1290 Super Adventure S owners' thread

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by EUBikeDude, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Pippen

    Pippen Adventurer

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    Did 230 km/h for a moment, but thats not the end of the line in any-means. Stability is good, no problems accure (just as with the Superduke). Also did just over 200 km/h with passenger without any concerns.

    Was there a issue? Miles is a option on the SAS. 390 km remaining with full tank, but that should be approximately 240 miles?? The numbers are rounded, thats for sure.

    No, because I didn't search for them again. To busy with working and sleaping and riding the thing. :D
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  2. Pippen

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    Did make a vid of my first ride on my restored 1973 Honda CB350F with a GoPro chestmount. Get some cool (but a bit slow) footage out of it.
    Shall try to make the same sort of video with the SAS this weekend and post it here.

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  3. ReggieP

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    I highlighted this in an earlier message. Having filled up the tank 3 times , I've found it pretty accurate . c 5mpg difference in 220 mile range. Av fuel consumption showing at c46mpg (IMP) . Calculated it to be 44.8mpg on one tank.
  4. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Naked Explorer

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    on the 15-16 1290SA, miles remaining the "miles" unit was not converting properly from km, at least on US models. This has still not been resolved to my understanding.

    So your miles remaining shows 220mi on a full tank? I guess they did resolve it for the new models. It'd be nice if they'd fix it for the 15-16 1290SA.
  5. ReggieP

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    I think it shows something ridiculous (c 290miles) for about the first 5 miles. It then re-calibrates and shows c 220 miles. Will double check that for my own sanity.
  6. PowerfulPierre

    PowerfulPierre Been here awhile

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    If they've fixing that km/miles fuel range malarkey it will be a bonus.........KTM seem to have firmly buried their heads in the sand for the past 3 or 4 years on this.

    Still don't understand why they can't sort out a software upgrade to correct it on everything pre-2017.
  7. EUBikeDude

    EUBikeDude All weather biker

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    And another ENGLISH video review:



    ;)
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  8. casull

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    The reviewer seems to like the engine


    Skickat från min iPhone med Tapatalk
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  9. Blockhaus

    Blockhaus n00b

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    Acc1 and Acc2 are behind the headlight. To access them, you need to remove the headlight. I used Acc2 to power my GPS. 20170421_160823s.jpg
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  10. gsuks

    gsuks Been here awhile

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    He found the 1090 to be not fast enough
    And he rides a 125!!


    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G935F met Tapatalk
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  11. EUBikeDude

    EUBikeDude All weather biker

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    Yep and I was chasing a Pani on the 1050 last weekend without drama. That said, maybe it was the A2 neutered 1090 in rain mode?
  12. Hunger4tq

    Hunger4tq Been here awhile

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    Is it true the that 1290 S is down ~10hp from the GT? If so, any idea why that would be?
  13. Francisco Castro

    Francisco Castro Been here awhile

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    According to the KTM website, the GT has 173hp, more 13hp than the 1290S. Maybe KTM want the GT to be the real beast of their models.

    I can't see the problem with that situation.
  14. EUBikeDude

    EUBikeDude All weather biker

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    Probably different cams. That's why there is a 95hp (fixed) 1090 and a 125hp that can be electronically limited (derestricted later in software) apparently.

    You'd need to look at actual back to back graphs on the same dyno to compare.

    It may well be the adventure models have lower peak HP but make more torque lower in the rev range.

    Edit: Although the marketing page implies this may not be the case.

    GT: 113Nm at 3500rpm, SA blurb: 108Nm at 2500rpm. Which sounds very like the same curve.

    /Edit

    There's a project for someone, put SDR 2.0 cams into their 1290 SA. :)

    Or check the part numbers.

    Maybe it's just electronically limited, it would be cool if e.g. Tuneboy can crack the ECU and modify the RBW curves or allow us to edit them. It would be even nicer if KTM include that in their bike app whenever that appears. Even if it results in one of those "not legal" or "track mode" warnings.

    Not all of us can afford to have an Adventure and an SDR/GT sadly.
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  15. SC50

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    Thanks! I saw a post that there is acc1 and acc2 near the lighter plug. I want to put somr fog lamps and i need to connect with one of the accs.

    I just need to sort out which one has the power cut after the engine is shut down and the bike locked, just to be safe that no one will turn on the fog lamps and drain my battery.

    Cheers!
  16. Francisco Castro

    Francisco Castro Been here awhile

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    If it's like on the 1050, the acc2 is goes off with the engine and the acc1 is always connected.

    With the engine off, use this (don't know how to say in english)

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    If the light goes on, you'll know which is always on. :)
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  17. Blockhaus

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    Actually it's the opposite here : Acc1 is always powered on, Acc2 is only powered when the bike is on. But it is easy to check as you say.
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  18. Francisco Castro

    Francisco Castro Been here awhile

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    Yes, you probably right. I'm going to edit what I said to not mislead someone.

    Thanks
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  19. Chem1st

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    Just visited KTM test days. Tested 1290 SAS, 1290 SAR, Super Duke GT, Super Duke R. I can say that SAS and SAR are very different motorcycles. SAR is not very stable on the tarmac - after 150 km/h front fork feels really unloaded, thus front wheel feels empty and not stable. Maybe because of offroad tires. Super Duke GT is really a street bike, it's windscreen doesn't do much, also seating position is quite similar to typical naked, however it pulls a bit stronger than SAS/SAR. Super Duke R is just a monster, really crazy power.
    Regarding the SAS, it is a great motorcycle, engine is more than enough (I am coming from Ducati Diavel), you don't even notice how fast there is already 200 km/h on the speedo. Also much smoother at lower end then the Ducati's. Handle also quite good, but not as good as SuperDuke GT/R, because of the weight and higher center of gravity. Comfort is very high level, and quickshifter is just amazing, not the smoothest ever, but delay is very short, so you change gears quicker than using the clutch.
    One complaint for the SAS - you get a lot of wind noise in your ears, no matter what position is the windscreen. On Duke R it was more windy of course, but no noise in ears. I can say that on my Diavel with the windscreen it was also noisy, so I practically didn't use it. I am 187 cm height. Does anyone experience such problem - wind noise in the ears?
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  20. Arsey

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    Out with the lads

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