LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR….LET THE NEW MODELS COME OUT!
The very German folks at Motorrad have gotten a chance to swing a leg over the pre-production version of the upcoming 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure R. Avoiding a conversation about how motorcycle publications are starting to look more like the outsourced marketing departments of motorcycle OEMs, what is perhaps the second most interesting thing from the article are the details about the Austrian company’s newest offering to the adventure-touring crowd. Continue reading “Details Drop on the 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure R”
By MCN –
01 May 2012 09:20
In this week’s MCN the new BMW G650GS Sertao is tested against Yamaha’s Tenere 660. Part of the discussion between the testers concentrates on how much easier off-roading is on a bike that feels light and agile – which both these single-cylinders do compared to behemoths such as Triumph’s Explorer and Yamaha’s Super Tenere 1200.
But are these two middleweight adventure bikes still far too big? Renowned global adventurer Austin Vince thinks so. When we asked him how big an adventure bike should really be, here’s what he said:
Continue reading “Are big adventure bikes killing adventure riding?”