2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. Bikeaddict

    Bikeaddict Bikeless Due To Recession

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  2. kareblak

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    That bike looks awesome. But how many tons will it weigh? Can't wait for a decent 800 with that-ish look. Gnarly!
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  3. Terence FFM

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    It still lacks a 19" front wheel to compete with the GS. It would have been nice for a slightly lower exhaust pipe to get more usable volume out of the right side pannier, although I imagine with today's noise/emissions regs, that is easier said than done. I doubt the designer did back flips when the engineer handed him the data sheet with the dimesions of the new can. I hope they add a little weight to the crankshaft to improve low rpm manners. I'll take 135 easily manageable low rpm horsepower on a slippery hairpin in the Alps over 155 good for the Autobahn, the racetrack but no where else ponies any day. Let Ducati keep their braggin rights; I won't lose sleep over it. Otherwise, it doesn't look like it turned into a portly beast the way the Triumph, Honda and Yamaha did - sorry, anything more than 240 kilos for an adventure bike is too much!

    Keep in mind, this is all written based on the assumption that a stripped down 990 ADV / pumped up 950SE is on it's way cause that, if anything, will be the only bike to replace my 990! The pictured bike is what I classify as an adventure bike, the 1090R I am hoping for is a "Rip you a new one dirt road and single track with light luggage bike". :deal
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  4. Terence FFM

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    That's the new ABS unit from Bosch. KTM needed something to make the bike as heavy as the newest offerings from Triumph, Honda and Co.

    A really clunky data aquisition unit perhaps?
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  5. TheMuffinMan

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    I can't imagine what the fuel economy is on a 1290 KTM, and those are damn small tanks.....
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  6. Terence FFM

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    It looks to be the same case piece used on the RC8 engine. There are better pics of the bike from the front that show it better. In other words, it's still a dry sump.
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  7. rockitdoc

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  8. Beema Killa

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    Box on the back must be data collector/computer. As this is a prototype, the exhaust can wouldn't be in the final design. Windscreen looks also to be a collage of sorts to help sort final design. Guarantee that the final design will be far more polished and similar to this but not exact.
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  9. Pantah

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    Just when the 990 starts gaining an audience, they bring out this pig. 600lbs, low seat, and real cramped to the footpegs. Doesn't even look very suitable for touring. :cry
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  10. keener

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    Looks shorter.
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  11. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    Doesn't look like it can hold 6 gallons. Might have a range of 100 miles. Make a nice hill climber or drag bike.
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  12. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    I would probably rip that whole exhaust can off the bike on my first baja trip. :lol3

    The design (and engine size) appears as if they are marketing toward the more pavement oriented riders, direct competition with the BM's. Not a big surprise there I guess, that's what sells.

    Seems like they forgot to the put the beak on the prototype. :rofl
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  13. crazybrit

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    Odd as the earlier spy pics showed a bike with a 19" front. Though there was some comments that it was the SM-T.

    I was expecting the 1290 to be Super-Tenere like with a 19" front and the 1090R to be an evolution of the current design.
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  14. sonoran

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    Yes, my thinking too. Make a R1200GS equivalent for those who ride 90% slab and 10% gravel roads.

    But then what lies ahead for the 990? More of the same?
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  15. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    A 990 Super Enduro. I can dream, cant I? :lol3
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  16. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    Bike looks rather small... or the guy is way too big!
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  17. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    I'm already dreaming of what it would look like all farkeled up :evil

    It looks to have suspension and proper wheel sizes...some rear rally tanks, a high fender and...and....

    Looks good to me assuming that dude isn't five foot nothing.
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  18. syzygy9

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    Damn - The last thing we need is the last remaining dirt orientated 'adventure bike' manufacturing making an already too heavy and powerful a bike even more heavy and powerful . . . and more road orientated. Isn't the 'adventure touring' class already saturated with 250kg road bikes with limited suspension and small knobbies.

    Com'on KTM, where is the the 180kg, 250mm suspension, 30L tanked, 600 to 800cc V twin 'adventure' bike (not an adventure 'touring' bike epitomized by the 800GS) that seem to be completely missing in the current market.
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  19. sonoran

    sonoran you already know

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    Keep dreaming. :lol3

    There is a 1090 Adventure R due out next year. I'm guessing same 990 with slightly more power.

    [​IMG]
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  20. Guano11

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    Water pump.
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