In a celebration to all things adventure motorcycling, and in an attempt to spice up the monotony of the 9 – 5 rat race, I rode a green lane or two on my way in to work every day for a week. And let me tell you this. For the past six – or – so years, I've tried all sorts to start the day off right.
When KTM announced the launch of the Super Duke GT, eyebrows were raised. How could the Austrian manufacturer attach the GT moniker (GT meaning Grand Turismo) to a super naked bike which focused on speed, performance and hooliganism? The answer became clear as soon we got chance to ride one: by making it more comfortable, adding a set of panniers, including the technology that makes the 1290 Super Adventure such a phenomenal machine, and bolting a screen onto the front.
Well, I guess that’s that then. Today marked the fifth and final day of Green Lane to Work Week, and what a week it has been. Over the past five days we've teamed up with Bennetts insurance, and we’ve ridden a green lane on the way in to work in an attempt to start the day right an inject some adventure into our every day life, and boy has it delivered on both accounts.
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Selecting a term
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