Backcountry Discovery Routes

Not only do you have the chance to help Backcountry Discovery Routes, but you can be entered to win a fantastic adventure bike in the process. 

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Special Edition KTM 1090 Adventure R to be given away to raise funds for the non-profit Backcountry Discovery Routes

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Seattle, WA – (September 12th, 2018) – KTM North America and US-based non-profit, Backcountry Discovery Routes, are giving away a ‘special edition’ KTM 1090 Adventure R during an online fundraiser. Individuals can enter for a chance to win by donating as little as $25 to Backcountry Discovery Routes. Drawing ticket packages are available at

The KTM 1090 Adventure R is an exciting machine to ride with its liquid-cooled v-twin power plant generating 125 horsepower. It also features incredible WP suspension including a PDS rear-shock, confidence inspiring traction control modes and best-in-class ABS that perform well both on and off-road.

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The team at RideBDR have taken this great ADV machine and made it even better with some nice additions.

This bike features custom ‘BDR Special Edition’ graphics and has been outfitted for adventure with many upgrades from Touratech and Trailmaster ADV Gear. The accessory list includes: windscreen, hand guards, luggage system, skid plate, crash bars, tank bag, crash bar bags, pannier rack bag, and dry bag. The prize package also includes Butler Motorcycle Maps for all 9 Backcountry Discovery Routes.

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“On our recent project filming the California BDR South, I rode a KTM 1090 Adventure R set up just like this one. I feel it’s a fantastic motorcycle for off-road adventures like a BDR. I had so much fun on my KTM 1090… whoever wins this one is going to have a blast.”

– Paul Guillien, President & Co-Founder, Backcountry Discovery Routes

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The motorcycle, accessories, and maps in this prize package were donated by the supporting companies so all money raised in this online drawing will directly benefit the Backcountry Discovery Routes. The non-profit will use the funds to continue to develop new routes, provide planning resources and GPS tracks for the community and work to preserve riding access to public lands and to promote safety for adventure motorcycling.

“At KTM we are all about riding our motorcycles and supporting BDR for all they do to keep trails and remote roads open for motorcycling. We are thrilled to assist them where we can and encourage riders to get out and experience motorcycling in the backcountry. This KTM 1090 ADV R fundraiser will generate funds allowing the organization to create new routes and provide GPS tracks and trip planning resources that we can all use.”

–        Tom Moen, Marketing Manager, KTM North America

Bike Build Specifications

· 2018 KTM 1090 Adventure R motorcycle (KTM)

· Custom graphics (RideBDR)

· Zega Pro Pannier System – silver 38/31liter (Touratech)

· Rally-style tinted windscreen (Touratech)

· Hand guards (Touratech)

· Rallye Form skid plate (Touratech)

· Upper crash bars (Touratech)

· 31liter dry bag in KTM orange (Touratech Waterproof)

· Off-road tank bag (Touratech)

· Crash bar bags (Trailmaster ADV Gear)

· Pannier rack bag (Trailmaster ADV Gear)

· Changing mat (Trailmaster ADV Gear)

· Set of all 9 BDR maps (Butler Maps)

Go to to enter to win. Ticket bundles are available starting at $25. A winner will be chosen on Friday, February 21st at 12 noon (PST).

Powered by volunteers, the Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) is a 501c (4) non-profit organization that creates off-highway routes for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel. Through education, advocacy and promotion of responsible motorcycle travel, BDR works to preserve backcountry motorcycling tourism for generations to come.

The organization works with land managers and agencies responsible for public land, to keep trails and remote roads open for motorcycling. BDR delivers resources to the motorcycle community, including a high-quality waterproof map, a feature length documentary film and free downloadable GPS tracks. The team has created routes in Washington, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Mid Atlantic and soon to be released Southern California. Informational videos, planning resources, and route conditions are available to the public at