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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Talking European Tour with the 790 Duke

Hey guys!

Just came back from an unscheduled trip through a couple of countries in Europe (The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland and Germany). Did about 4000 km on this one trip and had the best time of my life, so I thought I would go ahead and share it, maybe I can inspire some people to go ahead and just travel around with their bike.
Took me about 2 weeks to complete the entire trip.

Yes as I said, unscheduled. So I just decided to leave one day with only a backpack and a little pillion bag, where I carried all my clothes and necessary equipment in. Didn't even arrange some place to stay for most of the nights. Even spend a couple of nights sleeping at airports at nearby cities 😅😅. It is not easy doing this when you are 22 and on a budget so I had to improvise 😋.

I have some pictures of the bike during the trip and will add them to this post. Yeah might even add a selfie or so.
And yes I know the windshield is really ugly, would rather photoshop it away, but it is very handy on the highway if you make such a trip so...🤷*♂️

Btw keep in mind that my bike is the 790 Duke L 35 KW version.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 03:10 AM
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Fantastic! Great pics too!
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Awesome trip man, I'm jealous. thanks posting the great pictures.
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What rear seat bag is that please?
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Hey guys!

Just came back from an unscheduled trip through a couple of countries in Europe (The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland and Germany). Did about 4000 km on this one trip and had the best time of my life, so I thought I would go ahead and share it, maybe I can inspire some people to go ahead and just travel around with their bike.
Took me about 2 weeks to complete the entire trip.

Yes as I said, unscheduled. So I just decided to leave one day with only a backpack and a little pillion bag, where I carried all my clothes and necessary equipment in. Didn't even arrange some place to stay for most of the nights. Even spend a couple of nights sleeping at airports at nearby cities 😅😅. It is not easy doing this when you are 22 and on a budget so I had to improvise 😋.

I have some pictures of the bike during the trip and will add them to this post. Yeah might even add a selfie or so.
And yes I know the windshield is really ugly, would rather photoshop it away, but it is very handy on the highway if you make such a trip so...🤷*♂️

Btw keep in mind that my bike is the 790 Duke L 35 KW version.
Wow! That's a great trip. I reckon the screen doesn't look so bad at all - what brand/model is it I wonder?

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Nice trip! Nice bike! Bravoo

In my opinion the windshield looks very good. There's nothing to worry about. I have the same touring windshield for my motorcycle, but I installed it only for longer trips. For commuting, I use the PP Fly Screen that also keeps me from the wind. Both are very good.

It looks like the parts from the post are the following but maybe I'm wrong:

Tail bag: Qbag Tail Bag 3
Windshield: KTM PowerParts - Clear (64108908033)

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Looks like a great ride

Australian KTM 790 Duke Group Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ausktm790duke/
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Love the pix! Must have been a ton of fun.

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-22-2019, 09:06 AM
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Amazing pictures! How do you like the limited A2 version so far?

Owning one myself I have to say the throttle is not so smooth in a busy city, and overtaking huge trucks on the highway is always an adventure!

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I’ switch the ride mode to rain in the city and when in traffic and back to sport when on the open road. Works great
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