2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. v8toilet

    v8toilet Nothing to see here.

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    With HIDs and LEDs performing so well with less wattage I guess I don't see the problem even if it is low. Guys run Baja and desert races at blistering speeds with much less power and do fine. If power output is a deal breaker so be it. I ran gloves and a liner on my 690 and never had an issue, same with my SE and even my f650GS with PIAAs and grips and jacket in AK in freezing temps, had to use my head but I've not been stranded once.
  2. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    That output thing is something I am curious about on the 1190 too next to many other question marks. I see on the BMW motorrad site that, the output of the lc 1200GS is 580 watts, whereas on the adventure it's 720 watts.
  3. pebble35

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    A lot of questions popping up here.

    In just over 2 weeks time I get to ride the 1190 :evil:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil

    If anyone has questions please post them here and I will see what answers I can get out of KTM ...............................
  4. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Lucky you :-)))
  5. vanilla

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    Lot's of questions, a lot of doubters... Despite the excellent reviews its already had and the fact that KTM have never released a bad machine!
  6. 990s

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  8. Moronic

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    Good question - and I suspect they will have a pretty good answer.

    Drives me nuts that they don't do this. :baldy
  9. Tiggersteve

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    The R is their "offroader" and probably feel it's a little fragile or too much electronics for the dirt,

    BM and Ducati have links with Ohlins, KTM own white power so maybe they are working on their own system,

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  10. 990s

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    Thank you! What an insightful comment !!
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    BMW R1000RR HP4 and the Ducati Multistrada use Sacks suspension on the adaptive suspended units. Ohlins now has adaptive suspension in a rear shock, TTX36, but I do not believe for the forks at this time.
  12. wpbarlow

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    Orange Crush Forum Rage.

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  13. Lee990Adventure

    Lee990Adventure Lee1190Adventure

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    Hi, please try to find out what the genuine top speed is, and confirm it'll power-wheelie (i.e. without recourse to the clutch) in the lower gears if all possible.

    Many thanks for the opportunity to ask.

    Kind regards,

    L.
  14. 6USMC6

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    Pebble -
    How about confirming the stator output?

    I'd also like to know how buzzy the bars are compared to a 950/990.

    I've had two 950s and the last one (an Adventure) had enough handlebar buzz to make my right wrist sore.

    [Keeping in mind that a serious cage accident in 02 resulted in having my wrist fused so it's a unique problem.]
  15. crofrog

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    I've got a pin holding my scpahoid together, i think it's more the bend than the buzz. There's way to much sweep in those bars.
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    I'd changed the bars, installed Rox risers and Dakar grips. The frequency of the buzz treated the metal bar in my wrist like a tuning fork.
  17. pebble35

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    Not sure if the Ktm guys will tell the truth about power wheelies and top speed........so I guess I will need to do a bit of 'investigation' myself LOL !


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  18. Moronic

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    I think the power wheelies are a given - this promo vid has a nice mini-example at 0.46 - but of course, to confirm is no more than your duty.


    I am more interested in how it all feels when you are not in a rush. Is the PR guff about how relaxed the engine feels justified?
  19. Salvo

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    Agree, better to keep it simple, if its not reliable under off road conditions, leave it off
  20. 990s

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    Still wondering..
    It could be an option, for those of us who dont go on Africa touring, and are brave enough to try new inventions. :evil
    Suspensions settings change the behave of the bike alot. Call me lazy, but i think it,s boring to change suspension settings. If it could be done with a flick of a switch, i be doing it a lot more, enyoing the bike more. A true progress! I.m not afraid of electronics, and in all my cars and bikes over the years i never had any big problems with electronics, the 10 latest year cant rememer any. Do you miss ignitions with contacts? Carburettors?(well some 990 owner do,wich is caused by emission requirements, not by electronics) and soe on.
    Well, I have missed this on my 990s, and hoped the new one had:cry it