If you can not think of anything else: Take a kitchen scale and determine the weight of your luggage. That happened to me yesterday night.
Everyone knows the lighter the bike is, the better off-road performance it gets. As we were not sure how much over all weight of luggage and equipment we will get, i took some time the kitchen scale and went to my gear up room.
“You are positively mad!” was the conclusion of one of our fellows as we told him what we had in mind. We started with the idea of an off-road trip to Spain and Romania in 2019, came up with some plans for Morocco and finally agreed that our bikes would not be suitable for a offroad adventure tour. (This is a part of the story other individuals – not riding a motorcycle – cannot transfer). So we had to investigate what would be suitable for trips like that. KTM350: to small tank. R1200GS ADV: to heavy. Wait for the KTM790 Adventure: Expected light – but after presentation at the Eicma: even to heavy.
100% clear: WE NEED NEW LIGHTWEIGHT BIKES WITH MORE THAN 600km RANGE!!!
Explore the journey to our new bikes, the conversion and the upcoming adventure in the southern hemisphere – without the standard adventure bike ;- )