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Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much ho' started by goodcat8, Apr 23, 2012.
Its hard to read some of this shit.
This is America, if you buy land you have the right to enjoy it's use without others encroaching on your property if you don't want them to. You also have to allow the right for others to pass if this is granted by easement (maybe to access public land?) IF such easement exists. If it doesn't and there is a need by the public to access to such lands the government has means to force access by the eminent domain process (where the private land owner is supposedly compensated).
So what I am getting at if there is NO other way to access millions of acres of public lands then I would contact your congressman (if federal lands) or proper public official to start a movement to force access while protecting the rights of surrounding landowners. I suspect there is public access somewhere though.
100% agreement--he 9xo is a very distinctive & cool looking bike for sure; and I suspect the new bike's looks are driving a lot of the negativity. It will be interesting to see if the current bodywork will fit.
I wouldn't count on that, frame is very different. If they had called this a SMT-R I'd be able to stomach it. As the new replacement Adv?
Let's be honest - 99% of BMW GS' never leave pavement and 95% of KTM 990's never do but 100% would like to imagine a day they'll gather up the skills, the vacation and the balls to ride out of that Starbucks parking lot and turn down a gravel road. Until then KTM has made a bike that they should have all along and they'll sell a bunch. Not, of course, to the ding dong market but that's okay because you're a bunch of whiners who'd complain about the price if they did make your dream bike. Sheeesh!
Starbucks should sell Ding Dongs! I could ride my (insert name of virgin Adventure bike here) to get coffee and ding dongs! That is hardcore!
I happen to like Starbucks. I like Peet's better, but Starbucks is right in there.
You Europeans just don't realize how good your coffee is compared to the dishwasher water many establishments attempt to pass off as "coffee" here in the states. At least one knows what they'll be served at a Starbucks or Peet's.
In terms of brewed coffee, I like Germany, Austria and Japan the best. Of course, Italy beats all when it comes to espresso.
Perhaps I'll call the next Adventure ride I organize the "Starbucks Tour". Any posers, I mean, takers?
Something tells me this thread has jumped the shark until the thing is ready to be ridden...
If it is all interstate I'm in!
Will 95 HP be enough to get there safely?
Try finding good coffee here in Santa Cruz. Uggg. just to get back on topic .....new 1190 looks bad as hell !
That's the kicker, isn't it.
Starbuck's may not be great but any one you go into, anywhere in the world, you know what to expect, and that it will at least be drinkable.
That was kind of my real point!
In the mean time, let's just ride and get dirty!!!
Love alot of the new features of this bike, but I am ready for a new bike now, so I will go with the tried and tested 990.(Especially since the 1190 isn't destined for North America until 2014.) If after a few years of riding the crap out of it, I feel the need for something more, I may look to the 1190, or maybe the fabled 790/890. Until then, ride on.
All I want is the 40 extra hp They can keep the rest.
Yeah, but its more fun to read now.
My question simply is will the 1190 R be better than the opposition ? If so then KTM have done there job.
Cannot believe its taken 800+ posts to get to the most important question. Until it is ridden and tested we wont know but on the looks of it Id guess yes. As for the 'design/history/suspension/low header/ whinge factory' keep your 950/990s and lets hope KTM make a packet so they stay in business a bit longer. We'll all benefit in the long run....
you guys are funny
For about the first 15 posts.
Here's an excerpt from a MultiStrada test
"Ducati have sold 20,500 Multistrada 1200s since its launch in 2010 and it surprised me to see that, for 80% of buyers, this was their first Ducati. They ride, on average, 50% more than the typical Ducati owner (no jokes, please) and the stat that stands out most is that the previous bike MTS1200 owners came from is equally split between sportsbikes, naked bikes and adventure bikes."
The reason this is probably somewhat pertinent in this thread is that many Ducatisti thought that Ducati was getting soft by expanding their efforts beyond purity of hardcore sport bikes (the same thing happened when they came out with the ST bikes, the original MultiStrada, and the Diavel).
What all these bikes did/do (in addition to providing the faithful to spend more money with them as their riding requirements evolve) for Ducati is make them more attractive to a new audience that they can capture. More sales, more money, better company health/future.
Oh, and what was one of the things Ducati did with the improved financial health? The 1098/1198/Panigale. So much for getting soft
Keep the faith whiners-- KTM is probably smarter than you.
The full MS test is here
So in other words "If you build it they will come"......