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Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by goodcat8, Apr 23, 2012.
60 km far mi house exist a road similar to the Dragon Tail, but longer, and every two weeks my friends and I go to race there, and in every curve I use the red line in every shift.
And your bike is 150 HP? Or a 90 HP 950?
Is a 145 HP Yamaha FJR 1300 AS.
And tap dancing on the shifter and rev limiter gets you to about 2 or 3 times the speed limits in the USA which brings an arrest in most states. A 150HP bike WFO is alot on a real road course, nevermind the street with its lack of traffic control, run-offs and closed course safety measures.
Lucky us the police just control speed here on the highways, is very strange to find them in small roads. Anyway I use Waze all the time.
i'm curious to hear about the wheel sizes on the new bike. I didn't read all 20 something pages, but it looks like it's got a 21" front (and the reports seem to confirm that), but I'm wondering if they are going to move to a 17" rear?
the new 800XC and the F800GS both have 21" fronts with a 17" rear. give you MANY more options for tires from what I've looked at. The SE can get away with the narrower 18" rear because you can throw on a 140/80-18 or a 120/100-18 rear, but the wider ADV is a lot more limited to what tires it'll fit...
more power IMHO is always good. but then again I ride a CBR1000rr on the street and have considered one of the new BMW S1krr's but that's just me.
Lighter would be MUCH better as well, but sometimes that's what the aftermarket is for. the exhaust manufacturers are going to have a hayday with this one. :)
21'' & 18'' according to this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19387846&postcount=229
You say "1190 adventure" but more precision is useful as that to me sounds like the street oriented bike, or did you mean the R?
No objection here to the 1190 adventure making 150hp. This seems to be the bike that KTM is trying to make to compete with all the bikes that keep winning the 95% pavement adventure shootouts. If you re-read I was referring to the 1190R version where I was wondering why they didn't opt for more of a distinction between the two offerings, say a 790R twin 410 pounds wet 90hp 21"/18" kind of deal.
I personally just can't see a lot of need for the R version to make that kind of hp.
For the R. Non-R is 19" front. Not sure what the rear is, 18?
i dont know that the peak # is all that important for most. What matters to me is a better midrange and good fueling.
But it is what the magazine guys like!
I couldn't give a crap about where a bike ends up in a make believe shootout, it is about how useful it is and the feel of it. What DS trail friendly tires will you run to get 150 HP to the ground on a 18/21 wheel combo? I know my Teraflex will spin with a mere 90, on or off road!
Cruising through Mattighofen in June and saw the KTM1190 Adventure on the road with special rego plates.
Tried to keep up with it to have a better look, but it was goone.
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Thats probably why they always make the new ones faster.
and now imagine this one in orange :huh
So, you were on a BMW eh?
KTM690s Enduro Rs.
When we first saw the bike we were sitting on the side of the road and saw it approach and ride slowly past as it was stuck behind a truck.
Got on the bikes and managed to get the go pro going. Would have been great to get a side shot. Oh well!
Have a look...
Can't wait to see what the "R" version looks like.
That is really nice looking! Anyone have any idea what this beast will cost?
When I go to the link I don't see what you're referring to? Are there pics of the 1190 there somewhere?