Launched in 2012, the King of the Motos is a unique hard enduro race in the US that mixes both the high-speed elements of desert racing with trials-like rocky hill climbs and boulder crossings. Set out over an 85-mile course, the invitation only event will see competitors compete for the $10,000 prize on offer.
In 2012, Jarvis fended off Husqvarna’s Kyle Redmond to take the win. Unable to match the Husqvarna rider on the high-speed desert sections it was during the rocky climbs and boulder crossing that the Husaberg rider showed his class. Utilising his trials skills to the best of his ability, Jarvis eventually broke clear of Redmond to take the win by over 12 minutes.
Now a year on and with more experience on the faster sections of the course, Jarvis again starts as favourite. However, he won’t have it as easy like 2012.
Beta’s Cody Webb returns to the King of the Motos and will be looking to lay challenge to Jarvis. Last year Webb showed the all-round skills necessary to push for the win but a mechanical issue set him back. This year he’s out to win.
The Kawasaki duo of Taylor Robert and Destry Abbott are also expected to feature highly.
Abbott, the elder of the two, is one of the most experience riders in the US off-road scene while Robert is the 2012 WORC’s champion and one of the rising stars of the AMA EnduroCross Championship.
The 2013 King of the Motos will kick off the annual King of the Hammers festival in Johnson Valley, California on February 3.