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Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much ho' started by goodcat8, Apr 23, 2012.
Sorry, I didn't pay attention to the date of the last post.
Stiffer suspension than the Multi? I am surprised...
Is it as good a road bike as the Multi? Same speed?
For my personal opinion the front springs on the multi were too soft. Seems to me the front springs of the KTM are firmer, together with the damping I like it better.
Since I'm still in brake-in period I'm keeping the revs under 6500 but it wouldn't surprise me that power is similar to that of the the multi (my multI had different exhaust and 160 bhp so was a little faster than avg. ) Power delivery however is completely different and much smoother than the Duc.
The Multi is a great bike if you're into sports bikes, it's fast, fun and great for high speed corners. De KTM 1190 R is a different story, complete different position, different wheels and different way of riding. For me it's the better bike because I like the upright riding position, the hight, the way the power is delivered and the potential to go off-road. For me it's the other side of the all road spectrum and a real adventure touring bike. It's also what I missed with my previous the BMW 1200 Adventure, the KTM is light, fast and fun and also has serious suspension
How do you rate the back brake on the 1190 compared to your Multi? I test rode a 2013 Multi two weeks ago and there is a lot to love but I think my DL650 has a more powerful back brake. Thanks.
For the ones who already have the "R" do you guys considered to buy the wind shield high?
No, the original one it's better then the one on the 990 adv and fine to me.
Good question, the Multi indeed doesn't have an effective back brake. I got used to it and saw it as part of the bikes character :d Just drive it fast and full brake at the last possible moment with the front. Think that's how it's meant with the Duc. And then launch yourself out of the corner.
Brakes on the KTM are very nice and effective and they provide a good feeling. I also like the combined set up of the frond and back break, good emphasis on the front with a just little help of the back.
For me the original screen on the R is very good, no buffeting. I'm not considering the higher screen
Has anyone got the luggage for their R yet? If so; the touratech or the Ktm luggage?
I've got the carrier plate for the top case mounted, looks very nice in black with orange KTM logo. And I'm waiting for the small Touratech top case (25L) in blank Aluminium.
Good to hear about it; I have ordered a topcase plate for aluminum case from Germany, hope to receive it nowadays. For the sides, planning to order the OEM cases; the dealer here gives a delivery prediction for june; too late for me. I guess I will need to do that myself too. Otherwise, will order the TT racks from KTM -for they are black- and get cases here.
My wife is 59 and fits the last gen GS fine as a pillion.
More info about pillion comfort and changes/mods to accommodate comfort would be appreciated.
Any one can please post a link or photo of the back rack or carrier plate for the 1190? I will definitively wait for the globescout panniers but I will require some solution to attach a dry bag or a bakpack for my trips...
An exuberant new owner or tester has recently posted this vid.
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Gives a very nice sense of the strength of the motor, after a bit of warm-up time.
You had me at hello
obviously it's difficult to keep the frontwheel down with the traction-control switched off
i have to wait at least 1 more week before i can pick up my 1190 R...
Just took the R for a little 2hour tour together with my wife on some twisty back roads.
Didn't feel the need to adjust the suspension (my wife is 58kg).
The footrests are perfect, I didn't have any problems with the boots since the riders feet are closer to the bike and the passengers feet sit a little wider on the steps so next to each other, smart solution. My wife said she was feeling very comfortable (she was afraid on the Multi to drop off due to "on/off" character of the engine).
Riding position and the seat, but very much also the smoothness of the bike are very good for the wellbeing of your pilion. Much better than on the Multi (however I have the idea that steps for the pilion are a little higher than on the Multi).
According to her it's GSA level comfort, seat is firmer than on GSA which is probably even more comfortable on longer rides. And I myself really like the one piece seat which allows better contact with the pilion.
Guys ... the suspension of the R model is really awesome (really) !!
Just went on a hard packed piece of fire-road with huge holes (the kind of road the R tells you to go ;-) and my wife was afraid she might get launched
Well she was absolutely surprised (and me too) about the way the suspension handled that punishment. Wow! This bike will take you anywhere with a smile (or 2 smiles off course with the right tyres mounted.
All this info does not bode well for my 990 Supermoto R. Good thing the new Adventure will not be in the states for awhile so I can think about it some more
what is the flashing red light? how do you turn it off? it seems to flash at 8000 rpm, is it adjustable? i hope that is not redline!
If you mean that in the right upper corner , it is Shift light, you can adjust by yourself.