Perun Moto KTM 690 Enduro/Husqvarna 701 Tail Rack
For an adventure rider, being able to improvise comes with the territory. You have to adapt to unexpected circumstances when equipment fails, and you’re likely to invent or modify accessories out of necessity. Some take it to the next level. Meet Nikola Maletić from Belgrade, Serbia. Combining his passion for ADV riding and his hobby of machining and mechanical design, he quit his suit-and-tie job and started Perun Moto, a boutique product line geared toward the KTM 690 Enduro and its sibling, the Husqvarna 701.
A tail rack is not just an optional flavor but an essential ingredient, and Perun Moto’s version is my favorite so far. The design is sleek and every detail is well thought-out, featuring plenty of strategically positioned slots and holes (with smooth edges that won’t fray your straps) to secure your RotopaX, bungees, straps, ropes, and luggage hooks of various makes. The hooks of standard-sized tie-downs won’t fit, however, so drill out a couple of holes just to have that option in the future.
The powder-coated aluminum plate and all the fittings feel bulletproof, and installation is a breeze; after drilling four holes into the fender plastic, everything falls right into place. The rack’s functionality can be increased with the optional extension plate ($68), which doubles the available space and makes a two-gallon RotopaX possible. It’s not quite as convenient as a larger gas tank, but if you compare the numbers, maybe it is…. MSRP: $130 PerunMoto.com
|▲ Workmanship and finish: 10 out of 10||▼ None|
|▲ Numerous anchor points|
|▲ Light and strong|