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Old 10-08-2012, 01:28 AM   #1186
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Would drive me totally insane to have the side cases of such different size. I know it's mental, but so am i.
No that is perfect. Traveling with girlfriend and you just say:
"Honey you got the right side and I got the left, is that OK?"
Done that but be prepared to loose for the next trip.

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Old 10-08-2012, 05:23 AM   #1187
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Had an email from a dealer over here. Should be in the dealers Feb - for March 1st new registrations.
Looking forward to having a rip on one.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:36 AM   #1188
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Across the pond, this means Feb. 2014, optimistically maybe late 2013??

I hope to find a rep. at the show to get an answer....keep us posted when you ride one, so we can live through ya' and dream for a while...
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:47 AM   #1189
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It's what 100 lbs less and 50 hp more than a Yamaha Super Tenere?
Let me think.....do I want one?....hell yea!



and 10-15 lbs more than a 990 and 50 more hp? who would want that???
50 more hp than the 950 is VERY useable in the dirt!
And I guess if you're hung like a chipmunk, you really DO need that extra 50hp on the pavement.

























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Old 10-08-2012, 06:33 AM   #1190
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This all just makes me love my 950 even more!!!! :-)
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:20 AM   #1191
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Even ktm admits this is a street bike. An "enduro tourer". Hell, the offroad mode has abs. Good thing I don't have cash for a new bike anyway.

Read it here. http://blog.ktm.com/bikes/1190-adven...need-to-know…/
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:42 AM   #1192
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50 more hp than the 950 is VERY useable in the dirt!
And I guess if you're hung like a chipmunk, you really DO need that extra 50hp on the pavement.




I'm guessing the extra hp is throughout the powerband and not just at the upper rev's and redline....maybe you should plug your exhaust up to get rid of some of that pesky unsable horsepower of your 9*0, who could possibly use 100 hp in the dirt anyway??? While your at it add about 150 lbs and gear it up about 5 teeth too, that out to make it more "tractable"

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Old 10-08-2012, 10:52 AM   #1193
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No one is commenting on the skid plate and Akro exhaust already fitted in those pictures?

Seems like they were doing alot of the offroad riding that many have claimed this bike would never be capable of. Looks good to me.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:57 AM   #1194
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Does anyone know if it's still PDS or is it a linkage bike now?

I can't get a good look at it in any of the photo's. The linkage could be a nice change when it comes to landing the big girl...
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:18 PM   #1195
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Frameless motorcycle?

This bike is based on the bloody BMW philosophy! No frame? Bloody hell. Next thing is a bloody boxer sticking out the sides. Like the bloody german motorcycles...

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:17 PM   #1196
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No one is commenting on the skid plate and Akro exhaust already fitted in those pictures?

Seems like they were doing alot of the offroad riding that many have claimed this bike would never be capable of. Looks good to me.

Can you point me to the specific off road evidence to which you refer???

I see dirt roads and a 8" water crossing, nothing a GSXR1000 couldn't do with full fairings undamaged.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:17 PM   #1197
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Can you point me to the specific off road evidence to which you refer???

I see dirt roads and a 8" water crossing, nothing a GSXR1000 couldn't do with full fairings undamaged.
I don't refer to any 'specific offroad evidence'. If I showed you pictures of the new ADV doing 5' airs, you would just point out that you can do that on bike XYZ.
I won't be able to please or appease you Navin, so I'm not gonna try. Sorry.

In my opinion, and that's all it is, these pictures show the new bike being ridden in ways that would be at or above the skill levels of many/most of the target audience.

I personally would make a few minor mods, such as the skid plate, and dirt-ride the shit out of that bike. The one change that KTM could make for me over the current 950/990 is to give it a better turning radius. I have trouble with tight swight backs on the current bikes. I have a technique for uphill switchbacks but downhills just aren't possible and that is after modifying my steering stops to get every degree of turn possible.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #1198
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Seems like they were doing alot of the offroad riding that many have claimed this bike would never be capable of. Looks good to me.

Yeah, OK.

It's no more capable that any Vstrom or Verseys from the pics I've seen. You made the claim, I thought I'd missed the pic but no, it ain't there.

Maybe when you derestrict it to 180 HP it'll be better in the tight trail switchbacks!
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:09 PM   #1199
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If low pipes are so bad...



I'm confused...
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:14 PM   #1200
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If low pipes are so bad...



I'm confused...
Do the new bikes come with a fully stocked chase truck with unlimited sponsorship paid parts and team of mechanics???
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