2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    After one full season on the S10 it might be time to go back in 2014 to an 1190.:1drink
  2. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Definitely. The electronics make it all very user friendly - perhaps takes away some of the rider input but it is fast ! If you want real fun switch the electrics off !!!!


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  3. vanilla

    vanilla Adventurer

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    So, will it be the Adventure or the Adventure R for you now?
  4. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    I have to be honest and say that. at the moment, i don't know.

    The R is better looking in my opinion and definitely has more off road capability. But will I be using it off road much ? Possibly the odd trail whilst on holiday but other than that i have a 640 Adventure for more serious off road use. And for road use the 21 inch front wheel may compromise handling a little compared to the 19 inch wheel on the standard model.

    The suspension on the R has much more adjustability than the standard bike (but you do need to get spanners/screwdrivers out to so it)

    I think it might be down to a toss of a coin ..................
  5. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    I went back about twenty pages but didn't see it... has US pricing been set yet? I'm curious about the 1190 R.

    I'm also wondering... what are my options for lowering it a little? I'm stuck with a 29" inseam. I lowered my DR650 2-1/2"... 1-1/2" using the factory lowering settings and 1" more using lowering links.

    I had been thinking about a Tiger 800XC, which I could get by with a 1" drop, but really, it's too close to my DR650. The 1190 R would be better choice without so much overlap, like a lighter, more capable Tiger Explorer. I'm just worried about how to get it low enough to manage without screwing things up.

    Rob
  6. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Rob, are you in OR. now or still down in the Reno area?
  7. nikoktm

    nikoktm Been here awhile

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    I was at the dealer today paying for the bike... Apparently here in Australia, KTM is not offering the "power parts packages" like the ones offered in KTM UK; The explanation was, that they do those packages in Europe in order to mach the new BMW'S
    Doesn't seem to be fare for us here!..
  8. Tiggersteve

    Tiggersteve Adventurer

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    I have a 29" inseam and the adjustable seat on the adv is fine,
    The R was too tall for me, dropping the R seems a bit of a contradiction,
    The adv with some duel sport tyres will be easily capable off road,

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  9. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Oregon.

    Rob
  10. coast range rider

    coast range rider Been here awhile

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    We all know it's fast.
    Is it fun is a bigger question.

    I was reading a Multistrada thread and an (ex) owner wrote: "It's no fun to ride slowly, so it's a bike waiting for a ticket."
    A truly versatile bike is still fun to putt around on using low rpm and big torque when not using the screaming 150 hp.
    It would be nice if the 1190 Adventure has more of a dual personality like the Versys 1000 (except better all around of course!).
  11. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    I'm trying to get a guy here at work to consider the 1190, but he has Ducati on the brain. He owns two Ducatis and one MV Augusta (all sportbikes). Keeps saying he's considering a Multistrada. I'm like, dude, that is NOT a dual sport. Do you really want to take one of those off-pavement???

    My FZ1 is one of those bikes that isn't a lot of fun to go slow on. It likes to be run. It's great for commuting, but I stick to my DR650 for when I go riding for fun.

    Rob
  12. beergut

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    The word I understood while at the Chicago motorcycle show is that the bike does not meet EPA standards in the US yet. They do not know when it will be available in the US. :huh
  13. vanilla

    vanilla Adventurer

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    My thoughts are that even the Adventure R will be better on the road than my 990 ADV. But with more power. Much more power. That for me is enough to sign off on a 'R'.


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  14. December6th

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    Does anyone who ordered have a delivery date yet? My R is forecasted to be produced on March 26th (counting days already)

    Nikolaus
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    umitc Been here awhile

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    Mine is told to be first week of march :-))
    can't wait. :-))))
  16. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    My dealer receveid my kits, akra + skid plate, but not the bike .... I'm suposed go get it next week at this point.
  17. PirateDunk

    PirateDunk Adventurer

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  18. Tiggersteve

    Tiggersteve Adventurer

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    (UK) local dealer is looking to register 1st March

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  19. bigboyxl

    bigboyxl Been here awhile

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    visited my local dealer today, decided to trade in my SM-T and buy the orange version of Adventure :wink:
    my dealer highly recommended me to wait for the 2nd batch of bikes, because he already received the message from the factory that there are some small issues that should be fixed on 1st batch.
    so my new Adventure should arrive in march-april :clap
  20. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    most of ktm bikes have the chrome-molybdenum stainless steel frame, even the 990 + all the cross and eduro bikes.