Aurora KTM 790 Rally kit

Mythical Routes is well known for its epic adventure motorcycle travels, and the serious adventure-oriented bike builds like one will be the best all-round adventure motorcycles for some time, the Husqvarna 701 Rally Replica. Once again Mythical Routes has joined forces with Aurora Rally Equipment to develop an upgraded version of the best mid-range adventure motorcycle since 2019, the awesome KTM 790 Adventure R.

All current 701 / 690 / 9X0 Aurora Rally products were very successful and had zero construction failures. Keep in mind that the Aurora Roadbook Holder is well known in the Dakar community and took part in many races such as Merzouga Rally, Africa Eco Race, Morocco Desert Challenge, etc.

It’s time to discover how does the brand new navigation tower behaves on the 790s frame, with rally fairing and lights as close to KTM Factory-spec as you can get. The most important factor is weight distribution and this was our number one development priority since the most important factor of the stock 790 Adventure is its perfect balance from stock.

NAVIGATION TOWER


Speaking with Dimitris Lasithiotakis, head-developer of Aurora Rally Equipment, it was clear from the start that “the weight is always an important factor”. The KTM 790 Adventure is the perfect example to explain that the actual weight of the individual parts does not matter that much. It’s the design behind them that matters the most. The 790 Adventure, for example, has the tank positioned in a way that keeps the fuel weight low, resulting in unique mass centralization. Just pushing the bike around, it immediately feels feather-light, even though it is not that light. It’s the design characteristics behind it that make it perfectly balanced.

The Aurora 790 Rally kit is designed with the same principle in mind. The total weight of the motorcycle remains unchanged after the installation of the kit, with only 1,7kg added in total, but the center of gravity of the whole assembly is moved closer to the headstock, minimizing the ‘cantilever’ effect. The lights and the main parts of the tower bring the weight closer to the handlebars, while the smart choice of materials, further allowed us to ‘move’ the center of gravity where we wanted it in the design phase. For example, the stainless steel bottom cover is chosen (both in design, geometry, and thickness) so that the center of gravity of the assembly is moved lower and closer to the bike. This results in a rally kit that not only will improve the looks of your 790 Adventure but will increase the functionality and performance as well!

Given the motorcycle’s unparalleled aesthetics and functionality upgrade, it takes it one step closer to KTM’s true off-road race DNA

OUR RIDING IMPRESSIONS


From our first rides was obvious that not only the “ready to race” feeling of the 790 Adventure R remained the same, but instrument visibility drastically increased on standing position with the GPS and OEM instruments getting closer to you, augmenting the riding experience, like a factory rally bike. At the same time, due to the taller KTM Rally screen, superior wind protection is provided.

The rally Navi-tower is well made and gives you the option to mount the OEM dash on the handlebar so that the rally-oriented riders can mount rally roadbook on top of the tower array. As noted above, the Aurora Roadbook Holder is well known in the global Rally community. At this point, we have to mention that we have seen many other builders that incorporate all instrumentation mounted on them, resulting in larger and longer sizing, moving the weight further away from the center of gravity and unfortunately changing the chassis characteristics as well. We are very happy with Aurora’s design up and we feel that many actual adventure riders will see that as an advantage on this kit. Even if it is used for fast road riding with the rider at the seated position, all instrumentation is at a comfortable distance from your eyes, and the GPS position helps to interact with it, without stretching too much.

Add to the mix of a couple of accessories from top manufacturers, and this has the potential to be the best long-distance adventure motorcycle you can buy

SPIDER HEAD CLAMP AND HEADLIGHT


Aurora’s well-known Spider head clamp design eliminates a design issue of the KTM, the weak headlight brackets that have been known for breaking at the top weldment of the frame after a “nice” crash. On other kits, you have to add $80 just for this reinforcement. Also, the Aurora clamp is 35% lighter than the first-gen of spider clamps introduced back in 2016, proving that Aurora’s engineers keep pushing the boundaries of material technology.

The OEM led is replaced by Baja Designs Squadron “sport” as a high beam (off-road use only) and is not road legal in the EU. The main beam is a Hella 60mm led bulb and seems to provide better light than the OEM lamps do. Everything is well protected since it is located under the OEM KTM-Rally mask and the OEM KTM-Rally stone guard, all from the KTM rally bikes. We may soon upgrade even that setup when Aurora comes with an extra set of Baja, using an extra bracket left and right of the bike under the lovely molded ABS side panels.

HARD PART UPGRADES SO FAR


On all of our previous builds, we used the awesome Pivot Pegz to help with foot comfort and safety when riding on the pegs for many hours every day. They are wide enough to help distribute your weight and the pivoting action makes changing gears a breeze. In the same spirit of flexibility, we always preferred the use of the Rox Speed FX Risers above all other risers for a better standing position and relaxed road miles, because of the added range of motion they provide, both for seated position and standing position.

We have already installed the KTM rear frames, even though we never use hard panniers. They are strong and constructed under KTM quality requirements, something that any engineer will know that is more important than who is the sub-contractor that constructed them, but that is maybe a good subject for another post. We never use frames for luggage solutions like the AltRider Hemisphere saddlebags we ofter use, but when using larger bags like the Enduristan Monsoon, we always prefer to mount them on frames for the extra stability they provide.

Being fond of good music, we couldn’t keep from installing the Akrapovic slip-on exhaust as well. It helps save a few pounds, but they just look and sound gorgeous, and every build should have one! The last item already installed is the HDB NexGen handguards. These handguards take the beating as none we have ever used, being built like tanks. Nothing gets in the way of a nice ride like a bent lever!

Small details take something good and make it something excellent

FUTURE PLANNED UPGRADES


The original KTM bash plate is good but nowhere as safe as we want it to be. So we have already pre-ordered all the necessary gear from AltRider, a US manufacturer dedicated to quality. In our second, long term review of the KTM motorcycles, expect read our take on AltRiders skid-plate, crash bars, racks, and controls.

We have had an excellent partnership with Enduristan these last years, and have used almost every item in their inventory in our travels. They are 100% weatherproof and we intend to use them extensively with the 790s. Last, no project is “special” until it has a full graphics kit. Our new 2020 Mythical Routes theme is designed by us and produced by Hyena Graphics.

Planning ahead, we have a very long expedition on the way. Fuel has always been an issue with countries out of the Europen Union, so we are working on the Ryan Tanks, with their “left” and “right” tanks (4.5lt each) to help us boost the range more than the use of our Rotopax 1 gallon tanks. We do not want to use anything more than 1 gallon mounted on the rear rack since it makes no sense to accumulate weight that high.

As always we are using Klim gear being ambassadors of the brand

In that particular long expedition, we are planning for the summer of 2021, we will be using the Klim Adventure Rally, a suit born for long-distance adventure riders who needed a bombproof suit, provided by Most Wanted Warehouse, the company that introduced the Klim brand to Greece back in 2014.

KLiM Badlands Pro

I was planning for our next Mythical Routes tracking ride when the new 2018 KLIM Badlands Pro showed up in the office. What a great timing, I thought. This year’s first ride will be with brand new gear! Packed the old Super Enduro and headed to Mount Parnitha for a first ride in the new suit to see how it stands against our current 2017 KLIM Badlands suits.

As soon as I tried the pants, the fit improvements are obvious. It has a looser fit than the previous Badlands and the second top strap (above the knee) has been eliminated. That strap was something that was always bugging me with the old Badlands. That top strap, even fully loose, was pulling and squeezing my thigh every time I sat on the bike. Now that it’s gone, the pants are much more comfortable. Another nice improvement is the bigger size of the pants hem. My MX boots fit perfectly and the pant zipper closes without any effort. The jacket has an almost identical fit with the old one, with just a little more room at the belly area.

Ice and snow are ideal conditions for a great test ride

One thing that strikes you as soon as you use the new suit is the extra protection added with the all new KLIM® D3O® AERO PRO Armor. With 44% more coverage, these things are huge! You really feel the upgrade here. On top of that they ventilate 5 times better due to their innovative design.

One of the key components of the Badlands series was the enhanced protection provided by Superfabric® extreme abrasion panels placed on the highest abrasion zones. These panels were first used at the Adventure Rally and then inherited to the previous Badlands. The new upgraded panels feature variable density fabric that provides a combination of free movement and extreme resistance. The new panels are also larger in total area thus providing an upgraded abrasion protection.

Built and backed up by KLiM’s legendary name and warranty

KLIM has always used motorsports-exclusive GORE-TEX® 3-Layer Pro Shell technology for all previous Badlands incarnations, so waterproofness and breathability was never an issue. No change here for the new model. We feel 100% sure, as with all previous models, that it will withstand all weather conditions and we will always arrive safe and dry, wherever the trail brings us.

Ventilation was always one of Badlands strong points, better even than the legendary KLIM Adventure Rally that we have used extensively in the past. The positioning of the majority of vents have no variation from the previous model, which already worked just about perfect. The new jacket eliminates the lateral vents and replaces them with two front ones, just below the chest. This new configuration should work even better than the previous model, but given the cold we faced during the ride, we did not use the intake vents much. Maybe in the near future we will make a review of the venting system, once the weather becomes warmer once again.

Tan colorway blends perfectly with Greek National Forest colors

Ventilation is also enhanced, due to the use of the new dynamic D3O AERO PRO armor’s open structure. Airflow can now move completely through the best armor in the industry, protecting but also cooling the body by expelling heat at all speeds.
Furthermore the use of KLIM engineered KLIMATEK COOL base layer cooling fabric into the armor pockets, utilizes chemical-free moisture transfer and cool evaporation technology that does not wear out over time. The result is a fabric with hyper-wicking properties that is cooling your skin.

We focus only in the trail ahead and let our gear worry about the weather..

The only issue we had with the new Badlands Pro is the design of the rear cargo pocket. KLIM eliminated the top zipper and replaced it with two lateral zippers. In theory it should work better being easier to reach, but given the lower volume of the pocket, we had trouble storing the exact same items that we used to store in the previous model.

Updates are everywhere for the all-new 2018 Badlands Pro

Is this the perfect Adventure suit? If you had to find the one suit that does it all, from Adventure to Off-road to Touring and everything in-between, this would be it. We said the exact same thing for the previous Badlands model, but this is just the confirmation of how well engineered and executed the Badlands concept has always been. This 2018 new model is a true successor of the Badlands legacy and the key reasons are:

  1. it features the best protective armor produced to date, matching – or even surpassing – the Adventure Rally. That is a statement on it’s own.
  2. it is 100% weatherproof without sacrificing breath-ability. It will keep you dry and comfortable day after day.
  3. it features heavy-duty abrasion resisting fabrics without being too heavy. Weight feels almost identical to the previous model, even with the added weight of the larger protective pads.
  4. it is full of features and pockets and zippers and everything to make your life easier, without being too flashy.
  5. it features kidney belt and chest protector, as any real Adventure suit should feature. Being hit in the chest by a stone is no joke.
  6. it features increased low-light visibility without the need to use Hi-Vis colors, so “I don’t want to get dirty” is not an excuse anymore for those that opted for the Hi-Vis color.
  7. it has more venting ports than I can remember, better placed than the previous models and much more than any other waterproof adventure suit that we have ever used.
  8. it is backed up by KLiM’s legendary name and KLiM’s warranty system that works every time.

We really couldn’t be happier with this year’s Badlands Pro. Now, let’s get dirty !!

KLiM Badlands

Adventure Riding is one of the most demanding applications for motorcycle clothes. They have to perform in many different and often contradictory conditions. They need to be 100% waterproof without the ridiculous habit of requiring a vinyl overcoat, yet they need to be able to breath in warm weather. They have to be able to withstand impact with rocks, tarmac and whatever the road brings your way, yet they have to be in a relatively light so that you can wear them comfortably for 11+ hours per day – every day.

This year we have both switched from the KLiM Adventure Rally to the KLiM Badlands and our thoughts are very positive. The new Badlands feels very light, lighter than the old Badlands Pro and much lighter than the Adventure Rally. As a matter of fact you feel very impressed and puzzled with such a weight difference.

The D3O T5 EVO Pro XT protective pads are smaller in thickness that the Adventure Rally’s equivalent XERGO pads, but they remain thick enough to provide you with the necessary protection. After all they are bigger than anything else provided in the market today (except of the ones used at the Adventure Rally).

KLIM Badlands in its natural environment

In this new Badlands, KLiM added Superfabric (since only the Adventure Rally used to feature it). This stuff really works! I took a 80+km tarmac slide on my Adventure Rally and after I washed it, I could not see any scrape marks on it at all. Crazy stuff.

Ventilation is an area that the Badlands surpasses the Adventure Rally (and the previous Badlands Pro). It’s not just the number of vents, but the position that they are placed and the extra room you have inside the suit in comparison with a same size Adventure Rally. They just work fantastic. Even the side intake vents of the pant, though they look the same, bring much more air inside the pants. Yes, this is a Mediterranean-hot-summer Adventure Suit as well!

Hydration wise, like the old model’s there is an internal dedicated back-pocket to add a hydration bladder and works great, but if you have used the Adventure Rally’s external hydration pocket + internal harness for weigh distribution, you kind of miss it when you add more than 1,5lt (max is 3lt).

Fit is way better than the previous Badlands Pro and you could even describe it as “European Fit”. Feels comfortable even when you wear it all day long.

The Perfect Suit

If you had to find the perfect Adventure Suits, the one that is protective but not over-built, tough but also light, totally waterproof but breathable, this would be the one. If you could only have one suit for everything, from Adventure to Off-road to Touring riding and everything in-between, this would be it. And the reason is:

  1. it features big protective armor without being overkill
  2. it is 100% weatherproof without sacrificing breath-ability
  3. it features heavy-duty fabrics like the Superfabric without being heavy
  4. it is full of features without being too flashy
  5. it features kidney belt and chest protector for when you might need them
  6. it features increased low-light visibility without the need to use Hi-Vis colors
  7. it has more venting ports than you can remember
  8. it is backed up by KLiM’s legendary name and warranty

In order to be a real World Traveler, your gear must be ready for anything.

Updates are everywhere

Badlands features

  • improved comfort and fit
  • new Gore-Tex® 3-layer pro shell material on main body reduces weight without sacrificing durability/weatherproofness
  • Gore-Tex® 3-layer pro shell talisman superfabric® abrasion-resistant material on shoulders, elbows and forearm shrug off abrasion
  • easier hydration bladder access
  • jacket-to-pant zipper has been standardized (40cm) which enables users to zip different new pants and jackets together
  • new collar fit for greater coverage and comfort
  • collar can snap back to allow for more ventilation
  • custom tpu zipper pulls, pocket flap grips and zipper garages
  • hypalon headphone access port
  • shortened wrist gaiter for increased comfort
  • additional venting ports on outer chest—10 ports total
  • improved cuff material resists wear
  • arm vent storm flaps feature a more secure closure and opening system while providing higher levels of weatherproof construction
  • improved venting via easier-to-access side chest ports and lower body vents
  • refined armor placement and new exterior adjustment straps keep limb armor in place
  • guaranteed to keep you Dry®
  • Gore-Tex® 3-layer pro laminate technology
  • Gore-Tex® pro laminates—the most breathable, most durable motorsports shell construction available
  • high-mobility active fit patterning for unmatched comfort
  • Gore-Tex® 3-layer pro shell material on main body
  • Gore-Tex® 3-layer pro shell talisman superfabric® abrasion-resistant material on shoulders, elbows and forearm
  • Gore-Tex® 3-layer pro shell armacor™ material on back, chest and waist pockets
  • pre-curved arm and rider positioning construction
  • Gore-Tex® stretch back/shoulder panels minimize restriction of movement
  • 3M scotchlite™ industrial grade reflective materials on panels and trim for increased low-light visibility
  • Velcro® brand fasteners adjustable wrist closures
  • forearm and bicep sleeve adjustment straps
  • vt10 YKK® Vislon® aquagard water resistant zippers
  • D3O™ T5 Evo pro XT elbow and shoulder pieces included (exceed level 1 ce certification for pren1621-1:2011 testing)
  • D3O™ Viper pro back piece (exceeds level 2 ce certification for en1621-2 testing)
  • siliconized spacer mesh front chest armor
  • adjustable armor pockets for refined armor placement
  • 7 external pockets* [2 chest, 2 waist, spot pocket on left chest, id/licence pocket on left forearm one large storage pocket on exterior back]
  • four internal pockets + one hidden interior passport pocket [2 zippered, 2 mesh stash, 1 hidden)
  • waterproof internal pocket
  • hydration bladder compartment and internal hose route (bladder not included)
  • removable and adjustable kidney belt jacket-stabilizing support system
  • bottom hem adjustment
  • jacket-to-pant zipper integration system
  • 4 sleeve adjustment straps
  • lined comfort collar
  • moisture-wicking mesh comfort liner
  • velcro® wrist closures
  • key fob: yellow clip attached to shock cord in top of chest pockets
  • 2 chest, 2 side, 2 biceps and 2 forearm intake vents
  • 2 vertical back exhaust vents

* More information about KLiM Badlands here

 

Paris Baltoyannis

Paris Baltoyannis (Πάρις Μπαλτογιάννης) graduated from the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Greece as a Landscape Architect and from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece as an Interior Designer. He has done postgraduate studies in the Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti in Turin, Italy in Decoration and Scenography.

In 2004-2005 he was occupied in the Environmental Administration of Municipality of Voula, Greece and in 2010 he co-founded ArchiCulture, an architectural office in Athens, Greece. Much about his work can be found at his LinkedIn profile.

The Mythical Routes project


Alongside with his work as a Landscape Architect, his passion for motorcycles has been constant for the last 20 years. Paris has extensively ridden many off-road miles and has traveled mainly around Europe. Being very passionate about architecture, history, and adventure, in 2017 he co-founded with his brother Angelo the Mythical Routes project, in an effort to combine the scientific knowledge that he had acquired all these years, with their passion for exploration and Adventure motorcycling.

Mesmerizing ancient Messene

Trying to understand the construction aliments of Ancient Greek Temples and the connections that existed between them, they are trying to recreate the Ancient Mythical Routes that were first introduced in the history books of their father, Architect, and Author George Baltoyannis. Since 2017 Paris has been actively engaged as an Adventure and Historical Tour Guide for Mythical Routes. As he quotes:

We have decided to create the Mythical Routes website as an interactive instrument of knowledge, that will help spread the ideas and facts of Ancient Greek Architecture throughout the Adventure Community, both Greek and International.

Stepping up the game on the SevenZeroOne

The project has been welcomed and appreciated by the international adventure community, the press, and many adventure oriented brands. Klim, Enduristan, AltRider and Aurora Rally Equipment have been very supportive and interested to contribute.

The best way to connect selected archaeological sites with unique routes of great aesthetic beauty, is by motorcycle Adventure Traveling. Our routes cover gravel roads for the most part and bring you closer to the least visited parts of Greece.

Motorcycling Highlights


Since the late 90s, Paris has passed from most motorcycle categories, with a solid background on racing tracks and super-sport motorcycles. Later on, he switched to enduro bikes and soon fell in love with big twin off-road twins. Since 2014 he has been actively contributing to the adventure community, organizing multiple non-profit Adventure Rallies and Events for motorcycle clubs and brands.

Paris’s contribution to the international ADV community has been noticed by KLIM (Teton Outfitters, LLC), a US-based global leader in designing, developing and manufacturing the most advanced motor sports apparel for the motorcycle rider.

From 2017 Paris is supported by KLiM, when he became an official KLIM Ambassador, with Adventure and History coming together.

Adventure Rally Planner


In 2015 Paris co-organized with his brother Angelo the first ever annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally in Greece, an Adventure Rally aiming to gather under a common ride, all the Greek large displacement KTM motorcycle owners.

The route was aimed at the more skillful off-road rider and contained single-tracks, beautiful free-ride trails, and steep descents. The driving skills of the majority of the participants were tested and everyone was filled with beautiful images and intense experiences.

In 2016 the second annual KTM Adventure Rally took place with more participants and trickier tracks.

 

Paris undertook in 2015 the role of co-organizer and host in Greece for the March Moto Madness Adventure Rally, an annual Worldwide Rally happening in the last days of March simultaneous in over 14 countries worldwide!

The three-day event is based at a campsite and composed by a medium distance trail ride and a trials track for the following day, all designed for large Twin Adventure bikes. The MMM has been a blast and a new edition is happening every year.

For more info, images, videos and future events, visit the March Moto Madness Greece facebook page.

 

Rider Certifications


Through the years of his riding, Angelo has had a long history in road & track riding, with various motorcycles. In addition to the experience he gained in the tracks, he completed all the training courses by the California Superbike School, a team dedicated to educating the Art of Cornering for to riders. The Greek branch is a fully qualified branch and is one of the four in the world with its own coaching team.

 

Around the 2000s he switched to big adventure motorcycles and his riding style started shifting to off-road / rally. Since only large cc twin beasts could combine his riding past with his riding present, his involvement in the Greek Adventure community was logical. In addition to the vast experience gained within the various Adventure Rallies he organized or joined, he completed all the advanced courses by BMW Motorrad Greece Off-Road Training.

Angelo Baltoyannis

Angelo Baltoyannis (Άγγελος Μπαλτογιάννης) has studied Architecture in Rome, Italy (Sapienza Università) and graduated with a Masters degree from the Faculty of Architecture of the National Technical University of Greece (NTUA). He has done postgraduate studies in Architectural Planning and Bio-climatic Architecture.

Since 2003 he was professionally engaged in many established architectural offices and in 2010 he co-founded ArchiCulture, an architectural office in Athens, Greece. Much about his work can be found at his LinkedIn profile.

In 1997 Angelo undertook the design and research of Dionysus Revelation, the first of five books published by George Baltoyannis. With more than 30 years of Historical research on the relation between Ancient Architecture and Ancient Religion, George is the writer of the following Best Seller books, in all of which Angelo is the graphic designer:

  • Dionysus Revelation (ed. Aldebaran – Athens 1997)
  • Acropolis through the blue eyes of the goddess Athena (ed. Aldebaran – Athens 1998)
  • Sacred Architecture (ed. Esoptron – Athens 2002)
  • Holy Sacramental Journey to Greece (ed. Esoptron – Athens 2005)
  • Sacred Astronomy (ed. Esoptron – Athens 2008)

Editor in chief


Angelo has founded in 2019 Mythical Routes Publications (Imprint: Mythical Books) a company that has undertaken the work of producing and publishing english e-versions of all historical books writen by George Baltoyannis, author of “The Revelation of Dionysus” and “The Acropolis through the blue eyes of the goddess Athena”. Other books by G. Baltoyannis, available to download are:

The Mythical Routes project


Alongside with his work as an Architect and Project Manager, his passion for motorcycles has been constant for the last 25 years. Angelo has ridden many off-road miles and has traveled extensively. Being very passionate about architecture, history, and adventure, in 2017 he co-founded with his brother Paris the Mythical Routes project, in an effort to combine the scientific knowledge that he had acquired all these years, with their passion for exploration and Adventure motorcycling.

Cape Sounio is one of the most dramatic site locations in Greece

Trying to understand the construction aliments of Ancient Greek Temples and the connections that existed between them, they are trying to recreate the Ancient Mythical Routes that were first introduced in the history books of their father, Architect, and Author George Baltoyannis. Since 2017 Angelo has been actively engaged as an Adventure and Historical Tour Guide for Mythical Routes. As he quotes:

Greece has one of the oldest and richest civilizations. Hellenic Art and Architecture are founding pillars for every modern artistic expression. Our natural resources are full of life, diversity and beauty.

Amazing views in every ride … this is Greece!

The project has been welcomed and appreciated by the international adventure community, the press, and many adventure oriented brands. Klim, Enduristan, AltRider and Aurora Rally Equipment have been very supportive and interested to contribute.

In the Mythical Routes project, we will showcase the beauty and the well hidden historical facts of the Ancient Hellenic world, with the broader Geographical meaning of the term, through an experiential and naturalistic approach using large displacement off-road motorcycles as vehicles.

KLIM Ambassador


Since the 90s, Angelo has passed from almost every motorcycle category, with a solid background on racing tracks and Superbike motorcycles. Later on, he switched to off-road bikes and soon developed a particular taste for big twin off-road beasts. Since 2014 he has been actively contributing to the adventure community, organizing multiple non-profit Adventure Rallies and Events for motorcycle clubs and brands.

Angelo’s contribution to the international ADV community has been noticed by KLIM (Teton Outfitters, LLC), a US-based global leader in designing, developing and manufacturing the most advanced motor sports apparel for the motorcycle rider.

From 2016 Angelo is supported by KLiM when he became an official KLIM Ambassador and testing cool upcoming products is just one of the perks!

Adventure Rally Planner


In 2015 Angelo co-organized with his brother Paris the first ever KTM Adventure Rally Greece, an annual Adventure Rally aiming to gather under a common event, all the Greek large displacement KTM motorcycle owners.

On the KTM Adventure Rally Greece, riders will discover the true meaning of ADVENTURE and what it means to embrace the KTM SPIRIT. Charging down epic dirt roads, conquering extreme riding territory and sharing it all with like minded riders, friends.

The KTM Adventure Rally Greece includes trails on more demanding dirt roads, with emphasis on the long duration and distance that will be covered in each leg. Motorcycles must be equipped with off-road tires and have a minimum fuel autonomy of 180 km. The route is aimed at the more skillful off-road riders and containe single-track, beautiful free-ride trails, and steep descents.

100% pure ADVENTURE | 100% KTM Spirit | 100% Unforgettable Experience !!

 

March Moto Madness is an Adventure Rally that happens worldwide in the last days of March, an opportunity for meetings with old or new friends who share a common love for motorcycle, village touring and exploration.

March Moto Madness started in 2006 by a group of American motorcyclists because of their love for the motorcycle, driving on the ground, camping near nature and talking about the fire. The event started from the very beginning and is now being co-organized in the US with the GS Giants, the largest forum of fans of the BMW GS racer bike in the world. In 2015 it escaped from the borders of America and transformed itself into a global event that was held simultaneously in 14 countries of the world, including Greece.

Angelo co-organizes with his brother Paris the annual March Moto Madness Greece Adventure Rally since the very begining back in 2015 and is running it every year.

Rider Certifications


Through the years of his riding, Angelo has had a long history in road & track riding, with various motorcycles. In addition to the experience he gained in the tracks, he completed all the training courses by the California Superbike School, a team dedicated to educating the Art of Cornering for to riders. The Greek branch is a fully qualified branch and is one of the four in the world with its own coaching team.

 

Around the 2000s he switched to big adventure motorcycles and his riding style started shifting to off-road / rally. Since only large cc twin beasts could combine his riding past with his riding present, his involvement in the Greek Adventure community was logical. In addition to the vast experience gained within the various Adventure Rallies he organized or joined, he completed all the advanced courses by BMW Motorrad Greece Off-Road Training.

KLiM Adventure Rally

When planing for that epic long Adventure, you need an Adventure suit that is waterproof, full of safety features, well ventilated and that will withstand the beating of the harsh off-road riding without any problem. Basically you need something built like a Tank! When the best is required, you can’t find anything better than the KLiM Adventure Rally Suit !

The KLiM Adventure Rally is ready for everything

This has been our favorite Adventure Suit for the last 3 years. We have done almost exclusively off-road riding with it, and it has seen all sorts of weather conditions. For non-stop downpours that went on for days, till the hot Greek summers with 38+ degrees of heat.

The 3-layer Gore-Tex used by the Adventure Rally in conjunction with the Superfabric and D3O Xergo protectors at shoulders, elbows, knees and hips, D3O Viper back, Deflexion Spacer Mesh chest and quadriceps and finally PoronXrd the coccyx, have a rugged feeling and you feel like a knight in his armor. Even when things go south and you end up on your back, most of the impact get absorbed by the suit and not much is transferred to your body. Your simply just smile with confidence and get on your way …

The epitome of the no-compromise riding suit

In real driving off-road conditions, the Adventure Rally reminds you of its origin as a thoroughbred outfit from Rally races like the Dakar. Even with full 3 liters of water inside the back-bladder and all back and side pockets full with tools, food and extra layers, the inner harness eliminates the weight, that just disappears. Its unique Rally technology with internal weight distribution straps and kidney belt distributes evenly transported kilos throughout the body. Whatever the conditions, this is a unique and do-it-all tool. It will bring you back safe, no matter what.

The only complaint that we have with the Adventure Rally is that even though it distributes it’s weight better than anything we have ever tried, the weight itself is a lot .. It is built like a tank, but it weights like one too.

Adventure Rally features

  • Gore-tex® 3-layer pro shell Armacor™ for waterproof and outstanding abrasion and tear resistance
  • large Gore-tex® 3 layer pro talisman Superfabric® slide zones on shoulders and elbows
  • guaranteed to keep you dry®
  • stretch panels at shoulders for full range of motion
  • high coverage 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective material integrated armor systems
  • D3O® Xergo shoulder and elbow pads (meet and exceed newest proposed ce level 2 limb protector standards [n1621-1:2011])
  • D3O® Viper pro – level 2 back pads (exceeds level 2 impact performance standards for ce certification en1621-2 testing)
  • Fully ventilated silicone dow corning® Deflexion™ integrated chest coverage cargo, hydration, comfort and support systems
  • 10 external pockets*: 2 upper chest, 4 lower center front, 2 side quick-access tool pockets, rear center back pouch, larger left chest spot® pocket.
  • 1 seam-sealed waterproof*, removable roll top “dry bag”
  • 3 internal pockets*: 2 inner chest and 1 hidden (passport) pocket
  • external hydration system pocket and internal routing options
  • 3 liter Hydrapak® reservoir included
  • vertically adjustable/easily removable kidney belt with shoulder straps moves weight of entire kit to the hips
  • Klim® id/emergency id pocket on left forearm
  • moisture wicking mesh internal liner
  • neck brace-compatible collar system
  • armor adjustment straps at bicep and forearm
  • external waist belt with daisy chain
  • standard klim® jacket-to-pant zipper panel
  • Velcro® fastener adjustable wrist closures
  • heavy duty YKK® zippers throughout
  • highly water resistant YKK® Vislon in exposed areas
  • bottom hem shock cord
  • microfleece-lined collar
  • hidden strech-straps allow collar to be pulled open for increased ventilation max flow ventilation system: 8 ports
  • four zippered arm intake vents: 2 bicep, 2 forearm
  • two upper torso/pit intake vents
  • two large vertical back exhaust vents

* More information about the KLiM Adventure Rally here