2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. Lee990Adventure

    Lee990Adventure Lee1190Adventure

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    Hi guys, have a buyer for my 990SMR (which replaced my 990ADV when I moved back to the uk) and am seriously contemplating buying a new orange 1190 Adv with the electronic suspension package, heated grips and seats plus luggage - comes to just under £15,000 with garmin nav, already started visiting the only KTM dealers i know in Bristol and Tewkesbury to get a demo when available.

    Does anyone know what the ec homologated top speed is? Will it be possible to disable the anti-wheelie function? (sure KTM wouldn't release a bike that couldn't wheelie!) and finally, can anyone recommend a good dealer in the South West UK? I live near Bristol and would be delighted to meet up with any similar-minded people for ride-outs this year.

    Plans include taking the wife to Paris in the spring for a long weekend, two weeks jaunt using the Plymouth-Bilbao ferry for a trip down through Portugal, back up to Madrid, Andorra. Along the Southern French coast then back up via the alps - and a few trips down to Salisbury plains to play on the gravel in-between - also hoping to join the Touratech guys near Swansea for a few 'soft-road' trips this summer.
  2. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Enjoy !! Sounds like you have the summer all sewn up !
  3. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    Top speed on large enduro bikes with semi/off road tyres, large front wheel will always be governed by the pilot due to the bikes stability. I still have no idea what the top speed is on the SE, I’ve had 115mph on a fair day, normally 90mph is max before my arsehole closes the air intake. What was the top speed of the SMR?
  4. Tiggersteve

    Tiggersteve Adventurer

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    Be surprised if it's not nudging 140+, 1190cc and 150horses, it's multi territory,
    anyway, bit of luck only a couple of weeks to find out :evil
  5. vanilla

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    Plenty fast enough, I'm sure!!

    My 990 is up for sale if anyone interested? Black 2007 with 10k mikes and loads of extras...
  6. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    So's mine !!
  7. vanilla

    vanilla Adventurer

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    Buy mine get pebble's free!
  8. Anders J.

    Anders J. SUPERenduro

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  9. skipman

    skipman Been here awhile

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    So...the 1190 R is going to have abs and electronic adj. susp.?:huh I love the look and sound of the 1190 but don't want that crap on it.....Just my opinin but the 990R has enough wires and connections.....
  10. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    R doesn't have the electronic suspension thing. :-))
  11. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    What is this, Round 11?, on why the 1190 can't be as good or better than the 9X0? :lol3
  12. Lee990Adventure

    Lee990Adventure Lee1190Adventure

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    Hi Charlie,

    The SMR tops out at 240kmh/150mph every time, at the redline in top, regular as clockwork, has full titanium Akropovic system and mapping to suit, my old 990Adv was good for about 220kmh and pulled glorious power wheelies off the throttle in first and second, rode a Honda crosstourer on demo a couple of weeks ago realised I missed the riding position and comfort of the big travel-enduro bikes, but I enjoy the tactile responses a KTM delivers and hoping the 1190Adv will have a wild side - which given their history I'm sure it will.

    Rode my old Adventure all over Romania, Bulgaria and looking forward to using the 1190 in mainland Europe this summer, UK a little crowded for 'enthusiastic' motorcycling, and gravel roads are hard to find (legally).

    Regards,

    L
  13. Lee990Adventure

    Lee990Adventure Lee1190Adventure

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    I know what you mean, nice to see a little loyalty though isn't it! 990 is a great bike, I know the 1190T will be a little more road biased than a 990Adv but I'm sure it'll cope with fast gravel roads and hard-packed dirt ok, have a 450EXCR for really dirty adventures!
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  15. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    No electronic suspension on the R and the abs can be switched off ........



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    -GUV- Been here awhile

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    That's where the park assist to plugs in to.
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  18. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    You missed it. But it is a good initial review, so that's a plus.
  19. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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    Our faithful MCN tester is grinning like the Cheshire Cat. I think he approves.
  20. cjmadura

    cjmadura Adventurer

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    Has anyone heard (reliably) what the stator output will be on this bike? I read somewhere that it would be around 400-450 watts, which seems terribly low for a premium adventure bike:becca. The BMW GS1200 and Triumph Tiger 800 each produce 720 watts:D, while the Triumph Explorer cranks out 920 watts:clap.

    Hell, my 2006 Tiger 955 pukes up 480 watts, which with heated gloves, jacket liner and grips, pushes that poor stator to the limit:baldy

    If I'm going to lay out the cabbage for KTM's premium bike, I would like to have the ability to mount a couple of spot-beams as well as fire up some heated liners and gloves - it is an Adventure Bike, right?