2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. veesquared

    veesquared Been here awhile

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    With over 140 hp at the rear wheel , the only one who should see your exhaust is your riding buddy. Seriously, i would rather spend the equivalent 1300 US :D dollars on four trackdays and learn how to ride this missile in safer surroundings.

    Ive had Staintune, Remus ,luftmeister , Bills Pipes ( shortracker ) and FMF. They all had five things in common. High price, lighter weight, louder, most of the power gain at high rpm, and they run cooler. It occurred to me also that one other trait was shared. They got louder and louder as they got older. Some were re-packable but most were not. Loud pipes are annoying to me before the end of a long ride and became tiresome. YMMV

    When my 1190 finally arrives I plan on covering up the muffler with a set of Nomado saddlebags with the cut out . I've learned a lot from you guys. Looking forward to October . Hope its early October.
  2. Bigem

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    Appears to be about a six month wait on the Rs now?

    And only grey ones, I would prefer it in orange.:cry
  3. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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  4. cneidhart

    cneidhart Adventurer

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    My KTM Dealer in Scottsdale AZ is telling me August for my 1190R. His Service Mechanic was sent to the factory this week for training.
    August in Phoenix on a bike is dangerous. 118 today!
    Anyone else hear a date earlier than October?
  5. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Akra exhaust for the 1190 is stainless steel, covered with Ti for a nice look, so I don't expect it to be mega light.
    Wings -and I'm sure other companies too- is about to release their exhaust, should be lighter and cheaper so if I were you guys I would wait for a couple of months.

    There are a few pics of a twin exhaust project for the 1190R on the SA forum, so yes, it can be done :deal
  6. GeorgeD

    GeorgeD Adventurer

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    what is the "SA forum" ?

    by the way, i would go for the REMUS exhaust
    http://www.remususa.com/epages/remus.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/remus/Products/1190_Adventure_%2713-_HexaCone/SubProducts/1190_Adventure_%2713-_HexaCone
  7. Bundu

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  8. PPiA

    PPiA Pete

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    'Pete' was taken when I signed up.
    When I moved to Holland and old friend gave me the nickname 'Peter Pan in Amsterdam'.
    Easy.

    I'm thinking of making a low pipe so I can make two slim alu panniers.

    What program are available to access the ECM to modify fuel mapping?
  9. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Here is a French video from Moto-Infos TV that seeks to compare "maxi-trails" bikes, all of which are in the 1200cc displacement range. The 1190 is the last one tested. And, I just realized how badly my French sucks. :rofl

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  10. shay

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    I had set the preload to rider & luggage when i got my 1190 and kinda forgot about it, I switched the preload to rider only. What a revelation! The suspension lowered about an inch, I can now flat foot both feet and the bike is far, far more flickable and responsive.

    I have a local road where I go for a quick fix of bends:

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    and the bike just flows through the bends now. I know it's my fault for not paying attention to suspension settings (d'oh :huh) but I'm so glad I decided to try this setting. I'm sure other owners have experimented with the different suspension settings but I just hadn't bothered until today.

    I fitted the kTm side stand puck also:

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    and I need to wash the roadkill off the bike soon:

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    and I'll finish with an arty farty bokeh shot;

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  11. Mackatoni

    Mackatoni Getting older

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    I officially want to be the millionth person to ask this on this thread but frankly searching and skimming the posts is taking up an insane amount of time.

    Is there word yet on the US release date and less importantly pricing??

    D
  12. numbutt

    numbutt john

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    Hi Can anyone tell me what the mounting brackets for the auxiliary lights attach to on the 1190 ?? I cant see much from the picture [ they appear to disappear under the bodywork next to the front shocks ] and I am busy making some 10 watt LED lights for the bike but will of course need to mount them ,,,,,,, [ the crash bars are a difficult issue as they are almost one big curve everywhere !!! ]
  13. mcguyver

    mcguyver Long timer

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  14. Bundu

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    not sure yet - two companies in SA seem to be working on a dual exhaust version
  15. Bundu

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    is that a 1190 specific screen extender? Does it make a worthwhile difference?
  16. Bundu

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    these SW-Motech ones impress me most, but are not available in SA yet



    http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/c...n=Tshowrub--brands.ktm.1190adv&typid=98499838
  17. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    They 400£ each that's why you can t see a lot :lol3
  18. shay

    shay reading is hard

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    I bought it second hand, it was on a 1200gs but fits the 1190 perfectly. It lifts the wind blast over my head when I'm on the motorway (freeway). I have ordered the taller touring screen for the kTm and I presume I won't need the extender with that screen.
  19. shay

    shay reading is hard

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    Irish bike mag put an 1190 on a dyno, 152 bhp and faultless, glitch free, curves for hp and torque.
  20. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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    that is nearly a thousand bucks ! Hopefully when the Wings comes out its closer to 500