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Back to something familiar

December 2, 2015

After enjoying all the outright speed of the MV Agusta F4, and the touring capabilities of the BMW GS1200, coming back to NZ I knew I wanted something in between. Meet the new addition, a KTM 690SM Prestige.

The previous Yamaha XT660X was/is mechanically a strong bike. It just lacked a little “punch”. The above KTM comes with an after market exhaust & air filter. Plus a power commander kit with auto tuner installed. All the stuff required for the “punch” factor. Still practicing the 2nd gear wheelies…

At “this” point in time, I’ve decided that Super Motos are the way to go on NZ roads. Plenty of fun around our windy coastline, enough stick to get you into trouble, wide bars and a riding position to get you back out again. Though I can see me needing something will a little more speed in my near future…