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View Results: Will you buy the new KTM 1190?
1190R - Hell yeah, and I'm going to make it bigger, better and badder! 75 18.07%
1190 - Yup, been waiting for this one. 150hp and 17/19s will KILL! 60 14.46%
Multistrada - I've gone/going for better street performance/electronics 5 1.20%
BMW GS - I like big heavy bikes - Go Charlie! Go Ewan! 9 2.17%
NO! I'm keeping my 950/990 forever (along with my typewriter, corded phone, film camera...) 196 47.23%
Really? We need a poll about this? 70 16.87%
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:00 PM   #31
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New 1200GS

Not that I'd want to replace my 990 R with either bike, I think that in that class, the new BMW (1170) 1200GS would be my preference. And it isn't really any heavier than the KTM.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:36 PM   #32
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The 1190, it seems, is playing it safe stylistically.

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Aye. There's safety in staying in the herd looks wise.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:42 PM   #33
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Keeping my 04 950 and just got a Multistrada 1200
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:11 PM   #34
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Ok I voted that I'm keeping my 950 and probably will as I just bought it this year.
Saying that, after looking at them on the KTM website I'll probably pick one of these up in the next year or two... Make mine the R version
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #35
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Keeping my 04 950 and just got a Multistrada 1200
Loving your bike collection, makes my three look small.

Looking to add to mine and get a sports bike soon
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:29 PM   #36
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I REALLY like the 1190R. But I've never been on my SE and thought, "Gee, I wish I had another 50hp." If anything, I thought, "Gee, I'd sacrifice a few hp to lose another 50lbs."


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Old 10-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #37
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I miss my Mustang....but the future is now......and I like the 1190 for it's niche.....why do folks think they'll need to replace their current bike if they like it so much.........
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:12 PM   #38
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i might get the 17 19 version to replace the fz1 and keep the 950. Fz1 was so uncomfortable. Longish suspension ,radial brakes, 150 hp and best of all it's not a a bmw
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #39
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I REALLY like the new 1190R. But I've never been on my SE and thought, "Gee, I wish I had another 50hp." If anything, I thought, "Gee, I'd sacrifice a few hp to lose another 50lbs."

I think I have the bike for you! 30 less hp but 100lbs less!

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Old 10-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #40
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Yes I'll buy a 1190 A if it's lighte3r than the 990 A.
Carries the fuel as low or lower than the 990
Is more capable in the dirt.
Has no water pump or maintenance issues.

Other wise forget it KTM.
I'll be riding a LC8 around South America for the third time this
Winter.

When I need to rage I'll get on my 1200 Multi.

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Old 10-04-2012, 07:55 PM   #41
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Maybe so I could have a cool bike to go get things for my 990.(need to add yes and keeping 990/950)
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:42 PM   #42
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+1 for disappointed. There are lots of bikes on the market with adventuresque looks. Why compete with that? I think KTM should stick with awesome off-road and and reasonable on road ability.

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Old 10-05-2012, 02:59 AM   #43
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I like the more street friendly features on the 1190 for my type riding. Seems the 690 is a better choice for off road and currently lots of aftermarket parts to make it even better. I have dumped a ton of money into the 2007 picked used and it is finally ok. It still does not have perfect fueling and my ZX-14 has always ran smoother and been 100%. The extra power of the 1190 is good for the street and the 17/19 tires will work. I think KTM has some strong points but has taken way to long to correct issues on the bikes. Not sure what my next move is, hopefully test ride a 1190, new GS 1200, and Mult 1200, and Super Ten. I want a street bike that can blow down gravel and dirt roads, not rattle my teeth out on rough roads, keep up with FJR's, and not break down or require thousands of dollars to make it preform!
Most of you guys have had great luck with your KTM's but I am just not in love with my bike.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:05 AM   #44
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I think I have the bike for you! 30 less hp but 100lbs less!


Even ridden one of those on the street? My Husaberg 570 is a lot smoother....
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:07 AM   #45
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Will likely get a non-R but only after they've been in production for 1-2 years and if there isn't a replacement SMT by then :)
Still don't like the idea of the exhaust placement though, but a demo ride will knock that on it's head I would imagine...
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