Shrinking The Planet – One Ride At A Time

ZipTy Racing Adventure Enduro Footpeg Extension Kit for KTM

As you already know, Kim and I do quite a bit of dual sport riding.  When you get off the pavement, it’s nice to have a platform that permits you to move your weight around on the bike to assist your balance.  It was with this thought in mind that I decided to try out ZipTy Racing’s KTM footpeg extension kit.  Having ridden with them for a full season, I can say that these pegs have been an excellent addition.

Providing a wide and stable platform, it is now definitely easier to move around on the bike.  In addition, the pegs are now so wide that weight transfers are a piece of cake.  Not that weight transfer is that difficult, but having the extra length and width gives you the leverage to move the bike under your feet much more easily.  I have found that I feel more planted on the bike and I am never struggling for good foot placement.  Just about wherever I would want my feet to be, I can easily put them in the location I desire.

Although the platform is very wide, foot grip on the pegs has not been an issue.  The pegs have deep cutouts between the base and teeth around the perimeter of the pegs allow dirt and mud to easily fall out.  The inserts install very easily and securely and are available in four different colors: red, orange, black and silver.

All is not perfect however.  The platform is very large so that when stopped, your foot placement on the ground is changed.  You’ll notice that your feet are a little farther forward or back as you stand.  If you place your feet in front of the pegs, care must be used when starting up again as the pegs have a tendency to contact your legs at the Achilles tendon.  It’s not a huge issue provided you are careful.  In addition, the pegs are so large that you definitely don’t want to use them in a competitive environment.  Because of their size, dragging them at extreme lean is possible and you don’t want them hooking up with the ground when racing.

So overall, we really like these peg extenders.  They provide a wide stable platform that makes riding more comfortable and easy.  They are also at about $85, less expensive than other peg extensions or replacement pegs.  If we had a rating system, we’d give these pegs a 4 stars out of five.

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