ktm 1190 across the Sally Gap, Wicklow, ireland

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by shay, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. shay

    shay reading is hard

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2004
    Oddometer:
    303
    Location:
    Ireland
    A beautiful day for biking so I headed for the hills:



    The road is narrow, badly surfaced and full of bumps and dips, ideal for adv biking :evil

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    Straight stretches of road are, thankfully, a rarity:

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    We had a very cold spring, there's still a smattering of snow on the hills:

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    The bends keep on coming at you:

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    Ideal conditions for running in the new bike:

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    I think I earned a cuppa after 70k of bends :freaky

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    The 1190 was flawless, I was lifted out of the saddle a few times when going over bumps and dips, the suspension coped perfectly. I had the suspension set for one person and street, comfort might have been a better option - next time !

    The fuel injection is flawless, no surging of any kind. I should have luggage and a gps in the next few weeks then I can travel a little further from home.
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  2. Dru

    Dru Hardly an Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    574
    Location:
    The Big Smoke
    Great looking moto and fantastic looking roads!
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  3. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    737
    Location:
    Southeast Lower Carolina
    Wonderful looking ride on some awesome roads that may get some wind across them I guess.
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