An Orange Family Feud: A Comparison of KTM’s 1190 ADV and 1090 ADV

KTM hit the adventure bike market hard in 2013 with the release of the 1190 Adventure, their crosshairs aimed directly at the large displacement ADV bikes such as the Ducati Multistrada and the BMW R1200GS.  Now, after just a few years in production, KTM has decided to go a different route. The 1190 is not being offered for the 2017 model year, instead, it’s been replaced by two separate models, the 1090 Adventure, and the mighty 1290 Adventure.

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The Tennessee Knock Out Hard Enduro 2016

Tennessee is home to several well-known motorcycle locations and events. Roads such as the Cherohala Skyway and the Dragon are nestled in the hills here as well as Loretta Lynn's Ranch, a place utterly steeped in motorcycle motorsports history. The Tennessee Knockout hard enduro race, or TKO, is another one of those events. Some of the most highly skilled and respected riders in off-road racing show up from all over the world in order to give this brutal race a go.

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Ladies in the dirt: Introduction to Adventure Riding

Six vibrant and adventurous women joined the MotoDuo Adventures team in Tellico Plains, TN back in August to learn to ride their motorcycles off-road at our first ever all women’s class. Some had been riding for years and some were basically brand new to riding but all of the women shared common goals; To become more comfortable on a motorcycle, to learn to handle their motorbikes off the beaten path, and to gain the confidence they need to set out on their own riding adventures.

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Marisa McInturff
Hydration for the Duration: USWE F6 Pro Hydropack

Whether you are a defending enduro champion, a round-the-world adventurer, or a weekend dirt warrior; you know that proper hydration can play an important role in your performance on the track, road, or trail. As a motorcyclist in any scenario, you are exposed to extreme temperatures, direct sunlight, wind, and physical exertion. Dehydration, like tax season, can creep up on you before you even realize it. Mental fogginess, slowed reaction time, and bad decision making are some of the first symptoms. Fatigue, dizziness, and confusion are soon to follow. Any of these symptoms, especially when combined, can cause you to crash.

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Marisa McInturff
AGV AX8 Dual Evo Helmet

After the success of AGV’s AX8 off road helmet and growth of the dual sport market, along came the AX8-Dual. AGV then improved on key features found in the AX8 Dual, making the AX8-Dual Evo one of the finest dual sport helmets on the market. Its comfortable, quiet, and lightweight design gives both the Arai XD and Shoei Hornet DS series a run for their money.

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Marisa McInturff
An Excellent Addition to Your Tool Kit - MotoPump's Mini Pro Deluxe!

Just about every person I know that travels on a motorcycle is constantly developing the perfect tool kit. While an individual's definition of the perfect tool kit will vary, the list of motor related afflictions and necessities does not. Most processes to remedy problems are specific to the machine, but some are universal, such as a tire slowly loosing air over time. I recently added the MotoPump Mini Pro Deluxe to my tool kit and, it has certainly proven useful for fixing that problem.

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Marisa McInturff