Moab’s Fins & Things – Exhilarating and exciting rocky adventure

Australian YouTuber, Curtis, found on OnTheBackWheel, is one of those no bullshit riders. He tackles hard routes and pushes bikes to his limits. In this video he takes us viewers on a ride through Fins and Things in Moab, Utah. The ride looks quite challenging and would want to be taken on a lightweight bike. Heavy bikes are bound to get dropped onto the hard rocky surfaces. That doesn’t mean it can’t be done.

Bike – Kawasaki KLX250S

The bike used in this video is a Kawasaki KLX250S. It’s a 6 speed, 249cc, 4 stroke, Single cylinder engine. It puts out 21 horsepower and has 20.50 Nm of torque at 7000rpm. I weighs in at 134kg, making it a perfect lightweight dual sport. However, it’s more oriented towards the dirt.

It’s a carbureted bike, that with a tune kit, exhaust change and sprocket change, it can easily become a weapon on the dirt for a low cost.

I’ve been eyeing on this bike for quite some time, but what’s holding me back is comfort for long ranges, speed, and small fuel capacity of 7.7L. It makes it a bike that needs a bit of tinkering to make right for you.


It’s designed to cater for 4WD vehicles, but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t present a challenge for the motorcycles. Moab is dry country, so there doesn’t seem to be any issues with ruts and the terrain has many bolder like road surfaces. So you’re expected to experience some solid grippy sections on the rock faced sections and loose sand off the road.

Difficulty: Hard

Personally, I wouldn’t tackle this track on any bike. I would enjoy it on something lightweight or a nimble mid-sized bike. Looks like a lot of challenges and fun to be had.


The route has markings on the rock faced sections with white arrows to lead you the way. It’s a popular route amongst tourists to the area, so there’s little need to prepare/plan the route and just follow the trail.

Reading reviews, expect to spend upwards to 3 hours on the trail.

Fins and Things - Moab, Utah
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