Sunday, August 9, 2015

2016 Honda Africa Twin vs. KTM 950 Adventure

Since some of the specs for the 2016 Honda Africa Twin have been leaked, I thought that it would be fun to see how it compares to the old KTM 950 Adventure.

Specification Comparison:

CRF100L Africa Twin 2003 950 Adventure
Displacement 998cc 942cc
Power 93hp 98hp
Torque 72 lb/ft 70.1 lb/ft
Dry Weight 458/467 lbs 426.5 lbs
Wheelbase 62" 61.8"
Seat Height 34.3/33.5" 34.6"
Ground Clearance 9.8" 12.4"

Let me know what you think in the comments.

Monday, July 6, 2015

GoPro Hero4 Session

I need to make a mockup of one of these.

If it fits my dual sport helmet better than my Hero3 I may have to get one. Dimensions are 1.5"x1.5"x1.5". Specs should be similar to a Hero4 Silver (minus 4k).

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Durty Dabbers National Dual Sport

I finally got to ride the Durty Dabbers dual sport. I'd been wanting to make it to this one for years. We had a great RCR group there with a mix of newbies and veterans of the event. My overall experience with the event was great. Despite a downpour shortly after arriving at the campground, the weather the rest of the weekend was awesome. The food available was great. The routes were well marked and laid out. The roads and trails were challenging! I left feeling very beat up but it was very very fun. I hope to do this one again next year!

The routes cover some ground:

Video from Day 1:

Video from Day 2:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I may need a mid-sized dual sport

I got talked into taking the 950 off-road again when I probably should have taken the small bike. This time didn't go as well as last, I slid the bike into a nasty mucky mud hole and there was no way I was getting it out by myself. Luckily it was a busy weekend and within 5 minutes we were able to get a truck to winch me out. Next weekend I'm definitely riding the small bike. It needs a shakedown before I do the Durty Dabbers dual sport in a few weeks.

Here's the video proof of my bad judgement (or bad luck?) in action.