Well it's finally here. I will be leaving Halifax within the hour to go on a much anticipated Trans Labrador trip on the Versys.
The total run is approx 4500 kms with approx 1000-1200 kms dirt roads.
There are 5 bikes in our group in total. A BMW 650GS, a KTM 990 Adventure, a KLR 650, a Honda Veradero, and me on me Versys.
First of all the name- Squidventure. We thought that would be kind of comical as we are all fairly experienced riders but are green as hell when it comes to this kind of adventure- Camping etc. We even have our own decals and shirts made up for the event. Sample Attached
In the pic, my bike looks super loaded, and it is, but total luggage weight including pannier weight is a bulky 90lbs. Too bad for the Versys I'm such a fat bastard too.
I will likely not be posting too many updates until we return but I will try. I know we plan on doing a Ride Report on ADVRIDER too. It will be good to see how the old Versys fares in comparisonm to the other bikes. Also, we will have many pics and some videos to share. Luckily 2 of the guys coming along have decent cameras and as you can see below, I have never been confused with a photographer.
I am running Givi racks, Kappa Panniers, a fabricated aluminum plate on the rear, Algard rock guard, and Tourance tires.