2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    the header is simple to change, the real problem is the oil box that is very exposed. if you break into it your're f....ed.
  2. Redxjs

    Redxjs Adventurer

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    I love my 1190. It's awesome.
    Just such a shame that KTM are unable to supply the accessories.
  3. dab68

    dab68 Adventurer

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    Yes, I love it too.
    What a great bike :clap

    I think the best bike I ever had.
    KTM made a good work.
  4. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    For those on the fence, here is a recently posted video comparing the 1190 Adventure with the Adventure R.

    There is a translate feature that gives you semi-intelligible English captions. However, the most useful feature of the vid is that it shows the two models ridden side-by-side - or rather, nose-to-tail - and thus gives a sense of how they might differ in use.
  5. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    And here is a vid of two Rs getting intimate.

    It appears no KTMs were harmed in the making of this. Which I am sure will please the KTM lovers out there. :D
  6. anemos

    anemos n00b

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  7. anemos

    anemos n00b

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    Just realized that it's my first post on ADV after years of everyday lurking :rofl

    So,let me properly introduce myself : I come from Greece, i am the proud owner of a 05 640 prestige and (if things work out well), soon the owner of the mighty 950!!

    Thank you for all the wisdom and knowledge i have received over the years from here,will try my best to pay back one way or another:thumb

    BTW,not me in the video
  8. Wuffi

    Wuffi Adventurer

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    I noticed that around 60 sec after switching off the ignition the tail light shortly flashes. Has anyone information about it?
    Maybe something to do with the engine immoblizer?
    Ciao
  9. wpbarlow

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    Thanks for posting those videos :thumb
  10. Oldbear

    Oldbear Don't want a pickle

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    I did a short test ride on a 1190 Adventure R today. I currently ride a BMW R1200GS Adventure and a KTM 690 Enduro and was curious to see if the new 1190 could replace the GSA.

    My first impression was that the bike feels surprisingly light and agile. After riding the GSA to the dealer and hopping on the 1190 the latter felt like half the weight compared to GSA. For my size (6'3 feet, 200 pounds) the ergonomics were reasonably good. Handling-wise there's not much to say that hasn't already been said: the bike handles beaufifully and there''s plenty of power which is delivered smoothly. The slipper clutch is a nice addition and the clutch is easily operated with one finger.

    Overall the new Adventure R was much more civilized than I perhaps expected. Apparently the electronics are doing their job and deciding what's sensible for the circumstances.

    As for small details and other insignificant observations:
    - the wiring seemed to be somewhat better than the miserable rat's nest on the 690
    - the indicator switch is definitely not designed for thick gloves: there's about 2 mm movement to each side
    - the small windscreen was just fine for my height for speeds up to 90 mph
    - all the plastic stuff in the rear (grab handles, luggage mounts etc.) feels somewhat flimsy but that's the price to pay for low weight I guess

    The new 1190 Adventure is certainly a very fun and versatile bike and you can ride it insanely fast.

    Could it replace the GSA for doing long all-road trips with a shitload of gear? Hmm...that's something to think about
  11. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    One offers a sad and fortunately incomplete parallel with the recent BMW launch tragedy.

    I've queried the mods about the embeds. If they don't work by tomorrow I'll replace them with links.
  12. shay

    shay reading is hard

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  13. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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  14. Hosszu Toll

    Hosszu Toll Been here awhile

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  15. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Chris Birch on the 1190...great rider
  16. wpbarlow

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    No doubt-- but doesn't he seem to pick up the throttle pretty late (after the apex) on pavement?
  17. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Here's the link.
    http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2...shop-damage-out-of-the-1190-adventure-photos/
  18. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    So had my testride today with the 1190. Booked for an R but when i got there they had no available...

    So stepped on the regular one. Damn that thing is low! :huh
    Felt like i was riding an ER6 or something. :rofl

    Thing is fast a fook! Great power delivery in the whole revrange, very smooth and predictable. Awesome set of brakes with a great ABS system. I liked it.
    Dash was very clear and easy to read, no clusterfucking.
    TC makes it to easy to ride tho, you can whack the thing open without consequense. Very stable and easy to ride, a bit to easy even.

    The blinker switch on the other hand.... Where those engineers drunk??:huh

    Thing feels waaaay to low when u step off of a 950s. Ergo's while standing sucked ass to.

    The only upgrade for me are the brakes and the windprotection.
    They clearly went from a full big street oriented MX bike to a roadbike with lot's of bells 'n whistels.

    Not worth the 14k+ to me. :1drink
  19. paulmlewis

    paulmlewis Adventurer

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    I took the 1190 out for a test ride today from KTM Centre in Hemel Hampstead while I was getting some Akros fixed on my 990. Got there late so only had 1/2hr which is not really enough time. I left it on the "sport" setting, so this is a limited view of the machines capabilities.

    I was aware that the 990 might seem really weak after the 1190 - and might now feel like the poor relation! But in fact I was really thrilled to get back on my bike (with new thumping pipes).

    The 1190 is faaaaast. On sport setting it really felt like a sports bike. But I don't want a sports bike. I like the tall, loping stance of my 990. The 1190 cornered better, braked better and surged harder at higher revs. But it also felt too low, lacked the individual rugged look and feel of the 990 and just didn't float my boat enough to want to change bikes.

    The R version will probably feel much closer to the 990 and could well woo me with her charms. I look forward to riding it soon. For now I am relieved that as I return to my trusty steed the 990, our loving relationship remains still intact.
  20. mcmann

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    Will the 1190A 19" front tubeless wheel fit a 950A/990A ??

    What is the outside width of the rotors and axle diameter etc?