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Old 03-13-2013, 07:27 AM   #1
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Why do you prefer KTM 1190 over new R 1200 GS?

Hey, what do you think?
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:31 AM   #2
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:42 AM   #3
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to me there are several reasons:

With the R you can do some serious off road ( and is fantastic on road as well)
The frame is better
The suspensions are superior
The motor is uncomparable, the GS might be better berween 1000 and 2000 rev, but for the rest forget it
Ktm is lighter
The way the traction control activates is way better on ktm
The look is better, to me the GS looks like mazinga Z
I don't like the rigidity of the shaft drive and I broke 2 in the past, no more!

Do you think it's enough??
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:38 PM   #5
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to me there are several reasons:

With the R you can do some serious off road ( and is fantastic on road as well)
The frame is better
The suspensions are superior
The motor is uncomparable, the GS might be better berween 1000 and 2000 rev, but for the rest forget it
Ktm is lighter
The way the traction control activates is way better on ktm
The look is better, to me the GS looks like mazinga Z
I don't like the rigidity of the shaft drive and I broke 2 in the past, no more!

Do you think it's enough??
So what you're saying is the 1190 is shit between 1000 and 2000 rpm?
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #6
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So what you're saying is the 1190 is shit between 1000 and 2000 rpm?
absolutelly no! I was reading an other italian forum about this guy that tryed both bikes and wrote what he said about the motor (a bmw forum)
actually today I drove in enduro mode for a while and I have to say it's even more flexible, the best mode to drive in heavy traffic.

don't forget 1000 rev. it's f...ing low! you start driving the 990 above 3000 rev....
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #7
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:47 AM   #8
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If you have to ask....
I just realized that i like the 1190 more and i decided that i am going to change my 1200 GSA, but i am asking for help to try to understand why :) And explain that to my sponsor (wife)
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:13 AM   #9
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For me?

The 1190 has a real driveline (no shaft drive to fail)
The 1190 has a real swingarm (one that won't snap in two at the least opportune moment)
The 1190 doesn't have cylinder heads sticking out to be whacked on stuff if you go down
The 1190 is actually capable off-road
The 1190 is far less likely to have electrical problems
The 1190 is meant for real riders who will go off-road, not posers who probably won't :)

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:53 AM   #10
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150hp, 150hp, and 150hp would be my first 3 reasons :)

Lighter = more fun + safer
Fuel economy seems to be on point


Besides - just look at the pic of Igor's bike - it's magnificent!

I have no problems doing 700-1000 mile days on my 990 and the 1190 will be night and day better for road work, so I don't see touring as an advantage for the BMW either (I'm not totally biased - I own a BMW too but it's an s1000rr)
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:34 AM   #11
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:57 AM   #12
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Don't like either of them.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:31 PM   #13
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Question really?

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For me?

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The 1190 is far less likely to have electrical problems
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Rob
Have to ask: what is this based on?? Cause, contrary to th minimalistic design of the 9x0, the 1190 is packed full electronic junk... :'(

Thanks

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Old 07-13-2013, 08:16 PM   #14
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I just realized that i like the 1190 more and i decided that i am going to change my 1200 GSA, but i am asking for help to try to understand why :) And explain that to my sponsor (wife)
Dear wife, love ya but its gonna be the 1190 in and GS out.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:35 AM   #15
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Why do I prefer 1190R over LC GS?

Just bought an 1190R because an LC would of been my fourth GS, and KTM has more hp and better off road. i also think the KTM is less boring than a GS - which although a brilliant bike, doesn't seem as exciting.

I have a sneaking suspicion I have made a mistake, but will see how I get along with the 1190 R over time.
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