ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-20-2013, 06:54 AM   #2611
Rob.G
Mostly Harmless
 
Rob.G's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Fulltiming in an RV!
Oddometer: 2,028
Quote:
Originally Posted by umitc View Post
I will concentrate only in riding for a certain time. :-))))).

Yesterday, the first tank, mixed ~150 km/h highway ride, slower curves and city traffic in total 260 km distance, 6.8 lt/100 km consumption.

At this distance, I had only the bottom bar left, but no fuel warning light came out; filled ~18 liters to full at sidestand. Fuel bars show stable and correct; why I have noticed that, is I used to have a petrol indicator bars, changing like a belly dancer on my GS A. :-))))
So that works out to just about 35 mpg. Guess that's not bad for a brand new motor. Hopefully it'll improve with more miles.

Rob
__________________
'12 Suzuki V-Strom DL650
'96 Suzuki DR650
'10 Kawasaki KLX351S #320
Rob.G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 06:58 AM   #2612
igorpetrovich
Gnarly Adventurer
 
igorpetrovich's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Italy
Oddometer: 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by umitc View Post
The horn sounds very bad, or mine is a defective unit. It sounds very bad and really funny, like a duck. I can hardly hear it myself.
ha ha ha, mine it's same thing. I've got a better way I used on the 990 as well. pull the cluch and accelerate. with the akra works well, much more noisy then the horn...
igorpetrovich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 11:36 AM   #2613
wpbarlow
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Central NJ
Oddometer: 9,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by Georgios View Post
....I wonder what would be more important. The ability to adjust by a push of the thumb or the fully adjustable manual adjustment?
It all depends on the size of your dick
wpbarlow is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 12:11 PM   #2614
umitc
Gnarly Adventurer
 
umitc's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Istanbul
Oddometer: 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by igorpetrovich View Post
ha ha ha, mine it's same thing. I've got a better way I used on the 990 as well. pull the cluch and accelerate. with the akra works well, much more noisy then the horn...
Unbelievable :-))))
umitc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 02:28 PM   #2615
mcmann
Motorcycle Maniac
 
mcmann's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Oddometer: 1,430
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure | First Ride - Motorcyclist magazine

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/fi...e/viewall.html

For now, we’ll eagerly anticipate the arrival of the basic Adventure on our shores in October. Prices should be set by June. Currently, the 1190 Adventure sells for 13,990 Euro, and the U.S. arm of the company hopes to keep the price close to the current 990 Adventure, which is just under $15,000. Ducati’s base Multistrada runs $16,995 with manually adjustable suspension, and the entry-level BMW R1200GS will likely start some small distance north of that. It’s possible that the KTM 1190 Adventure will arrive as one of the most potent new big-inch ADVs and one of the segment’s best values as well.

****************************
I hope the 1190A tubeless wheels fit the 950/990A?
__________________
Young at heart . . . Never met a bike I didn't like
Motorcycles: my Happy medicine

2011 DL650 V-Strom "Real World"
2014 FZ-09 for the "WOW World"

mcmann screwed with this post 03-20-2013 at 03:17 PM
mcmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 12:39 PM   #2616
Tails_KTM
Adventurer
 
Tails_KTM's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: The Netherlands
Oddometer: 60
Another ride for me today. Temperature was finally well above freezing and I even saw the sun, wow. On the highway, fuel consumption was below 6 liter/100 kilometers. (is that about 40 mpg?) Not bad for a 1200cc bike that's not broken in yet.



I'm liking the bike more and more. On the highway it's very comfortable. The seat shape is great but it is pretty hard. Buffeting around my Arai full-face helmet is moderate, not nearly as bad as on the old Adventure, the older GS's and so on.

The bike can be positioned perfectly even in faster corners and feels very light yet stable. Mid-corner bumps do not unsettle it even with the suspension on Comfort setting. What I need to get used to is that I can't place my boot back (on the ball of my foot) and hang off - or my heel will touch the heat shield or the passenger footrest. That footrest is pretty close so I do expect problems if you're riding with a passenger.

I have also clipped the left footrest when putting the bike on the centerstand. Haven't used one of those in years, to be honest, but the lever is not too easy to use. Once your foot is on it, it's very easy to lift the bike on. The sidestand is a bit short for my liking. Placed on a bit of a slope, the bike leans over quite far. I suppose though it's better that the other way around. If it's too long and you have luggage on the bike and it stands precariously upright...


Tails_KTM screwed with this post 03-21-2013 at 01:20 PM
Tails_KTM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 01:28 PM   #2617
igorpetrovich
Gnarly Adventurer
 
igorpetrovich's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Italy
Oddometer: 181
today on the top of the montain, 1300mt

igorpetrovich screwed with this post 03-22-2013 at 12:04 AM
igorpetrovich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 02:24 PM   #2618
vanilla
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Norwich, UK
Oddometer: 95
Great pics, guys!

Igor- how is the low screen and standard seat on longer journeys? I've got my R arriving next week and have some touring planned already, but wondered if I'd need the taller screen and a softer seat?
vanilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 02:28 PM   #2619
umitc
Gnarly Adventurer
 
umitc's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Istanbul
Oddometer: 315
Quote:
I'm liking the bike more and more.
+1
Me too, though I found it hot again and anxiously waiting for the warm summer days, I am liking the ride more and more everytime.
umitc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 03:47 PM   #2620
Florida Lime
Beastly Adventurer
 
Florida Lime's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: As stated, and as often as possible -R'ville, N.C.
Oddometer: 2,013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tails_KTM View Post
What I need to get used to is that I can't place my boot back (on the ball of my foot) and hang off - or my heel will touch the heat shield or the passenger footrest. That footrest is pretty close so I do expect problems if you're riding with a passenger.
To anyone that has ridden an 1190 - how does this compare to the 1200 Multistrada ?

That was a major deal killer for my size 13s - when sport-type riding on the balls of the feet, the heel would get caught on the Multistrada passenger peg bracketry.
__________________
'10 Husaberg FE570
'10 BMW R1200GSA "30th anniversary edition"
'08 KTM 950SE-R -- GOING, GOING, GONE
'08 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S -- Going, still for sale.
Florida Lime is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 05:49 PM   #2621
Red Dust
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: North of Brisbane
Oddometer: 421
Interesting to find out how the seat is for long trips and with a passenger.
Red Dust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 11:19 PM   #2622
OlivierS
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Belgium
Oddometer: 98
Quote:
Originally Posted by Florida Lime View Post
when sport-type riding on the balls of the feet, the heel would get caught on the Multistrada passenger peg bracketry.
I have the same problem on the 990 though...
OlivierS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 12:11 AM   #2623
igorpetrovich
Gnarly Adventurer
 
igorpetrovich's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Italy
Oddometer: 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by vanilla View Post
Great pics, guys!

Igor- how is the low screen and standard seat on longer journeys? I've got my R arriving next week and have some touring planned already, but wondered if I'd need the taller screen and a softer seat?
I find the screen better then the one on the 990 adv, I usually use is 1 cm up from the lower position and all the way up (but not back) in the highway. I get some air on the sholders but zero buffering.
The seat it's quite hard but confortable, the max. I spent on the bike was 3 1/2 hours and I didn't feel it.
igorpetrovich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 12:35 AM   #2624
Azmontana
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Erlangen, Germany
Oddometer: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by igorpetrovich View Post
today on the top of the montain, 1300mt
How come you removed the crash bars?
Azmontana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 01:17 AM   #2625
vanilla
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Norwich, UK
Oddometer: 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by igorpetrovich View Post
I find the screen better then the one on the 990 adv, I usually use is 1 cm up from the lower position and all the way up (but not back) in the highway. I get some air on the sholders but zero buffering.
The seat it's quite hard but confortable, the max. I spent on the bike was 3 1/2 hours and I didn't feel it.
Thanks Igor!

So you don't need a 'Touring Screen' in your opinion?

I've got Jerez MotoGP coming up...
vanilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014