There are no fixed rules when it comes to packing for a motorcycle trip. But after seven long years on the road and more than 250,000 km worldwide, I came to realize that ‘less is more’, and the last thing you need to do while planning a bike adventure is to overthink. However, there are some items I believe are indispensable for a weekend away, or even a year-long trip around the world.
Tag: KTM Adventure
As it is hard to really grasp what a book is about by looking at its cover, it also takes time and effort to discover what truly lies behind that facade of plastic and metal when you first see the KTM 890 ADVENTURE. After using the bike daily and clocking almost 10,000km on it, I finally got to appreciate all the small details that make it one of the most technical motorcycles on the market.
How legendary Enduro and Rally racer Giovanni Sala used the feedback collected from thousands of racing miles to help chisel a lineage that stretches through the latest KTM ADVENTURE production machines.
Riding from the Atlantic shores to the mountain tops of Tenerife and up to 2,200 meters above sea level, a large group of international motorcycle journalists share their raw impressions after testing the new KTM 390 ADVENTURE in a mixed variety of tarmac and offroad conditions.
Backcountry Discovery Routes® is a KTM North America supported organization that has been opening up the American wilderness to US adventure riders for nearly a decade. With a new portal coming soon, BDR are working to bring easy access to European riders too…
Enduro legend, riding coach and now KTM ADVENTURE ambassador, Chris Birch’s daily steed of choice is the KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R. Riding it constantly since it’s 2017 launch, the New Zealand resident spent 6000 offroad kilometers on it last month so we quizzed him for his five favorite features on the most enduro of travel enduros.
It is something of a mysterious art. By nature motorcycles and riders are not the most aerodynamic of vehicles on the road so what do KTM do to maximize this area of their R&D and how does it fit in with the design of the orange bikes? We delved into the quiet and complex depths of engineering at Mattighofen to ask …
After over 12 months and almost 95,000 kilometers on our KTM 1190 ADVENTURE Rs, the feeling of having arrived at the southernmost point of the American continent doesn’t feel real: in six weeks our journey will come to an end and we are off home … in some ways nice, but also a real shame … we could carry on riding forever!
The latest addition to the KTM ADVENTURE line-up, the KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R, promises much with spoked wheels, improved WP suspension and with it much improved offroad potential … perfect for Southern Californian trails.