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Old 03-23-2013, 11:36 AM   #2641
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Oh, that's fresh news...
No este tema de nuevo, hombre.
Sorry, I didn't pay attention to the date of the last post.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:45 PM   #2642
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Just picked up my 1190 Adventure R and drove 60 km in freezing cold in Holland (fortunately with heated grips :-).
First impressions: amazing bike, very well balanced!

Extremely smooth engine, front end very good, no diving and good feeling of what the front tyre is doing. I really like the suspension, nice and stiff. Not the soft springs I 've had on my BMW 1200 Adv. or Multistrada!
Windprotection very good, even in Dutch weather conditions, seems to me a higher screen might even not be required.

This is so much more relaxed than my previous multistrada, perfect!

Me happy !!
Stiffer suspension than the Multi? I am surprised...

Is it as good a road bike as the Multi? Same speed?
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:44 PM   #2643
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For my personal opinion the front springs on the multi were too soft. Seems to me the front springs of the KTM are firmer, together with the damping I like it better.

Since I'm still in brake-in period I'm keeping the revs under 6500 but it wouldn't surprise me that power is similar to that of the the multi (my multI had different exhaust and 160 bhp so was a little faster than avg. :-)) Power delivery however is completely different and much smoother than the Duc.

The Multi is a great bike if you're into sports bikes, it's fast, fun and great for high speed corners. De KTM 1190 R is a different story, complete different position, different wheels and different way of riding. For me it's the better bike because I like the upright riding position, the hight, the way the power is delivered and the potential to go off-road. For me it's the other side of the all road spectrum and a real adventure touring bike. It's also what I missed with my previous the BMW 1200 Adventure, the KTM is light, fast and fun and also has serious suspension :-)
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #2644
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GVWR,

How do you rate the back brake on the 1190 compared to your Multi? I test rode a 2013 Multi two weeks ago and there is a lot to love but I think my DL650 has a more powerful back brake. Thanks.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:08 PM   #2645
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For the ones who already have the "R" do you guys considered to buy the wind shield high?
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:39 AM   #2646
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For the ones who already have the "R" do you guys considered to buy the wind shield high?
No, the original one it's better then the one on the 990 adv and fine to me.

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Old 03-25-2013, 01:26 AM   #2647
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Good question, the Multi indeed doesn't have an effective back brake. I got used to it and saw it as part of the bikes character Just drive it fast and full brake at the last possible moment with the front. Think that's how it's meant with the Duc. And then launch yourself out of the corner.

Brakes on the KTM are very nice and effective and they provide a good feeling. I also like the combined set up of the frond and back break, good emphasis on the front with a just little help of the back.

For me the original screen on the R is very good, no buffeting. I'm not considering the higher screen
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:21 AM   #2648
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Has anyone got the luggage for their R yet? If so; the touratech or the Ktm luggage?
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:01 AM   #2649
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I've got the carrier plate for the top case mounted, looks very nice in black with orange KTM logo. And I'm waiting for the small Touratech top case (25L) in blank Aluminium.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:19 AM   #2650
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I've got the carrier plate for the top case mounted, looks very nice in black with orange KTM logo. And I'm waiting for the small Touratech top case (25L) in blank Aluminium.
No panniers?
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:55 AM   #2651
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I've got the carrier plate for the top case mounted, looks very nice in black with orange KTM logo. And I'm waiting for the small Touratech top case (25L) in blank Aluminium.
Good to hear about it; I have ordered a topcase plate for aluminum case from Germany, hope to receive it nowadays. For the sides, planning to order the OEM cases; the dealer here gives a delivery prediction for june; too late for me. I guess I will need to do that myself too. Otherwise, will order the TT racks from KTM -for they are black- and get cases here.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:57 AM   #2652
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My wife is 5’9” and fits the last gen GS fine as a pillion.

More info about pillion comfort and changes/mods to accommodate comfort would be appreciated.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:18 AM   #2653
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Any one can please post a link or photo of the back rack or carrier plate for the 1190? I will definitively wait for the globescout panniers but I will require some solution to attach a dry bag or a bakpack for my trips...
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:27 AM   #2654
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New vid

An exuberant new owner or tester has recently posted this vid.




Gives a very nice sense of the strength of the motor, after a bit of warm-up time.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:02 AM   #2655
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