2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Nowadays I gotta decide either pre order an orange one or wait for 2014.
    :confused:
    Honestly spekaing, I think that, I want one. :D
    What can go wrong, the engine is not a new one; it has already been used on RC8 bikes. Maybe a few sensors can go wrong; I think the most critical electronics are from Bosch. But as it's on Joe's bike, a temperature sensor can be faulty, or likewise. As long as the electronic acceleration don't get stuck. :D, I think can be manageable; am I wrong? :-)))))
  2. RRVT

    RRVT Wild and Crazy Guy

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    Just curious - how many of you are actually considering the road version of the bike? I am leaning towards that one because I want to keep my F800GS, and I feel that the non-R bike will do just fine on regular dirt roads, likely even better than R1200GS.
  3. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I'm all about the non-R. Some keep yelling how it looks like the evolution of the vstrom.
    Works for me because I love my vstrom! But would love better suspension and more power.
    Boom. Sold.
  4. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    I will get a standard 1190 and I am not even remotely interested in the R.

    Primarily because I am too bloody short!
  5. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Although at Intermot I have spent most of my time in front of the R, I am considering the standart and by yesterday an orange to come. :beer: . Main reason for me has been, my riding type, which is on highway and seldomly off the very easy part of the road. The tire sizes of the R is a choice to have for a rider like me; so I thought 17 19 would be better especially if I am riding a horse as strong as 150 horses power. :D By the way, yesterday on Eurosport during the Dakar programme, I saw the commercial of R. :thumbup:
  6. Tiggersteve

    Tiggersteve Adventurer

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    Here in the UK I think the need for an R is limited also it IS too tall for me and i'm not keen on the 19" front, I would be looking at fitting road based rubber,
    coming from a Tiger 1050 so primarily lookin for a road bike the 1190 is a great looker and liked the 990 previously it just wasn't as good as a 1050 (for me),
    the new 1190 is sounding like a great improvement on the 990, looking forward to the demos in Feb ???
  7. vanilla

    vanilla Adventurer

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    At 6ft 3", the R offered a better riding position, more similar to my 990. I also prefer the looks of the R over the base model.

    I'd be interested to know if the smaller a wheels will fit the R, so you can 2 sets for different riding...

    Anyone spec'd theirs yet? mine is on order. 5 years ago, i thought heated grips were for wimps, but now the Heated seat looks an interesting option!
  8. Tiggersteve

    Tiggersteve Adventurer

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    how two bikes the same can look so different, eh,
    wheels. seat, paint and a small screen, that's it,
    to be honest a new one is at the mo way outta my pocket,
    my mate is looking at one but has also put a holding deposit on a new w/cooled GS, he specked a KTM before the GS price was announced when they were both bikes were within £50,
    Personally I would have the KTM every time but at GS prices they may have people thinking twice
  9. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I'm sure Woody will have wheel options at some point.

    +1 on heated anything. I used to think it was for weekend warriors. Until a few 500 mile trips absolutely freezing my ass off....
  10. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    I see this ^^^ inmate in too many motorcycle threads.

    Not only is he a hard-headed individual, who apparently doesn't learn his lessons. But, he needs another motorcycle like he needs an extra hole in his head...


    ...not to mention the fact that, if he shows-up with yet another two-wheeled vehicle, his new bride will probably kill his ass. :deal









    :augie :lol3

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  11. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    All the above is true.:lol3

    I have a motorcycle "problem".

    23 and counting!
  12. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    I have heard a rumour that wheels fitments are the same on 990/1190 - as soon as we see an 1190 in the shop we will be trying to see if my spare 990 wheels will slot in .....................
  13. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    A friend of mine went to Chaparral Motorsports and told me that the new Adventure 1190 was there!

    He saw the motorcycle, but was informed that it was not for sale just a demo bike. Does anybody saw the new 1190 there?

    It would be interesting for you guys around California to call them and see if this is true. He has a 2010 990 Adventure and was very impressed with the new 1190.:clap
  14. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    If its the Chaparral in Riverside CA, I just called them and they haven't recieved an 1190 yet.
  15. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    I wouldn't be surprised if he saw the Baja and mistook it for the 1190.
  16. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Good point. Guy immediately rolled into "have you seen the SMT?" sales pitch :lol3

    I told him I'll just be patient
  17. Alarm

    Alarm Been here awhile

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    in most of the specs that i found online it is not mentioned anything about a steering damper.
    Does anyone know if the new bike will be equipped with one ? Or it will be something extra to add.
  18. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    As far as I know it will be standart on every bike.
  19. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    I don't think so because he has a 990 Adventure, so he knows it. I will call him and ask again.
  20. CMurgel

    CMurgel Been here awhile

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    Spoke with my friend and he told me that the motorcycle was there for a short period and that it was going to be around the country in different dealers to show the bike. So he was lucky because he was there at the time that Chaparral had the bike for a short period.:eek1

    Sorry for the confusion guys, now we just need to know where is this bike!