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Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by goodcat8, Apr 23, 2012.
No way! This would be awesome if its accurate!
Just read a website that merkins wont get the 1190 in 2013 "It's now very clear that no KTM 1190 Adventure will be sold in the US in 2013"
They don't quote a source, so it could be the jurno interviewing himself.
Methinks the European market may be the "pilot" program. Once they bless the bike from a sales perspective we'll get it.
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.
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.
I read online somewhere that the US was getting a 990 BAJA limited edition for 2013.
It is all over the KTM website. "Bold new graphics."
They had to dump the left over 990s some where...............
You lost me right there on that one...
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.
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?
The new 1190 will only be $1000. more than the old 990.
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
I think I'll wait for KTM's pricing though, rather than follow that thread.
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.)
Wise words. I think I'll chill out and wait for the facts - I still have 18 months after all
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,
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..
how do you post pics on here (sorry sort of off topic)
got some in photobucket will post some tomorrow (need a password reminder)
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.
Australian pricing 1190 standard $20,995 , 1190R $21,995 , thats $2000 less for an 1190R than the current 990R !
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...