In less than four months, Darren Higginson and Dave Darcy rode from London to their final destination in Sydney. Their machines: two KTM 690 Enduro Rs with an Akrapovič exhaust system.
Continental drift refers to the movement of the Earth’s continents, but British firefighter Darren Higginson and Australian police officer Dave Darcy didn’t move continents to achieve their goal: they rode across them instead. They set out from London and carried on across Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, and Indonesia all the way to Sydney, Australia. Surprisingly, they didn’t choose big enduro touring motorcycles for this trip like the KTM 990 Adventure, but a sportier off-road machine, the KTM 690 Enduro R. But, as Darren pointed out in a short interview
for our website, they weren’t lacking any comfort or power.
The two exhaust systems provided by Akrapovič made sure the one-cylinder KTM, whose origins go back to the Dakar Rally, yielded a bit more horsepower, was lighter, and pulsated with an ear-pleasing sound. “It's all about power-to-weight, so the first thing to look at is the exhaust. I’ve always been impressed with the build quality, craftsmanship, and design of Akrapovič exhausts, and that’s why every bike I’ve owned in the last twelve years has been fitted with one, so it was no surprise that we fitted our bikes with the very latest Akrapovič exhaust,” Darren said enthusiastically.
Congratulations, guys, for coming up with an idea that also had a charity dimension (by raising money for cancer research) and for seeing it through too. We can’t wait to see more exciting video clips!
Photo: Continental Drift