After touching down in Denver, it hit me. I had only spent about 30 minutes on the 1190 prior to this trip, all of which was on pavement. That initial, lunch-break impression consisted of an ear-to-ear grin, incomprehensible grunts, and a healthy dollop of fear...
Bonneville has been on my bucket list of places to see since I learned about it. This is a cathedral of speed, the place many of the world land-speed records have been made, and where countless records have fallen.
I started the process of rejetting my KTM 950 for the altitude, but after dropping and losing a bolt early in the process I decided to just run very rich with the sea-level setting. Morgan finally made it in later that night from Seattle.
In places where the road was cut into the side of hills the same thing would happen in a less pronounced manner. Needless to day it made for a few hours of very attentive driving.
Touratech's Iain Glynn walks you through the installation of the exciting new Extreme Rear Shock for the KTM 1190 Adventure R!
My personal KTM 950 Adventure and Touratech-USA's KTM 1190 Adventure R were strapped in for the journey and I can assure you they make a great sight in the rearview mirror.
Today, Vancouver BC's Travis McCaig stopped by Touratech-USA on his KTM 1190 Adventure R. He and his girlfriend Kana Iwabuchi are riding to Bolivia where they're relocating. Now that sounds like an adventure!
If I gave my ball-peen hammer a lady's name I might feel bad bashing it against things. I love my motorcycles for the performance they offer, but they are still machines.
There was a moment when I almost ran over a kid, that was a touch scary.
I’m standing twenty yards back from my bike, flexing my hands like a gunfighter of yesteryear waiting for the starting cannon... I am a mess of adrenaline, nerves, pent up aggression, and fury.