2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. nikoktm

    nikoktm Been here awhile

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    A question for the existing 1190 owners: "Do you need to re-map the bike if you add the Akra slip on?
    Many thanks.
  2. Red Dust

    Red Dust Been here awhile

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    Did you get that one at Team Moto Virginia with extras fitted?
    You are one lucky person!
    Would love to have a visual inspection but a test ride would really make up my mind.
    Yes I was told only 40 spread out to 60 dealerships in Australia, I think they need to increase production in Austria and send some more to Australia!
  3. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    My testdrive is booked for saturday 4pm. 1190 R here i come! :evil
  4. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Mostly they need, I am sure it's the same with 1190.
  5. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    No, and the catalizator and DB killers can't be taken off.
  6. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Hmmm that's why no mapping needed then. :-)) how is the sound; I hope to have mine installed tomorrow. :-))))
  7. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    I like the sound alot, it's not too loud. but I cant compare it to the standard silencer because i've never heared it....:D
  8. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Can't wait; I like Akra :-)) used to have on my 990. I had the db killers out; one morning my neighbor came towards and said "listen my friend every morning at 8 am, my wife leaves for the office, kids for the school; when I relax and close my eyes in the bed, you start your bike to leave and spoil my morning" :D:D:D:D:D
    Can't wait to do it again. My 800R has a Schnitzer, but the sound is not much.
  9. nikoktm

    nikoktm Been here awhile

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    Great news!. Thank you Igorpetrovich!.
    Mine will arrive at the same time with the bike and the dealer wants to charge me for the "re-mapping".. I wasn't 100% sure before.. I will call them tomorrow and let them know!
    (At this point, I think I know more about the bike than them! I need to start charge them! :evil)
  10. Moronic

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    Thanks hubilado, I found your bike page from the link, and some preliminary thoughts. Will check from time to time for updates.

    It sounds as though the passenger accommodation is okay but could be better. Will require some attention on the test ride. Obviously it's not a disaster, but it sounds as though your passenger might miss the Multi.
  11. rompe

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    Waiting for mine 1st week of May . . . :wings
  12. nikoktm

    nikoktm Been here awhile

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    Hey guys,
    Also I want to know if anyone has the Touratech panniers. If so, how good are they?
    I just received an email today from "Glovescout" confirming Hepco and Becker will have the frame for the paniers soon.. I really like those panniers, look very solid and well made. Not sure how heavy they are compared with the Touratech ones, but at the moment the Glovescout has those ones in special ($100.00 off).
  13. vanilla

    vanilla Adventurer

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    The TT panniers on my 1190 ADV are excellent! A vast improvement to the standard non pro panniers on my old 990!
    I went for the adventure luggage package which included top box and tank bag- worked out cheaper than ordering direct from TTUK.

    My only negative comment would be that you have to order and fit the locks separately ! I'm not sure why TT don't supply the boxes with locks as standard. Or even as a fitted option ??

    They also look fantastic on the R!!
  14. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Was someone asking earlier about whether the daytime running lights could be over-ridden so that dip beam was on during the daytime ?

    Answer is yes it can be - it's done through the onboard menu on the dash.
  15. jpcussen

    jpcussen Jpcussen Cape Town

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    So, when I saw the bike and all the hype I immediately thought about the drop in clearance and having a 990R wondered how much difference the drop in clearance would impact damage to the bike. Lots of assurance from KTM that its a non-issue... I cant help but laugh, and I am not sure if anyone else has noticed, but even in the KTM 1190 Promo Ads it clearly shows a new 1190 with damage already to the header... looks almost flattened in that section. I check on some other images of new 1190's on the showroom and the pipes are perfectly round... so its not a fancy bit of compression or a bomber on the head... check it out below... I have never had a love bite there on the 990[​IMG]
  16. Georgios

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    I don´t know if it´s the angle, on which the picture was taken, but the right bag looks so much displaced on this bike, due to the big, one sided exhaust.
  17. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Yeah, it was discussed previously in this thread. Looks like if you're good with Photoshop you won't have denting issues :lol3
    Seriously, you cant' compare 990R vs 1190R clearance but is in the ballpark of the standard 990, and with a proper bashplate the 1190R won't be that bad.
  18. jpcussen

    jpcussen Jpcussen Cape Town

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    Yeah - I see that that the 1190 is around the same clearance as the std 990... perhaps a little lower if you have a hefty 6mm bashplate with rubber bushings make it 12mm lower. Anyway, there are really only 2 bikes that have awesome clearance for tougher stuff the 990R ( pre 2011 ) and the 950SE... here is a cool article showing the relative clearance from the ground and relative to the axels front and back... Super10 is a disaster!

    http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=112208.0
  19. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    Good info.
    TKC80's would help:
    [​IMG]


    It should come standard with this skid:
    [​IMG]
  20. GVWR

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    I would think als wheel base plus rider weight/ load + suspension (setting) are relevant for making a real comparison.
    However I would definitly add a bashplate to protect the exhaust pipe when doing serious off road trips.

    A bike with this weight is in my opinion difficult to use for serious trial excersises (for a rider with my riding skills at least) ;-)