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Old 08-23-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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Which Bike?? KTM 1190/1290 Adv..or K1600gt..or ZX14r

Maybe 5% would be offroad-ish if i had the KTM....the rest of the time would be curves ...wherever i can find them and 2up riding. I have a road race background....so i don't want to get too bored.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:52 AM   #2
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BMW S1000F,
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=954716
you just have to wait for a bit.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:53 PM   #3
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They are all great but different bikes. It truly depends on what you want to spend more time doing.

If you can afford it, get two of them.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:13 PM   #4
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Try and get some test rides. I tend to prefer all street or all dirt and no compromise. If you are going to do any dirt at all then the KTM is it. I love the 1290 v-twin in my 1290 SDR so the 1290 Adventure might be the bike. I would guess that the 1290 ADV will have 17 inch wheels so sticky street tires would work. The older I get the more I prefer lighter bikes so I avoid the real heavy road bikes or any of the big adventure bikes. I like to ride some moderately challenging stuff off road that would be hell on a big bike.
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:00 PM   #5
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BMW S1000F,
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=954716
you just have to wait for a bit.
interesting option....i didn't consider that style....i looked very hard at the Multi but cramped space for both rider and passanger
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:05 PM   #6
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They are all great but different bikes. It truly depends on what you want to spend more time doing.

If you can afford it, get two of them.
I had a Stelvio and an RSVR....the dealer up here is a problem.....and Piaggio doesnt stand behind their product. 2up riding maybe 3 times every couple of months on paved roads. 5 hours trips.

i like the idea of the KTM 1290 since it would be comparable to the Multi.
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:11 PM   #7
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Try and get some test rides. I tend to prefer all street or all dirt and no compromise. If you are going to do any dirt at all then the KTM is it. I love the 1290 v-twin in my 1290 SDR so the 1290 Adventure might be the bike. I would guess that the 1290 ADV will have 17 inch wheels so sticky street tires would work. The older I get the more I prefer lighter bikes so I avoid the real heavy road bikes or any of the big adventure bikes. I like to ride some moderately challenging stuff off road that would be hell on a big bike.
my thoughts exactly.....i'm not old enough for a K1600.....maybe when i'm 65!! Friends are riding around the world...gone for a couple years now. What's impressed me is that there is dealer network to help them out and he's on a GS1150....i think.

So the KTM1290 S Adventure maybe it....
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:57 PM   #8
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Ktm is a hell of a do it all machine. Love mine.
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