So three weeks ago while riding my KTM through the forest to Apollo Bay i was thinking about the possibilities of transforming the bike into something a little different. I accepted the challenge and now i can happily say that its finalised. Hit the link for more.
My first ride on the bike was last thursday, i filled the tank with fuel and hoped for the best, i fired the bike up and rolled down the road. I had wondered how it would handle, wondered how it would feel, wondered if it was even comfortable enough to ride.
When the bike was in supermoto mode i rode the thing pretty hard, it amazed me how hard you could corner and how late you could back the bike in, the more you thought you were going to die the smoother the corner entry was, i knew the transformation to Cafe styling would subdue the bikes handling but i was suprised at how it hasnt lost its supermoto or motocross roots, i can still ride the bike hard and feel comfortable with it moving beneath me.
I have not been able to get off the bike since that first test ride, being on a bike is freedom, but being on a bike you sculpted yourself is another thing altogether, its a sense of achievement, mechanical symphony of parts working together because you arranged them that way.
In this stage of my life i am really glad i took the time to taste something different, you could say the ute build has been the biggest part of my last year and a half, ive spent a lot of hours building the chassis and that sweet taste of finalization is just around the corner, i feel refreshed now and ready to take on any hurdle the build delivers.
But if those hurdles drag me down i can always throw a leg over my KTM and get that refreshing taste of freedom and pride that something handcrafted can deliver.