It’s an old question, but it still lingers: Which is better, a Pico Arm Chair or a Kermit Chair? Those who favor one sitter over the other champion their position like anointed defenders of their folding thrones. For this installment of our Head to Head series we carefully evaluate these two chairs to hopefully settle this once and for all.
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Electric anticipation surrounds the shipment of KTM's new 1190 Adventure R. Replacing the tried-and-true 990 Adventure, KTM's new 1190 is a 150hp, gravel-eating adventure motorcycle offering precise handling, class-leading braking, and a suspension capable of handling even the most extreme off-road conditions.
Most hitch-mounted bike racks are built with such a focus on utility they’re often ugly and gangly things, especially when unadorned with nice looking bikes like a Salsa Fargo Ti. There’s nothing wrong with adding a little form to function, and that design ethos is evident in everything Küat produces. Their highly acclaimed NV rack is a harmonious blend of useful features combined with sharp design aesthetics. It’s easily the best hitch rack we have ever tested.
The forklift driver carefully maneuvered the arm in front of Nacho’s sliding door. The engine hung idly from a chain as the driver used the controls to square up the arm with the opening in the side of the van. Just then the skies opened up and Bangkok was engulfed in a thunderous downpour. Water immediately gushed from the middle of our rain gutter, drenching our maple floor. Things got tense quickly. With one hand I tried to divert the flow of water away from our floor, while the other held the rubber tire in place on our living room floor so that our new engine could be set down without gouging anything.
Today’s motorcycles are marvels of technology and design. It boggles the mind to think how much time and engineering went into bikes like the new BMW R1200GS-A, or the KTM 1190R. While it is obvious some of that time was allocated to creating the ideal seat, many OEM seats are hard as a buckboard and less forgiving than the Yakuza. This opens the doors for custom seats, or improved fabrications like those made by Sargent Cycle.
As the first solid axle model vehicle ARB Engineers tackled for skid plates, the Jeep Wrangler JK presented many new issues that needed to be overcome. Among those, the skid plates panel had to mount in such a way that it allowed full movement of the front axle and all of its locating components during suspension cycling. Next it had to allow for the many different suspension systems and aftermarket control arms available on the market for this popular vehicle.