2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Have fun :-))))
  2. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    either with jeans or leathers; I will never buy a bike without testing. :-))))
  3. nikoktm

    nikoktm Been here awhile

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    Hey Umitc!.. You sound a little bit disillusioned:huh
  4. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    The 950SE has right inner thigh heat issues too . . . I would hold my right leg out a bit in slow or stopped traffic etc. The Honda ST1300 had similar issues. Just adjust your knee out to catch some air.
  5. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Hmmmm, honestly speaking, since they have totally designed a new bike, I was expecting that this and a couple of other issues have been solved. But I still like KTM, it feels much more alive after the GSA. :-))
  6. hubilado

    hubilado Motoquiero

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    My wife and I picked up a new 1190 Adv (not R) in Cannes, Fr about ten days ago and are now in Podgorica, Montenegro. We've got a little over 2200K since leaving and have not experienced any heat problems. Now, we should say that it's been a tad chilly in the upper Balkan Peninsula with "some" rain so that needs to be considered... Also we are wearing Klim riding suits, but there really have been NO HEAT ISSUES even when we've been in stop and go traffic in some of the bigger towns. The bike tours beautifully.
  7. Hosszu Toll

    Hosszu Toll Been here awhile

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  9. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    I hope he had "Z" rated tires @ 167 mph:wink:
  10. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    He sure does trust all those cagers he is passing. Can you imagine if a car moved over on him? Bike is impressive. Rider not so much. At least he is still alive since the last video. Going fast on the street is all about who is willing to take the most risks. Going fast on the track is a lot more about riding skill. The video is sure exciting and it is a given that the rider is nuts, but I always wonder how he would do on a track. Maybe he is a great rider with similar skills who would blister a track, or maybe he would get embarrassed because EVERYONE is going flat out and hitting 270km/hr is nothing special.

    When these bikes hit the states I am going to have a serious look at getting one. The more I see, the more impressed I am.
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    jimmex Guero con moto

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    What an idiot.
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    JoshBMW Been here awhile

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    WOW!
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    edited.... I need to read all the posts :)

    I would love to see what a good rider could do with this on a track day.
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    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    D K Been here awhile

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    Im pretty sure the R with the 21" couldnt do that....:D
  18. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Probably would do OK during off track excursions:D
  19. lotus7

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    Picked up my new Adventure yesterday and managed 200 miles of mixed road riding getting to know her. I am seriously impressed! As it is a brand new engine I set myself a rev limit of 5K for the first 100 miles and Rain Mode only, even with this restriction the power delivery is strong.
    The turn in is quick and I found myself having to recalibrate my turn points deeper into the bends. Suspension is firm even in solo mode and the bike holds a line through the bends with no rider input other than to wind on the throttle!
    I'll post up some pics when I have more time but for now I one seriously happy bunny:rofl:rofl
  20. Moronic

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    Hubilado, if you get a bit of time I would love to hear more about how your wife finds the passenger accommodation on this bike, particularly with respect to the footpeg placement.

    Some have complained of the pillion pegs being too high and/or forward, and they do look that way.

    But after 2200km your comment "The bike tours beautifully" suggests things can't be all bad for the occupant of the rear seat.

    Any other comments you wanted to make on the bike's qualities as a tourer would also be more than welcome.

    What sort of fuel range have you been getting?

    Sounds like you are enjoying quite a trip. Congrats. :D