"Riding is a way of life, we are here to make that life better."
Six Time Australian Enduro Champion
Australian 500cc Motocross Champion
1997 World Enduro Champion
1998 International Six Day Enduro Overall Champion
2000 Grand National Cross Country Champion
Shane Watts grew up in a small country town in the state of Victoria.
He progressed through club level racing to the national championship and then spent three years chasing the World Enduro Championship in Europe. In 1999, Shane made the move to the United States to race in the Grand National Cross Country series. Shane has just started his 13th year racing for KTM.
Some of the unique accomplishments of his career include: the only rider to win the ISDE Overall on a 125cc, first non-American to win the GNCC series, only rider to win GNCC races on two or more different engine capacity motorcycles (six different capacities in one year), gaining a National top 100 number for American Motorcross, and just missing a qualifying position for the Daytona Supercross.
Shane was married in January 2005 to Carrie Marshall, and had his first child, Eden Victoria, in July 2005 and his son, Rionn Kaleb, was born September 12, 2007. The newest Watts addition, Brock Landon Watts, was born on Thanksgiving day, 2010. Currently, Shane lives and trains in Newton, NC where he moved in December 2006. Shane spends most of his time traveling and organizing his DirtWise with Shane Watts Off Road Riding Academy. The Watts Family enjoys traveling, any outdoor activity, relaxing at the pool, or just sitting around. None of these things happen very often, but one day…!