2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. mauriceke666

    mauriceke666 Adventurer

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    that sucks....:eek1 with the drive by wire it would not have been hard to install cruise control, which is soooo nice on long highway runs....
  2. Bikeaddict

    Bikeaddict Bikeless Due To Recession

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  3. Tails_KTM

    Tails_KTM Adventurer

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    Since the weather here is terrible and my 1190 is sitting in the garage, I got bored. Easter is coming up and Easter eggs are known in the software industry as hidden messages or features. I tried to find some in the KTM. It's all for fun…

    1. Hidden key fob
    When I opened the passenger seat, there was a free KTM Adventure key fob next to the tool set.

    2. Little Black Men
    In the main display of the 1190 you see a little black man. Don't worry, this is not the 'limp home' mode. It's an indication of the rider load mode. The EDS equipped models have settings for either one person, person plus luggage (a man with a bag), two-up and two-up with luggage.

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    3. Cool, I have heated grips!
    No you don't. Not necessarily. The combined instrument, the display on the left, contains a setting for the optional heated grips. They can be off, minimum, medium and maximum, but if the grips don't get hot … you didn't cross that option when buying the bike.

    4. Cool, I have TPMS
    Quite likely, you do. Most models of the regular 1190 will be equipped with electronic damping, traction control, and TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). The combined instrument has a display for it and in the settings you can choose between seeing the pressure in psi or bar.

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    A mechanic told me to be careful when having tires repaired in 'adventurous' countries. Or by people who haven't yet heard of TPMS on motorcycles. It is very easy to damage the sensor, which is attached to the inside of the wheel. Break the bead well away from the valve.

    5. Why is a light blinking above my speedo?
    Because it's time to shift, dummy. There is a shift light just like on sports bikes. In the settings, you can set the rpm at which it will blink (say 8000rpm) and at which it will burn constantly (say 10000). Guess what, you can also turn it off. Or watch the road instead.

    6. Wow, I have a quick shifter and 80 octane mode!
    Same as with the heated grips. But these two settings in the menu are not documented in the printed manual. Apparently, a quick shifter can be added to the bike and then you can set it here. Better documented is an optional Offroad/Bad Fuel Dongle. If you buy that, then you can change the setting in the menu.

    7. The magical handlebar
    You can set the rider seat in two positions and also change the height of the fairing without using tools. The footrests can be set in two heights, but you need to take them off with tools to do it. If you want to adjust the reach to the handlebar a bit, you can switch the handlebar adapters around 180 degrees, (yes, also with tools). The trick is that the bores are offset by 3.5mm.
  4. Ghostrider.

    Ghostrider. Adventurer

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  5. backwoods bobby

    backwoods bobby Adventurer

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    do we know have a limited edition, that is the way the exhaust should :clapbe.
  6. Killer Whale KTM

    Killer Whale KTM Life is the adventure!

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    Ghost Rider,
    That is cool ! Is this a Photoshop ? or is this version available ? The exhaust on the 1190 seems like a "cop out ", like they said " That's good enough, lets sell some! " The exhaust on the 990's seems so much better.
    If I can ever get an 1190, I would want small light dual exhausts that will be lowered, parallel to the ground with panniers above, pulled in tight against the seat. I did this on my 990. They measure 24 1/2 inches across. Stock Gobi's are 48 1/2 inches !!??
    Thanks,
    Killer Whale KTM
  7. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    I like how you incorporated the 950/990 turbulence generator. :lol3 Looks nice. That bike with your changes reminds me a lot of the old 89-90 Honda TransAlp from the side, particularly with that swoopy bash plate.
  8. YOGOI

    YOGOI Prick

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    Looks great!!!!! knobby tires, and you'll be in business (...and it will look awesome)!!!
  9. wipe-out

    wipe-out Been here awhile

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    had the chance to ride it today. wohooo, what a blast! frikkin' cold too...
  10. Ghostrider.

    Ghostrider. Adventurer

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    Unfortunately it is
    That is how the new adventure should have looked like :thumb
    I Am absolutely not impressed by the new bike.
    Previous adv looks so better
  11. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    You did a great job with Photoshop, agree, the muffler on the 1190 looks questionable but nothing that couldn't be changed.
    You won't notice when riding that great motorcycle.
  12. Georgios

    Georgios Been here awhile

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    Hi Igorpetrovich,

    can you tell us something about the headlight-performance? Is it better than its predecessor?
  13. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    I wonder if the windshield from the 1190 will fit on the 1190 R? for those cold days when more wind protection would be nice or long trips.
  14. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    yes it fits, there's an other one in the powerpars even higher
  15. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    I havent tried to drive at night, it seams better though.
    What is different is that the bean light is automatic,activeted by a sensor. works very well.
  16. Martynho

    Martynho No more Chilegringo.

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    I am sure they will figure out an elegant solution, well probably not Akra they are too tied in with Mattighofen, so probably just Wings.

    Then we need a damned good hacker to get rid of all the electronic shite. (The russians?) Then we may have the makings a of a good un. :lol3

    Until then....I`s just watching

    BTW I went down to the new KTM superstore in Santiago today as the eagle has finally landed here...bad news it is down in Talca at the KTM stall at the World Enduro Championship round. Good news is I set off at 7 AM tomorrow to go watch :clap

  17. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    The exhaust is a pig but is functional in that it gets the bike past the greenies and on to market. The fact you will be able to remove it and bolt on an aftermarket one that is lighter, runs a lot cooler, uncorks the engine, and looks better does not mean the manufactures got it wrong, its just they had to play to different rules. The the rest of the bike looks pretty good so that shows the designers knew what they were doing and how hard it is to get an exhaust looking any good and still compliant. I think they probably know its a porker and most riders will ditch it for something more sexy :sweeti in fact its almost a given :lurk
  18. RightCross101

    RightCross101 Adventurer

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    Looks better than the stock bikes
  19. Redxjs

    Redxjs Adventurer

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    How do I upload a photo? Maybe a daft question but I just can't see how to do it.... HELP!!
  20. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    you need to upload the photo to a photo hosting site (smugbug or photobucket) then copy and paste the link into the "insert image box"