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Old 04-19-2013, 06:40 AM   #1
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Location: Ireland
Oddometer: 250
ktm 1190 across the Sally Gap, Wicklow, ireland

A beautiful day for biking so I headed for the hills:



The road is narrow, badly surfaced and full of bumps and dips, ideal for adv biking



Straight stretches of road are, thankfully, a rarity:





We had a very cold spring, there's still a smattering of snow on the hills:



The bends keep on coming at you:



Ideal conditions for running in the new bike:



I think I earned a cuppa after 70k of bends



The 1190 was flawless, I was lifted out of the saddle a few times when going over bumps and dips, the suspension coped perfectly. I had the suspension set for one person and street, comfort might have been a better option - next time !

The fuel injection is flawless, no surging of any kind. I should have luggage and a gps in the next few weeks then I can travel a little further from home.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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Great looking moto and fantastic looking roads!
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:38 PM   #3
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Wonderful looking ride on some awesome roads that may get some wind across them I guess.
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