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Old 21 Aug 2003
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hot air

Just been to Italy on my Adventure 640. Do they all try and roast your legs with radiated heat from the engine (right leg) and hot air from the radiator (both legs)? I've just got it to replace a Tenere, so maybe it's just me not used to it - it was quite warm, but really!
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You might think this is a good thing in the winter.
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I feel the heat as well, but don't see it as a problem. I'm sure that one day I'll be glad to have my legs warm ....!
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with just shoes on, it can be a problem.
With high boots, it isn't
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Yeah it can be a pain, when the weather gets hot and your stuck in traffic somewhere it seems to completely envelop ya... but hey, thats what ktm'ers call having a characterful bike....
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Ok, thanks people, so as long as I wear long boots and only tour cold places in Winter, the KTM is great?
Thank goodness Summer's coming to an end here then......
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WOW! KTM has leg warmers. That's one up on the bmw!
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HI Neil,
I have a tenere but I'm thinking of changing it for a KTM adventurer as well.... what do you reckon ? Good idea or not ? I'd appreciate any thoughths you have seeing as you haev already made the change !

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Hi Simon -
Well, it aint ten years old...
Suspension is massively better, comfort is not as good, but not as bad as some might suggest -900km (motorway) in a day left me reasonably comfortable. I don't believe you have any chance of using a KTM 2 up without a very good sense of humour. Engine is way more powerful, but not so good at "plodding" around. You've already seen my only real gripe, which is the heat, shouldn't be a problem if you dont go anywhere hot apparently

Drope me a line if you want to discuss further. neil.larsen@uwe.ac.uk

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If I can say my part.
I ride a 2001 KTM Adventure

I just finished the Calabogie Enduro ride in Northern Ontario Canada.
I was the only dual sport with road tires out of a field of over 100 hard enduros with full knobbies. I was told at the sign up and sound test that they didn't want to even let my bike on the 300 klm course. They figured I would destroy it, or myself, on the first section, Well...
Amid countless smirks, grins, and a few insults I set off.
Within the first 20 kilometers I passed countless bikes which included DRZ's XR's KTM's YZ's etc etc. No one could believe that a bike that big could go that fast in the woods or up rutted rocky strewn trails. My riding partner was on a KTM exc 400 and couldn't lose me.
After the first day people were coming up to me in utter disbelief, telling me how they couldn't believe that they had been passed on singletrack with a bike that had a fairing, turn signals and street tires! I rode my bike 4.5 hours on the highway each way to get to the event. NO ONE COULD SAY THE SAME. I am not trying to boast about my riding ability, but rather draw attention to a phenomenal bike. This KTM had already done a 2000 klm Enduro race in Australia and I rode it 30000 kilometers from Alice Springs to Bangkok, Across Canada from Vancouver to Toronto, and I commute with it here in Toronto. It is 100 percent stock.

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