Saturday, June 15, 2019

A Quick Look at the Shinko 525 Cheater Tire

Monday, May 20, 2019

Video: Mines and Meadows 5/19/2019

My first dirt ride in quite a while. The Berg was running well and I was getting pretty good traction despite all the mud. Everybody tasted a little dirt on this one.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

2019 KTM 790 Adventure R vs 2003 KTM 950 Adventure




I was watching a recent upload by Adventure Bike TV (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjwBg2KBVAM) and it got me thinking a bit. A while back I did a comparison of the KTM 950 Adventure with the (then upcoming) Africa Twin and then later with the Yamaha Tenere 700. Let's see how the new KTM stacks up against the old king.

Specification Comparison:

2019 790 Adventure R 2003 950 Adventure 
Displacement799cc942cc
Power94 hp98 hp
Torque64.9 lb/ft70.1 lb/ft
Weight416.7 lbs (dry)426.5 lbs (dry)
Wheelbase60.2"61.8"
Seat Height34.6"34.6"
Ground Clearance10.3"12.4"
Front Suspension Travel9.4"8.2"
Rear Suspension Travel9.4"8.2"