2014 KTM Adventure 1190 Thread

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by harryzgnilek, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. OrangeV

    OrangeV Long timer

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    My bike has 1,200K's on it so i cannot speak much on realiabilty.
    What i do like is that to do your own oil changes will be easy.
    Motorex Full synth 4T $96aud oil filter $15aud..
    Simple as or just get the shop to do you changes every 8,000kms lets say for peace of mind.

    Also the BMW and the KTM are diffrent in many respects, I think if you have your heart set on a 1190, my personal view is go for the 2014 model.
    I rode the GS water boxer for 45 minutes and i was not impressed by it..
    I didnot have a test ride on the 1190 and bought simply going on reviews and tests off the internet.
    Thats was a massive call for me to do...

    THis bike is very unique and im liking it big time..

    Once again its a very personal decision, do your test rides, take into consideration your type and style of riding and then buy the 1190 :lol3
    Booyahhh
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  2. Koolranch

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    Can anyone add any insight into 2013 vs 2014 airbox issues? Does the 2014 1190r US model have this issue?
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  3. Joseph42s

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    I will add that the bike seems super light. and has wicked power. One inmate said the ktm felt lighter just putting on the stand then his bmw. I concur 100%. Maybe it just the balance of the bike, but everything about it seems lighter then my 650 dakar. Its a lot wider then I realized, but not more so then the bmwr. I am looking forward to a fun year or two on the bike.
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  4. Doug Matson

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    After being on the phone all day and calling every dealer I could find, I found a grey 1190 and made a deal. I go pick it up tomorrow so probably won't sleep much tonight! I bought it from Malcomb Smith's shop, the same place I got my 950 from in 2003. Last friday my friend and I went and test rode a 1190 and then went on the other side of the freeway to the BMW dealer and test rode a new GS we did the same route on both bikes. He ended up getting the GS and of course I will have the 1190 tomorrow. They are very close the BMW is a little better wind protection but i felt the KTM was more stable, I noticed a couple of times the GS's front end shake over irregular patches of freeway and gusts of wind hitting my shoulders affected the BMW more than the KTM.
    But both are great bikes.
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  5. Wonway

    Wonway KTM Fanboi #2

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    My jacket, pants and glove liners are around 10 amps.

    I'll let you be the guinea pig :D

    That is one part of the bike that I wouldn't want to mess with too much. Ill use my wireless controller for now.
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  6. PatSmith

    PatSmith Been here awhile

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    Agreed about the weight. I have a 1200 GSA. My 1190 is about 60 lbs lighter than the GSA. The difference is very noticeable moving them around the garage and putting them on the center stand
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  7. Todd-Squad

    Todd-Squad See Ya, Bye.

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    It is my understanding that the 2014 has a different airbox. I read that somewhere but I can't recall where for the life of me.
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  8. Tjeu

    Tjeu Been here awhile

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    Correct! the 2014 has a new airbox. It has a different partsnumber and it should be better.
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  9. Tjeu

    Tjeu Been here awhile

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    There is an American in Belgium with +20.000 miles. Still no problems. Not even the airbox problem.
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  10. Wonway

    Wonway KTM Fanboi #2

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    It's in the 2013 1190 thread.

    Among others :1drink
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  11. GeorgeD

    GeorgeD KTM 1290SA

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  12. Master

    Master Been here awhile

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    Interesting, but you link is a dead end.
    This is the link:

    http://shop.touratech.de/luftfilter-fur-ktm-1190-adventure-r.html

    Of course, Touratech doesn't mention whether this fits the 2013 or 2014 airbox, resulting in yet another group of misinformed and disapointed buyers.
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  13. Koolranch

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    Thank you for this welcome news!! I'm heading in to the dealer today to put my deposit down. It won't be in for a few months.
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  14. harryzgnilek

    harryzgnilek Been here awhile

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    will the unifilter fit 2014 air boxes?
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  15. Master

    Master Been here awhile

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    If you order the 2014 specific filter, yes.
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  16. harryzgnilek

    harryzgnilek Been here awhile

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    thanks
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  17. svs

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    BOOM!

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  18. dabneyr

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    Looks like a lot of you are heading to the dealer to put a deposit down. I might be next in line. The R1200GS is the best Adventure Bike for touring and the Multistrada is the best Adventure Bike for the back roads, but the KTM is almost as good and can go off-road the best. So if you have an interest in logging a lot of dirt miles, it's the obvious choice.

    Cycle World just completed a full test on the 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure and claims it may be the best all-around motorcycle ever. That's a bold statement and I'd have to agree. Here's a post we did on the best all-around motorcycle topic.
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  19. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    And you are?
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  20. Joseph42s

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    I tried everywhere in California as well. But found my R model in Oregon.

    I was interested in the new bmw gs adventure, but my dealer has 7,8 deposits so I wouldnt see a bike until fall. Tired of waiting. And this bike is awesome!