2013 KTM Adventure 1190

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by goodcat8, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. DavidD

    DavidD Been here awhile

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    Maybe!!

    I took my 990 off road on Saturday and made the mistake of lending my bike to one of the group I was with, just so they could make a comparison to their own bike. A kilometer up the track he promptly dropped it on its side :eek1

    Anyway all was ok, with the handguards, engine bars and luggage rack taking the strain - just lifted it up and away we went. The new 1190 will be the same as long as you have the engine bars, luggage rack and a decent sump guard.

    I have a KTM 350 Enduro bike for racing, but the 990 and then the 1190 when I get it will do everything else. As long as you have decent tyres I'm not sure you will need your XT 660. But your call, you can never have enough bikes!!
  2. uk_mouse

    uk_mouse Aquatic adventurer

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    I was in Germany over the weekend, while watching the Dakar coverage on Eurosport, they had a commercial for the KTM 1190. Obviously targeted advertising, the commercial footage of the bike was ALL off road, and not wussy fire roads either :D

    I haven't read this thread but I confess a year ago I was assuming that the 1190 would be a heavy 'soft roader', but things seem to be looking up!
  3. rockycraig

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    asked this before got a yes , no, and a maybe so for anyone who has gone to the show I' may be able to make it to ny so will it be at the show, question for people who have been to the shows this year, thanks
  4. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I didn't see it when they rolled into Long Beach.
  5. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Yea is be way more motivated to go back into ny if that bike was there. Otherwise it's the same ole same ole. Doo rags to shoe orthodics. Lol


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  6. 4corners14

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    From what I can gather it's not part of the show. KTM wasn't allowed to set up for the Seattle show at all so we weren't able to see any new KTM's. :huh
  7. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    This year was the first year in the last 4 or 5 I've seen KTM there. Threw a leg over the SMT which was very nice.
  8. Alarm

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    So my question is about the tires (not for t he R model).
    The dimensions will be 120/70-19 front; 170/60-17 rear.
    What options does someone have for on/off purpose. Most of the options in this category are with a rear tire of size 150/70-17 .

    The 170/60 sounds to me like a problematic size. It reminds me like the smart move of the Yamaha TDM with the 18" rims and the minimal option of tires.
  9. umitc

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    The liquid cooled GS will have the same tire sizes; Michelin plans to produce the Anakee 2, in these sizes soon, if I am not wrong. I guess that, KTM made a smart choice by choosing those sizes. Since Conti already offers the OEM tires, they will definitely produce TKC or equivalent, to suit those bikes very soon and the others will follow. It will take some time, but they have to do it.
  10. BrandtSA

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    The Anakee 2 will be replaced with Anakee 3 I think.
  11. Alarm

    Alarm Been here awhile

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    Yes the new GS has the exactly same tire size
  12. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    As far as I see, the design of the Anakee3, it seemed to me even more road oriented than the 2. Yes, with the 2 not much can be done either, but some more thread would be nice. Metzeler goes on both, with Tourance and Exp, whho knows maybe Michelin does that too.
  13. Alarm

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    For some reason i find this move wrong.
    Either you put a 180 rear to allow a full option for every street purpose, or they should put a 150/70-R17 , as the older GS, Capponord and others.

    Surely a 180 tire would fit on a 170 rim, but from my experience this does not bring the best results.

    If i'm not mistaken dunlop has the road smart with a 170 which is a decent tire. As i said , my main concern a multi porpose tire of the given factory size.
  14. StevenD

    StevenD Hmmmm, dirt!

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    is the rim much wider? I bet a 150 will fit just as well, if thats what you want.

    I hear a 21/18 model will be released as well though... :deal
  15. umitc

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    I think they have clearly divided things into two. Clearly say, if one wants to make harder off road, gets the 18 21 wheels R type, if one is a road warrior and seldomly ride on tracks, gets the 17 19 wheels regular one and don't need much more than what is already offered originally on the bike. This is a good way to sell more; spreading the potential into a wider group of riders.
  16. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    So not wishing to re-read the last 133 pages of mostly speculation and that...
    Seeing as we dont seem to be getting an 1190 until 2014, has anyone been through the trials of importing a Euro model of any brand bike recently and had it registered here in the States? In other words, should importing a Euro spec 2013 1190 be put into the too-hard basket? I have a box full of pollution crap I could temporarily install on it to pass inspection...I am sure I could come up with a US DOT-spec (read "pathetic beam pattern") headlight (or just take the Euro headlight and cover it in masking tape for the same effect). At least it seems like having a 12" extension for the rear fender to pass DOT seems to have gone by the wayside, but if not there are plenty of mudflaps with catchy phrases and pictures at any truckstop on the interstate.
    Seriously though, anyone with any experience in bringing in a new bike from OS? I imported a used bike into Australia years ago and in hindsight it was worth it, but at the time...not so much...
  17. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    From what I know it can be a nightmare of red tape. Which by the time is finally all cleared up might put you a month or so ahead of them arriving legitimately on US sales floors.
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    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Kinda what I figured. So the only real advantage would be having one that the DOT hadnt passed their filthy wand over...
  19. JTucker

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    The big advantage of not getting the first bikes off the line will be a lot less recalls and TSBs. I'm not sure when they will show up but they will definitely be 14 models. I'm still thinking I might get a last year 990....
  20. DavidD

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    Yes, you are better off waiting for the 2014 year models........................................after we have identified all the bugs in the 2013 year models that we will be getting in Europe. They start arriving here in England in Feb/March and you never know - maybe after all KTMs testing, we get a bike that's good to go from day one with no recalls or faults :poser

    Seriously though I'm optimistic that both versions will be a great bike and can't wait to get my hands on one.............