I'm sitting here in a hotel room in Salmon Idaho 13 days into my "Break the KTM 790 Ride" and figured now would be a good time to start documenting my journey to see if I can make the 790 hollar uncle. I'm getting ahead of myself though, let me start at the beginning... Back in November of 2018 I told my dealer "Put my name on one when you can order them" and I started to hatch a plan for a month long 8000 mile ride around the US and a bit of Canada. My dealer came thru in a big way and I got one of the first ones available to the general public in the US. With bike in hand and a rough plan in place I set my departure date for August 26th which would give me time to get the bike ready. The plan: head north from my home in Virgina. Hit a bit of the MADBR on my way to Niagra falls. Enter Canada, cut across the U.P. of Michigan and do some of the @Cannonshot UPAT D/S route I've done before, then hit the Blackhills, then Glacier NP, then some Idaho BDR stuff and more, then drop down into Moab for a few days before trying to get thru SW Colorado passes before snow starts flying, maybe hit the TAT some on my way back east. The only question is how would KTMs first model year 790 Adventure R hold up. We'll see... That's it for now. I'll add posts starting at the beginning of the journey as I get time to update. In the meantime a few teaser pics to whet the appetite. A bit over 4000 miles in to the trip so far. Lots has happened in the last 13 days and there there is a lot more to come. If you're inclined pull up a chair and join in the Adventure.