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Old 10-05-2012, 02:59 AM   #44
Studly Adventurer
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: South of the big lake
Oddometer: 746
I like the more street friendly features on the 1190 for my type riding. Seems the 690 is a better choice for off road and currently lots of aftermarket parts to make it even better. I have dumped a ton of money into the 2007 picked used and it is finally ok. It still does not have perfect fueling and my ZX-14 has always ran smoother and been 100%. The extra power of the 1190 is good for the street and the 17/19 tires will work. I think KTM has some strong points but has taken way to long to correct issues on the bikes. Not sure what my next move is, hopefully test ride a 1190, new GS 1200, and Mult 1200, and Super Ten. I want a street bike that can blow down gravel and dirt roads, not rattle my teeth out on rough roads, keep up with FJR's, and not break down or require thousands of dollars to make it preform!
Most of you guys have had great luck with your KTM's but I am just not in love with my bike.
Current Bikes: 2014 BMW GSA, 2010 Vespa 300 Super scooter ( hers), 2012 Vespa 300 Super (his)
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