2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. Georgios

    Georgios Been here awhile

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    I wonder why KTM don´t offer a finer adjustment with the electronic version. Technically it would be no problem, I think.
  2. BigMan73

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    Motorcyclist Magazine just gave KTM 1190 ADV the 2013 Adventure Motorcycle Of The Year award :clap
  3. speed_racer

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    yeah its only servo's turning the knobs rather than you turning them, so it would be technically possible and an easy mod. But, its more for the people who go by the book and say ok, the book says when im offroad, i need to be in comfort mode or when im riding fast, sports.. etc..

    so they click a button and off they go..
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    Motorcyclist Mag awards a nonexistent bike? Brilliant!

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    It exists in many places except the USA..
    Motorcyclist magazine is not just limited to US riders or motorcycles
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  10. Alarm

    Alarm Been here awhile

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    Hello !

    i wanted to add my question here about the crashbars.
    There are several options. I am between two. OEM and SW-Motech.

    My main question about the OEM is, if the bike lays on the side, do they protect just the engine ? Do the upper tank fairings touch down with the OEM crash bars ? If yes then is just a waste of money and i should go with the SW-Motech.

    The OEM crashbars.
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    And the SW-Motech
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    PS. Rumbux is not an option. I don't want my bike to look like being in jail.
  11. umitc

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    I have the HB, like them
  12. Alarm

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    Hepco Becker ? Thats australia right ?
    Sounds like high shipping costs to me.
  13. umitc

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  15. Alarm

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    a great. just checked it. didn't know they make also stuff for 1190 .

    the question again is the same as before umitc .

    Do the mount points seem ok or they feel like they can do more bad on the bikes frame than good.

    Also, how is it with a fallen bike? does it touch down with the tank fairing or its protected by the bars completely ?
  16. rompe

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    I use OEM crashbars. The upper fairing don't touch in case of slow fall. No guarantee in case of crash.

    My feeling with SWMotech it's the crash bar protects too high. In case of falling on a rock it could damage the engine.
  17. Alarm

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    Not doing much off road. So i dont think the rock will be the problem.
    I am more interested in a side crash on the road.

    I used previous crash protectors on SS bikes. In the end i had both a crash protector damaged and a fairing that was full of scratches. Thats what i try to avoid. I see that that OEM bars are pretty low, thats why my concern is if the upper part (tank) can touch down when the bike is on the side.
  18. umitc

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    Last week dropped the bike on a pedestrian, nowhere else touched the ground. The best part is, the grey protection stays on the tank.
  19. Womble_CH

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    The SW might protect the bike better, but what about the rider ? I had Bars like that on my Varadero and it happend that the bike got stuck with the front = sudden stop. I slipped forward and hurt my legs on the bars. If you go offroad with the @, thats something that might happen more often.


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  20. Alarm

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    frankly talking. i downloaded the mount instructions of SW.
    I cant say that i find a great idea how those bars mount on the bike.
    They look better for the protection of the bike, but what happens on the mounting points is the question.

    Do you want a scratch or a damaged engine ? Cause thats were i saw that the SW mounts. Not a good idea to mount bars on an aluminium. If i understood the diagrams wrong, please feel free to correct me. It will help me decide better as well.

    H&B seems a really nice option by the way.