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KTM 1050 Adventure and Motonaut

KTM 1050 Adventure

KTM 1050 Adventure

 

The new KTM 1050 Adventure is a pleasant example of all the modern adventure bikes available today.

It´s a downsized version of the already well known KTM 1190 but with a slightly smaller engine displacement giving a sporty 95 hp and more than 100 Nm of torque. Furthermore the chassi components are simpler but still good enough for the most of us. It´s reasonably light at 209 kgs and with smaller tire sizes compared to it´s larger siblings the 1050 is really easy to handle and pure fun to drive.

You could say that ”Less is more” in this case, which goes hand in hand with our philosophy at Motonaut. So lets take a look at how to load the KTM 1050 Adventure with a Soft Luggage System as the Motonaut Rack Kit.

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Clean and tidy
The passenger seat, a perfect place for the Motonaut Rack

The passenger seat, a perfect place for the Motonaut Rack
The Motonaut Rack sen from the right side with one of the two forward straps attached round the frame.

The Motonaut Rack seen from the right side with one of the two forward straps, one on each side, attached round the frame.

Above you see how perfect a Motonaut Rack fits on the passenger part of the seat. Only four straps belonging to the Rack needs to be attached to the bike to get an extra Rack. Now you have numerous of possibilities to attach whatever soft bag you want. Below more detailed examples of how to draw the Racks attachment straps.

A good place to attach one of the four straps to the Motonaut Rack

A good place to attach one of the two aft straps, one on each side.

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Once the Motonaut Rack is fixed securely on the bike, lets start to load it up! Remember that the initial procedure of attaching the Rack to the bike is needed only once, now you have a safe, secure and flexible base to easily attach your luggage.

To strap down your bags we offer our flexible and strong Adjustastraps, as the name implies they are easily adjustable between 70 and 120 cm. This way you never again have to accept excessive strap materiel hanging around imposing a security threat and more. Just adjust them to the length you need.

A loading example, here a 49 liter large "Rack Pack" from Ortlieb.

A loading example, here a 49 liter large ”Rack Pack” from Ortlieb.
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The side facing forward
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The side facing backwards towards the bikes hard rack.

 

What about that hard rack already on the bike, can we use it as well?

As an example we added a tail bag of about 12 liters on the hard rack. Larger bags can be loaded as well according personal needs. However, do always consider the load limits set by the manufacturer, usually about 5 kgs.

As an example we added a tail bag of about 12 liters on the hard rack. Larger bags can be loaded as well according personal needs. However, do always consider the load limits set by the manufacturer, typically about 5 kgs.

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Other examples of loading, you can load the bag in any direction you want as you can see below. It´s also perfectly possible to have one or two additional soft bags alongside the Motonaut Rack and the saddle. We´ll dig into that a little bit later, so stay tuned!

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Remember that a light motorbike is always preferable to a heavy one.  Eg. with bulky and space consuming hard panniers.

You should also consider to go for the Motonaut soft luggage loading concept. The Motonaut Rack kit and some soft bags are all you need!

 

Jonas Jerndal

 

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