My motorcycles: 5 KTM 790 Adventure

July 2021: after two or three trips (one to Spain and a couple in the UK) wanting a lighter bike, here it is finally: a KTM790 Adventure – in white – late 2019 model. I spent nearly a year planning to buy a KTM 690 Enduro and made a list of all the mods that I’d install but finally twigged that it would not be that great on road where, despite plans to the contrary, I spend most of my time. I’ve been part of the BMW ecosphere for twelve years so this is a new start. (It felt odd deleting the BMW dealer from the speed dial on my phone.) The trade in of the smarter Beamer meant that I only had to fork out £2000 for this bike, leaving me funds left over for lots of modifications (like the Aurora Rally front). This bike is definitely lighter and easier to manhandle, lean against things etc.

In Epping Forest – all work on it more or less complete