Not dead yet…

My apologies for the long silence, along with the usual excuses of my professional life getting in the way of being a full time hobo. Anyhow, all has not been lost yet, as I’ve made the decision to further lighten the 500 EXC, along with my standard luggage setup. The designs have already been made and the parts have already started rolling in. Also, the gear list has been slimmed down to around 7 kg and the new luggage system is currently being designed. So there should be an illustrated update somewhere down the road sooner or later. In the mean time, here are some color designs I’ve been tinkering with. So which one do you like?

 

By |2018-08-27T19:28:56+00:00November 13th, 2017|KTM 500 EXC K16|34 Comments

34 Comments

  1. Mike K November 13, 2017 at 19:18 - Reply

    Glad to hear all is OK.
    I like the 3rd colour scheme best.

  2. Anonymous November 13, 2017 at 19:18 - Reply

    Classic

  3. Dharma Wheeler November 13, 2017 at 19:20 - Reply

    All look good but maybe it is time for a break from the KTM orange. My vote is for the Finland because it is a cool country and a cool bike design.

  4. esko November 13, 2017 at 19:24 - Reply

    Finn colours all the Way brother 😉

  5. Crawford November 13, 2017 at 19:28 - Reply

    I am looking forward to your new luggage set up. HURRY!

  6. Nikola Perun November 13, 2017 at 19:34 - Reply

    Finland! Looking forward to see what you are up to.

  7. Michael November 13, 2017 at 19:40 - Reply

    Finland looks really nice

  8. Leo November 13, 2017 at 19:41 - Reply

    My favorit is Finnland

  9. Roman Zastserinski November 13, 2017 at 19:51 - Reply

    Finlad 100!

  10. Christian November 13, 2017 at 19:58 - Reply

    Finnland is the best design.

  11. Curtis Jones November 13, 2017 at 20:08 - Reply

    The penguin looks clean & sharp.

    Regarding the luggage – will the empty weight be much less than the Mosko Moto Reckless 40?

    I just ordered the BCDW skid plate… more rugged, but heavier than other options. Hope that the extra weight (maybe 2 lbs) down that low is a non-issue. That said your focus on weight reduction has me thinking about other mods!

  12. Robin Pritchard November 13, 2017 at 20:13 - Reply

    I like the cool anonymity of the Penguin. Love the name too.

  13. Anonymous November 13, 2017 at 20:43 - Reply

    Finnland 100%

  14. Ryan November 13, 2017 at 21:16 - Reply

    I prefer the clean, non-flashy look of the penguin.

  15. Shaun November 13, 2017 at 21:20 - Reply

    Finland

  16. Christian November 13, 2017 at 21:38 - Reply

    Finland 100! 🙂

  17. Juha Närvä November 13, 2017 at 22:17 - Reply

    Good to hear you’re still alive and well.
    The colour scheme has to be Finland 100.
    Sorry but there is no other option.
    Looking forward for yout weight reduction stories.

  18. Faari November 13, 2017 at 22:17 - Reply

    Finland

  19. Michael November 13, 2017 at 22:32 - Reply

    +1 for Finnland, Sir 🙂
    It’s just something Special, and on top of that it Looks way cool!

  20. Anonymous November 13, 2017 at 22:38 - Reply

    I like the Classic but was born in Finland….decisions!

    Markku

  21. Osku November 13, 2017 at 22:40 - Reply

    Finland 100!

  22. Toni November 13, 2017 at 22:51 - Reply

    Can you make it pink? Miss you dude!

    • The Rolling Hobo
      The Rolling Hobo November 16, 2017 at 19:04 - Reply

      I believe your stay in Boulder has been far longer than what is good for you. I was half expecting a “Namaste”….

  23. Bob November 13, 2017 at 23:06 - Reply

    Finland

  24. Marcel November 13, 2017 at 23:38 - Reply

    I like the penguine, clean line
    without to much graphics

  25. John Grover November 14, 2017 at 01:26 - Reply

    I’m for the penguin. Clean is good.
    How much tarmac fun do you give up to gain the weight benefits of the 500? I would like to use a bike like that, but there are so many long highway sections in the USA between dirt roads.
    By fun I mean both sporting fun, which is probably just fine, but also touring fun which would probably be the weak point…

  26. Daniel November 14, 2017 at 02:44 - Reply

    I like the classic KTM but I say go with Finland. It is fun to be proud of where you come from. Love the blog!!

  27. Jonathan November 14, 2017 at 10:09 - Reply

    The blue is cool but it clashes with the bronze – but a blue bashplate might do the trick!

  28. Anonymous November 14, 2017 at 10:35 - Reply

    Penguin all the way

  29. Jim November 15, 2017 at 00:25 - Reply

    The penguin will show the mud better. That’s my vote.

  30. Mack November 15, 2017 at 05:15 - Reply

    Finland. Very cool blue. Look forward to your luggage report.

  31. Suomalainen November 15, 2017 at 22:39 - Reply

    Suomi 100. What else?

  32. Ennio November 30, 2017 at 19:49 - Reply

    Finland! Curious about the kg’s drop

  33. Joni December 9, 2017 at 20:50 - Reply

    Finland!!! 100 years and still going strong.

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