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Does anyone else think it might be fun to get a group of 790 owners together for a ride out??
I think this could be opened up to other KTM owners from 390-790 we might be a bit slow for the 1290 SD owners and a bit fast for the sub 390 owners but I am open to ideas.

I think the biggest issues is the current low membership on this forum but lets see.

I am thinking a ride out in middle England 2-6hours with easy drop out points for those that want a shorter ride again open to suggestions

your thoughts?
 

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Does anyone else think it might be fun to get a group of 790 owners together for a ride out??
I think this could be opened up to other KTM owners from 390-790 we might be a bit slow for the 1290 SD owners and a bit fast for the sub 390 owners but I am open to ideas.

I think the biggest issues is the current low membership on this forum but lets see.

I am thinking a ride out in middle England 2-6hours with easy drop out points for those that want a shorter ride again open to suggestions

your thoughts?
Too bad im too far away, otherwise i would love to join:smile:
 

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having spent two weeks in a cold dark winter in Finland living in sauna on beer then my next trip was summer when it was roasting and more mosquitoes than I care to see, I can certainly say you come from the land of the hard and brave and that's before you get on you bike :)
 

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Hi Owl
that's great lets see if we can get more interest would love to get 5+ riders
 

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seems like there's a few of you from down under, maybe could try organise a meet, although appreciate it's a bit bigger than the uk :wink:
 

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so we are spread out over the world but new members and viewers come to this site frequently, for us living in the northern hemisphere winter is closing in, so I understand for many we are months away from the warmth and long daylight hours but......

Can we get enough interest for an annual rideout/meet in each territory/country starting next spring?

There must be enough owners in UK and Europe for it to work but is there enough interest?
 

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Currently enjoying the sunshine on the Gulf Coast, Florida at the moment but I would certainly be up for it, attended a few Ducati ride outs in the past and they were really chilled out affairs and good craic, yep, put me down for it, if it's the Midlands I don't mind helping out with a route through the Peak District / Staffordshire Moorlands.
 

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Currently enjoying the sunshine on the Gulf Coast, Florida at the moment but I would certainly be up for it, attended a few Ducati ride outs in the past and they were really chilled out affairs and good craic, yep, put me down for it, if it's the Midlands I don't mind helping out with a route through the Peak District / Staffordshire Moorlands.
sounds good on your bike???

still open to ideas but central England is the idea
hope to get some more interest then we can start a plan
 

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No mate not this year, did California on a Harley Streetglide last year, ground the footboards to atoms in the Malibu hills, wouldn't entertain one over in England but over here they just make sense.
Like you said, depends on interest shown but no worries sorting out a route, plenty of twisty roads, good bike friendly cafes, Matlock for anyone who's never been is worth a visit, always a lot of bikes there and once away from there and up onto the Moorlands less plod. (Unfortunately most speed limits in Derbyshire are now 50mph and they police the roads very strictly, I must say though a lot of the problems have been caused by the bikers themselves, 70+ in a 30 limit is going to get you what you deserve and yet a lot of riders still ***** about it when they get caught.
 

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I agree some bikers do ride too quickly in 30 limits which I do not condone and particularly in built up areas speeds should be kept down, but the whole country is being plagued by reducing limits for in the vast majority of cases no logical reason.

Over the last few weeks 70mph dual carriageways reduced to 40mph
60mph main roads reduce to 50MPH in many places and 40mph in others in the countryside with no house nearby

yet when you read the accident and death rate all these speed reductions and speed cameras have not reduced the number of accidents so why I ask myself

perhaps cynical but I see this as a money generator with nothing to do with road safety

on my 175 mile journey yesterday nearly 100 miles had 50mph but I doubt I saw 100 workers and they where behind steel barriers
 

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back to topic due to lack of current interest I will give up with the idea of a ride-out
perhaps I will try again next spring
 

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A ride to germany is always nice.. they got one of the best roads of all EU countries and i know belgium the worst... But there you have 100kilometers/hour roads with no stop lights a joy to ride!


biker friendly hotels and camping.



Just brainstorming here!
 

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love the german roads particularly in the black forest so I agree
used to run BMW club runs to germany so I have spent many hours burning across belguim boring!!
 

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Ok thanks for your interest
next spring we will try and get interest in both a english ride out and perhaps a euro visit
 
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