2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    What Scutty said. How else do you explain that the Starbucks-adventurer par excellence R12GS outsells the 990 by at least 500%, even in Austria? :eek1

    They want to sell more bikes to make more money. The 1190 will help them do so.
  2. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    It's what 100 lbs less and 50 hp more than a Yamaha Super Tenere?
    Let me think.....do I want one?:scratch....hell yea!:evil


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    and 10-15 lbs more than a 990 and 50 more hp? who would want that???
  3. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Well put. Unfortunately those of us here who use out 990/950 Adventures 'properly' are in a very small minority. In our shop we have probably sold 30 Adventures over the last 6 years of being a KTM dealer and only 3 (one of which is mine) have been used offroad.
  4. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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  5. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Bikes on my list.....but i do believe ill wait till second production year.Bike looks sweet:clap



    It will be mostly a street bike for me as my SE handles the dirt chores:Dnon R model for me ,minus boxes
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  6. TA-Zappa

    TA-Zappa Been here awhile

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    No that is perfect. Traveling with girlfriend and you just say:
    "Honey you got the right side and I got the left, is that OK?"
    Done that :clap but be prepared to loose for the next trip.:rofl

    /Zappa
  7. Paulvt1

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    Had an email from a dealer over here. Should be in the dealers Feb - for March 1st new registrations.
    Looking forward to having a rip on one.
  8. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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    Across the pond, this means Feb. 2014, optimistically maybe late 2013??

    I hope to find a rep. at the show to get an answer....keep us posted when you ride one, so we can live through ya' and dream for a while...:ricky:ricky:ricky
  9. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    50 more hp than the 950 is VERY useable in the dirt! :lol3
    And I guess if you're hung like a chipmunk, you really DO need that extra 50hp on the pavement.
























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  10. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    This all just makes me love my 950 even more!!!! :-)
  11. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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  12. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    I'm guessing the extra hp is throughout the powerband and not just at the upper rev's and redline....maybe you should plug your exhaust up to get rid of some of that pesky unsable horsepower of your 9*0, who could possibly use 100 hp in the dirt anyway??? While your at it add about 150 lbs and gear it up about 5 teeth too, that out to make it more "tractable"

    :amazon
  13. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    No one is commenting on the skid plate and Akro exhaust already fitted in those pictures?

    Seems like they were doing alot of the offroad riding that many have claimed this bike would never be capable of. Looks good to me.
  14. crofrog

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    Does anyone know if it's still PDS or is it a linkage bike now?

    I can't get a good look at it in any of the photo's. The linkage could be a nice change when it comes to landing the big girl...
  15. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    This bike is based on the bloody BMW philosophy! No frame? Bloody hell. Next thing is a bloody boxer sticking out the sides. Like the bloody german motorcycles...

  16. Navin

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    Can you point me to the specific off road evidence to which you refer??? :huh

    I see dirt roads and a 8" water crossing, nothing a GSXR1000 couldn't do with full fairings undamaged. :lol3
  17. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    I don't refer to any 'specific offroad evidence'. If I showed you pictures of the new ADV doing 5' airs, you would just point out that you can do that on bike XYZ.
    I won't be able to please or appease you Navin, so I'm not gonna try. Sorry.

    In my opinion, and that's all it is, these pictures show the new bike being ridden in ways that would be at or above the skill levels of many/most of the target audience.

    I personally would make a few minor mods, such as the skid plate, and dirt-ride the shit out of that bike. The one change that KTM could make for me over the current 950/990 is to give it a better turning radius. I have trouble with tight swight backs on the current bikes. I have a technique for uphill switchbacks but downhills just aren't possible and that is after modifying my steering stops to get every degree of turn possible.
  18. Navin

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    Yeah, OK. :rofl

    It's no more capable that any Vstrom or Verseys from the pics I've seen. You made the claim, I thought I'd missed the pic but no, it ain't there.

    Maybe when you derestrict it to 180 HP it'll be better in the tight trail switchbacks! :lol3
  19. crofrog

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    If low pipes are so bad...

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    I'm confused...
  20. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Do the new bikes come with a fully stocked chase truck with unlimited sponsorship paid parts and team of mechanics??? :ear