2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. Red Dust

    Red Dust Been here awhile

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    If this beautiful bike does not have too much vibes for my old hands and the seat is comfier than my DL650 plus is more reliable than some of my friends 990 and other KTM`s then it is a chance I will find space for it.
    A test ride would be nice. Just think it is amazing that it will cost so much more here than in Europe considering our exchange rate with the strong Australian dollar. A comparison test by a magazine/Internet with the XTZ1200 and the new GS1200 would be great! Cheers.
  2. igorpetrovich

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    I'm not so sure, Italy it's a very important market for the GS, it's redicolus how many of them you see in the streets. And now the ktm dealers are getting filled up with them.
    My dealer has already 2 GS and 1 GSA is the showroom of people that left them there for winter hoping to sell them in order to buy the 1190.
    Here the problem will be: how many used GS's will the KTM dealers be able to relocate in order to sell the 1190 adv ??:evil
  3. Moronic

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    Another nice angle, this time from Spanish mag SoloMoto, which has a brief article online available in translation here, written after a second, local, ride on the model following the Tenerife launch.

    They still liked it. An excerpt:

    "In the absence of a long and exhaustive proof, we found a bike as comfortable and ergonomic as an R 1200 GS, but face when braking hard or changes of direction has the agility and nerve of the Multistrada."

    Oh, and the article confirms the 30,000km valve check interval. Yum.
  4. igorpetrovich

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  5. nikoktm

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    Any one in Brisbane who ordered one? If so, was it Standar or "R"?
  6. Khayman

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    Hi guys!

    Thought I'd just chuck my eta as given by my dealer, in the mix. With a lot of preorders and me being somewhere in the middle I got second half of april from my dealer. Given our unfortunate geographical position it's unlikely that the roads will be clear before then anyways so not much to fret over.

    Remains to be seen if that will change but ofc I'm very much hoping it won't be postponed, I'm aching to straddle that thing as it is :evil

    Cheers
  7. tallguy-09

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    Don't get me wrong, I like what KTM has done, an amazing step forward!
    Personally I'm thinking Ducati will lose sales to KTM; Triumph and BMW to a much lesser extend.
    In case of Southern Europe I'd imagine price playing a critical role.
  8. fixinbones

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  9. 6USMC6

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    The Jan/Feb issue of OTL (BMW RA magazine) has an article about BMW setting a record for sales in 2012 of 106,358 units.

    KTM however beat them with 107,142.
  10. fixinbones

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    Let's just hope KTM USA gets their shit together and brings the bike to USA and enables enough dealers to get the bike on their showroom floors. I recall KTM a few years ago requiring US dealers to purchase a certain minimum number of street bikes per year in order for them to continue to carry the street bike line. As a result of this I think some US dealers had to drop the street KTMs from their showrooms.
  11. coast range rider

    coast range rider Been here awhile

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    :rofl
  12. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    Any manufacturer that's faced with marketing a game changer, also has to be prepared to step up to the plate, to satisfy the customer and dealers, with what might have to be a totally new approach in reliability, parts backup, STRONG warranty backing etc., yadda, yadda...

    Ducati and the 1200MTS is of course, the extremely similar example...

    Here's hoping KTM get's it right, funky company. :thumb

    996DL
  13. Aussijussi

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    Here in Finland the price will be, rumored 25000 AUD at least!
  14. Red Dust

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    In Australia $AUD24500. I often compare prices with Sweden since I used to live there an it probably will cost around SKR140 000 for the R model, here it would be at least SKR20 000 more = around $AUD3K.

    I thought it would be even more in Finland.

    This piece of equipment would be a great machine the whole year around in Scandinavia especially with spikes on the tyre!

    Might trade in my B-King & DL650 for this one pending a test ride.

    I only have bad references from friends that had them and said never again about KTM but believe this model should be good mechanical and all the rest.
  15. vanilla

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    I've had KTM's for over 10 years: a EXC, a 950 and 990 ADV, all without issues. The build quality on them is equivalent to the German brands...
  16. Red Dust

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    Also heard bad stories about a German brand....

    I suppose we all know some people with issues and we are all different and it can happen to any brand.

    A very close friend to me he never buy a KTM again, he had a 640 model and spend massive amount of $ on it in repairs.

    Another one had a 990 and he was not happy especially with the way the fuel injection behaved.

    Also know the vibration can be quite bad and turbulence regarding some models. Having said that my DL650 which is a great bike for the money has a very bad seat and causing massive amount of turbulence and would be nowhere near as good in bad terrain as any KTM (except the RC8 superbike....).

    Personally never had a KTM, tried a few though and really looking forward to take this 1190 for a spin.

    I do not mind the new Tenere` but it feels that something is missing and it also got some turbulence. I solved it by taking the screen away and got bliss plus beautiful on those 30-40+ degree days.
  17. Moronic

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    Were you quoted that as an on-the-road price? Still sounds a bit high.

    Dealer here in the west quoted me $22K for the "R" model, RRP. That would put it on the road at under $24K, IIRC.

    Standard bike with the manual clickers RRP $21K, or so I was told.

    Maybe we'd better stop talking it up. Might be giving the importer ideas. :lol3
  18. Red Dust

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    R model on the road $24500 and the standard around $1000 less.

    Still do not really understand why that price, I do not say it is not worth it but with our strong dollar you think it could be similar to the car industry with if not lower prices at least they get a lot of extras, some models even got the same price as 15-20 years ago (Nissan Pulsar e.t.c.), our hard earned dollar must end up in some ones pocket along the way?

    But without the dealers it would be more difficult to do what we love, they must survive as well...
  19. tallguy-09

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    Aren't KTM's German? :D
    I'd assume they are just as good as any other brand, a lot of parts are sourced anyways. I like the new VDO instrument cluster, the traditional KTM more off-road look instruments weren't that great I believe.
  20. Moronic

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    Well, there is the 10 per cent retail tax (GST).

    After that, I can only guess it is about managing supply and demand.

    If they offered it at $18K (assuming they could), they'd sell a bunch of them but at lower margins - IF they could get them.

    The situation with Toyota and its Subaru-engined 86 sports car offers a case in point. With a new model and no existing sports car offering, they took advantage of the high AUD and undercut their competitors by about $10K.

    And have been rewarded with a wait list of several months. The Toyota website warns of an eight-month wait for some versions.

    We can guess bike importers would rather pocket the $ from those who must have one now. Which may include me. It is still a great looking deal in historical terms, locally.

    IF the AUD stays this high, you may see lower prices next year. :D