I am using multiple types of boots for my motorcycles.
When i am travelling on an allroad machine, then i usually wear my Alpine Stars Toucan waterproof boots. In summer i wear Alpine Stars J-6 waterproof motorcycle shoes. For MX i have the Alpine Stars Tech10 and for other kind of street bikes I use Sidi Cobra waterproof boots. Yes, i am fond of waterproof. This happens when you had to ride around on a cold day with wet socks in your boots…
Why all the Alpine Stars? Just like them. Great quality gear.
Why the lowered foot pegs?
Before buying it, I testdrove the bike while wearing my motor shoes. Riding position seemed OK, so neglected this.
After owning it for 1 month (and 750km of riding), it started raining and i switched to my Toucans…
Then i noticed that my leg position was uncomfortable and causing cramps when i started riding. NOT GOOD.
After looking at the shoes and the boots, i concluded that there was 1cm difference in height between shoes and boots.
Conclusion: Foot Peg height is too high.
According to the Owners Manual, page 134, you have 2 height positions available on your KTM. Mine were already in the lowest position and without rubber inserts.
So i started looking around for alternatives. And that was quite a long Google search session…
However, i found some options:
- Knight Design (USA, unknown how much lower, aluminum, a lot larger, nice looking, flat upper edge) $200 (shipping will be approx $60)
- RadeGarage (Czech Republic, 1cm lower, aluminum, a lot larger, looking a bit weird, flat upper edge) € 123,= (€138,= including shipping)
- SW-Motech ION (Germany, adjustable, max 1.5cm lower, aluminum + cast stainless, removable rubber inlay, looking nice, rounded upper edge) €95,= (€100,= including shipping)
- SW-Motech EVO (Germany, multi adjustable, also in angle, max lowered unknown, aluminum + cast stainless, removable rubber inlay, looking nice, upper edge unknown) €124,= (€129,= including shipping)
The choice was easy: we opted for the SW-Motech ION