Yes, I admit it... I have been looking at orange bikes, in all honesty even before they became orange... back when they were green or blue, and called "Penton."
My son Kurt works at a local KTM dealership, owned by a good friend of mine, Jim. So, imagine my surprise when Kurt rides home from work last night on a sweet 990 Adventure.
He says "I think Jim wants you try the bike dad, but I have to take it back to the shop tomorrow."
Not needing any more persuasion than that, I awoke this morning at 4am to put a few balls back in my clients' court, then hopped on the bike at 5:30 and took off.
What a SWEET ride this bike is... light, agile, powerful. I rode out through the suburbs, past Cumming, along Old Federal Highway, and past Big Canoe. Blasted as fast as I dared in the dark up Burnt Mountain (GA136) and back down and headed back home and gave the bike back to Kurt, who is now on his way to work.
I really couldn't get it all dirty since it has to go back on the showroom floor, but I gotta say... these orange bikes are very impressive.... I think I see one in my future. But in dark silver... KTM orange is just... over the top.