesse Rooke of Rooke Customs collaborated with the guys at KTM
to create this incredible machine. Rooke fabricated the frame and KTM
supplied an LC8 engine, the motors used in KTM’s big touring bikes,
giving this 300-lb. ride almost 100 horsepower! Troy Lee Designs
handled the painting duties on the frame. This bike will be Jesse’s
entry into a biker build-off show with his roommate Roland Sands.
Notice the hand-built FMF exhaust on this thing. It sounded more like a
stock car than a motorcycle. Amazing.
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