Triumph Motorcycles has announced it has acquired kids electric bike builder OSET.

  • Founded in OSET has sold over 40,000 bikes worldwide.
  • OSET specializes in electric dirt bikes for kids.

According to Triumph, the deal allows both companies to share their expertise and grow internationally together.

OSET was established in 2004 by Ian Smith, who wanted to build an electric dirt bike for his son, Oliver.


After moving to a new UK headquarters in East Sussex from America in 2010, OSET has sold more than 40,000 bikes globally by developing an in-house electric powertrain.

Meanwhile, the latest acquisition by Triumph comes just ahead of the anticipated launch of the company’s motocross and enduro range.

“The acquisition of OSET sits within Triumph’s strategy of entering the off-road segment.

“We are excited about the opportunity of joining forces with OSET Bikes: a dynamic brand that has been encouraging children into motorcycling for many years and have been at the forefront of developing electric trials bikes for fun and competition,” said Nick Bloor, Triumph CEO.

Meanwhile, Smith has assured that the OSET brand will remain as it is despite the acquisition by Triumph.

“The OSET brand will remain as OSET and will continue to serve the trials and off-road motorcycling community.

“We are now better positioned to develop and innovate across our range while enjoying the security of scale and market position Triumph can offer OSET,” he said.

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GasGas is set to unleash the company’s first street-legal motorcycle in the form of an all-new ES 700 Enduro and SM 700 Supermoto.

The news broke after KTM submitted the vehicle identification number (VIN) decoder information in the United States.

The VIN decoder number revealed that the ES 700 and the SM 700 were explicitly marked as street-legal units.

According to reports, the upcoming ES 700 motorcycle will share similarities with the KTM 690 Enduro R and Husqvarna 701 Enduro, while the SM 700 will adopt the same specifications to the KTM 690 SMC R and Husqvarna 701 Supermoto.

Since GasGas is part of the Pierer Mobility family (since 2019), it’s not surprising that there is a cross-sharing technology among the rest of the family.

However, although all three brands share common platforms, the upcoming ES 700 and SM 700 will feature different components.

Although the VIN information did not reveal much, uncovered a Ukrainian-based dealership that already listed the two bikes on the company website.

According to the price list, the GasGas SM 700 and ES 700 is priced at UAH375,020 (RM52.6k) and UAH371,960 (RM52.2k).

Currently, it’s not clear when will the two motorcycles set to debut, but we assume the official unveiling will happen this year.

Triumph Motorcycles is set to enter the motocross and enduro competition with a comprehensive range of models.

The announcement is a significant shift for the British company as they will go head-to-head against a more experienced brand in the segment, with the likes of KTM, Husqvarna, Honda and Yamaha.

*Ricky Carmichael

However, Triumph is in good hands as Motocross legend Ricky Carmichael and five-times Enduro World Champion Iván Cervantes have joined the Triumph family as active partners in both bike testing and preparation for racing.

*Ivan Cervantes

While no further details is disclosed, it is safe to assume that Triumph will unveil a wide range of Enduro and MX competition models, depending on the category.

  • Pusingan 2 bagi siri perlumbaan KTM Malaysia Orange Enduro 2018 akan berlangsung pada 14 Julai 2018.
  • Pusingan 2 akan diadakan di Litar Enduro KTM Malaysia di Sungai Buaya, Rawang.
  • Hadiah menarik ditawarkan buat para peserta.


  • Round 2 of the KTM Malaysia Orange Enduro 2018 series is set on 14th July 2018.

  • Round 2 will be held at KTM Malaysia’s Enduro Track at Sungai Buaya, Rawang.

  • Great prizes are on offer for the competitors.

KTM Malaysia had great plans when they organized the Orange Enduro 2018.

It was not only to highlight KTM’s strengths in the off-road segment, but also to allow for an outlet to all enduro enthusiasts to sharpen their skills, besides bringing new talents to the fore.

Round 1 of the KTM Malaysia Orange Enduro 2018 was carried out at the Sungai Petani Off-Road Track, in April 2018. It was highly successful, as it saw a great number of participants, despite the event’s date which clashed with other events.

Please click on the link below for our report on Round 1.

KTM Malaysia Orange Enduro 2018 Round 1

In the footsteps of that success, Round 2 is set to kick off on 14th July 2018. It will be held at the KTM Enduro Track at Sungai Buaya, Rawang this time.

As with Round 1, competitors may choose to join a number of categories:

  • ED1 – Open;
  • ED2 – KTM Enduro (for KTM riders only);
  • ED3 – Veteran Open;
  • ED4 – CKD;
  • ED5 – Cubcross;
  • ED6 – D-P (dual-purpose) rally; and
  • ED7 – Women Enduro fun race sponsored by celebrity Achey.

The Dual-Purpose is the new addition to the series, in order for dual-purpose/adventure riders to test their motorcycles in a competitive environment. This is great news as owners of these motorcycles could fully discover the adventure side of the motorcycles.

Participants of the KTM Malaysia Orange Enduro 2018 – Round 2 will have the opportunity to win more than RM 12,000 in cash (divided among different categories), Elf lubricants, Gracshaw helmets, and many more great prizes.

Prize money is divided into:

  • 1st – RM 200
  • 2nd – RM 100
  • 3rd – RM 80
  • 4th – RM 50
  • 5th – RM 50

The KTM Malaysia Orange Enduro is sponsored by Elf Lubricants (as the main sponsor), Gracshaw Helmets, Shizens Skincare (Gabit is the product ambassador), EDT Printing, Corporate Hero Printing, and Holeshot Motowear.

The KTM Malaysia Orange Enduro 2018 is slated to be one of KTM Malaysia’s largest events of the year.

  • Round 1 of the KTM Orange Enduro 2018 was a great start to the series.

  • It was held on 21st April 2018 at the Amanjaya Mall in Sungai Petani, Kedah.

  • Competition showed the high quality of Malaysian riders.

The first round of the KTM Malaysia Orange Enduro 2018 saw encouraging participation and a display of high level of skills from the competitors.

Enticed by the call of competition to prove themselves and KTM Malaysia’s offer of a total of RM 10,000 in prize money, 60 riders showed up for the enduro. While most hailed from the northern states there were also those from other states. The number could have been higher due to competing events during the previous week and next week besides being at the middle of the month, however, it was still encouraging to see such good turnout. Additionally, the event is open to competitors on all makes of motorcycles, although only KTM motorcycles are allowed entry into the KTM Enduro category.

Sungai Petani Off-Road Track

  • The layout and construction of the track was designed and supervised by KTM Malaysia’s Factory Rider Gabit Saleh.
  • At 1.5-kilometres in length, it has two sections.
  • The first section is MX-styled combined enduro features such as a long table-top jump at the finish line, logs and large rocks as obstacles, tall whoops, lower jumps, turns with deep mud and deep sink holes.

  • The second section consists of single- or double-tracks through the jungle, flanked by trees for a cross-country style race.

Race Format

  • The race format was in accordance with the FIM’s standard.
  • Each category was allocated a certain time limit, and one or two laps added at the end.

  • Riders line up opposite their motorcycles and sprint over to start the race.

  • The winner is determined by the number of laps completed and the first to cross the finish line.

  • KTM Malaysia contracted a sport timing company to fit a transponder to each bikes for accurate timing and lap tracking.


The competitors were divided into five categories:

  • ED 1 –           Open Enduro
  • ED2 –           Veteran
  • ED3 –           KTM Enduro
  • ED4 –           CKD Open
  • ED5 –           Cubcross Open

ED4 CKD Open Results

The event got under way with the CKD Open category. The race was allocated 30 minutes +1 lap. Thirteen riders started the race, with 10 finishers.

Hafizudin (#46) battled Muhammad Qusyairi (#42) throughout the proceedings before the latter made a mistake near the end to see the former through to claim the win. In fact, Muhammad Qusyairi had actually posted the best lap time of 3m:15.516s to Hafizudin’s 3m:25.367s. Abdul Hanif (#34) came home third almost a minute behind.

ED5 Cubcross Open Results

As the name suggests the Cubcross Open category is open to kapchais that have been modified into dirtbikes. The organizers allocated 30 minutes +2 laps to this class. Out of thirteen riders who took to the started, 10 finished.

There was a close fight among four competitors at the drop of the flag, however, they settled down and finished some ways ahead of each other at the end.

Abdul Hanif (#34) who had finished third in CKD Open took top honours this time, followed by Mohd. Zulhairi (#10) and Muhamad Adam (#3) in second and third respectively.

ED3 KTM Enduro Results

This class is exclusively for KTM dirtbikes and it was also the toughest as the competitors had to ride for 1 hour +1 lap in under the blazing sun. 11 riders took part, but only 9 went the distance.

A fierce fight developed early on and through the midway point but Ahmad Danial Haikal (#9) showed his mettle by finishing well ahead of his rivals. Lai Wai Seng (#148) rode at a steady pace to claim second place, while Mohamad Kharul Afif (#11) finished third.


Gabit Saleh withdrew at the halfway mark due to a technical problem resulting from a fall.

ED2 Veteran Results

The Veteran category is opened to riders aged 35 and up. Competitors had to complete the race within 35 minutes + 1 lap.

The class saw close competition amongst the top four all the way to end but Poh Ken (117) managed to pull away at the end with a controlled ride to finish 40 seconds ahead of second-placed Mohd. Sanusi (#119) and 45 seconds in front of Nazri Bahari (#67).

ED1 Open Enduro Results

This was the main event, featuring the top riders on the best machinery. A time of 45 minutes + 2 laps were allocated.

Ahmad Daniel Haikal (#99) challenged Gabit (#27) early on but soon faded and the latter went on to claim victory at the wave of the flag.  Mohamad Khairul Afif (#11) finished in third, a lap back.

Also present during the event were the Northern Dukers KTM onwers, who got to witness the proceedings first hand and lent their support to the KTM riders.

KTM Malaysia plans to hold Round 2 of the Orange Enduro 2018 at the Sungai Buaya Off-Road Track, so stay tuned. The series is in collaboration with Elf Lubricants Malaysia, EDT Printing, Gracshaw Helmets, and Bikes Republic.


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