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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    Interesting to find out how the seat is for long trips and with a passenger.
  2. OlivierS

    OlivierS Adventurer

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    I have the same problem on the 990 though...
  3. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    I find the screen better then the one on the 990 adv, I usually use is 1 cm up from the lower position and all the way up (but not back) in the highway. I get some air on the sholders but zero buffering.
    The seat it's quite hard but confortable, the max. I spent on the bike was 3 1/2 hours and I didn't feel it.
  4. Azmontana

    Azmontana Adventurer

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    How come you removed the crash bars?
  5. vanilla

    vanilla Adventurer

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    Thanks Igor!

    So you don't need a 'Touring Screen' in your opinion?

    I've got Jerez MotoGP coming up...
  6. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    what are you riding now?
  7. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    because I don't like them, they are very heavy... I'll put them back on this summer for my off road trip around Turkey
  8. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Ooo any map yet? :-)
  9. vanilla

    vanilla Adventurer

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    990adv with a nice comfy renazco seat!
  10. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    I'm almost finish with the route, driving down from Itlay trought the Balkans, do the attached tour and then back passing trought Greece to take the ferry to Ancona.

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  11. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Very nice, keep me informed. :-))
  12. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    I think you'll be fine with both original screen and seat...
  13. vanilla

    vanilla Adventurer

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    Thanks!

    What's the road handling of the R like vs the 950/990?
  14. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    First independent assessment I've seen on passenger accommodation for the Standard 1190 Adventure from a reported test ride here.

    Unfortunately, not good: rear footpegs poorly positioned; worse, the reported problem is just what you'd predict from how it looks.

    Balancing that: Joe Pichler reported his wife as being happy on the R:

    "Renate is thrilled with the seat, she’s never been riding so comfortable through Africa." Posted in ride reports here.
  15. GVWR

    GVWR Adventurer

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    Just picked up my 1190 Adventure R and drove 60 km in freezing cold in Holland (fortunately with heated grips :-).
    First impressions: amazing bike, very well balanced!

    Extremely smooth engine, front end very good, no diving and good feeling of what the front tyre is doing. I really like the suspension, nice and stiff. Not the soft springs I 've had on my BMW 1200 Adv. or Multistrada!
    Windprotection very good, even in Dutch weather conditions, seems to me a higher screen might even not be required.

    This is so much more relaxed than my previous multistrada, perfect!

    Me happy !! :clap
  16. Bikeaddict

    Bikeaddict Bikeless Due To Recession

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  17. yazata

    yazata Contra os canhões...

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    What Ewan McGregor said, after speaking with a KTM hot shot on the phone, is that KTM thought that they (Ewan and Charly) couldn't do de trip, and that would be bad for KTM's image and reputation. We all know how it ended: BMW gave them the bikes and they were successful.

    Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX5O-ZlWe9g
  18. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Oh, that's fresh news...
    No este tema de nuevo, hombre.
  19. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Today almost finished the first 1000 km, at home got these details.

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  20. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    However, with this I believe that I will pump 18 liters; that's what happened with the previous tank.