Out with the old, in with the new

KTM 625 SXC (and Emily)

My new toy, to replace some that I’ve grown tired of.  I’ve got a couple of very nice motorcycles, the blue ones) that I’ve enjoyed but they are just not as high performance as I really want. 

Vstom 1000cc and DR650 (and Ashley and Emily)

So, I added a new KTM(orange one) beast of street-legalized dirt bike.   To put it in perspective, the blue dual-sport bike weighs about 350 lbs, and makes about 33-34 horsepower.  The Orange KTM weights 290 lbs with 55-60 hp.  50 lbs less weight with nearing twice the horsepower, QUITE the difference.

It’s a fully capable race machine, having won the DAKAR rally in Africa (3,500 mile offroad race over 17 days, through the Sahara, Morocco, Senegal, etc) multiple times.   Hmmmmmm, interesting.

One Response to “Out with the old, in with the new”

  1. Kelly Ridgway Says:

    Dave, you are crazy!! Take care of yourself on that beast. It’s fun to have things that make you happy, though. Very cool that it is an accomplished “ultra runner”. I like the color too.