KTM 1190 Adventure R: Anatomy of an Off-Road Superbike

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by Burren Rider, May 19, 2013.

  1. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey 99% bullshitter...the other 1% is just lies

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    Thanks for that.

    I think I'll have to ride one next year when they come to the States, if only to compare it to the Ducati, which is arguably its closest competitor in this market segment. :thumb

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  2. Burren Rider

    Burren Rider Aussie Adventurer

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    G'Day Niko,

    Wonder what is going on with the sensor? I am still running tubeless at the back and it registers fine after fitting the new tyre. I even tried letting it down to 24 psi out of curiosity and it still worked accurately.
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  3. Burren Rider

    Burren Rider Aussie Adventurer

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    G'Day,

    I have been using a Nikon D600 (awesome camera) but I reckon a lot of the impact comes from the radio trigger for the remote flash. Fiddly to setup (all manual) but works really well when you get the angles and settings right.
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  4. Burren Rider

    Burren Rider Aussie Adventurer

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    G'Day Lion,

    That reminded me that I was going to do some further investigation for you. The tyres are Kings KT-988 (I think that model number is right). Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Danny
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  5. Burren Rider

    Burren Rider Aussie Adventurer

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    Tool Kit

    The Tool Kit that comes with the KTM is the most comprehensive I have seen with a new bike. I think you could fix most things with it so I have left it stashed under the seat and added a small tubeless repair kit alongside it. The beauty of the seat design is that it is sealed up (so far at least) and the items stored under there don't get covered in mud and dust.

    I added a Wolfman Peak Tail bag to the rear rack and it fits as though it was made for this bike. It is big enough to store a couple of Tubes, more tools and some wet weather gear. It can be expanded too if there is a need to carry more.

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    I removed the standard grab handles while I was going as I figured they would be easy to get your leg caught on while getting on and off the bike. To do so, I simply found a couple of bits of alloy and used them as spacers in place of the grab rail mounts.
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  6. poppy

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    Awesome pictures and report/review as per normal Danny. Looking forward to the reading more on your exploits with the bike. I saw some shots from the test day, very cool. Did you get to have a ride on the Repsol racer?
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  7. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Thanks Danny. After your lead, a few Google steps later I found it. I don't think it is available here in the US. I like its round shape and short knobs.
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  8. Xmoto

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    Damn it, now I want one!
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    Get in line!:deal
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  10. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Awesome thread! Great observations, and even better pictures!

    I can't wait for these to get here! :freaky
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  11. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    Congrats Danny. Great write up and pics.

    How does it sound with the after market muffler? Does the cat get removed from the mid pipe? You mention you were addicted to the Akro song on a 9xo.. Do they sound the same?

    Enjoy the ride mate


    Joe
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  12. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Curious about this bike. If it meets your needs and will do 2-up reasonably well it could be the one.



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  13. DRjoe

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    Nice Danny
    So are you glad you bought the big girl instead of waiting for the 700 adventure.

    When are you coming up here for a ride on the beach?
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  14. nikoktm

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    Not sure mate! I mentioned that to the dealer (Team Moto Virginia) and they will check that at the 1000 KM revision. They already try to suggested the guy who fit the tyre ruin that piece, but I take the photos! Is no way they can even touch that. Hopefully if is broken they can change it under warranty.. If not I need to pay something around $300 for the sensor
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    G'Day Doug,

    What have you been up to lately, I think Darren said you were working on an XR650R project at the moment?

    The day kind of got away from us at Urbenville so I didn't take the Rallye for a spin but I would love to some other time. It sounded awesome and really looked the business.

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    I was really impressed with the progress on the 700RR kit too, looks like a lot of thought has gone in it so far.

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    KTM should hire this 'Burren Rider' fella :deal
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    G'Day Joe,

    I am reserving judgement on the sound at the moment. As the bike loosens up it actually sounds Ok with the stock pipe but is far from the rumble of twin Akro's on a 990. The standard bike we tested was fitted with an Akro slip on but I thought it still sounded muted? It appears as though the muffler needs to be pulled apart to get the bungs out which I guess is a sign of political correctness. Personally, I think my neighbours and other road users will appreciate the deep rumble of an appropriately piped 1190 so I am still on the hunt for a good solution. I think Remus have one available now and I have been talking to Jason Barrett who was looking to build one locally. The Barrett's sound good on Bob's bike so that may well be the path I take.

    The cat to me looks as though it is seperate from the muffler, enclosed in a flared canister near the centrestand? I am guessing this is why the Akro doesn't require re-mapping on the 1190 as the main source of restriction is further back in the pipework? I think it would be easy enough to bypass if someone knew what they were doing with it (I don't but I am sure I could find someone who does). My main concern with that is mapping the bike accordingly so I might leave well enough alone for the moment.
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  18. Burren Rider

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    G'Day,

    I don't know what it would be like as a two up bike but it certainly wouldn't lack power for hills and overtaking :evil. My wife spent a lot of time on the back of my DR650 in years gone by and I haven't been able to convince her to get back on a bike for a while. She reckon's it is a risk aversion thing with a young family but I think the DR seat may have broken her :dunno
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  19. Burren Rider

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    G'Day Joe,

    Awesome job on those DR's, I just saw a couple of photo's and they are a work of art.

    I really considered the 700RR alternative but in the end I couldn't part with my DRZ so I opted for something bigger on the adventure spectrum. Having had the opportunity to ride the 1190, I certainly don't regret my decision. There is something unique about riding a big bike in the dirt and while they aren't the best solution for all things, they are a lot of fun.

    If I didn't already have the DRZ for trail riding and serious exploring it would have been a more difficult choice. Got to admit, I feel incredibly fortunate when I wander into the shed these days.

    A beach run sounds good, especially with helpers to pull the bike out of the soft stuff. Any chance you could fabricate a bash plate while I am there :deal
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  20. 150ron

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    Some of the best pics ive seen on this forum, you should send them to the mods, so they can put them in the pics section of the forum's home page.
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