August 24, 2018
Last week’s trip took us to San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato in Mexico’s stunning Bajío region. This time, we remembered to take a picture of all three of us with our bikes…
LTR: 2010 BMW 650GS – 1980 Jasper – 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R – 1990 Tom – 1998 Yamaha XJ600S – 1976 Guido
Now, without further ado, let’s get rolling…
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Suzuki V-Strom 1000
The V-Strom has been getting very good reviews as an all round – can do it all – bike. It doesn’t have the best looks nor is it the most powerful, but it’s very comfortable, handles great, has breaks that’ll spoil you for other bikes and one of the best stock windscreens around. Here’s a video by Cager on Two Wheels. He’s having a lot of fun on this 2018 model. Also have a look at this Fortnine video on the 2015 model. It’s acutally his own bike so he has put many miles on it and he’s very honest in his review.
What tires should Tom get?
After having driven almost 19.000 km (11.800 miles), the tread on my rear tire is all gone, and while the front tire still has some, I’m thinking of replacing both at once. Although I’d love to do some more off-road on my 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R, I got to be realistic and admit that I’m probably more in the market for a 90/10 (road/off-road) tire.
As I had some good experiences with Metzeler, I was eyeing to replace my current Continental Trail Attack IIs, with the Metzeler Tourance Next, just to find that they don’t sell the rear tire in my size (150/70/18).
So far, the Conti’s haven’t let me down on the road, but poor traction on dirt, wet grass and mud seem to be the compromise here.
Conti’s, Pirellis or something else? What tires are you using, and why? I’d love to hear your feedback!
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
5 commutes, 5 times soaked…. yes I’m stubborn.
Rainy season is well underway here and it rains almost every evening between 4 and 10 PM. Last Christmas, I bought a cool Rev’it Outback jacket with waterproof liner, but it rains so often here that I get to wear the same damp gear every morning.
Time for something more rigorous! Something that doesn’t look like an upgraded garbage bag… Fortnine reviews Icon PDX rain gear in this quirky video – spoiler – don’t get the upgraded PDX2.
Scenic 2 update
PIC OF THE WEEK
Beautiful New Zealand
What’s your most beautiful / funny / crazy motorcycle shot? Share your pic with us and we might just put it in the next Moto Intel Report.