Above Salzburgland

I guess you will get bored soon if I keep posting photos of my bike, but I had a really nice ride last night with a friend in the hills around Salzburg as the sun was setting and he just sent me this photo he took with his phone. Did I mention how wicked this Duke is?


  1. herecomesduncan 5 years ago

    The KTMpathic amongst us probably won’t get bored :) Looks like you’ve got a good playground to have a go at there.

    To answer your tyre question I’m running a Goldspeed Street Sport on the rear with a Dunlop Mutant on the front (which I’m gonna swap out for a Goldspeed this summer). I’m impressed with the Goldspeed – it’s been pretty solid through winter cold & rain and I’ve managed to scrub up to the edge in rubbish weather. I’m far happier than with the previous Mutant rear.

    The Goldspeed tread pattern looks good too.

    You’ve got more to go at with your tubeless wheelset – I’ve heard Michelin Pilot Power 2CT’s are cool.

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    ptsp 5 years ago

    Yea, the roads here are just incredible. still quite cold surface temperature though and quite slippery so I haven’t been leaning it over too much. I feel more comfortable for now riding on top of it, with my leg out MX style rather than leaning over. Also feel more in control this way when the back gets a bit loose and drifts out exiting turns.

    Thanks for the tyre info. I still havent scrubbed in the last 10% of each side of my tyres yet, kind of nervous to do so as they feel supper slippery when i scratch them with my finger and they are still a little shiny too. How are you meant to scrub them in when they feel like they would slide out if i lean them over onto the unscrubbed in strips??

  3. herecomesduncan 5 years ago

    Yeah, I switch between leg out cornering and both feet on the pegs depending how I feel, and the boots I’m wearing.

    Scrubbing in is a head thing – somedays you have all the confidence in the tyres and your riding ability and some days you couldn’t pilot a kids trike. I’m no superhero tho, just love riding and learning a bit more about it every day.

    It’s still early in the year to go mental tho so take your time and you’ll use all the tyre. Funny tho – I never use the whole front on a supermoto, I mustn’t push it that hard compared to the rear. The Goldspeed was pretty sticky from the get go so I didn’t have much apprehension.

    How’s the traffic over there?

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    ptsp 5 years ago

    yea, on faster bends I always keep my feet on the pegs, but on the hairpins here I like having my leg out.
    I dont plan to ever ride more than 80% of the speed i am comfortable with. Too risky on the road I think. 80% is still a nice speed though : — )

    Traffic up in the hills is virtually non existent most of the time during the week.

  5. herecomesduncan 5 years ago

    I’m with you on that, street moto’s are all about carving turns and getting in the groove :)

  6. JY 5 years ago

    Your bike is nice! i think nobody would get bored~ just post more fotos ~ LOL

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