Our most recent trip to Moab was on two fully equipped 2019 KTM 690s. The extent of our plan was to forget about the comforts of town and link together some of the iconic sites with an unknown section of trail that shall henceforth forever be known as the “Dirty Santana Switchbacks” (formerly known as Reservoir Canyon Trail). To do this, we would be stretching the absolute limits of the 3.6-gallon fuel tank; in this case, the longest distance was 165 miles (15 with the gas light on). Overall, an impressive distance for bikes weighted down with luggage and throttle-heavy pilots.
Here in North America, we are anxiously awaiting the all-new 790 Adventure & 790 Adventure R. To help keep us occupied until "The Lancet" reaches our shores we've assembled this list of parts that are already in stock and ready to ship.
As many of you know, we have been running a photo contest for the last two weeks on our Instagram account. Yesterday we selected the semi-finalists and are excited to showcase their shots while also opening up voting for the grand prize winner. These five riders are competing for $200 in KTM Twins cash and bragging rights until our next contest.
You're shopping for the best to outfit your ride, right? WINGS slip-on silencers are carefully made with high-quality components to rival a popular top-tier KTM exhaust brand from Eastern Europe while being softer on the wallet. Don't be fooled by the affordable price, WINGS doesn't compromise. Their exhausts typically feature a titanium sleeve with a carbon fiber end tip. There's a ton of bang for your buck here.
Rarely does a diversion or afterthought of a trip turn into the kind of ride you remember till you’re old and gray but sometimes the adventure gods smile upon thee, and epicness ensues. Recently on an impromptu trip through Death Valley, the stars aligned and a trip that seemed insignificant became one of the best I've ever experienced.
So we ham-fisted it, called on non-existent talent reserves and came up short! My progress abruptly halted as I high centered on a rock then watched my buddy (a very talented rider) unceremoniously dump his bike twenty feet farther up. So now we were both stopped on an extremely steep hill with no energy and no other option than to struggle on.
Day four dawned with another batch of new experiences and epic riding. I have spent a lot of time outdoors, but making camp, sleeping and having breakfast all in the backcountry of Death Valley was one of the most satisfying feelings I’ve ever had riding motorcycles.
On the first day of this adventure, I woke up pre-dawn on a concrete garage floor in Encinitas California surrounded by the most dialed in ADV Motorcycles I have ever seen. The day had finally come, embarking on a 2000+ mile off-road expedition through California’s desolate backcountry.