2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. burgerking

    burgerking echt bezopen

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    As many have said the target audience for the 1190 are GS/GSA riders, at BMW even the valve caps on tyres are optional so why give away anything for free if you can have them pay for it.:evil
  2. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Yep; nothing wrong with that. I have plenty of friends and have met plenty of good people who fall into that category.
    Similarly, the fact that most big GSes get driven that way does not in any way require a retaliatory youtube posting of someone jumping one onto rocks to prove they can. I know they can. Hell, even most of the F800GSes (my own stupidly oversized dirtbike weapon of choice) spend their life being babied on tarmac.

    It's interesting to see KTM diverging from their single-minded focus in this way. What next, Husaberg make a Goldwing rival? :rofl
  3. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Tough crowd. Lol
  4. KASUYAHO

    KASUYAHO Road Hog

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    Well it has less suspension travel :huh
    no doubt to suit more riders that are vertically challanged and the Latte crowd.

    The engine should be better than the old LC8 :wink:

    What weight is the 1190R :earcompared to the 990R.

    Has the 1190R got ABS ?

    Has the 1190R got traction control ?
  5. wpbarlow

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    Keyboard Dakarists usually are :lol3
  6. crofrog

    crofrog Long timer

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    You know looking at the bikes more carefully the 1190 adventure is aimed at the SM-T. 320mm radial brembos... 19/17 etc...
  7. sideup

    sideup Been here awhile

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    1190 web page gone. ?
    I imagine the 1190 went to the same place that the 350 Freeride and electric Free ride models went. NOT AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.! KTM Corp. knows whats best for us yanks.
  8. Navin

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    Meet me at the sandbox tomorrow and say that! :evil
  9. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    I was looking at buying a 990 but all that bodywork and weight was a turn off. So I looked at the 1190 online and it looks more like a dirt bike (and easier to work on) when I realized they already made what I was looking for and I bought a low mileage 950se for half the price of what a 1190 will cost. With a small windscreen and add some more fuel capacity I am done! What the hell do we need a bigger motor for?
  10. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    The street barge captains think they need 185 MPH top speed capabilities on their Trailwings! :lol3
  11. Pete640

    Pete640 I hate sand.......

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    How many posts do you think youve had on this topic??? All positive, might be time to flog another dead horse.:pot
  12. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    Yeah because 100+ isn't enough when your sitting at the coffee shop talking about riding....
  13. TakSD

    TakSD Adventurer

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    Hi all,

    Looking at the offroad performance I would want to get out of the new 1190, to ride two up on any road that comes along, I noticed something very interesting at the BMW stand at the Intermot last week... The new water cooled GS had the same size tyres on as the 1190! 120/70R19 and 170/60R17. The standard Gs had new Metzeler Tourance's on, but best of all the adventure off road GS had a new Karoo pattern on, the Karoo 3 or something!!!

    For my needs, I think the new Karoo would be more than enough to cope with any trail on the standard 1190 with the 19" & 17" combo. If i'm really going for the rough stuff, I wouldnt want to be 2 up, and I can go with my exc450...

    Only problem is that the R looks so much cooler :clap
  14. wpbarlow

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    I can't--- Pavement Adventurers meeting at Starbucks for brunch and lattes at 11.
  15. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    The Karoos do pretty well off road, the problem is that you will be lucky get more than 2 tanks of gas out of a rear with 150 HP! :D
  16. DiasDePlaya

    DiasDePlaya Been here awhile

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  17. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Yep.

    I don't see a problem with KTM adding a luxury touring bike, it's a cool looking bike! Not sure how much of a PITA it's going to be to do Maintainence, valves and stuff though.

    But for going seriously offroad, even the 950/990 is a garbage scow. Who wants to throw a $14,000 / 600lb (loaded) beast onto the ground at regular intervals anyway? But to take long trips and be able to get out back to the best fishing spots, camping spots, etc, ok, I can see that. If I want to go hardcore offloading, even a 500 is a lot of bike.

    I like the new 1190, and if its going to be 150hp it's going to rule the roost in the adv big bike category. :clap
  18. DiasDePlaya

    DiasDePlaya Been here awhile

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    Here in Chile the 990 Adv is $22.000! Ouch!

    But the most beautiful places are usually at the end of a dirty road, and to go there, after 800 km of highway and paved roads the 1190 will be the perfect weapon!
  19. Douf

    Douf Limey Bitch

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    I heard they've got reserved parking for the BMWs :evil

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    Douf
  20. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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    yea i could handle the se in sand once it had a 908 on the back it was predictable until it started to go over then it fell quick, the 690 way easier. Mud otoh was sketchy especially downhill. Cant imagine the 1190 r will be that much more challenging than the regular 990 now, and of course will be the preeminent dirt road cruiser