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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Martincito, Apr 18, 2019.
Another great update, I'm sure this will encourage more people to follow in your tracks
I ride about 6 hours a day average sometimes I ride 500km but when the road is bad can be as little as 100km.
You can find dirt roads here and there if you look for them. Uzbekistan is basically one road and is paved. In Kyrgyzstan and Takijisan there is many dirt roads. I 'd say the in total for mr has been 85% asphalt 15%dirt.
Now I'm at 13500km on the bike. I started the trip with 0km from the dealer.
I met nice people everywhere in Kazakhstan are particularly nice and two times gave me food.
Where are you heading? Route?
I'm using the 30L, probably the 40L is too big to carry it transversal on the bike. It's mounted on the KTM luggage plate. The side panniers are mounted in Touratech racks, try to see if there is narrower ones. These are too wide.
The KTM in Almaty was pretty good and has many new models but mine was the first 790 adventure ever to get in there. I got the 15k km service done and spent two days riding till dark trying to get to Barnaul in Siberia as soon as possible.
KTM's climbing an armored car.
My first fast food after two months
The roads to Siberia were empty with beautiful sunsets and storms.
The last town in Kazakhstan before crossing the border is Semey. I met a group of doctor celebrating the "National Day of the Doctors" in a restaurant on Friday night and they invited me to a picnic in the woods for the next day with all their colleagues, I couldn't say no to the invitation and neither to all the shots of vodka during the picnic. My trip got delayed by one day but had big fun and bigger hangover.
That is awesome! I am jealous :)
Great Ride Report. You put the "adventure" in ADVrider!
@Martincito, I am attending the European KTM rally in Bosnia (totally unplanned, I met 4 1290 riders in Montenegro who convinced me to follow them to the rally!) and today they unveiled the new 790 Adventure R Rally. At the beginning of the presentation they showed pictures of 790 and they included my favorite picture of your thread Well done!!!
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Only problem is there will only be 500 of these sold worldwide so it will likely sell out in seconds from launch.
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I love it !!!!
From Semey I crossed the border to Barnaul, Russia and got a new set of tires installed. Shinko 804/805 I hope they are up to the task in Mongolia.
The road from Barnaul to the border was surprisingly beautiful, twisted sections with the Altay mountains in the background on smooth asphalt.
Welcome to Mongolia!
OMG...closed in the "bunker" (the production area of my company) you make me dream...