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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    If that is similar to pricing for the U.S. - we better get that other thread started ASAP..... I'll be the first one on it! :D
  2. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    My local dealer has gone bust. Shame - as i reckon they might have done some trade with the new stuff.
  3. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Other dealers will step in to fill the gap - do you want an 1190 ?

    :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
  4. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    I wanted a go on one. Happy with the Multi for now..:D
  5. 990s

    990s Adventurer

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    From:http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=841341&page=10


    Today, 06:00 PM #142
    Joe Pichler
    Adventurer
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    Location: Salzburg Austria
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    7230 Kilometers


    Having now been a few miles done in Africa, I can give you a first report.
    Always compared to my 990 R.

    My initial scepticism about the less suspension was unfounded. The missing centimeters are not really noticeable in normal riding operations. More important here is a properly tuned suspension.
    Only the lower ground clearance is noticeable.
    There are some scratches on the skip plate, but that’s build for.
    As on the 990 I have on the R 1190 R mounted a higher seat and therefore a similar seating position.
    I'm usually in the 80 octane mode here. Especially in the lower speed range it's a lot more fun to ride,, no comparison with the 990 R.
    On various riding conditions, except for mud I have everything behind me, the 1190 R is easier to ride. But you can go as fast as with the 990R.
    The limit is always the driver, never the bike.
    As usual, I have reinstalled the narrow rims of the Super Enduro and the Scorpion Rally.
    After 5,000 km I fitted new tires in Nairobi.

    The petrol consume is 6l/100km. With the 990R I used last year in similar contitions 7,5 l/100km.
    Oil consumption at 5000 km 0.5 liter
    The 1190 has 2 fans and whether in the sand at Lake Turkana or in city traffic in Mombasa, there are any heat problems.
    Renate is thrilled with the seat, she’s never been riding so comfortable through Africa.
    And now to the problems and mishaps which some are waiting for:
    I fight my way through the sand at Lake Turkana, sweating like the pig and the display shows,
    ,,ice warning''
    The temperature sensor is faulty, but it was prior to departure.
    At the end of November in Salzburg it was not as noticeable as here in the African heat, and I was too lazy to exchange it before departure.
    2 screws on track luggage rack are broken.
    But until now, as expected it’s an nice rid without any problems.
    Now I’ll give the 1190 R a few days break. By boat we’ll go on Lake Tanganyika further south.
    Joe Pichler
    Kigoma Tansania
    __________________
    Joe on tour in Africa
    www.josef-pichler.at
  6. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Wow. That's about as glowing a report as Joe could have given it.
    Even keeping in mind that he is essentially a KTM employee, that sounds great.
  7. RRVT

    RRVT Wild and Crazy Guy

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    That's roughly 40 miles per US gallon. I would've expected much better number given that the KTM website claims "increased fuel economy" for this bike, but you may not be getting best quality gas down there.
  8. Moronic

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    Have you looked at his video? And he says he is running mainly in the "poor fuel" mode (accessible via an accessory plug-in on this bike), which I can only imagine retards ignition timing.

    Forty mpg US under these conditions sounds promising to me. Do you think he'd have done a bit better cruising first-world blacktop at 75?


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  9. RRVT

    RRVT Wild and Crazy Guy

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    I did but it was at work and I didn't have the sound on. But I do recall that accessory being available.

    So that gives the bike around 240 mile range in those conditions, and hopefully much higher with better gas.
  10. Moronic

    Moronic Long timer

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    Sorry if I misled: the tip on the poor-fuel mode was in Joe's post, not the vid. :D

  11. vanilla

    vanilla Adventurer

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    Road test in today's MCN... Look forward to getting home tonight to read it!!
  12. BordenBmw

    BordenBmw TheFrenchRider

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    And now you can see it too!

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  13. wpbarlow

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    Yeah-- just like all the Dakar keyboard commandos here said-- an overweight pantywaist pos :lol3
  14. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    I love the shit eating grin of the MCN tester. He seems to love the bike.
  15. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    They had better add a night shift, to the 1190 Adventure production line... :wink:

    All the more power to them, a great, dynamic mc company !

    Thanks for posting the MCN video, BordenBmw !

    996DL
  16. skipman

    skipman Been here awhile

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    :rofl
  17. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Interesting times we live in. Hell of a choice for those of us that like tall rounders.
  18. DavidD

    DavidD Been here awhile

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    Ha - who you callin' a 'Dakar keyboard commando'?!?

    Oh...........................................I guess that's me :wave as I was a Royal Marine Commando, I raced in the last African Dakar in 2007 and I'm tapping away on a keyboard now.....................

    But no hard feelings and I very much agree with your sentiment. People are saying things about the new bike and doubting its abilities on the dirt etc all just based on a few pics and stats :scratch

    I suggest we all just take a deep breath and relax. Dirt bikes are in KTMs DNA, that's why I love my 990 and I trust that the 1190R will be just fine - so much so I have ordered mine.

    Soon enough there will be lots of ride reports and bike magazine comparison tests and you can trust the KTM will be the benchmark when it comes to any off-road test.

    And for all are US cousins across the pond, console yourselves that we will iron all the bugs out in the first year and you get the benefit of the second build run whenever KTM turns on that part of production again.

    Keep the faith, change is good..................
  19. Oronick

    Oronick n00b

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    I have my eye on the 1090 Adv as a great touring bike (90% tar). Very capible of doing of doing gravel roads. Given my very average off road skills I would be terrified to take the 1090 on any serious off road....one serious drop and its very expensive.
    Will keep my XT 660 Tenere for proper adventure riding, its alot more robust if you drop it.
    Am I being a big girl?
  20. motorcycledave1000

    motorcycledave1000 Speed Thrills

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    Anybody notice the Ducati gas cap?:eek1