How About What You LIKE About Your 1190R?

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by JoeShoreline, May 14, 2014.

  1. motomuppet

    motomuppet Been here awhile

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    I like how when the MTC is turned off and you give the bike a handful of gas and dump the clutch at 90kmph in 3rd gear it wheelies better than my Tiger 800XC did in 1st gear :D

    Some of the warranty issues with the bike are annoying, and a bike of this caliber and cost should not have these issues. KTM need to sort their QC, but once those niggles are dealt with the bike really is so much fun to ride it makes it all worth while.
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  2. Bluesilver

    Bluesilver Been here awhile

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    Wait long enough, the MTC and ABS will fail then you can go Ape like I did:evil

    I wish I could share what I like about the 1190 but, it's at the dealers again, for repairs so.......have to read how others are enjoying defect free KTM biking, feel like I'm back on my 996SPS, no hang on that is not fair, my Duke only ever went in once for repairs.:clap
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  3. DirtJack

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    I've done 2 oil changes. Each one is a few minutes to do after stoping by Cycle Gear and picking up a 4 L can of the Motorex 10-50 good stuff ($71.00) and a K&N oil filter ($10.00). The service interval is 9300 miles, but I'm changing a bit more frequently (First at 150 m and second at 720 m, the next scheduled would be 10,000 m). I'm :D

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  4. CanningOz

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    I really liked that I rode my Adv R for the WHOLE DAY on Saturday, in dirt, mud, Tarmac and really pushed it, and it DIDN'T BREAK DOWN. Was such a pleasant surprise.

    Well it got a flat tire, but I didn't blame the bike, and it wasn't a problem to fix it.

    It's such a great bike when it goes.
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  5. FuzzyDunlop

    FuzzyDunlop Been here awhile

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    The Trail Attack 2 are pretty fragile tires. I had 2 punctures before I ditched them. Shame because I quite liked them as a 90/10 tire and they were wearing really well.

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  6. motomuppet

    motomuppet Been here awhile

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    I feel for you. Had a 2007 Aprilia Tuono that I loved, but had so many issues with it I ended up giving back to the dealer with only 1,500 kms on it. Thing hardly ever started cause of electrical gremlins. I kinda wish I had kept it now, as I am sure I could have sorted the issues out over time, but it was my only means of transport at the time and I had to get to work and the bloody thing would not start half the time!

    I have only had minor issues with the KTM, nothing that left me stranded, but I have had several issues (clutch cover pin hole leak, warped discs, loose head stock nut, service warning light as a result of the new year switch over in the clocks, dust in my air box and throttle bodies..fitted a unifilter). These issues were all handled really well by the dealer (except the airbox...I just sorted that myself) but that seems to be luck of the draw (good dealers I mean). This bike has too many issues for sure and KTM need to sort that out. The heat from under the seat is a real issue if you live in the tropics or a hot area. Not a deal breaker but bloody uncomfortable, which is stupid on a bike designed to travel long distances. Fixed it with Thaguas heat shields, but this is something KTM should have sorted themselves.

    The bike really is so much fun to ride though...I have done tracks days, ridden jungle trails and tracks (and dropped it several times!), commuted, toured and got properly stuck in to the twisty bits (and managed to get it to 4th gear on the back wheel a couple times!) on it in the last 8,000km. I cannot think of any other bike that is as capable and fun in as many situations as my 1190 R. Yes the niggles need sorting, but the bike is worth the hassle of getting it sorted for me.
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