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Old 09-14-2013, 04:03 PM   #20386
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Started the ride report if'n any of you bitches are interested:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919806
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:54 PM   #20387
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Ride?

I have December 6-January 1 off, then April 4-May 1 off if anyone wants to do a 7-10 day ride during those time frames.

I'm out in the Puget Sound until December 6th, and hoping to ride somewhere sunny and warm before the holidays.

Edit: mapped an 800 mile loop from St. George through Death Valley and back. Hoping to rode it mid-December.....brrrr......
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:25 PM   #20388
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The Baja 990 Special edition



1190 Adventure



The 1190 R


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Old 09-15-2013, 04:56 PM   #20389
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Nice pics, now who has a RR on the 1190R

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The 1190 R


KTM bought dinner and drinks Saturday Night on the top of the mountain.

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Old 09-15-2013, 09:24 PM   #20390
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Idaho tour

Hey hows the weather in Colorado?

Writing from Stanley here. Idaho's dualsport roads are groomed for no dust. For 4 days the rain was ahead, behind, left and right. But sunny overhead.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:52 AM   #20391
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Trials at Grannies Red Rock Ranch this weekend. Fun place to ride.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:53 AM   #20392
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The Baja 990 Special edition

KTM bought dinner and drinks Saturday Night on the top of the mountain.

Im pretty sure thats harcus on the right?
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:49 PM   #20393
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I was able to ride the new 1190R and the 1190 this weekend at Steamboat, and all I can say is WOW! KTM has really knocked the engine and handling out of the park with this bike. We rode 20 miles on the street, no offroad, so I can't comment of the offroad ability of the 1190R. I will say, there were some pro riders who were out hammering on them, no it's pretty obvious that it will go anywhere you're willing to point it. Of course, those guys are incredibly good...and they still managed to break a mirror! Lol...they weren't taking it easy on them.

First, the fit and finish of the bikes is top notch. It looks much better in person than in pictures - and the R in particular is a much larger bike in person than the pictures had led me to believe it would be.

That said, comfort....I find the R to be a bit cramped both in the seating area, and the reach to the pegs. Keep in mind though, I am a big guy (what with the diesel love engine in the mid section) so I am definitely outside the "target demographic" in that regard. The pegs are up high so my legs were bunched up a bit. For standing they are in a good location, but then the bars are low - I would be looking at significant bar risers (1.5"?) to put them in a better position.

The "standard" version is more comfortable in both regards for me. The bars however, are even lower, and the windscreen/fairing more compact. Wind protection is really good in the legs and torso areas on both bikes, with the R having a bit more protection but a turbulent air flow. I would probably put a smaller screen on the R - while conversely, I would probably put a larger screen on the standard.

Bars are nice and wide and the cockpit is "in" in the bike more on the R than the standard. The standard to me, felt like a sportbike with a sit up seating position compared to the taller feeling R.

Also, the heat issue we've heard some people discuss is a real concern for me. It was only about 75 degrees on the day I rode the R, and the heat when not moving from the rear cylinder is very noticeable. I was wearing mesh riding pants. On the day I rode the standard, it was 54 degrees and light rain, so the heat was actually welcome, but again very tickle when not moving / traffic. This could be a real issue for us in the southwest - I think on a hot summer day in traffic, it would just boil your beans.

Engine is FANTASTIC. This is one of the best engines I've ever ridden. The fueling is PERFECT, and there is ZERO driveline snatch in traffic on/off throttling. Also, the electronics are seamless - when engaged you can't get it to lift the front wheel, but it doesn't do weird things like stutter and cut the throttle- it just doesn't give anymore power to lift the wheel. Very, very nice electronics. That said' this thing is a MONSTER - I went from 20mph to well over "reasonable" in less than 200 yards.....and it was pulling strong..... I had to back off cause one of the ride leaders saw me do it in his mirror and stopped to yell at me....lol.

Brakes are awesome.
Suspension is awesome.
Handling is awesome.

Overall, the biggest thing is you really need to ask yourself - are you going to offroad it or no? If you're going to sport tour, the standard bike is the way to go without a doubt. It's actually amazing how distinct the two bikes feel.

I think KTM needs to fix the heat issue for some folks, but overall this bike is going to be a runaway success.

YMMV
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:06 PM   #20394
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I was able to ride the new 1190R and the 1190 this weekend at Steamboat, and all I can say is WOW! KTM has really knocked the engine and handling out of the park with this bike. We rode 20 miles on the street, no offroad, so I can't comment of the offroad ability of the 1190R. I will say, there were some pro riders who were out hammering on them, no it's pretty obvious that it will go anywhere you're willing to point it. Of course, those guys are incredibly good...and they still managed to break a mirror! Lol...they weren't taking it easy on them.

First, the fit and finish of the bikes is top notch. It looks much better in person than in pictures - and the R in particular is a much larger bike in person than the pictures had led me to believe it would be.

That said, comfort....I find the R to be a bit cramped both in the seating area, and the reach to the pegs. Keep in mind though, I am a big guy (what with the diesel love engine in the mid section) so I am definitely outside the "target demographic" in that regard. The pegs are up high so my legs were bunched up a bit. For standing they are in a good location, but then the bars are low - I would be looking at significant bar risers (1.5"?) to put them in a better position.

The "standard" version is more comfortable in both regards for me. The bars however, are even lower, and the windscreen/fairing more compact. Wind protection is really good in the legs and torso areas on both bikes, with the R having a bit more protection but a turbulent air flow. I would probably put a smaller screen on the R - while conversely, I would probably put a larger screen on the standard.

Bars are nice and wide and the cockpit is "in" in the bike more on the R than the standard. The standard to me, felt like a sportbike with a sit up seating position compared to the taller feeling R.

Also, the heat issue we've heard some people discuss is a real concern for me. It was only about 75 degrees on the day I rode the R, and the heat when not moving from the rear cylinder is very noticeable. I was wearing mesh riding pants. On the day I rode the standard, it was 54 degrees and light rain, so the heat was actually welcome, but again very tickle when not moving / traffic. This could be a real issue for us in the southwest - I think on a hot summer day in traffic, it would just boil your beans.

Engine is FANTASTIC. This is one of the best engines I've ever ridden. The fueling is PERFECT, and there is ZERO driveline snatch in traffic on/off throttling. Also, the electronics are seamless - when engaged you can't get it to lift the front wheel, but it doesn't do weird things like stutter and cut the throttle- it just doesn't give anymore power to lift the wheel. Very, very nice electronics. That said' this thing is a MONSTER - I went from 20mph to well over "reasonable" in less than 200 yards.....and it was pulling strong..... I had to back off cause one of the ride leaders saw me do it in his mirror and stopped to yell at me....lol.

Brakes are awesome.
Suspension is awesome.
Handling is awesome.

Overall, the biggest thing is you really need to ask yourself - are you going to offroad it or no? If you're going to sport tour, the standard bike is the way to go without a doubt. It's actually amazing how distinct the two bikes feel.

I think KTM needs to fix the heat issue for some folks, but overall this bike is going to be a runaway success.

YMMV

Aw c'mon.....it can't be that good.......Motorcyclist rated th new GS better.....
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:59 PM   #20395
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Who is the Utard in Hurricane Utah, moving down for the winter and need some good rides.
Shout out when you are here. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=907045 and let's ride.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:19 PM   #20396
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Great RR KMC1...I'm jealous. I want to throw a leg over an R real bad

Hopefully the rally was fun.. Are you exited to pick up your new sled?

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I was able to ride the new 1190R and the 1190 this weekend at Steamboat, and all I can say is WOW! KTM has really knocked the engine and handling out of the park with this bike. We rode 20 miles on the street, no offroad, so I can't comment of the offroad ability of the 1190R. I will say, there were some pro riders who were out hammering on them, no it's pretty obvious that it will go anywhere you're willing to point it. Of course, those guys are incredibly good...and they still managed to break a mirror! Lol...they weren't taking it easy on them.

First, the fit and finish of the bikes is top notch. It looks much better in person than in pictures - and the R in particular is a much larger bike in person than the pictures had led me to believe it would be.

That said, comfort....I find the R to be a bit cramped both in the seating area, and the reach to the pegs. Keep in mind though, I am a big guy (what with the diesel love engine in the mid section) so I am definitely outside the "target demographic" in that regard. The pegs are up high so my legs were bunched up a bit. For standing they are in a good location, but then the bars are low - I would be looking at significant bar risers (1.5"?) to put them in a better position.

The "standard" version is more comfortable in both regards for me. The bars however, are even lower, and the windscreen/fairing more compact. Wind protection is really good in the legs and torso areas on both bikes, with the R having a bit more protection but a turbulent air flow. I would probably put a smaller screen on the R - while conversely, I would probably put a larger screen on the standard.

Bars are nice and wide and the cockpit is "in" in the bike more on the R than the standard. The standard to me, felt like a sportbike with a sit up seating position compared to the taller feeling R.

Also, the heat issue we've heard some people discuss is a real concern for me. It was only about 75 degrees on the day I rode the R, and the heat when not moving from the rear cylinder is very noticeable. I was wearing mesh riding pants. On the day I rode the standard, it was 54 degrees and light rain, so the heat was actually welcome, but again very tickle when not moving / traffic. This could be a real issue for us in the southwest - I think on a hot summer day in traffic, it would just boil your beans.

Engine is FANTASTIC. This is one of the best engines I've ever ridden. The fueling is PERFECT, and there is ZERO driveline snatch in traffic on/off throttling. Also, the electronics are seamless - when engaged you can't get it to lift the front wheel, but it doesn't do weird things like stutter and cut the throttle- it just doesn't give anymore power to lift the wheel. Very, very nice electronics. That said' this thing is a MONSTER - I went from 20mph to well over "reasonable" in less than 200 yards.....and it was pulling strong..... I had to back off cause one of the ride leaders saw me do it in his mirror and stopped to yell at me....lol.

Brakes are awesome.
Suspension is awesome.
Handling is awesome.

Overall, the biggest thing is you really need to ask yourself - are you going to offroad it or no? If you're going to sport tour, the standard bike is the way to go without a doubt. It's actually amazing how distinct the two bikes feel.

I think KTM needs to fix the heat issue for some folks, but overall this bike is going to be a runaway success.

YMMV
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:54 PM   #20397
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Let me guess.....

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Old 09-16-2013, 07:13 PM   #20398
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Let me guess.....

Fixtified.......cause it had to be better than that...........

Plus, I understand they served Orange Juice for b'fast....

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Old 09-16-2013, 07:47 PM   #20399
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:17 PM   #20400
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Aw c'mon.....it can't be that good.......Motorcyclist rated th new GS better.....
Yeah, that new GS must be pretty spectacular then....cuz the 1190 standard makes my GSA feel like a garbage scow and the 1190R was wheelies out of a giant mud hole with the rider (forget his name...Paul someone?) standing on the pegs...and I mean MUD hole....my GSA would be somewhere near the center of the earth by now in that same hole....


But then, KTM has no idea how to build a reliable final drive.....
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