By Tim Notier
Just a quick introduction to our newest member of the family...
Our mighty KTM 1190 had served us well over the past 85k miles, and has taken us across 3 continents and 25 counties. But, it is time to honorably discharge her from active duty.
Marisa and I wanted to stay with KTM, as I was familiar with the bike and how it handled. But we definitely wanted an upgradable suspension.
So we got ourselves an 1190 R!!!!
It is pretty much the exact same motorcycle, but with larger wheels and a better suspension!
Plus, all of our farkles and racks will be able to be transplanted onto the new bike!
I have already added the rear luggage rack as well as the lower and upper crash bars onto the new beast, and it looks pretty identical to our old bike!
There is still a whole lot to be done to prep the bike for our next round of adventures. But it is comforting knowing that pieces of "Pegasus's" soul will be embedded into the heart of our new motorcycle.
The headlight guard, double take mirrors, hand guards, air box, and the wide Honda Goldwing passenger pegs that gave "Pegasus" her namesake, have all been installed on the "Horse with no name".
We have yet to name the beast, but she will let us know what to call her when the time is right.
As of right now, both the front and the rear suspension have been removed to be re-sprung and re-valved for the amount of weight we put on her... but she will be ready by the time we head back out into the wilds in early May!
She might not look battle ready at the moment, but we couldn't be more excited about the places we will see while riding on the back of this magnificent motorcycle!
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