adventure bike

KTM, Sun and Sand! Spectacular Desert Scenes!

I saw these on a post over on AVD rider and had to get more info on them.  Yuksul  answered me back and also provided some great links to a whole series of fantastic pics.  I don’t speak Turkish but I certainly enjoyed the links to the forum thread.  Great stuff on every page.  See the message below!

Thanks Very Much for the photo’s and extra information.    I’ll take some time and look things over and get in touch with you about your offer for more large photos.  Great Stuff!

Hi Steve,

My friend Levent, who we made road together, will write stg. and send them to you. And is Levent’s webpage.

By the way if you want to see all the photos and videos here a link but story in Turkish.

All the best.

Yuksel YAGAN

This cold weather stuff is really bringing out the hardcore!

You guys are freaking TOUGH! If it’s sunny and 40 here in north Florida I shut just down 🙂

For example, Jack Huisinga writes in:

Snow? Ice? I commute every day on two wheels to Seattle but it’s mostly just sort of wet so I can’t claim any sort of extreme weather riding prize. Are we wimps or do we not have enough time to do what we’d like to do? It’s fun to see motorcycles in the many places that people use them that challenge the status quo.

Attached is a picture of my dad (mom is taking the picture) on his Honda Aspencade along the side of the road approaching Worthington Glacier, Alaska in 1986. On this trip they and another couple motorcycle tent-camped from Minnesota to tour Alaska and then back via the Alaskan Highway both ways putting on this 9000 mile trip.

You Win..

UPDATE: An Old Schoo Guzzi Adventure Conversion.

UPDATE: Craig in the comments sends a link to the original blog post.  The original post with lots more pictures is here: Looks to be a great blog too! Be sure to check him out! Thank You Craig!!

It’s written in french so his post through Google Translate and came up with the following from his blog post:

Transformations Guzzi scrambler are rare and successful ones are exceptional.The difficulty is the design of the chassis designed by the engineer to moult Tonti farm tractor perched high in a sleek racer and efficient on the road.The frame lowered, stiffened by a large tube bracing welded and fitted with a wheelbase folds difficult contortions that would impose the first motorfreaker come.This scrambler is truly remarkable. If I understood the comment by the Italian author who is an inveterate chatterbox, this embodiment is characterized in this way:
The idea is to evoke the CR 400 Husqvarna by Steve McQueen in “On Any Sunday”, it specifically (source Motorbike Search Engine):The original model is a 1000 SP1. The engine has been boosted by Dromo bike to make him spit up to 90 hp (!). The collectors have been sawn and re-welded to produce a high exhaust 2 into 1 on the right side of the machine.For the part cycle, the fork tubes have been lengthened by 10 cm, the bridge from a V7 hosts a bevel in the short report 6.32 equipping police motorcycles, folding footrests are provided by former Aermacchi. The wheels 18 “have been retained and the fenders T3. The main stand home-made” notes “instead of bridge.The reservoir is a special V7 in its small capacity. It is decorated with the autograph of Steve McQueen and logos side are drawn in the style Gilera. The saddle is a Cagiva 125 redesigned. The lighthouse mesh that contains the start switch is provided by a Guzzi TT 125. The instrumentation is reduced to a tachometer. The clignos are retrieved from a CB750 Four.
A personal appreciation, but I feel it remains to verify that the swing arm is shortened to reduce the wheelbase, which contributes greatly to the harmony of the whole terrain in this version.So far, the prettiest guzzi proto scrambler I’ve ever seen … Che bella!

How cool is that!  Anyone have more info on this beauty?  I’d love to know more.