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The Smokey Mountain 500 - Get yer Dual Sport On!

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  • The Smokey Mountain 500 - Get yer Dual Sport On!

    I just recently learned that there is a 500-mile, mostly gravel all two-way public road loop through the Smokys and Nantahala. It's a 3-day trail with stops at three MC campgrounds. It has a Facebook page of course and a thread on ADV Rider, which is the best place to get info IMO.

    Since I just this year disowned my allegiance to sport tourers and got on a V-Strom, I'm feeling like I should find more gravel to ride on. This might do it.

    SM500 on Facebook

    Here's their thread on ADV Rider
    Green states, camped in - Orange states, ridden in.
    2013 DL650 V-Strom ADV, 2002 Kawasaki Super Sherpa, 1990 Honda VTR250

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    Re: The Smokey Mountain 500 - Get yer Dual Sport On!

    Thank you for posting this. I'm curious about various dual sport rides since I'm looking to add a dual sport to the stable. I'm have my eyes on the KTM 790 Adventure R. While in Strugis I took one out on a test ride. Awesome!
    2011 HD Electra Glide Ultra Classic, 1993 HD FatBoy
    2014 Aspen Sentry
    2001 Bushtec Turbo-II


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      Re: The Smokey Mountain 500 - Get yer Dual Sport On!

      I found this post interesting since I have been downsizing my "herd". I am trying to sell my Victory sidecar rig and my MiniMate camper. I sold my BMW and recently acquired a much smaller dual-sport Royal Enfield Himalayan. Yup, I'm going back to sleeping in a tent. IMG_20190820_112002061_HDR.jpg
      We ride because we can ....sigpic Victory Hammer with Trans Moto Sidecar, Kompact Kamp Mini Mate