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Forum: Orange Crush 10-18-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,012
Posted By FechFech
First credible picture of the 1050 Adventure

German motorcycle magazine "Motorrad" has published a picture of a prototype of the 1050 Adventure, here:

http://www.motorradonline.de/news/erlkoenig-ktm-1050-adventure/610828

If I'm not...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-01-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 94,012
Posted By FechFech
The word from the man himself...

I don't know if anyone has posted this already:

http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-news/in-conversation-with-stefan-pierer-ceo-ktm-sportmotorcycle-ag-390761.aspx

If this interview with Stefan...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,188
Posted By FechFech
Raid Passion Desert Maroc 2013 Edition

This years edition of the "Raid Passion Desert Maroc" was from April 29 to May 9. It went from Ifrane in the Middle Atlas mountains to Agadir on the Atlantic coast, covering 3'000 kilometers of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,297,461
Posted By FechFech
Everything has been said already....

... but not yet from everyone ;-)

So let me add a big THANK YOU to all of you for taking the time and sharing your adventures with the rest of us. I'm sure Siberia will see quite a bit more...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 80,307
Posted By FechFech
Mee too !

Was thinking the same, let me know when you go..... ;-) It ain't Siberia, but it's close (closer from where I live) and it's stunningly beautiful...

Gilga, thanks a lot for this report, it's...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 126,680
Posted By FechFech
Great !

I look forward to learn how you managed on this long trip all by yourself... Doing such a trip solo takes some nerves, hats off.

Cheers,

FechFech
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,297,461
Posted By FechFech
I guess this depends on your definition of...

I guess this depends on your definition of "viable" ;-) There are quite a few videos on Youtube showing 4x4 vehicles on a trail on the east side of lake Baikal (the "110"). For example, this one:
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,985
Posted By FechFech
Outstanding !

Pate,

Thanks for sharing this with us. I only found this thread now, via a link from Walter Colebatch's et. al. Sibirsky Extreme 2012 report. Your trip is really impressive, as is the scenery on...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,297,461
Posted By FechFech
Signaling system used by the Transsib ?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8364117973_760c3ef372_o.jpg

Walter,

The semaphore at the other side of the bridge shows a green light. Do you know what signaling system the transsib uses ?...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,188
Posted By FechFech
Next Raid Passion Desert Maroc

The next instance of the "Raid Passion Desert Maroc" will be from April 29 to May 9, 2013, see:

http://www.sudexpe.com/raid-passion-desert-maroc.html

I'm aware that Morocco isn't exactly around...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 24,042
Posted By FechFech
Next Morocco Raid...

This years "Raid Passion Desert Maroc" starts on April 28 in Ifrane in Morocco:

http://www.sudexpe.com/raid-passion-desert-maroc.html

I'm aware that Portland, Oregon isn't exactly around the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 24,042
Posted By FechFech
Happy 350 EXC-F Owner

I did this:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=794731

with my 350 EXC-F last year and couldn't have been happier with the bike. About 3'000 km in Morocco, and zero problems with the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,297,461
Posted By FechFech
Direct route to parts

Hi Rod,

Did you consider the option to fly to Vienna and get the parts there ? It is about 300 km from Vienna to Mattighofen. Most guys working at KTM are bikers themselves, I'm sure they would...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,416,888
Posted By FechFech
Trip to Friuli / Italy in late summer 2012

This is about the only reasonably use of a "no vehicles" sign I can think of: use it as a support to fix a flat rear tire ;-)
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,997
Posted By FechFech
350 EXC is a good compromise

I did a 2500 km rally-raid on my EXC-F 350 in May this year:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=794731&highlight=raid+passion+desert

The bike worked flawlessly and I absolutely loved...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 140,123
Posted By FechFech
A reason to upgrade...

Thanks, that's what I wanted to hear :-) I guess it's upgrade time soon...

A few pictures of my current (soon to be old) bike:

Ready for a rally-raid in Morocco:...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 140,123
Posted By FechFech
Steering lock improvement on the '12 model ?

Hi Skinny,

How much better is the steering lock on the '12 model over the '08 model ? I have a '09 model which I like a lot, except for the steering lock (or rather, the lack of it, it has a...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,619,952
Posted By FechFech
1190 Adventure (non "R" model)

... and the "standard" model, with 19/17 inch wheels:

http://www.motorradonline.de/sixcms/media.php/11/thumbnails/1190Adventure_2013_Orange_90.jpg.1962639.jpg

Claimed weight is 230kg for the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-20-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,619,952
Posted By FechFech
First official picture of 1190 Adventure R from KTM

Just released to the European motorcycle press:

http://www.motorradonline.de/sixcms/media.php/11/thumbnails/1190Adventure_R_2013_90.jpg.1962624.jpg

Cheers,

FechFech
Forum: Orange Crush 09-03-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,619,952
Posted By FechFech
More pictures of the 1190 Adventure

More pictures here:

http://www.motorradonline.de/motorraeder/fotos-der-motorrad-neuheiten-2013-erlkoenige-prototypen-und-mehr/418665?#22

An yes, it's no replacement for the SE-R. It's a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,416,888
Posted By FechFech
What fairing ?

Hi KoToM,

Cool looking bike ! What fairing is this ? I guess it's the one from Meca'System, right ? If so, how does it fit with the Rally-Raid tanks ?

Cheers,

FechFech
...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-01-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,619,952
Posted By FechFech
1190 Adventure Ride Report

Hi,

German motorcycle magazin "Motorrad" has another ride report of the new KTM Adventure, this time of the "standard" model (1190 Adventure, without the "R"). The specs are:

- Same Engine as...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,619,952
Posted By FechFech
The weight of 230 kg (507 pounds) is ready to...

The weight of 230 kg (507 pounds) is ready to ride and with the tank filled to capacity. Unfortunately the article doesn't say anything about travel.

Cheers,

FechFech
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,619,952
Posted By FechFech
I'm afraid we will never see a bike like many in...

I'm afraid we will never see a bike like many in this forum crave for: a 700 to 800 cc twin cylinder, less than 200 kg with a full tank and a range of 300+ kilometer, about 90 to 100 HP, 21/18...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-18-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,619,952
Posted By FechFech
Tech Specs and Ride Impressions

I read the article in the (print edition) of "Motorrad" magazine in the meantime (teaser here: http://www.motorradonline.de/artikelvorschau/fahrbericht-ktm-1190-adventure-r/421395).

Tech Specs of...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6,782
Views: 1,619,952
Posted By FechFech
KTM 1190 Adventure R - first ride report

FYI, the current issue of German motorcycle magazin "Motorrad" has a ride report of the 2013 Adventure 1190 R. See http://www.motorradonline.de/motorrad/motorrad-2012-18/421421. Happy Reading (in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 428,171
Posted By FechFech
This depends...

Vladg,

I used 14 / 50 gearing on my 350 EXC-F for a roadbook rally in Morocco. Topspeed of the bike was about 140 km/h. What is a "comfortable" cruising speed depends. I had no wind protection on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 428,171
Posted By FechFech
Kept my 690E and got an EXC-F 350

I totally agree with CT DUAL-SPORT. I bought a 690E in 2009, which I still have. The 690E is perfect for for mixed tarmac / dirtroad riding. I used the 690E for a roadbook rally in Morocco in April...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,188
Posted By FechFech
Some final thoughts...

So, for whom is this rally-raid ?

If your top three priorities are

1) ride,
2) ride, and
3) ride,

then the Raid Passion Desert Maroc is for you. If your priority is to spend as much time...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,188
Posted By FechFech
Stage 10 / Midelt to Fez (May 7, 2012 / 302 km)

Today is the last stage of the Raid Passion Desert Maroc 2012, from Midelt to Fez. As always, first the tracklog:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,838
Views: 428,171
Posted By FechFech
2500 km Roadbook Rally on EXC-F 350 in Morocco

Hi,

I posted earlier in this thread on a 2'500 km roadbook rally I did on my 350 EXC-F in Morocco. In the meantime I wrote a ride report with more details on the trip and how the bike performed....
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,188
Posted By FechFech
Stage 9 / Midelt to Midelt (May 6, 2012 / 241 km)

Todays stage starts and ends at the Hotel "Taddart" in Midelt. The first part of the stage leads through the Cirque de Jaffar, the second part to Aouli, an old mining town in the mountains west of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,188
Posted By FechFech
The bike worked flawlessly, no issues at all. All...

The bike worked flawlessly, no issues at all. All I did is clean the air filter and check oil and water every day (it didn't need any). The bike has more than enough power (at least for my riding...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,993
Posted By FechFech
Thanks !

Fantastic pictures, thanks for sharing ! I have never been to South America, I wish I could ride in the Atacama desert some time...

FechFech

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KTM 990 SMT - for...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,188
Posted By FechFech
Stage 8 / Erfoud to Midelt (May 5, 2012 / 400 km)

Today is the longest stage of the entire rally-raid. It starts in the desert in Erfoud, crosses the High Atlas mountains, and ends in Midelt. This is the tracklog:
...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-28-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,744
Posted By FechFech
Ktm 1680 esmt

I solved the 690E vs. 990 Adv question with a 1680 ESMT: 690E + 990SMT = 1680ESMT :D

The 1680ESMT beats the 990 Adv on the road and on dirt. Since I haven't figured out yet how to morph one into...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,188
Posted By FechFech
Stage 7 / Merzouga Dunes (May 4, 2012 / 139 km)

Todays stage leads to Merzouga and then into the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Start and finish are in Erfoud. Erg Chebbi is a small area of sand dunes, about 20 by 8 kilometers. Because it is easily...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,188
Posted By FechFech
Stage 6 / M'hamid to Erfoud (May 3, 2012 / 300 km)

Today another long desert stage lies ahead of us. We follow the piste from M'hamid to Rissani. The last 30 km from Rissani to Erfoud are paved. This is today's tracklog:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4,281
Views: 1,416,888
Posted By FechFech
John, The 690E did work very well, it ran...

John,

The 690E did work very well, it ran for 2'500 km in Morocco without an issue. However, it was too heavy for me, especially in sand. I had a hard time to pick it up after dropping it a few...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,188
Posted By FechFech
Stage 5 / Erg Chegaga to M'hamid (May 2, 2012 / 121 km)

Today's stage is short, but interesting. The first part is a loop in the dunes of Erg Chegaga, the second part is a short hop of 60 km on a desert piste to M'hamid. M'hamid is as far as you can go on...
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