The Bike

 

After much research and pondering, I’ve picked the KTM 690 Enduro R for the big trip.  It would appear that nothing seems to get motorcyclists into more of a frenzied discussion than the ‘which bike’ theme.  ‘Which tyres’ might come a close second?  From an overlanding perspective, it’s possible just to look at it as the tool to get the job done.  But when it’s 35 degrees and you’re stuck in the middle of the desert, your bike/kit suddenly becomes more important.  BMWs, the KTM990 Adventure were looked at, but there didn’t seem anything that was quite as rugged as the KTM 690, weighing in at approx. 140kgs.   That’s a lot of bike for the weight!  Not to mention, this bike gives you an ear to ear grin straight out of the showroom.  Bring on the adventure!

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A big thanks to P&H Motorcycles for supplying the bike.