So I have a long relationship with my bike, Big Bertha, a regular old 2006 KTM 950 Supermoto. It started when she was uncrated and serviced out as a dealer demo. I was first to throw a leg over her and broke in the motor on a great ride down the Crooked River Canyon, with full load, full throttle blips, up to 6000 RPM. I had lots of miles on 950 Adventures, so I had just the feel needed to manage the RPM's without a tach. After that first ride, something told me that one day, I would be taking some poor unsuspecting 950SM into the shed and doing unsightly and unsavory things to her... Here she sat, in the spring of 2006, after a ride and cleaning, on the showroom floor.