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Old 09-26-2012, 05:40 PM   #811
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Something tells me this thread has jumped the shark until the thing is ready to be ridden...
That was kind of my real point!

In the mean time, let's just ride and get dirty!!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:19 PM   #812
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Love alot of the new features of this bike, but I am ready for a new bike now, so I will go with the tried and tested 990.(Especially since the 1190 isn't destined for North America until 2014.) If after a few years of riding the crap out of it, I feel the need for something more, I may look to the 1190, or maybe the fabled 790/890. Until then, ride on.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:15 PM   #813
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:29 PM   #814
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Something tells me this thread has jumped the shark until the thing is ready to be ridden...
Yeah, but its more fun to read now.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:18 AM   #815
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My question simply is will the 1190 R be better than the opposition ? If so then KTM have done there job.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:34 AM   #816
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My question simply is will the 1190 R be better than the opposition ? If so then KTM have done there job.
Cannot believe its taken 800+ posts to get to the most important question. Until it is ridden and tested we wont know but on the looks of it Id guess yes. As for the 'design/history/suspension/low header/ whinge factory' keep your 950/990s and lets hope KTM make a packet so they stay in business a bit longer. We'll all benefit in the long run....

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Old 09-27-2012, 04:46 AM   #817
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:39 AM   #818
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For about the first 15 posts.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:58 AM   #819
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Here's an excerpt from a MultiStrada test

"Ducati have sold 20,500 Multistrada 1200s since its launch in 2010 and it surprised me to see that, for 80% of buyers, this was their first Ducati. They ride, on average, 50% more than the typical Ducati owner (no jokes, please) and the stat that stands out most is that the previous bike MTS1200 owners came from is equally split between sportsbikes, naked bikes and adventure bikes."

The reason this is probably somewhat pertinent in this thread is that many Ducatisti thought that Ducati was getting soft by expanding their efforts beyond purity of hardcore sport bikes (the same thing happened when they came out with the ST bikes, the original MultiStrada, and the Diavel).

What all these bikes did/do (in addition to providing the faithful to spend more money with them as their riding requirements evolve) for Ducati is make them more attractive to a new audience that they can capture. More sales, more money, better company health/future.

Oh, and what was one of the things Ducati did with the improved financial health? The 1098/1198/Panigale. So much for getting soft

Keep the faith whiners-- KTM is probably smarter than you.


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http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-...iew/21476.html
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:13 AM   #820
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Here's an excerpt from a MultiStrada test

"Ducati have sold 20,500 Multistrada 1200s since its launch in 2010 and it surprised me to see that, for 80% of buyers, this was their first Ducati. They ride, on average, 50% more than the typical Ducati owner (no jokes, please) and the stat that stands out most is that the previous bike MTS1200 owners came from is equally split between sportsbikes, naked bikes and adventure bikes."

The reason this is probably somewhat pertinent in this thread is that many Ducatisti thought that Ducati was getting soft by expanding their efforts beyond purity of hardcore sport bikes (the same thing happened when they came out with the ST bikes, the original MultiStrada, and the Diavel).

What all these bikes did/do (in addition to providing the faithful to spend more money with them as their riding requirements evolve) for Ducati is make them more attractive to a new audience that they can capture. More sales, more money, better company health/future.

Oh, and what was one of the things Ducati did with the improved financial health? The 1098/1198/Panigale. So much for getting soft

Keep the faith whiners-- KTM is probably smarter than you.


The full MS test is here
http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-...iew/21476.html


So in other words "If you build it they will come"......
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:20 AM   #821
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It's like KTM is a business that wants to make money by selling as many bikes as possible. Imagine the audacity it took to produce a bike that the masses will like. WTF eh? I love all of my KTM's and no one else makes anything even remotley interesting to me but "ready to race"? lol!! Fuck these beasts need another $2000-$3000 to be usable let alone raceable, 1190's don't interest me a bit but I bet if you spend the same kind of money 95% of us do on our LC8's it will be a fine bike.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:21 AM   #822
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"The ABS system is Bosch’s latest 9ME system as used on flagship sportsbikes like Ducati’s Panigale and BMW’s HP4"


i bet that's not like the ktm's offroad mode that lets the back wheel lock, sounds like they fixed the bike this year, but stll no 1190

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #823
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #824
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CPModem is just shy of 250K miles and running strong. While we're on the subject of dares, I bet your pop's GS has been owned a lot longer than CP's owned his...

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This I can't let go. Yes, that's true, my dads bike is a 94 and since he's 74 he's not riding as much as he used to but up until a few years ago he rode 25-35,000 every year. He's also never done anything to the bike but oil changes and valve adjustments.

Tell me, has CP done any work perhaps? I know I have; I'm on my 4th water pump, second stator, third rear head pipe, second clutch slave and now, at 70k onto my second engine. And I'm not complaining either as I've ridden her hard and enjoyed every minute. I'm just saying you can't get into a mileage contest with BMW - just can't. My dad is nothing special (except to me) in the BMW world. I have a friend who's ridden over a million miles on her BMWs and even she isn't the highest mileage rider. That's great to hear a KTM has made that distance though.

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Old 09-27-2012, 11:33 PM   #825
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