>Some bikes are strangers to us. There are times when we feature project bikes built by
someone else with someone else’s
vision and someone else’s passion.
Some are beautiful, some are fast and
some are famous, but they can be
meaningless on a personal level. This
is not one of those bikes. We have a
close connection to the “Hapavarna
300.” We know who built it, why it was
built and what it will do. Our buddy,
Jason “Hapa” McCune from Inside
Line Connect (ILC), purchased and
assembled this bike with one purpose
and one race in mind—it’s designed for
the Last Dog Standing (LDS) extreme
enduro, and we’ve encouraged the
project enthusiastically from the start.
In fact, we’ve never been so excited
about a project bike’s very existence.
Three years ago we were naive
enough to loan Jason a KTM 300 test
bike for that same race. When the bike
returned, it looked like it had been
dropped from a low-orbit satellite.
Every inch was scratched, dented or
broken. Jason sheepishly offered to
repair it as best he could. Still, when
the bike was returned to KTM, we had
violated every condition listed on the
Since then, Jason has planned for his
epic return to LDS. Now, he’s ready.
The best part is, he won’t be riding one
of our bikes.
A dirt bike built with a single purpose