KTM MY RIDE: TAKING MOTORCYCLE CONNECTIVITY PLACES
KTM’s smartphone connectivity platform, KTM MY RIDE, available on a large number of its Street range increases in functionality for 2018, with the Phone and Music functions bolstered with turn-by-turn navigation and route planning, powered by a dedicated app. Living in a connected world, KTM began introducing the possibility for users to connect their smartphones with the motorcycle in 2017. These features have been carefully designed to be intuitive to use and add to riding enjoyment, rather than distract from the road. KTM MY RIDE with Music and Phone comes equipped for activation on the KTM 390 DUKE, KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S and KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R models.
Spraying a quick coat of chain lube seems like such a menial element on your pre-ride checklist, but there are more maintenance topics to consider in this area. From the chain and sprockets to the adjusters and determining correct slack in the chain – here are a 8 considerations we deemed important to mention.
The KTM Moto Tour program is a chance for riders to demo a new KTM model prior to purchase. In addition, each participant will also receive special offers from the Ride Orange sponsors.
A commonly overlooked segment of bike maintenance has to do with brake fluid. Most people don’t understand that brake fluid needs to be flushed and changed periodically. If they do know, they often avoid the task like the plague because it can be frustrating.
We apply a lot of graphics at the shop because customers are afraid to mess them up. While we don’t mind putting them on for you, here are a 10 simple steps that can make that task easier and extend the life of the decal.
CUT AND DRY: Air filters must be cleaned regularly. They must be oiled thoroughly. AND they must seal correctly. At the very least if you meet these criteria, you are doing alright. But let’s dive deeper to subtopics you may not have considered...
Since the inception of rubber hand grips, there have arguably been few major innovations to the products. Companies come and go, patterns and materials change, but the process of removing and installing grips has been the same hassle it’s always been.
If you’ve ever had a grip twist on the bar or worse, come off altogether, you’ve most likely found a way to secure your grips that seems to work well. But no matter how streamlined you think you have the process, the simplicity and ease of the new lock-on grips cannot be beat. ODI has been dedicated to innovation in the grip industry for the past 25 years and continues to manufacture their products in the USA.
The term “blown fork seal” is often heard around the track concerning the puddle of oil on the ground below the front fork. According to our Lead Tech, Red Wiley, this term is misrepresentative of the actual problem. Red says, “many riders see that puddle and jump to replacing the fork seals. Sure, this fixes the problem, but it might not save your weekend.”
The “play” side of the Kawasaki MULE™ PRO Series spectrum just got stronger with the 2018 MULE PRO-FXR™ side x side. As our most fun MULE PRO yet, the MULE PRO-FXR is infused with more style and agility for a functional balance of utility and recreation. Conquer the dense woods and arrive at the most remote hunting, fishing and camping locations. Those who drive this tough machine command a certain level of respect. They’re the ones who’ve put in the work, and now, have earned the right to cut loose.
In 2017, the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) will be held in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France and these two special KTM models have been suitably equipped to handle anything the muddy and rocky terrain can throw at them.
Built on the already impressive XC-W and EXC-F platforms, the KTM 300 XC-W SIX DAYS and 450 EXC-F SIX DAYS are the ultimate iteration of KTM’s Enduro line. Fitted with special touches such as exclusive SIX DAYS graphics and orange frames, the SIX DAYS models look as good as they perform. Performance enhancements include orange anodized CNC-machined triple clamps, front fork preload adjusters, a floating front brake rotor and a solid rear brake rotor to ensure these machines are READY TO RACE.
The 2018 KTM 300 XC-W SIX DAYS machine is equipped with the following upgrades:
The 2018 KTM 450 EXC-F SIX DAYS is equipped with the following upgrades: