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Joe Pichler 11-14-2012 12:30 PM

Ethiopia to Madagaskar
Hi guys!

This is my first post in this forum, so I want introduce myself.
Iím Joe Pichler from Austria, Iíve been riding on different bikes 300.000 km around the world.

In three weeks Iíll start with the new KTM 1190 Adventure R to a trip in Africa.
Today Iíve been riding the first 250 km with the brand new bike and then I started to fit the bike for the trip.

Next week I'll change the tyres to Scorpion Rally and then the African adventure is starting.


KMC1 11-14-2012 04:12 PM

Joe! Omg omg omg! Tell us about the bike!

Apparently you haven't heard, according to all the "experts" in the 1190 thread, the bike is completely incapable of going anywhere without bottoming out and exploding! :lol3

I want to see LOTS of pics! LOTS of info on how you like the bike, how it handles, how it works on gravel, etc. and LOTS of info on what mods you make to the bike! Oh, and pics of your trip too! :D


Comrade Art 11-14-2012 04:29 PM

Good luck on your trip and keep us posted :thumb

HDen 11-14-2012 04:47 PM

OMG that's exciting!
I guess this is you on this pic from a KTM brochure isn't it?
Can't wait to read your reports!

BamaTexRider 11-14-2012 04:49 PM

Happy Trails & Good Luck :clap

Katoom119 11-14-2012 06:00 PM


sonoran 11-14-2012 06:41 PM


Bring it!!!

RED CAT 11-14-2012 07:24 PM

No Idea!
The 1190 was available yet. Be sure and give us lots of rider feed back on the new machine. Good luck!

4corners14 11-14-2012 08:45 PM

Don't be shy....
We're waiting for all the info you can provide!:clap

Gregster 11-14-2012 08:53 PM

Awesome :clap

Joe Pichler 11-14-2012 11:40 PM


Originally Posted by HDen (Post 20045521)
OMG that's exciting!
I guess this is you on this pic from a KTM brochure isn't it?
Can't wait to read your reports!

Yes that's me in Peru. You will find plenty of pictures in the 2012 Adventure folder.

KTM 950S 11-15-2012 03:21 AM

Good luck...and we all wait for your report.....:clap:clap:clap

EvilClown 11-15-2012 03:32 AM



Parigi 11-15-2012 08:42 AM

Welcome to AdvRider Joe!
After the LWR fiasco, KTM has finally figured out what the good marketing is all about, it was about time. Good luck with your trip, keep us apraised with the good, bad and the ugly and post a lot of pictures. What are you going to do about the poor gas in Africa, do you have a custom fuel and ignition map to deal with that?
Other than that, I'm in. :clap

Cromoth 11-15-2012 08:51 AM

Thanks for sharing the trip! How much for the bike when you're done?

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