2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    I got good performance on and offroad with a Scorpion rear and Karoo front.

    The Karoo wasn't fantastic on the road but I did find it to be consistent at least, so you could work with its weaknesses.
  2. TakSD

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    The new ones I saw look to able to handle the power a bit better... dont forget even the new GS has more bhp... 125!
  3. Navin

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    Hey, I'd not have a problem with it either if they still built an improved 990! And some guys actually ride these bikes off road, real off road.

    By improved 990 I don't mean more, more, more! I mean less, less, less! 15 other guys and myself thought that open class adv bikes were great for todays Scrub Pine Enduro in NJ sand and I'll bet to a man none of them thought another 50 HP or 25 lbs would be a good thing to add to their bikes today! :1drink
  4. Pistolero

    Pistolero W. F. O.

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    Win :D
  5. Salvo

    Salvo Adventurer

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  6. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Alot of riders wanted less and do use these off road. Look at the other thread with the poll numbers! Sounds like you defined yourself as a street riding adv poser squid and then slammed them? :lol3

    My 950 has been 95% off road use and its been fun. A new one that weighed 380-420 lbs would have been better.
  7. wilmar13

    wilmar13 Been here awhile

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    An rxv 550 would be much faster than a 950 in the open class if you wanted to be competitive. Just sayin...:D
  8. Navin

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    If it finished! :rofl

    But, alas, at under 700cc it wouldn't qualify and my 530EXC is plenty fast enough for the standard open class vet racing I do.
  9. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    I thought the 950 SE was taking the Adventure design into the right direction... but for some reason the market just didn't follow. Or that the SE was just too far ahead of it's time.

    I hope KTM doesn't give up on this direction. It has a lot of downstream potential, at least in my view.
  10. Dodraugen

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    Anyone know what colours the new 1190 Adventure comes in? The "R" model preferably....
  11. DirtyRoadie

    DirtyRoadie Been here awhile

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    I want an 1190 really bad. How come the only KTM dealers near me sell only offroad only motorcycles? Even the dealer where I bought my 990 says he can no longer sell street leagal KTMs. :cry
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    It's all part of KTMs strategy to go "upscale" and leave their loyal dealers and customers behind. My dealer is awesome, Town & Country in Hamburg, NJ, and can't sell them either. If this is what they are bringing no loss anyway.
  13. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Interesting how Chile is such a different market. KTM dealers in Europe sell very few Adventures, being the Duke their best seller; if you go to any KTM dealer in Chile you'll see a couple of Dukes and lots, lots of Adventures, clearly their best seller even ten years after it was introduced.
    We are lucky in terms of freedom to ride offroad, and since Chile is such a long country where you can travel hundred of miles on and off road makes the Adventure a perfect bike.
  14. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    in this video it doesn't seem the guy on the KTM super enduro is having any problems at all... none! I'd say its just a bit larger than the 690. Typically its not the bike, I know that to be true with my skills or lack of..
  15. eakins

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    jeez, you guy still complaining and trying to figure out why the 1190 is not your replacement for your 950/990??? starting to sound like a bunch of bmw whinners. it's a new bike for a different segment. is that so hard to comprehend? if everyone love there 950/990 so much over this bike then keep riding it for many years to come. no one is putting a gun to your head to upgrade. :lol3


  16. DirtyRoadie

    DirtyRoadie Been here awhile

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    I can't believe how many posts this thread is getting! But more importantly I see on the spec chart a couple pages ago that the new bike has tubless spoked wheels. Wonder if they'll fit our old 990s??
  17. ÖÖ.

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    I would definitely buy it if I had the 25 000 € extra money. But I don't have so much extra, only few hard earned euros. I can't justify to myself buying one because I see the only improvements over the old one is the engine and some little tricks like the off-road abs. If it had even 100 hp, under 200 kg weight, 35 liter tank and the best long travel suspension ever I may have other thoughts.

    On the other hand this new adventure is a good thing for me at least money wise. Now I think I will keep my 990 forever because it's going to be the last street version of a Dakar winning "big" bike. Maybe I should by a spare bike to get spare parts before they end.. $$ :D
  18. David_L6

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    Not picking on you in anyway Ceri JC, it's just that your post kind of describes me.... I'm very interested in the 1190. I haven't had a street legal bike in a long time. I've been thinking it's time to buy another one. Ideally (meaning if I had the money), I'd buy two street legal bikes - something like the Honda or Kawasaki 650 or KTM 690 plus an "Adventure" bike. I don't want another "crotch rocket" (too old for those now) or a "cruiser" (those just aren't for me) or a Gold Wing. Since I don't have the money for two more motorcyles (I have four dirt bikes and two ATVs), one bike that appeals to me will have to suffice and from what I've seen about the 1190, that's it. I WILL take it down a gravel road in a heartbeat. I probably will not ever do any serious offroading with it because I already own bikes better suited for offroad than any "Adventure" bike. I doubt seriously that I'll ever make any long trips on it either (meaning no further / longer than a few hundred miles / weekend trips). I want something that I can ride on both the interstates and the back roads and also haul a change of clothes and a tooth brush in case I don't want to go back home the same day plus something that is capable of and practicle to ride somewhere other than paved highways.

    BTW, I've never seen (or even heard of it before your post) The Long Way Round.
  19. nikoktm

    nikoktm Been here awhile

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    It is that simple... Buy the 1190 (The "R" if you want to presume and sacrifice the comfort) and get a bike who you can drive better than any other "adventure bike" on the current market.
    And for those who real want serious off road.. Just buy a second hand pure off road bike!
    Just that simple! :ricky
  20. 68deluxe

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    KTM forces the dealers into buying too many street bikes, they cannot order just ADV bikes. Can't remember the number but one dealer said he was forced to take a shitload of various big twins regardless of the local market demands. Thus, many dealers do not handle street bikes.