2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    Dose anyone have a link to photos of the bike with the body work ?
    I interested in the general layout of the beast.

    Max
  2. 6USMC6

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  3. wsmc99

    wsmc99 Been here awhile

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    Dallas, Atlanta and San Mateo already happened! Can anyone confirm the 1190 being or not being there????
  4. falcodave

    falcodave n00b

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    TCN, do not sell the Falco ! Agreed that the electrics weren't the best, but I sold mine to get a Multi and i kick myself every day - one of the finest road bikes ever in my opinion, certainly the nicest I've owned.
  5. Whip

    Whip Onward through the fog

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    It was not in Dallas.
  6. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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    Sorry, NO KTM action at the Atlanta show, but looking forward to February! Hope our European brothers write often and take tons of pictures!!! Please! :clap
  7. staudio

    staudio Time for a ride...

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    KTM passed on being at the San Mateo show :cry
  8. wsmc99

    wsmc99 Been here awhile

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    Guess I won't waste my time going to Long Beach! :deal
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    pebble35 Long timer

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    European press and dealer launch in mid February .............bikes in dealers immediately afterwards :clap:clap:clap:clap
  10. Terence FFM

    Terence FFM prof. cat-herder

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    On the KTM Germany site you can price out your dream 1190.

    Base models come in a little more expensive than the 990's they are replacing but even optioned to the max, they are still somewhere between "cheaper" and "waaaay cheaper" than an R1200GS or Multistrada. And don't forget, the comparison to the GS is the old air cooled boxer; I doubt BMW will be selling the 1250 for less than the outgoing model.

    Yes, the KTM is more expensive than a lot would like, and also has a lot more electronics than many want on their bikes. But for me, the more I look at them the more I like them. For the riding I am mostly forced to do (to and from work on the Autobahn) these are most definitely far better machines than the 990 I am currently riding. Luckily for me and my bank account, I do not consider life with the my 07 990 to be a hardship. If I never ride a better bike than the 990, I am OK with that because it continues to be the most fun bike I have owned or ridden and one that paints a shit-eating grin on my face ever time I saddle up.

    As an aside, even though I admit the new 1190 might be more functional (key word: turbulence) for the riding myself and possibly most do, even if they don't like to admit it, I still prefer the look of the 990 with it's clear rally heritage. It personifies KTM for me and I hope there will always be something in their line-up that shows their old pedigree.
  11. markie_wales

    markie_wales Been here awhile

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    went to one of the UK bike shows at the NEC Saturday and took this photo - it looked better on the small screen but at least gives you an idea if this has not already been covered else where. I'm sure it doesn't make a difference but this was on the "R".

    [​IMG]

    cheers

    Markie
  12. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    It will be interesting to see if "Black Dog Cycle Works" can get around this mounting problem to get it off the engine case.
  13. CharlieFox

    CharlieFox Been here awhile

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    Oh boy, not again :yikes
  14. KTMforget

    KTMforget Been here awhile

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    Trust me - we will be on it as soon as I can get my grubby little hands on a bike!!
  15. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Ohhhh..... That doesn't look like an expensive STUPID idea...... :eek1 :huh :rolleyes

    Gees.... I mean come on. Obviously whoever designed that has never actually owned a bike.
  16. pfy50

    pfy50 Professional nOOb

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    Hey Kurt,

    Good luck on that. Those sand cast mounting towers look like a failure waiting to happen. That pipe doesn't look like it is giving to much room either, but these problems may just be because the photo shot angle, can't see the other side; have fun:lol3.
    Paul
  17. markie_wales

    markie_wales Been here awhile

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    yeah sorry about that - the photo's looked really good on my compact camera but once up to full size on the computer realised they could have been much better - the other ones were even less useful!

    I think it answered the big question though. TBH it's probably a stock RC8 bottom end - so if someone has one of those they could probably show us what the back end looks like.


    cheers

    Markie
  18. bigboyxl

    bigboyxl Been here awhile

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    my local KTM dealer in Czech republic said that he still didn't get the final price yet, but it will be slightly higher (around 300-500 higher) then 990. other info he said was:
    1. 990 will not be produced any more, it will be sold for around 6 more month
    2. smaller v-twin adventure bike for solo riding with minimum electronics and blings is coming in next 2-3 years
    and for the city of cca. 100k citizens he already got 2 pre-orders on 1190 :deal
  19. LocuL

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  20. Tiggersteve

    Tiggersteve Adventurer

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    As a non KTM rider (nearly 990 owner) thought i would comment on both,
    A mate and I test rode a 990 adv twice (this is '08 by the way) in isolation what a hoot, he bought a GS and I a Tiger 1050,
    looking deeper the 990 didn't handle as well, weaved at speed, brakes were only adequate, service intervals were too short and costly with all that bodywork and at the time rumours of reliability issues,
    The new one appears to have addressed these issues and I'm really looking forward to a test ride, the price did shock me and i do agree there may be room for the 990 (perhaps not in the UK) but it is competitive, my GS riding mate has put a deposit on a 2013 GS but after going to the NEC is also going to do the same with the 1190, which surprised me,
    so maybe KTM's stratergy is working,
    the "old" 990 is an iconic shape but the new bike is still IMO a true KTM,
    companies have to progress, the 990 is a "marmite" and like i said earlier if it wasn't for the few shortcomings i would be riding one so i'm hoping they can entice me back this time around,