2013 KTM Adventure 1190

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

  1. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    No way! This would be awesome if its accurate! :happay
  2. paturoa

    paturoa Been here awhile

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  3. bikepsych

    bikepsych Been here awhile

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    Methinks the European market may be the "pilot" program. Once they bless the bike from a sales perspective we'll get it.

    BG
  4. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    This assumes that if the bike doesn't sell well in Europe, it would NOT come to the U.S. I don't see any situation in which KTM doesn't bring the new bike to the U.S. They've got nothing else to sell us. They're not gonna re-fire up the production line for the 990 with the 1190 sittiing there.

    The question is do we get it early/mid 2013 as a 2014 modeal (which is historicallt how KTM does it) or will we get it in 2014 as a 14 or 15 model?

    Time will tell... so far I trust the KTM sales rep rumors and history more than the auto website unnamed source.
  5. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    It will be a 2014 model, and I'm hearing from some pretty good sources that it will be in North America in the fall of 2013.
  6. explodingmouse

    explodingmouse Been here awhile

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    I read online somewhere that the US was getting a 990 BAJA limited edition for 2013.
  7. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    It is all over the KTM website. "Bold new graphics."
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    They had to dump the left over 990s some where...............
  9. coast range rider

    coast range rider Been here awhile

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    You lost me right there on that one...
  10. cjmadura

    cjmadura Adventurer

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    I just read that MSRP will be around 19,500 here in the US. Can that be true? :huh
    That's a lot of cash, especially considering the 990 was a good 5K less. I was really stoked about this bike,
    but for 20 large, I'm FAR less enthused. Crap. :cry

    I was planning on buying one of these as a 50th birthday gift to myself, selling off my pristine Triumph Tiger 955. I planned to use it as a Adventure-Touring bike (I have a KLR 650 slow-poke for the dirt), but for the projected 20K, I could buy either a 1200GS Adventure or a Triumph Trophy and have a really great road bike.

    I love the idea of light weight and big power, but for the same money, the Trophy would be a far more enjoyable bike on big expeditions. I feel the 1190 is too big to use as a real off-roader, just as the Triumph Explorer and GS1200 are. The Triumph triple is hard to argue with. If the 1190 came in around $16k, I could see the value, but @ 20k, no way.

    Looks like the 955 Tiger will soldier on for a while longer.........

    What are some other thoughts? :ear
  11. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    The new 1190 will only be $1000. more than the old 990.
  12. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    You and everyone else so inclined can worry yourselves as much as you want about pricing; ask, chase and repeat every rumor, make up your own doomsday numbers, etc., as much as you want. In fact, why not start a price speculation thread so you can be undisturbed by any talk of the actual bike :lol3


    I think I'll wait for KTM's pricing though, rather than follow that thread.
  13. Moronic

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    It is probably that KTM has been reading this thread and realised their US customers don't want that poser 1190 with its dent-prone exhaust header.

    And as it happens, they do have a few 990s still for sale. So it's win-win! (And they will throw in new paint as a thank-you to their core crowd.) :lol3
  14. cjmadura

    cjmadura Adventurer

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    Wise words. I think I'll chill out and wait for the facts - I still have 18 months after all:thumb
  15. Tiggersteve

    Tiggersteve Adventurer

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    You guys across the pond will be getting a good deal if the new bike is only $1000 more,
    here in Blighty it's over £2000 more which is over $3000 a considerable jump in price, potentially enough to leave the 990 in the line up,
    having seen and sat on both 1190 models at the NEC it is a smart bit of kit and is currently the only bike tempting me away from my Tiger 1050, however for the price there are a couple of niggles/cost cutting, (yes, really at that price)
    The screen adjustment is a bit cheap and nasty, but hey i guess once it's set for you it's sorted,
    The little cubby in the left front fairing inner is a cheap plastic cover with plastic clip to hold it shut and will NOT be waterproof and is awkward to get at behind/under the bars,
    the left switchgear is a modern matt grey plastic item the right is a chunky powdercoated black mag casting a real dissapointment in this price category,
  16. Idle

    Idle Been here awhile

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    Well shit, we can't even get the 8x10 color glossy photographs...

    Barnes Un-noble finally got the December issue of Bike magazine in, and it had like one page devoted to the KTM 1190. I was so distraught I ran out crying and screaming.

    I'd been going there every 2-3 days since that mag was posted up. There was nothing in the November issue.

    Can anybody confirm what month Bike magazine I need? I assume I need a UK mag now..
  17. Tiggersteve

    Tiggersteve Adventurer

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    how do you post pics on here (sorry sort of off topic)
    got some in photobucket will post some tomorrow (need a password reminder)
  18. duct tape

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    It's the December issue with the ZX - 6R on the front. At least on my iPad version. There's a special supplement for the KTM 1190.
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    explodingmouse Been here awhile

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    Australian pricing 1190 standard $20,995 , 1190R $21,995 , thats $2000 less for an 1190R than the current 990R !
  20. SwedishViking

    SwedishViking Been here awhile

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    It seems that this special addendum to that issue did not make it far outside UK... Same in Sweden. Bought the Mag on the Ipad instead...