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- 2023 KTM 890 Adventure | First Look ReviewKTM has announced that joining the recently unveiled 2023 KTM 890 Adventure R is the new KTM 890 Adventure, a bike the company called “the ultimate master of all conditions and distances.” Related: 2023 KTM 890 Adventure R | First Look Review The 2023 KTM 890 Adventure features a liquid-cooled 889cc LC8 parallel-Twin, a 6-speed gearbox, the PASC slip/assist clutch, Bosch EMS with throttle-by-wire, and Dell’Orto throttle bodies with an integrated knock sensor for handling varying fuel quality while off the beaten path. For 2023, one of the most significant changes has been made to the fairing between the front of the bike and the fuel tank. 2023 KTM 890 Adventure in Orange A connected fairing section offers improved protection from the elements, and it is now further reinforced to offer more security and more load-bearing capability for larger GPS devices. The KTM 890 Adventure also has… ..... Read More.7 days ago
- Tackling the Trans Euro Trail on a BMW AirheadAlbania via the TET exceeded all my expectations; it’s truly an ADV riders’ paradise. The seeds for my journey on the Trans Euro Trail were planted in 2015, when I toured Europe on my BMW R 100 CS. I had the briefest sample of Albania, an afternoon riding the most dramatic mountainous landscape on a pristine ribbon of tarmac. Smooth riding perfection soon turned into a perilous off-road trail that put my bike and me well out of our comfort zone. As snow fell and my extended sump rebounded off rocks, I made a rare sensible decision and turned back to Montenegro, vowing to return better prepared one day. The author modified his 1982 BMW R 80 ST with late-’80s GS parts such as the tank, seat, fairing, bash plate, front wheel, and rear shock. This time around I took my 1982 BMW R 80 ST. It’s not… ..... Read More.1 week ago
- White Rim Trail on KTM 690 Enduros | Favorite RideTaking a break at Hurrah Pass during our warm-up ride on Chicken Corners Trail. White Rim Trail – or White Rim Road in national park parlance – is a 100-mile unpaved route that loops around the Island in the Sky mesa in Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah. It’s on the bucket list of many dual-sport and adventure riders, and rightfully so. The scenery is spectacular, and the trail is ridable by anyone with a modicum of off-road experience. Scan QR code above or click here to view the route on REVER White Rim Trail, named after the layer of White Rim Sandstone that it runs on top of, was built in the 1950s by the Atomic Energy Commission to access uranium deposits. The mines didn’t produce much ore and were abandoned, and the road became part of Canyonlands after it was established in 1964. Although White… ..... Read More.1 week ago