Editor ‘Arris launches Project KLR Adventure Tourer. The shtick? He’s set himself a budget of $3,000. What kind of adventure tourer can you make for that?
How lovely it is to have your own workshop! Editor ‘arris rejoices and announces the CMG winter project in the process.
Having transformed his KTM 690 Enduro into an Advernture Tourer, Costa puts it to the test with a tour down south on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Costa’s search for the perfect do-it-all motorcycle led him to buy a KTM 690 Enduro. Trouble is, it’s much happier in the dirt than on pavement. Part 1 of the 690 Enduro to Adventure conversion.
CMG and racing have proven to be a somewhat unstable mix in the past. However, for some reason we feel the inexplicable urge to carry on. Things seemed to be looking up in 2005 when our racing efforts started off well enough with our Pascal Anctil coming up with a very unCMG-like podium finish in the first round of the 600cc National Amateur series.
As with most things in life, you’re often better off not knowing what you’re really getting into prior to embarking on a new endeavour. This was definitely the case when we decided to get the CMG ZX-7 project bike up to snuff and ‘competitive’ for the VRRA Mosport Endurance Race earlier this year.
Long-term CMG readers probably thought they’d seen the last of Mr.Seck on a track after an ill-fated racing attempt on a BMW R1100S in 2001. My spectacular St. Eustache crash resulted in what was initially thought to be a cracked rib and a sprained hip.
Tucked and cooking down the back straight of Shannonville’s Nelson circuit, I lift myself into the air stream and opt to brake just a little later than the previous lap.
This issue: Not one 400, but two!
Mr. Mallows dives into Yamaha’s air-cooled vert-twin.