Monday, December 23, 2013

2004 KTM 950 Adventure: Welcome to the stable!

The KTM 950 Adventure is a dual-sport motorcycle that was produced in Austria by KTM.

It’s powered by a liquid cooled, four-stroke, DOHC 942 CC, 75° V-twin engine, producing around 102 HP. It goes 130 MPH without any effort. It was designed for the grueling terrain of the Dakar...and handily won on its very first try in 2002.

Blah, blah, blah..

But why am I listing the attributes of a 2004 KTM? Well, let’s just say a friend made me an offer I couldn’t refuse and it’s now a recent addition to the stable.

To answer your—and my wife’s—question: No, I haven’t yet decided which—if any—of my other bikes will have to go. Yes, I know. It’s a sickness.

Some cool links:

Let the farkling begin.

More to follow…

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Interesting (and telling) biker video: Your thoughts?

Why the Carlsberg beer stunt video went viral: VIDEO LINK

Numerous couples walk into a movie theater and all but two seats are full of burly, mean-looking bikers.

To add to the intimidation factor, the two available seats are right smack in the middle of the center row.

Many, maybe most, of the couples shuddered and walked out. Some made some not-too-nice comments. But a few brave souls took the seats. And what happened next was quite telling.

What do you do?