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    Excellent stuff for strapping luggage. https://www.perunmoto.com/collections/ktm-690-enduro-enduro-r/products/ktm-690-enduro-smc-heel-guards
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    replacement for OEM plastic heel guards, made of 5 mm aluminum AlMg3, powder coated to matte black, perfect strapping points for rack-less bags (Mosko Moto Reckles 40andReckless 80; KriegaOverlander 30; AltriderHemisphere Saddlebag; WolfmanRolie Saddle Bag system,E-12 Saddle Bags,Enduro Daytripper Saddle Bags,Enduro Dry Saddle Bags,Enduro UltraLite Saddle bags; Giant loop saddlebags etc.) all edges chamfered by machine - no sharp edges, button head bolts used - your boots are safe, high quality mounting hardware provided - 10.9 grade zinc coated bolts, small and large washers, easy installation using standard tools, no modification required, price is for pair (left and right).
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    Cycra Ultra Probend CRM

    Great fit for the 690 Enduro R. The center reach mount (CRM) is very solid. I prefer it to the previous Barkbusters that I had on the bike (same as the KTM PowerParts). Might interfere with some navigation clamps, however. The front brake lever clearance is small. Visually they match the look of the bike very well.
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    Cycra Ultra Probend CRM

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    Cycra ULTRA Probend CRM Wrap Around Handguards: The all new ULTRA Probends combine the premium features of Cycra handguards that customers have come to love and depend on. Cycra has improved every aspect of the new �ULTRA� design and configuration. From its New CRM clamp, that provides maximum bite to secure the handguards and allows for superior clearance on a wider range of bars; to its brand new (patented) CNC billet machined bar, made from 6061 aircraft quality aluminum creating a varied wall thickness and slimmer profile. New shield design that takes cues from the iconic �Cycra Enduro Hand Shield� to a dramatic new form with better ergonomic profile, removable dual zone ventilation system, and integrated abrasion guard with slimmer profile. Also included, the new Powergrip Bar Ends with slotted barrel allows for a more secure bite than ever before. .
  5. A* Toucan as a touring boot. What is generally considered to be an "adventure" boot is for me the minimum level of protection to have on the street. A* Tech 10 (first gen) as adventure boot. Love those. I've been trying for the last 2 years to justify the purchase of a new-gen pair, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with the ones I have
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    Is ''Transfagarasan Highway'' the greatest ride in the word?

    Let me know when you're coming again and we'll sure see each other on the road
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    Is ''Transfagarasan Highway'' the greatest ride in the word?

    OK, thought you're looking to go, but I see you already went
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    Is ''Transfagarasan Highway'' the greatest ride in the word?

    I did it a few times. It's very nice, but can be very busy during the season, because it's so famous. But if you go to Romania to do the Transfagarasan, you owe yourself to do the Transalpina, which is nicer IMO (and at higher altitude). And there are other nice mountain roads as well (and of course, unpaved roads and offroad).
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    KTM 790 Adventure R Spy Photos

    Yes, it'll apparently have TC, Corner ABS and the like. http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/first-rides-tests/2018-ktm-790-duke-first-ride/
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    KTM 790 Adventure R Spy Photos

    That tank looks very close in concept to the one on the new 450 Rally. I think it's a great design, it lowers the COG a lot and also protects the engine (and the rider's legs). I like a lot the overall layout of this and have a hard time understanding the negative responses I see on FB and other places (but then I remember that people reacted in a similar way when the 950 Adv was introduced). It's a fresh, purposeful layout which seems very functional, as opposed to the ridiculous, top-heavy & tall design that the Yamaha prototype is showing. Amusing how everyone goes crazy for that thing even if its layout is the complete opposite of what an adv bike should be. Form with no function seems to be the main drive of "adv riding" today. What I don't like is that cable clutch and the fact that the brakes are some cheap no names instead of Brembo. They're going for a price and that's bad.
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    What makes an adventurebike?

    An excellent article dealing with this (in a way): https://www.atomic-moto.com/blogs/news/dual-sport-or-adventure One paragraph that I like in particular from the above link, which should be a sticky on any forum where this type of discussions pop-up: Of course, everybody is free to go everywhere they want with their bike, but that won't transform the bike and the purpose for which it was designed. I can ride my KTM 690 Enduro in the sportiest manner I can, it still won't be a superbike. And that Ducati Panigale with TKC80s, wandering in the woods, was a superbike with knobbies, not an enduro or adventure bike. An adventure bike is a bike designed to go both on street and offroad. Which means it has at least a 19" front wheel and longer suspension. Plus other smaller details, but at least a 19" front wheel. Simply having an upright riding position doesn't suddenly make a touring bike into an Adventure bike. The Multistrada is, at most, a touring supermoto. And the Versys is not an adventure bike, either.
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    How to Lift a Motorcycle

    I do find it endlessly amusing that a lot of the "riding techniques" for big adventure bikes are actually dealing with how to pick your bike up without killing yourself.
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    New F5 Helmet from Klim

    That peak is kinda short.
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    On the TET

    Exploring the Romanian part of the TET (http://www.transeurotrail.org/)
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    2016 Klim Adventure Rally - not waterproof.

    Stadler (which also means Touratech, as they are the ones that produce the Companero line), Rukka and I think Dane as well are using YKK AquaSeal and it's waterproof.