2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    it aint your bashplate,

    its your front sprocket making you rev more at the same speed which exaggerates the situation
  2. Two Tigers

    Two Tigers Been here awhile

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    I know that's what I said was likely to be the culprit, was just a thought for him.

    Theoretically if the bash plate mounts are connecting the engine to the frame in different spots it could transfer vibes couldn't though?

  3. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    If the bash plated mounted between the engine and the frame, what protects the frame? Never seen anything interrupt an engine mount for attachment- those mounts are sacred. Also- frame is metal, plate is metal...where's the added vibration gonna come from?

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  4. Larch

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    The recent article on the "R" model from Cycle World suggests that KTM will be adding a few updates to the Adventure before it goes on sale in the U.S.

    I know what most of us think KTM might change / add, but does anyone actually know yet?

    Of course, I'm hoping that no-one will just guess...

    Okay from my test rides in the U.K., and from what I've read here, here's my shot at the wish-list so far:

    • No Orange. Anywhere. (On at least one option!)
    • Electronic suspension option on the "R" model
    • Better quality control (no more front wheel nightmares / loose hoses etc.)
    • Improved indicator switch (more feel)
    • Better heat insulation for rider
    • Better side-stand design
    • Increased alternator output
    • Better headlamp (led?)
    • Electronic cruise control (on both models, at least as an option)
    • On-the-fly adjustable windshield
    • 1290 Super Duke engine
    • Better spring rates (if needed?)

    'Course, none of this really matters... does it??
  5. Audun

    Audun Adventurer

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    Does anybody know where the light sensor is located? I need to tape over it. The light is going on-off-on-off-on-off when riding in dusk/dawn. Ever heard about hysteresis KTM????

    Audun
  6. Womble_CH

    Womble_CH dribbling baboon

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    Above the yellow Warning triangle at 4 o'clock of the RPM center. But you can disable the sensor by turning DRL off (your dealer can do it permanently).
  7. numbutt

    numbutt john

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    supplied by the dealer....but must come from KTM-OZ as the bottom of the instructions say ''Kind regards KTM Customer Service Team ''
  8. Nerb

    Nerb Been here awhile

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    Why would you want the electronic suspension on the R?
    And that indicator switch is beautiful in my opinion. Its the difference between a keyboard and a typwriter. You just have to get used to it.

    The side stand, even if the spring was ok, is a nightmare. Its 2 inches too long for a start.
  9. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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    going from plastic to metal reflects engine noise up more, that's not exactly vibration but it's definitely different
  10. dragos

    dragos Belzebut

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    The displacement (and power) is already enough (if not too much). 1290 vs 1190 means more weight, but I doubt it's more useful power.
  11. hubilado

    hubilado Motoquiero

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    Dunno what kind of rim tape they're using on these new wheels, but the VERY heavy (OEM) rim tape on the 9XX models was a recurring source of vibration. It drove some of us Westerners nutz trying to figure it out until one of the guyz replaced the tape with some lighter stuff and shazaaam, the vib was gone.
  12. Audun

    Audun Adventurer

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    I thought this thread was dead.

    1. Check run-out/spokes
    2. Balance
    3. If above fails, its the known tyre manufacturing flaw, end of story...

    Audun
  13. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    From the factory mechanic at the Steamboat Rally...higher spring rates will be needed for the US models...something about obesity rates...or was it more muscle mass...?

    By the way, if the first thing on your wish list is to have a bike with no orange...there are other forums you might find more satisfying and friendly...just sayin....
  14. Larch

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    RoundOz,

    I knew about the higher spring rates (thanks for the confirmation, though) but I just wonder if KTM will be adding a few other updates too.

    I guess I have to acknowledge that I'm not going to have a lot of luck on this forum with my orange-delete option wish (surprise!) and I'm really impressed with how tolerant you have been with me!

    I have tried to find out why I detest orange so much. According to the good folks at http://www.saywhydoi.com/favourite-colors-why-do-i-like-the-color-orange-or-why-do-i-hate-orange/, my dislike of orange makes me uncreative, fun-lacking, and there is a high possibility that my "sacral chakra" is damaged.
    :norton
    But then, you probably already knew that!

    Keep the U.S. model info. coming!
  15. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    The blue one some guy has on here knocks every other colour right out of the water. I'd take that blue without any orange over the stock colors. Why diddn't KTM come up with that instead of the grey one?!!

    Uncreative by wanting something else then stock colors, those guys got dropped at birth...
  16. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    +1 I've never gone for more power and came up short.. it just doesn't happen, its more of a question of lets see if i can finally touch full throttle on this straight.. oop, got it for 1/2 a sec at least lol...
  17. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    comments above :p
  18. Blue Skies

    Blue Skies Adventurer

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    Re DR650s not breaking down, my 2010 DR developed a horrible whine in 3rd gear at around 5000k. Fixed under warranty- case hardening had failed. And to think I briefly considered a 690 rather than the DR, but didn't proceed because of nagging doubts about KTM reliability. Nevertheless, I now find myself seriously considering an 1190 Adventure after recently test riding one, which is why I am following this thread. Have decided my full on sports bike days are over, having just sold my R1, but still need a dash of hooligan in whatever I get. It would mainly be a road bike, maybe fire trails and good dirt, but no more. I figure if I can't pick it up by myself it's too big for serious off road. I guess I am the market KTM is aiming for with the standard Adventure. A quick, good handling, relatively light, sit up bike with room to carry plenty of gear when needed and the ability to handle good dirt and gravel occasionally. You KTM lovers will tell me there are other KTM options, but I'm not sure they go as hard as this thing does - that's what impressed me the most. I've tried the new GS, and although quite impressive, just too sanitized.
  19. Schussboelie

    Schussboelie Been here awhile

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    Try an SMT too, the shorter wheelbase and smaller wheel size will add some "hooligan" that might compensate for the drop in HP vs the 1190.
    I moved from the SMT to the 1190 because I use it a lot to commute and it is awesome for sure but so is the SMT (or SM for that matter).

    So yes, there are other KTM options. :)
  20. Audun

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    Hehe, this is like looking at myself half a year ago, apart from my R1 getting stolen, not sold.
    I now have 11 000 km on my 1190 and no regrets. It has its minor flaws, but there is not a single bike out there I would rather own. Even did some gravel this wekend in pouring rain just for fun. Just can't ride it enough....

    Audun