2014 KTM Adventure Rider RallyThe 11th annual KTM Adventure Rally is set for Sept. 19-21, 2014, in Taos, N.M.
The event – the only national festival for KTM owners and enthusiasts – provides riders of all skill to ride and learn with the top adventure riders known throughout the world.The Rally is designed for riders on KTM 640, 690, 950, 990 and 1190 Adventure and Enduro motorcycles, but is open to all brands of street-legal motorcycles.Speaking of the 2014 KTM Adventure Rally, KTM says “participants will learn from KTM experts as they cover a technical overview of the new 1190 Adventure models in between jam-packed days of dual-sport riding.“In addition, KTM will host free demo rides to all participants aboard the KTM street line of motorcycles. Select meals are included throughout the three-day event. Please see the event flyer for more details. Both events include appearances from KTM professional athletes including Andrew Short, Mike Lafferty, Chris Fillmore and Paul Krause as well as Saturday awards night, games and more.”To preregister at a reduced rate of $165 per person and receive a free event t-shirt, visit ktmorangeevents.com. KTM also has a reserved lodging group rate.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!