2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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  1. coast range rider

    coast range rider Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your detailed observations after your first ride.
    Please report back about heat after you are stuck in traffic this coming July.
  2. Georgios

    Georgios Been here awhile

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    Can you adjust the electronic suspension while moving the bike or, for safety reasons, only at standing position?

    I wonder what would be more important. The ability to adjust by a push of the thumb or the fully adjustable manual adjustment?
  3. Moronic

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    Acc to various reports, the adjustability is half and half. That is: spring preload can be adjusted only with the bike moving at less than walking pace or at a standstill, but damping can be adjusted on the move.

    The EDS offers only three damping settings: Comfort, Street and Sport. However, it appears from some reports that these have been tweaked by the factory for the different load settings. That is, "Comfort" damping in the "Passenger plus Luggage" spring setting might run a click or two more compression damping than "Comfort" in the "Rider only" spring setting, for example.

    Depends how much you trust the factory to get the settings right for your loads and preferences.

    For me, it will be the manual adjustment because I don't trust the factory and because on this sort of shock, the sweet spot for adjustment will be fairly narrow and so a good compromise set-up should work nearly as well in most conditions as the specialist settings.

    YMMV. I'll admit the ability to switch in a firmer setting when you hit smooth, twisty roads would be nice. But in that case I would also want to add a bit of rear preload to sharpen the steering. Which can't be done at speed on this EDS version.

    It helps that the manual adjusters on the shock appear easy to get to - well, preload and compression anyway.

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    Shame the compression adjustment appears to require a screwdriver; otherwise you could tweak it manually on the move.
  4. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    I will concentrate only in riding for a certain time. :-))))).

    Yesterday, the first tank, mixed ~150 km/h highway ride, slower curves and city traffic in total 260 km distance, 6.8 lt/100 km consumption.

    At this distance, I had only the bottom bar left, but no fuel warning light came out; filled ~18 liters to full at sidestand. Fuel bars show stable and correct; why I have noticed that, is I used to have a petrol indicator bars, changing like a belly dancer on my GS A. :-))))
  5. OlivierS

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    Does any of the new 1190 owners know if pannier systems from the 990 will fit? I am looking to buy some panniers, or a soft luggage system for the 990, but I will probably buy a 1190 next year. So it would be handy if they are interchangable.
    The zega pro's probably are, eventhough I wonder if they would not stick out too much on the right with that exhaust...
    Plus they are expensive off course...
  6. umitc

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    They wouldn't; otherwise those companies would list straightaway those items which are suitable for 990, in their sites as they are compatible with 1190. First of all 990 has two exhausts, the other one; should be totally different
  7. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    The horn sounds very bad, or mine is a defective unit. It sounds very bad and really funny, like a duck. I can hardly hear it myself.
  8. Georgios

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    Thank you for you evaluation and the pictures, Moronic. I guess, I would also go with the manual version, for the same reasons. At least, as long it isnĀ“t possible to adjust all parameters on the move and with the same quality the manual has.

    Yes, would be great. I am thinking over a way to adjust by using a flexible shaft. But for this, some handycrafts has to be done.
  9. Georgios

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    I thought/hoped it would be less than that. KTM spoke of a 20% reduction compared to its predecessor.

    What is your consumption, Igorpetrovich?
  10. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    The bike is fast but not for free....
    16 km x lt normal riding (above legal speed), 14km x lt fast driving.

    17 km x lt on a highway at 130 km/h
  11. Rob.G

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    So that works out to just about 35 mpg. Guess that's not bad for a brand new motor. Hopefully it'll improve with more miles.

    Rob
  12. igorpetrovich

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    ha ha ha, mine it's same thing. I've got a better way I used on the 990 as well. pull the cluch and accelerate. with the akra works well, much more noisy then the horn...:D
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  14. umitc

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    Unbelievable :-))))
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    2014 KTM 1190 Adventure | First Ride - Motorcyclist magazine

    http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/firstrides/122_1305_2014_ktm_1190_adventure/viewall.html

    For now, we’ll eagerly anticipate the arrival of the basic Adventure on our shores in October. Prices should be set by June. Currently, the 1190 Adventure sells for 13,990 Euro, and the U.S. arm of the company hopes to keep the price close to the current 990 Adventure, which is just under $15,000. Ducati’s base Multistrada runs $16,995 with manually adjustable suspension, and the entry-level BMW R1200GS will likely start some small distance north of that. It’s possible that the KTM 1190 Adventure will arrive as one of the most potent new big-inch ADVs and one of the segment’s best values as well.

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    I hope the 1190A tubeless wheels fit the 950/990A?
  16. Tails_KTM

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    Another ride for me today. Temperature was finally well above freezing and I even saw the sun, wow. On the highway, fuel consumption was below 6 liter/100 kilometers. (is that about 40 mpg?) Not bad for a 1200cc bike that's not broken in yet.

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    I'm liking the bike more and more. On the highway it's very comfortable. The seat shape is great but it is pretty hard. Buffeting around my Arai full-face helmet is moderate, not nearly as bad as on the old Adventure, the older GS's and so on.

    The bike can be positioned perfectly even in faster corners and feels very light yet stable. Mid-corner bumps do not unsettle it even with the suspension on Comfort setting. What I need to get used to is that I can't place my boot back (on the ball of my foot) and hang off - or my heel will touch the heat shield or the passenger footrest. That footrest is pretty close so I do expect problems if you're riding with a passenger.

    I have also clipped the left footrest when putting the bike on the centerstand. Haven't used one of those in years, to be honest, but the lever is not too easy to use. Once your foot is on it, it's very easy to lift the bike on. The sidestand is a bit short for my liking. Placed on a bit of a slope, the bike leans over quite far. I suppose though it's better that the other way around. If it's too long and you have luggage on the bike and it stands precariously upright...

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  17. igorpetrovich

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    today on the top of the montain, 1300mt
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  18. vanilla

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    Great pics, guys!

    Igor- how is the low screen and standard seat on longer journeys? I've got my R arriving next week and have some touring planned already, but wondered if I'd need the taller screen and a softer seat?
  19. umitc

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    +1
    Me too, though I found it hot again and anxiously waiting for the warm summer days, I am liking the ride more and more everytime.
  20. Florida Lime

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    To anyone that has ridden an 1190 - how does this compare to the 1200 Multistrada ? :ear

    That was a major deal killer for my size 13s - when sport-type riding on the balls of the feet, the heel would get caught on the Multistrada passenger peg bracketry.