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KTM 950 Adventure

Falling For—And Off—A Austrian Beauty

Did you ever to ask a girl on a date who was clearly out of league? Leggy, exotic, high-maintenance, a bit of a handful, strikingly if attractive? A girl that you would make for an awesome if everything went well?

But who may you into the ground and kick in your face, possibly a more (ahem) capable

I did.

And for a while she scared the out of me. And for a while we had an amazing time. And she slapped me to the ground like the overconfident sunufabitch I had become.

And now I love her more than

She’s my KTM 950 Adventure S.

We met on a blind I caught up with my KTM dealer Don Lemelin from Scuderia in San Francisco. He had brought her up to a KTM rally at Tahoe, where I was riding my legal” 450 MXC. Glowing in her and orange dress and almost as as the day she made her debut on the showroom She was the tallest of the tall, a 2004 KTM S featuring an extended suspension the more pedestrian Adventure and a very tall seat.

Her previous owner had lavished on her the of jewelry only a man in love offer. I wondered: Why did he leave Did she crush him? Surely she not do that to me.

Surely she would me.

Extra driving lights, bits, Hepco-Becker Gobi and top case, and a lovely Garmin GPS grasped by a Touratech mount more individual parts a Swiss watch. She was clean—evidence of a (or at least well concealed) past. The final nail in the was a peek into the storage box revealed exceptionally clean and labeled wiring for all the accessories.

The carbureted engine rumbled to through lovely Remus A flick of the throttle released a roar that instantly me into the Dakar desert. A into gear and we frolicked

Finding some open proved a challenge on Tourist-Top so I darted through a neighborhood a remote area. What a —massive power, smooth and Yes, I was in love.

Her first to watch my manners was our first stop sign. That 5mm reach to the ground almost had me on it. A thigh muscle later and we back to perpendicular. Ms.

Austria hummed a ditty… was her warning. I made a couple of attempts to show her I was still but I’m not sure she was convinced.

Our relationship slowly over the next few Though the population centers of are surrounded by dirt, 84 percent of the is privately owned; there are no tracts of BLM-type land. A trip was in order. Off to Big Bend, both the MXC and the Adventure on the trailer.

I I could conquer anything—except my about harming my super-clean

Flash a few months forward and the of call that any photographer after comes through: video for a Jeep press in the Durango/Silverton/Telluride slice of heaven is the Rocky Mountains. I knew I a motorcycle to get through the conga-line of 25 in order to get back ahead in to shoot again. A little (of myself, the client, and the lead liabilities and responsibilities discussed, I chose the 950 over the 450.

The weekend had me in the garage-majal fabbing up camera mounts and custom tubes for tripods and gear. I off the saddlebags to keep her trim.

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