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Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by goodcat8, Apr 23, 2012.
I like what I see, and I am very excited about it. Technology is something that MUST be upgraded from time to time, new engine's and so on.....If I look at the R vertion they still cater for riderders like me, OFF ROAD, (2 track 4 X 4 lowrange 1st gear). I ride a 990R and maybe I will keep it, or trade it for the R vertion.
There hasn't been such a well kept secret in our adv biking world for a long time, be prepared to be surprised at the launch, whenever that is going to be.......
The launch will be at the Milan show - this November, http://www.eicma.it/en/ though KTM will also take a load of bike journo's somewhere else as well, so they can ride and no doubt trash a few of them
Me and a mate might be riding there on our 990's to see what the bikes look like for real and sus out the competition. Though I'm not looking forward to crossing the Alps in November
The new one will have to be good to make me want to part-ex my R, I know the jury is still out, but maybe with a decent Akro, engine bars, bash plate, pivot pegs etc it will be ok? Though I agree that KTM seem to be following the Triumph Explorer, GS, Ducati Multistrada, Super Ten herd with big power and gadgets - maybe the R version will retain its dirt bias and history back to the Dakar - or maybe they just want to sell more bikes..............
If we make it to the show, I'll post a report and some pics.
there is already quite an active thread discussing the new bike:
But I submit this is a bike that 100% of riders would at least like to take out for a squirt..
Oh yes. That is just horn.
nice way to loop the thread))))))))))))))))
The "squirt", would be coming out of their ass the first time they wicked it up with any dirt under the tires!
Yes and no.
I am not convinced so many would like to squirt it on a mile dirt oval, once they sat on it and noticed the omission near the throttle grip.
Is that the famous TZ750 that Kenny Roberts didn't get paid enough to ride???
Looking forward to your RR, good luck and tell us asp whats going on???? If you cross the Alps in November we will change your name to HannibalD
Thanks Allawyn - 'HannibalD' thats really funny
I'll see what I can do
Loved this comment.
Found some new pics: http://www.ktmforum.eu/forum3/wbb/l...ktm-adventure-1190-r-t/index9.html#post691063
To me it looks like a great bike for 95% paved and 5% dirt to get to your campsite... It's a big touring bike. A bunch of you guys are ragging on the bike for being too big and heavy but I don't think it's meant to replace the 990 at all, it's for the guys who want all the doohickey's that the Multistrada and BMWs have on a big ole touring bike.
I'm pretty new to KTM, picked up my 990 6 months ago and I don't have much dirt experience so this thing feels plenty big to me (and I've owned a Road King), I can't imagine trying to throw around that 1190 around in some dirt nor do I think they expect people to ride it that way. I mean hell, it doesn't even have a skid plate. Some of you guys can do some really impressive stuff with the 950/990's off-road I'm not there yet, but it definitely looks like the 1190 is meant to be loaded up and traveled on the slab.
I like that they are stepping up into the electronic suspension game, but to me it sounds like more shit to break :) I don't mind taking 10 minutes and setting my suspension before a trip.
Look at the width of the plastic to the left of the right of the headlight in this photo
...and now the bike in this photo
... on the second photo it looks like they're testing some anti-buffeting tabs
Different turn signals too...
Firt pic is "new", while I'm pretty sure I've seen the last pic a couple of months ago, so it should be a pre-pre-pre production model
I'm alot less upset about my dealer dropping the street line now.
I like it. I have a 950 and I don't want to get rid of it or replace it. I do want a touring/commuter and I would like to stick with KTM. I am kinda excited about it.