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Vespa introduce new-look Gtv for 2023

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2023 Vespa GTv


Vespa has removed the covers from the new Gtv at EICMA and given the ‘Faro Basso’ scooter a new look with its iconic low headlight, minimalist screen and striking orange details.

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With all the power and engineering that riders have come to expect from a Vespa, the Gtv powers the 300hp engine to 23.8hp, the manufacturer’s most powerful engine to date.

Including the styling improvements of the GTS range, the Gtv headlight is now full LED, with the fully digital dashboard retaining the circular design but able to take advantage of the Vespa MIA connectivity accessory.

2023 Vespa GTv

The upper fairing is inspired by the racing world, in orange and with three horizontal slots, while the handlebars are exposed thanks to the minimalist design.

The saddle features orange stitching and a fixed cover is available as an option, the cover of which is coded to match the body, namely Beige Avvolgente Opaco with contrasting orange details.

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Tech includes the keyless system, which replaces the ignition with a button that activates the Gtv when the key is close enough. A right-hand starter on the switching block then brings the scooter to life.

This LCD dashboard shows range, top and average speed, current fuel consumption and more.

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A USB port is standard in the in-shield storage box, and there is a larger storage compartment under the seat with a light and mat.

ABS is also part of the standard equipment, as is ASR traction control, and ensures maximum safety.

For more information on the Vespa range in Australia visit Vespa Australia website (link).

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White Rim Trail on KTM 690 Enduros | Favorite Ride

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Take a break at Hurray Pass during our warm-up ride on the Chicken Corners Trail.

The White Rim Trail — or White Rim Road in national park jargon — is a 100-mile unpaved route that winds around the mesas of Island in the Sky Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah. It’s on the wish list of many dual-sport and adventure riders, and rightly so. The scenery is spectacular and the trail is ridable for anyone with a minimum of off-road experience.

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Scan the QR code above or click here to view the route on REVER

The White Rim Trail, named for the layer of White Rim Sandstone it follows, was built by the Atomic Energy Commission in the 1950’s to access uranium deposits. The mines did not produce much ore and were abandoned, and the road became part of Canyonlands after its establishment in 1964.

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Although the White Rim Trail is a bumpy and rugged route, only street-legal (plated) motorcycles and high-clearance 4WDs are permitted. Off-road dirt bikes, ATVs, and side-by-sides common on many trails around Moab are prohibited, helping to keep noise and traffic down. There is also a daily limit of 50 day use permits.

Because the trail is within Canyonlands, a national park pass or entrance fee ($25 per motorcycle, valid for seven days) is required. Day-use permits are free at visitor centers, but there is a $6 fee for permits purchased online at Recreation.gov. There are several campgrounds along the trail that require an overnight permit for an additional fee. Reservations are strongly encouraged in spring and autumn.

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The White Rim Trail runs on a layer of White Rim Sandstone below the Island in the Sky Mesa.

The plan was that the four of us – Bruce Gillies, Vic Anderson, Kevin Rose and I – would hike the entire White Rim Trail in one day. We would travel light and all ride KTM 690 Enduro RS. As enjoyable as camping in such a beautiful spot would be, it requires gear that would have weighed on us, and whatever was in our saddlebags or panniers would be exposed to paint-shaking conditions for hours. Instead, we rented a house in Moab to serve as a base for two days of horseback riding.

To warm up for the White Rim, we spent our first day riding the Chicken Corners Trail, a 42-mile loop trail on Bureau of Land Management land that goes through Kane Springs Canyon, goes over Hurray Pass and runs along a high sandstone bank on the southern rim of the Colorado River. We got hammered by the rain early on, but then the clouds parted and we enjoyed a fun, scenic drive. The trail ends 400 feet above the river across from Dead Horse Point Overlook, the filming location for the final scene in Thelma and Louise when they drive off the cliff.

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Hidden near the verge is the Colorado River, which joins the Green River below the southern tip of the White Rim Trail.

After getting our day permits online, we left home at sunrise the next day and headed north on US Route 191, past Arches National Park, and then turned west on State Route 313. There is no gas in Canyonlands, but the nearest gas station is about 30 miles away in Moab, so completing the loop requires at least 160 miles of range. We were equipped with auxiliary fuel canisters just in case.

The White Rim Trail is a two-way road, so it can be driven either way. Our plan was to go counterclockwise and save the famous Shafer Trail for the end. We turned west on Mineral Canyon Road (BLM 129) before entering Canyonlands and followed the long, flat, well-graded gravel road for about 12 miles.

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When driven counterclockwise, the White Rim Trail passes through Bureau of Land Management land before entering Canyonlands National Park.

The road into Canyonlands climbs to the mesas of Island in the Sky, home to the visitor center and many RV-clogged lookouts. Because the White Rim is below the Mesa, driving in either direction requires a series of steep switchbacks to get to the trail.

White Rim Trail
Getting to the White Rim Trail from the top of Table Mountain Island in the Sky requires a steep switchback descent to the rim and then a similar climb at the end.

On a crisp late May morning we peered into the red sandstone canyon carved by the Green River and descended to Horsethief Bottom. After passing the Canyonlands National Park boundary sign, we drove down the flat trail, taking in the full spectrum of colorful scenery: verdant vegetation along the river; Layers of red, pink, yellow, white, and gray rock; and blue sky sprinkled with clumps of white cirrocumulus clouds. In the distance lay the Maze district of Canyonlands.

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Drive along the Green River, with Canyonlands Maze district in the distance.

Our first challenge was crossing a sand wash where Upheaval Canyon joins the Green River. If the green runs high, the wash can flood and make the trail impassable. We hit the gas and soon found ourselves at one of the two most technical sections of the trail: Hardscrabble Bottom. Since we did the loop counter-clockwise, this section was downhill and we made our way without incident.

Even though it was a Saturday, we rarely saw others on the trail. At a campsite, we waved to a group of jeep drivers and passed a few SUVs and mountain bikers, followed by support trucks. Otherwise it was just the four of us enjoying the sweeping views and a fun trail with minimal dust thanks to the previous day’s rain.

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Box canyons, hoodoos, buttes, and spires are common sights in Canyonlands National Park’s eroded landscape.

The second technical challenge on the White Rim Trail is climbing up and over Murphy’s Hogback. Our KTMs were perfect for the terrain and again we got through it with no problems. Bigger ADV bikes would be more of a handful here, but certainly able to pull through.

Read all driver‘s KTM coverage here.

While part of the White Rim Trail is red dirt and sand, miles of it are on bare sandstone, making for a bumpy ride. A long-travel suspension, good ground clearance and a robust skid plate are essential.

White Rim Trail
Stop to admire the view. Portions of the White Rim Trail run right along the cliff’s edge, and there’s no fence or guardrail.

The sky had become increasingly cloudy as the day progressed, and dark clouds eclipsed the sun in the afternoon. At the junction with Potash Road, a ranger checked our permits before we began the final switchback climb of the Shafer Trail. This section of the trail is accessible to anyone visiting Canyonlands, so we worked our way up not only on Jeeps and mountain bikes, but also on Instagrammer-filled Toyota Camrys.

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The switchbacks of the Shafer Trail marked the end of our White Rim ride.

A few fat raindrops started to fall as we left the trail. We hastily retreated to the house to drink celebration beers and tell tales of our adventure.

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Harley-Davidson for the Holidays | Hot Bike Magazine

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Harley-Davidson kicks off the holiday season with some great deals on your favorite parts and accessories. Beginning Wednesday, November 23, limited-time special prices on select Black Friday t-shirts, jackets, hats, boots, luggage and more are available online at hd.com/BlackFriday and at retailers through December 4, 2022. Save up to 30% and get a head start on all your wish lists.

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Treat your hands to warmth on and off the bike Maverick Mixed Media Gloves. These fully lined goatskin gloves are made with stretch nylon canvas and polyester mesh panels for a warm feel that also welcomes airflow. Let him take his beer tasting to a whole new level HD stainless steel growler kit. Give this to the aspiring motorcyclist youth Flat brim hat with snap button closure in twill You will wear it with pride.

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Give a gift that will make your loved ones look good and feel confident by giving them stylish clothes. For example, flannel shirts and plaid shirts can keep them warm and toasty this holiday season while adding flair men and Women. With a variety of color and style options, you can find the right fit for everyone on your list. For those looking to give a more luxurious gift, the Maverick Leather Biker Jacket is for Women and men is the way to go.

Support military heroes this holiday

Start a new tradition – give gifts they’ll feel good about this holiday season when you shop from our Wounded Warrior Project Collection. Complete your mission to help veterans and their families by ordering new items like the Harley-Davidson Wounded Warrior Project Men’s Pullover Hoodie or the ladies You in Every Hero Long Sleeve T-Shirt. Your purchase of this special edition will benefit motorcycle initiatives aimed at helping wounded warriors treat their invisible wounds, improve their resilience and empower them to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

Accessories for every bike

An essential travel companion Compact air compressor is an all-in-one pump that connects to your bike’s battery charging harness and features a built-in pressure gauge from 0 to 160 psi and a bright LED work light. In the garage, A helmet holder keeps helmets secure and out of the way with its rigid steel hook, durable electro-coated finish and soft rubber edges to protect the helmet’s finish. Give away storage space with the Onyx Premium Luggage Day Bag this is the ideal size for a day trip. Between the rides Premium indoor motorcycle cover protects a bike from dust and scratches, while its breathable, luxuriously soft microfiber helps minimize corrosion during short or long-term storage.

Give a new adventure

There’s always that one friend or family member who has everything under the sun. Instead of finding the perfect physical item this year, give them an adventurous experience they will remember for years to come. That Harley-Davidson Riding Academy course for new riders is a unique option that allows the adventure seeker in your life to confidently ride two wheels in just one weekend. Available at select Harley-Davidson dealerships across the United States, the New Rider Course provides you with expert instruction from Harley-Davidson Certified Instructors. send in digital gift card by email or by plastic card with flexible delivery options. It’s a gift that passes on – endless miles, adventures and memories.

Check out the full guide for more gifting inspiration on-line or in an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer close to you In addition, 10% of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of items purchased from The Wounded Warrior Project Collection will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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