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Just seen these pictures from @KTMAdventureColumbia and it got me thinking... where will you guys be venturing off to in your KTM ?

 

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Living in the big city i won't be going anywhere since I don't have the time and most good places are too far for me to venture on the usual. For me the 1090 is more of a relaxed ride compared to the sport bikes I had before deciding to eventually own one of these.

Where do you plan on taking your 1090?
 

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The only places around me are a good 2ish hours away but they're pay to ride through trails. Regardless, it'll be rare occasions when I'll really be able to get out to places like these.
 

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I'll be hitting some places up north from where I am, but nothing hectic.. I would like to take it out in the winter and do some hooning though.
 

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Winter time is when I usually pack everything up and stay to my SUVs. Not too fond of the cold and ice.
Same here, it's not just worth the risk.
Riding around in the city like I do, your even at a greater risk with all the drivers that lack winter driving skills.

Some riders risk it without issue but there's just too many variables to factor in for me at that point.

I'll stick to riding it around in my condos parkade for "maintenance".... as I like to put it :D
 

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I'll only be going out when the roads are nice and dry and there's snow in the fields. When there's snow and the roads are all icy, I just won't leave my house. Not worth it at all, for everything you listed above and more. It's not gonna be you, but it'll be someone else and that's something you can never control.
 

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I would love to take one of these on the beach and sort of re-enact that photo in the site banner lol. Get right where the water comes up on shore enough and go right through it... if only it weren't illegal where I am...
 

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I'll only be going out when the roads are nice and dry and there's snow in the fields. When there's snow and the roads are all icy, I just won't leave my house. Not worth it at all, for everything you listed above and more. It's not gonna be you, but it'll be someone else and that's something you can never control.
Same here, dry road conditions are what I only gravitate towards a) because i hate cleaning up the mess and b) because I have a fun cage to move around in :D

As utilitarian as this bike it, oddly enough, getting it dirty is one thing I don't like.
 

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Lol honestly, you get to the point where you start to weight it out. Go have fun in the dirt and have to do some serious clean up.. or just stay inside and relax. There are days when you think it's worth it to go out and get a little crazy and get it all dirty. But you regret it after haha !
 

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The difference for me is i'm never in environments will get any bike I have as dirty as some of these KTM's will get. So simple preventative things will go a long way along with follow up washes. City riding does little dirty damage.

But in the worst case scenario, I have this video to refer back to:

 

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Ah Larry. One of the Gurus of the detailing word. Yea, I never expect the bike to get that dirty to be honest. Some quick detailer and a few microfibers would typically suffice.
 

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It's just a good example of how clean you can get a bike to be even if it gets as dirty as what we're seeing here, starting from extremes like this goes a long way.
 

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Definitely great to have a breakdown like that to show the most "extreme" way to tackle it. Tone it down depending on what your dealing with and you'll be good.
 

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Yup.

The only downside is that it doesn't cover using touch up paint or going about repairing paint damage but once you find that along with this cleaning process as part of how you attack it weekly or whatever frequency then you'll be in the clear!
 

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Now that looks like a great adventure. Close to 5 hours one way not including stops to take a few snaps, can't go wrong with that at all
 

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THat looks like a heck of a scenic trip with all the mountains and water on either side of your trial. I've never used Rever but it seems like a great trip planning tool since it should you the terrain and not just a flat piece of land.
 

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In situations like that you will come across a lot of different terrain, great for a bike like this since that's what they've been advertised in. Most KTM marketing is focused around that sort of idea. Surprised we don't hear from more canadians about ventures like this since canada is ideal.
 

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Canada does have a lot of places to go and ride around, but the best places are around coastlines and all of that and are typically a good deal away from a lot of people. But having a bike like this pushes you to get outside of your boundaries and explore!
 
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