2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. Bundu

    Bundu KTM 1290SA

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    thanks!
    Let us know how the tall screen works for you?

    I'm 188cm and the normal screen on the non-R bike is a bit too low for me, but I'm holding out a bit till more info is available - have bought too many screens that did not work in the past :ear
  2. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    i have got a funny fealing it isnt screen makes buffering :) i hope i am wrong but i thing the mirrors makes the noise and buffering .
  3. Bianchi

    Bianchi n00b

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    I've had some serious problems with buffeting with both the short and the tall screen. It started at really low speeds, 40kmh. I've been running without any screen at all for a while now and it is MUCH better. More wind ofourse, but smooth wind. I tried mounting the screen on studs to get it further out to get more air behind it but this did not help. Yesterday I cut off the "upper lip" (where it starts to bend upwards) on my low screen and it was a big improvement. Still some windnoise but no buffeting. Worked best in the low position but unlike before could be used in the upper position as well for more protection in case of rain or cold. I've only tried cutting the short screen. On my V-Strom I used a Madstad adjustable mounting and a California scientific large screen. It was heaven and I hope someone will come up with a solution as good as that. (I'm 190cm).
  4. RoteEddie

    RoteEddie Been here awhile

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  5. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Eddie, you're lucky!
    These bikes look a little different with knobbies or knobblies, depending on where you're from. :D
    Pure Awesome!
  6. mcguyver

    mcguyver Long timer

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    Hey Bundu any updates on the twin exhaust? I tried to register on the SA forum but it uses those dumb captcha codes and wont accept my input.

    Do you have pics from the LHS all the pics I have seen are from the right, which is the easy side. I am more interested to see what they did on the left.

    I am very keen to get rid of the monstrosity fitted as std so am very keen to see what transpires with this.
  7. veesquared

    veesquared Been here awhile

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  8. IowaAl

    IowaAl Adventurer

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    Could someone who has ridden both the Standard and R model comment on the difference between the two for street riding. How much street worthiness is lost by the R? I read the R has lighter steering and less road feel. Any truth in that? Thanks so much for your comments.
  9. sjp3003

    sjp3003 Adventurer

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  10. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Look like Continental TKC 80's to me.
  11. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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    May be just to get interest before arrival, maybe now that the US dealers are/close to being back from rides in Austria bringing the demos back...

    I typed in a general search for KTM 1190 adventure and this ad was on the page...

    http://www.ktm-parts.com/mm5/mercha...gclid=CMX755LhlLgCFRBgMgodgVsA3g#.UdTZZzHD8iQ

    As is typical, doesn't give specifics other than "now taking deposits" but a US dealer with something up...

    Nothing on the KTM US site though
  12. paturoa

    paturoa Been here awhile

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    I'd say that is an accurate generalisation for street riding, but the difference is actually quite small. I found the std's seat height makes it also feel like a smaller / lighter bike to sit on.
  13. Bundu

    Bundu KTM 1290SA

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    yeh, those captcha codes suck on some websites....

    I will see if I can get more info and post here
  14. RoteEddie

    RoteEddie Been here awhile

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    TKC's! They will be replaced before I collect it. I allready have a 690 with TKC's and can't really understand how they could cope with 150 hp :D
  15. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Nor can I. Can people post up what kind of tire life they are getting on the Adventure or the R? Can't wait to see. lol
  16. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    He was running OEM Conti TAs afaik:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21762939&postcount=4
  17. KTM Pilot

    KTM Pilot Been here awhile

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    Anyone out there with an 1190 and has installed the 'bad fuel dongle'?

    I'm interested in its ability to save preferences in regard to ABS and traction control - If I buy an 1190, I still want to run on normal (high) octane setting but be able to save my traction/braking preferences.

    Does it create another 'custom' map or change one of the Rain/Street/Track/Off-road maps?

    Response from someone who actually has it would be appreciated :deal
  18. I JET

    I JET Adventurer

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    just put a deposit down on a grey 1190 adventure, one of the last few available in the country......heated grips and crash bars, being delivered next week. Cant wait.
  19. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Congrats on that I Jet, I bet you can hardly wait to really open that beast up!

    Here's the question:

    Is the heat issue a deal breaker? Is it that happening on a lot of bikes or just an isolated incident? :ear

    Over here in the states, we (potential buyers of the 1190) are following all threads, comments, and reviews of this bike and one big issue in my mind that could be a deal breaker for me, would that extreme heat on the left side of the bike. Especially when I'm considering a Tenere or an Explorer as a potential purchase. I guess I don't want to spend close to $18-19,000 US dollars and be kind of annoyed every time I get this bike on the road.:huh

    I've read through these threads and found a handful of buyers who are noticing this heat issue, would these buyers buy it again knowing that this was going to happen?

    Being too sensitive here? Or is it a real issue?

    From enthusiast to enthusiast, thanks to all the owners out there for providing real information.:clap
  20. I JET

    I JET Adventurer

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    When i test rode one a month ago i didn't have any heat issues but it was a cold day, the thing i found most annoying was changing riding modes and switching on and off traction control and abs. I'm coming off an S1000RR which has a button on the left switch block for abs and traction control and a mode button on the right switch block to change riding modes, having to scroll through all the menus on the KTM to change these settings was a pain in the ass.....that and it does dive a fair bit under heavy braking. But having said that there are plenty of things i love about the bike which is why i bought one.