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It’s not every day that you see a Porsche 924 built for overlanding but this is just that. Mods include a 40 mm lift, 500 watts of lights, roof rack, custom MaxTrax holders, and, the piece de resistance, a custom sleeping setup for two complete with a Webasto cabin heater. Amazing! What a build! And it looks the business to boot.

 

This video shows outtakes from the video I posted last week and gives more insights to the rider’s techniques. Amazing to watch.

The KTM 1190 Adventure R was a 150 hp off-road beast that actually had quite a bit of finesse. It also looks like the last KTM Adventure bikes to come with analog gauges. The video above shows amazing, beautifully shot off-road action. The one below is more of an in-depth review. If you speak Australian, you might understand a bit. 😉

 

Honda will release the CT125 in Japan this year. This light, little off-roader has been updated with front and rear disk brakes, front-wheel ABS, a bash plate, and optional heated grips. The 124 cc engine is mated to a semi-automatic, 4-speed gearbox, a combination which is said to take you 220 miles on a 1.4-gallon tank. That’s about 157 mpg!

Incidentally the Honda 125 Super Cub is the most popular motor vehicle ever with over 100 million sold since it was released in the late 1950s.

Thanks to my friend Nathan from Northwest Resilience for the tip about this!

 

 

If you’re at home, and you have some time on your hands, check out this 1986 documentary about the Paris-Dakar Rally. You may remember that that was the year Porsche got their rally program dialed and pulled off a 1-2 finish with their newly-developed 959. There’s some great footage of the 959s in action across Africa.

 

The Fast Lane Car makes a compelling case that the 1st-generation VW Touareg is the ultimate off-road sleeper. I didn’t know they were available with optional front and rear differential locks. Apparently the front locking diff. is a very rare option.

I’ve been on a bit of a Unimog kick lately. Here’s a very nice, 60s-era Unimog, with some well-thought-out features, built by a guy named Mike Day.

 

Here’s another vintage Unimog video from the Diamler-Benz factory showing the 406 model completing various construction, municipal, and agricultural tasks. It’s nice to see these old machines at work.

 

This video, touting the suitability of the venerable Unimog 421 for military use, captures some great off-road footage. There’s the standard test-track stuff but also some great shots of it out in the wild climbing waterfalls and the like (presumably before “tread lightly” was a thing). The Unimog 421 was manufactured between 1966 and 1989. Judging by the video’s soundtrack, this footage is from the early side of that production run. The video is in German but YouTube offers an auto-translated captions if you click the gear wheel in the lower-right corner of the frame.

 

 

Very interesting story from YouTuber “Colorado Backcountry Adventures” who has been living and traveling in the west for about five years. He relates in the video that this experience was the strangest thing that’s happened to him in that time.