KTM 1190 and 1190R owners show us your bikes

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

  1. DiasDePlaya

    DiasDePlaya Been here awhile

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    Try it again but in Enduro mode. Limited traction control and no rear ABS.
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  2. umitc

    umitc Been here awhile

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    First time tonight engaged the rain mode; still a lot of fun :-)))
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  3. Frog uk

    Frog uk Been here awhile

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    This mode, that mode ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    Knew this forum would be like this as soon as electronics got involved, what have all these modes got to do with ADVENTURE bike riding?

    Just saying like.
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  4. GVWR

    GVWR Adventurer

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    That 's why I bought the R, less electronics you don't use :-)

    I wouldn't recommend this bike for non-experienced riders, first time you try to go above 5000 rpm you might hit something in front of you :d
    (regardless of the mode or traction control / abs settings)
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  5. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    we really needed such an intelligent post!
    do you have a 950? it's a tipical comment of that type of nostalgic rider.
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  6. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    GVWR, have you tried it off road? I think it's great! I'm corious to find the potentials with a pair of knoby tires.
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  7. GVWR

    GVWR Adventurer

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    Yep, just a small fire-road with pilion :-))) fun for 2

    Long enough however to make me consider to quit my job and make a tour around the globe :evil
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  8. Frog uk

    Frog uk Been here awhile

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    ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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  9. Frog uk

    Frog uk Been here awhile

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    So, why, do, I, need, a, load, of complicated, expensive, electronics, to control, an, excess, of, power,I, don't, need, to have, on,an, 'enduro touring bike'? Your words matey.
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  10. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    Is it hard for you to understand that people actually like this bike? I love my 950 but i'm not gonna be judgemental until i tried it.

    And no, i'm not a fan of electronics either. But i'm gonna wait and see how it plays out.

    So basically, it lacks the explosive character you would expect from a fat v-twin? I hope it's the setting that does that.
    I like the lc8 engines for their 'partybomb' power delivery.
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  11. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    If, you, don't, need, all, this, (great) power, don't, buy, this, bike.
    But most of all, find yourself an other thread.......:snore
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  12. DiasDePlaya

    DiasDePlaya Been here awhile

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    :rofl

    Excellent answer!
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  13. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    I have managed about 200 miles on an 1190 now and have started to 'play' with the electronics.

    With the traction control on the bike is very easy to ride, the electronics take care of a lot without the rider realising what is going on. Accelerate hard out of tight corner in 1st/2nd gear and it accelerates without drama - just a little light flashing on the dash to tell you the traction control is working. Accelerate hard in first gear and it just goes forward very swiftly - no wheelies or wheelspin - again just the traction control light flashing on the dash.

    All very user friendly but also very efficient and fast. If you want to get from A to B on a twisty mountain road without drama and are not a top level rider I am not sure if there is a better bike out there.

    On the other hand you can always switch the traction control off.

    In 'off road' mode (the tamest of the power settings) it will lift the front wheel just off tickover in first and from about 3,000 rpm in second. The best bit is that the ride by wire throttle makes it very easy to balance once the wheel is in the air .........

    Put it into sport mode without traction control and you really do need to know what you are doing ..........:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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  14. coast range rider

    coast range rider Been here awhile

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    I am a fan of electronics when they are done right.
    I expect abs and traction control are. Pebble35, your description of the traction control operation is more clear than any of the professional test drive reports I've read, thanks.
    A little disappointed in the lack of adjustability of the electronic suspension settings though. At least KTM offers the option of the base model where suspension settings can be fine tuned.
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  15. igorpetrovich

    igorpetrovich Been here awhile

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    I R has superior suspensions, there's non need of adjust it every 2 minutes! they work very well and in case it's possible tune them easily.
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  16. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Have to say I agree with the comments on the suspension - which is a big part of why I have an R on order for myself................

    Went for a quick play in a gravel car park tonight to see how the traction control worked in. In rain mode it simply hooks up and drives - full throttle in first gear - it just goes forward - no spin, no fuss, no drama ! Looked back at the tyre tracks and you can see that it was spinning up but only very slightly.

    Just charging the helmet cam and will try and get some video tomorrow.......
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  17. Pete640

    Pete640 Long timer

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    So lets see your "adventure riding resume"

    Ill bet you are as skilled as you are experienced :1drink
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  18. Frog uk

    Frog uk Been here awhile

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    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Sorry, did you say something.

    Sent from my HTC Desire S using Tapatalk 2
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  19. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Post that video...genau. Pretty please vvith some recklessness in it. VVe need more discussions.


    yavvvvvvv

    :freaky
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  20. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    25 posts, no public profile, just joined advrider.

    Maybe you should do some rides first and post some helpful info
    before you start your whinning.

    Max