2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. EdGear

    EdGear Edventurer

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    Sorry
    X means the 990 is the baseline for KTM comments.
    X+Y means the 990R map consumes more fuel than the 990 (tribal knowledge)
    X-20% is KTM's statement that the 1190 gets 20% better fuel efficiency than the 990
  2. NKL

    NKL Been here awhile

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    So it's dry weight is 7,5 kilo's heavier than the 990, also is it not a dry sump ?
  3. jadoca

    jadoca Adventurer

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    Thanks to KTM dealer The Motor Cafe in Sunnyvale Ca last year for helping us out quickly when we were in a jam on a ride. 1 BMW and 2 Ducs.
  4. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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  5. Desertbilly

    Desertbilly Long timer

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    Jeez, I wish. Does anyone from the manufacturers ever actually ride these bikes the way they're advertised and positioned?

    I understand the versatility and appeal of a heavy, street-biased adventure tourer, but why don't we see a modern, lightweight execution of the 650-750 class?
  6. DiasDePlaya

    DiasDePlaya Been here awhile

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    KTM 690 Enduro R customized is that you look for. 70 HP and long suspension. Add any adventure kit and you will be ready to go.
  7. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    Or SE if its a twin we are talking about. The market is full of them nice parts for such a conversion.
  8. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Either you do not own a 690 or you have not ridden one. It has a shitty close ratio gearbox and it also vibes more at highway speeds than my FE570. Engine and FI system are not exactly long term reliable and problem-free either...

    What I will give you is that it does make great power, is pretty light for a big single (nowhere near Husaberg levels though) and the chassis itself makes a nice platform for an adventure bike - after you spend an additional $2k-8K for aftermarket parts.

    I'd like to see something like a very slightly stretched out 690, in order to fit a 700-800-ish V-twin. If the engine weighs 20 lbs more, and the components were beefed up just enough to cope with an extra 20 HP, it should still come in around 380 lbs wet with no fuel, making it 100-120 lbs lighter than a 990.
  9. bikepharmer

    bikepharmer Baja is on the way

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    Maybe it is just some website maintenance, but as of this writing the KTM 1190 is removed from the US website (still on Euro website, from what I can tell).

    Interesting....
  10. Tuff Tunica

    Tuff Tunica Moto-Skiveez creator

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    I've owned a 1996 BMW R1100 GS a 2004 1150 GS and now own a 2007 1200 GS Adv. I also own a KTM 625 SXC that has been severly modified. I'm pretty certain that when the KTM Adventure R hits the states this will be my new ride.

    Like most of you I also own a continually rotating assortment of various other motorcycles that commonly come and go. One of these most recent rides is a 2008 Triumph Tiger 1050. After a two week trip on the Triumph I got back on the 1200 GS Adv. I was absolutley amazed at how lethargic and clumsy the BMW felt. And this bike has a full Akro race exhaust, Ohlins front and rear and a re-map to the EFI. Do not get me wrong I love what the BMW is able to do, but having a lighter more powerful ADV bike makes perfect sense for me.

    Can not wait to ride one of these.
  11. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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    That's what I said! Wonder what the deal is...:huh
  12. wilmar13

    wilmar13 Been here awhile

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    KTM brass have been watching this thread closely and decided that they would rather save production allocations for the rest of the world that wants it, so they have pulled all plans to sell it here... no point in feeding donkeys strawberries.





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  13. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    Considering most of us already own an incredibly versatile adventure touring bike in the 9xx, and still love it... we are not the target audience for the 1190. We've already been exposed to the design capabilities of KTM and their bigger adventure bike experience.

    The BMW, S10'rs and Tri 12'rs are the riders that should be flooding the markets with their near new bikes and jumping 1st in line for a new 1190. This bike makes perfect sense for them as a bridge to better mobility without sacrifice.

    For the rest of us current 9xx owners, I think KTM knows what we all want, those of us wanting a serious design bump to our current platforms... Lighter, nimbler, faster, simpler.

    KTM...slow to the gate... first to the flag.
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    Or maybe their famously snatchy throttle behavior mixed with 150 HP and dualsport tires caused everyone to crash the test bikes? KTM then realized unleashing these portly moto GP bikes on skinny tires to a bunch of goobers was a really bad idea? :lol3
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    maybe they realized the suspension travel and ground clearance sucks :cry
  16. Bartek990

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    Interesting... no center stand for 1190 wow, typical for KLR but $15,000 bike?
    on the other site the steering damper is a nice addition. electronic or manual?
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    uh... looks like it has a center stand to me

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  18. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Yes but this is R, the comparison table shows no center stand for the standarts
  19. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    +1. My first impressions of the new 1190 are that KTM's marketing department woke up and realised, "We're absolutely coining it in on our small capacity dirt bikes and will continue to do so, but there's another lucrative market segment we should be going after: The middle aged, middle class man who has watched The Long Way Round and wants a bike that people who know what they're doing can/will ride in the dirt, but which he himself will never even take down a gravel road." This looks to me like they are going right up against the GSA and GS1200.
  20. Scutty

    Scutty Been here awhile

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    And I am flattered that KTM are making a bike just for me :D:D:D:D:D:D