2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Pebble, thank you so VERY MUCH for doing that! :clap
  2. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Ohhhhhhhh momma!!!

    Thanks for posting that article!!!

    :freaky :clap
  3. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    Pebble thank you for the post and your time for this of course.

    I was considering on my side, as a non offroader bike rider, The tire sizes are so special on the 17 19 version of 1190 as well, that we will be obliged to use only those heavily highway tires from Conti.
  4. luvmyhilux

    luvmyhilux Adventurer

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    Deposit paid here in UK for the last of the old 990R Adventure........think these old girls are going to be collectable in the near future..........
  5. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    wouldn't say in the near future but in future for sure! even that 990 red bull.. gorgeous!
  6. stevodadevo

    stevodadevo What happened?

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    /hipster/ I just want to say that I liked the new 1090 before it was cool. //hipster/
  7. Moronic

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    The new GS uses the same sizes. There will be no shortage of tyre options.
  8. coast range rider

    coast range rider Been here awhile

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    But the unusual tire sizes were the only thing I could think of to criticize!
    Oh wait, it won't be for sale in the U.S. this coming spring. That IS a problem.

    To anyone familiar with RC8 engine, are oil changes and valve adjustments the same arrangement as the 990 engine?
    No quick and easy spin on oil filter, right?

    The Bike Magazine article describes only 3 damping settings, street, comfort, and sport. Can each of these 3 selections be custom programmed to a certain level of compression and rebound damping? Likewise, the 4 preload selections need to have a custom level setting adjustment. It's hard to believe this level of adjustment is not provided for, but on the other hand, I'm surprised it's not mentioned once in 36 pages! Perhaps an email to Martin Fitz-Gibbons at Bike Magazine is in order?
  9. gpthis

    gpthis Been here awhile

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    pebble 35...Another big thanks for taking the time to shed some light on the NEW KTM....! :D
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    This is my 2nd post on the forum, I am a Tenere owner, and I WILL have one of these machines! I can't wait!

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  11. nikoktm

    nikoktm Been here awhile

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    completely agree!
  12. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Sign me up! I haven't been this excited about a new bike in a long time.
  13. BillyD

    BillyD Been here awhile

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    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:punctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> That’s an outstanding series of articles on the 1190 and KTM. Enjoyed it. Thanks pebble35 for posting it.

    As Cyborg knows, my disgust with KTM really has little to do with 1190, which by almost all measures, promises to be an outstanding road bike that one can take off-pavement from time-to-time. I already leave my R1200GS pavement riding buddies standing still on my 990, even with its skinny 21” Conti Trail Attack, but I would love the 1190 to also stick it to my Ducati MS friends.

    Instead, my disgust stems from KTM’s ongoing neglect of the middle-weight, off-pavement focused Adventure bike segment. This, I believe, is KTM’s worst marketing mistake of all time, especially in light of the money they spend on the Dakar each year. Worst even then not providing bikes for the Long Way…at least that didn’t cost them hard cash upfront.

    In ADDITION to either my 990 or, perhaps, a 1190, I’m looking for something in the 350-375 lb range; if it is in the 375 lb range, then it should be a twin. Droning on pavement at 75+ mph is NOT the mission statement for such a bike.

    And, I’m not insisting on a fully homologated bike. I have no doubt that the geniuses at KTM could take an extended lunch break to cobble together a 690 Hard Parts Adventure kit, consisting of Rally Replica front tanks, fairing, associated hardware (ala the Dottori Africa kit, except OEM quality) and a wide-ratio gear cluster. No rear tanks other than the stock under seat tank, perhaps reinforced slightly to carry up to 35 lbs of gear. This is not rocket science stuff. (IMO, RallyRaid carries the additional fuel too high).

    My 640 Adventure is the closest existing embodiment of this concept. My only gripes are that it vibrates too much, is slightly down on power, it could carry the fuel even lower and it has a dated, and some would say, ugly look.

    In the mean time, I'm looking forward to throwing a leg over a 1190, but for entirely different reasons!!<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></object> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]-->
  14. pebble35

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    Not seen the bike in the flesh yet so do not know how easy it is to pull bodywork/parts off to get to the motor for servicing work. What i do know is that the service intervals are up to 9,000 miles (double the intervals for the 990) so I don't think valves will need to be checked until 18,000 miles.......

    Bigger service intervals will almost certainly mean service costs will be a lot lower than the old 990's.

    I am sure the suspension settings can be custmised - will be seeing the bike in Milan next week and will ask the question !
  15. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    I sure did. Thanks very much. I hope they sell a boatload of these bikes.
  16. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Yes thanks! Interesting reading especially the off-road part. I think this will change some of the perceptions that's for sure. I'll be sure to get that issue when it lands here.
    BTW I didn't see the part where they mention the 700-800cc bike...pleeasse. :D

    Looking forward to seeing the actual bikes!! Anybody hear whether they are likely to turn up at any of the IMS Moto Shows yet??...wishful thinking!!

    Dave
  17. FlameDance

    FlameDance Been here awhile

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    Interesting read but the offroad part is not convincing. That's not necessarily the bikes fault, the tester himself admits to not daring to do more than an easy circuit. Maybe they should have invited someone who owns a 950/990 or SuperEnduro and rides it hard.
  18. mtbenson

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    Read it again - several paragraphs before the end of the off-road section.
  19. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    Read page 32 again. The photographer Chippy Wood has KTM big bike experience.
  20. The Griz

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    Thanks for posting that article Pebble. Nothing like some good moto-porn. I'm not sold on the non-R regular 1190. Pretty much a 12GS IMO. I think the 1190 R is a good-looking bike though. 18-21 wheels, etc.. I'm still glad I got one of the last 2012 990 Adv R's. It's very worked out and I feel I could trust it in the middle of nowhere. The 1190 will need a few 4-5 years under its belt.