KTM 1050 Adventure

It’s 10 years since my first adventure bike, a BMW R1150GS, and the 1050 already reminds me of that faithful old friend. The perky V-twin engine, rugged styling and day-long riding comfort will all help me have a varied and appealing summer of riding. It’ll be taken touring, commuting, down trails and maybe even on a track and my aim is to reach at least 10,000 miles.

  • Long term update: Bad vibes banished at last

    11 December 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Long term update: Bad vibes banished at last

    Finally, just as my time with the 1050 Adventure draws to an end, I get to the bottom of a disconcerting vibration through the handlebars. It came to prominence after a tyre swap and my initial...

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  • Long term update: Out having fun

    15 May 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Long term update: Out having fun

    There’s a certain amount of relief that’s washed over me since taking on the KTM six weeks ago. This is a bike that is designed to be ridden, not pampered, and that has encouraged me to get out there...

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  • Long term update: Summer starts here

    10 April 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Long term update: Summer starts here

    The first few days with a new bike are always a voyage of discovery. I’m running a KTM 1050 Adventure this year and I recorded my first week with the lanky V-twin adventure bike. Day 1: Friday, March...

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