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Velociraptor 09-06-2013 11:33 AM

KTM 1190 Demos Sept 28 I90 Motorsports!
Great news! I got an e-mail from I-90 Motorsports in Issaquah, Washington and the KTM Demo truck will be there in Sept 28. I am signed up! Should be fun and interesting to finally test out these bikes!

bajamcguide 09-06-2013 12:15 PM

Awesome, do you know where they are headed next? please give us your feedback after the test ride.

Dan950ser 09-06-2013 12:25 PM

Oh I am gonna try and be there for sure.

Velociraptor 09-06-2013 12:55 PM

Be sure and e-mail this guy to get on the list:

txbear55 09-07-2013 06:46 PM

Beat ya to it at the KTM Rally in Steamboat! Boo-ya! :clap

Velociraptor 09-07-2013 06:52 PM

Yeah I figured the demo truck must be coming from there! I hope you are feeling really special:D

txbear55 09-07-2013 07:01 PM

Oh yeah! Can't wait to escape to escape 100+ temperatures and head to the high country! :wings

Dan950ser 09-07-2013 07:19 PM

Thanks I emailed him.

Velociraptor 09-07-2013 07:29 PM

Hey Dan,

You must be one of the Griptwister guys. I went a couple of years ago on the adventure trip on my 690. You were the one with the front brake only SE? I hope to go again next April!

Velociraptor 09-28-2013 08:22 AM

Well the day has finally arrived for a demo ride! Pissing down rain outside, but these are adventure bikes right? Gonna ride my 990 Supermoto R over to the dealer because it has some good rain tires. If I end up purchasing an Adventure R then the Supermoto R would be the trade-in or sales bike. The 990 Supermoto is probably still a much better giggles/hooligan bike on pavement despite less horsepower. Off road I have my 690r enduro which is fantastic. So the Adventure R is up agains some tough competition for garage space:D

Velociraptor 09-28-2013 12:20 PM

Rode the 40 mile round trip in a driving rain with gusty winds. The demo was cancelled due to weather conditions. I can understand that. They had some bikes in the store though, so I got to check them out and sit on the Adventure R. Too bad we could not ride them but really the rain is dumping nonstop.

I had an interesting reaction to the Adventure R. It felt BIG, long, and kind of heavy......compared to my Supermoto R. I just had this gut feeling that on gravel roads my 990 Supermoto R would be more fun than this new Adventure R because the SMR is much lighter and lower. No doubt that on genuine long distance adventure rides the Adventure R would be the better bike, but I came away liking my SMR even more! If I ever decide to go on some long adventure ride I will take my 690r. The 690 is way lighter, survives get-offs fine, and as I have it set up, has a 200-250 mile range. It turns out that the most tempting bike for me in the store was the 500 EXC! I briefly considered doing a trade-in of my SMR for the 500, but the madness quickly passed:D

RightCross101 09-28-2013 05:08 PM

where do we find out where they are headed i didnt find anything on google.[previous]=1&cHash=842e0c6b4399fa464ec77da52de82419

Dan950ser 09-29-2013 03:52 AM

Is that you Dave? And yes it is Dan. Didn't get to make it to the demo because of my awesome daughter a dim being serious lol. Dave and I are leaving for Baja on Friday for a GPS update but would love to have you join us in April.

jeepdude65 09-29-2013 08:18 AM

My buddy and I went to I-90 yesterday before he dropped me off at the airport. was pouring rain! The new 1190R looks great, but my GSA is still safe as far as I am concerned. But I do like the looks and feel of the new 1190R over the old 990. The farkled Touratech 1190 they had there looked great too.
I got up there to visit and trail ride with my friend, and he was nice enough to let me ride his new 500 EXC. After riding that bike up there, I'll be selling another bike to get the 500!

Velociraptor 09-29-2013 08:48 AM

I was talking with you guys about the 500. Yeah that bike is very very tempting.

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