Last month, KTM adventure-riding enthusiasts headed to the village of Crested Butte, Colo., for the three-day 2017 KTM Adventure Rider Rally.The 14th-annual event, which is the only national festival for KTM owners and enthusiasts, featured riding with some of KTM’s top racers, including:
FMF KTM Factory Racing Team’s Taylor Robert
Eight-time AMA National Enduro Champion Mike Lafferty
Four-time Baja 1000 winner and Dakar competitor Quinn Cody
Besides the vendors and areas where participants can test new bikes like the 1090 Adventure R, Dakar podium-finisher and Baja 1000 Champion Jimmy Lewis also put on a riding school.Most riders were on KTM machinery, including the 1190/1290 Adventures and EXC-Fs, though the rally doesn’t discriminate against other models.Attached above is KTM’s official recap of the 2017 KTM Adventure Rider Rally. Stay clicked to Ultimate Motorcycling for next year’s dates and location of the KTM ADV Rider Rally.
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!