KTM 1190 Standard off road capabilities

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  1. harryzgnilek

    harryzgnilek Been here awhile

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    All owners of the Standard 1190 Adventure

    How capable is the 1190 off road?
    What kind of off roading have you done with your 1190?



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  2. harryzgnilek

    harryzgnilek Been here awhile

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  3. LowSpeedHighDrag

    LowSpeedHighDrag KTM Dealer

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    The standard 1190 Adventure is more capable off-road than 90% of the people who will buy them. Even with the stock Conti Trail Attacks. Proper tire pressure is the key here.

    I've ridden mine through sand, mud, rocks and river crossings with extreme confidence. The only real issue I've come across is ground clearance and suspension with real spirited riding.

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  4. harryzgnilek

    harryzgnilek Been here awhile

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  5. Mowster

    Mowster Stressed Member

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    Done a few hundred dirt k's on my standard...

    The Conti Trail attacks have been surprisingly good, with the mix of gravelly stuff, to rockier stuff.

    I'm deflating tyres to around 20-25psi - you can go much faster than a road bike on the same tracks....

    You can get the TKC80's, or K850's? for them; should be quite possible to tackle rougher stuff on the standard model.

    Disclaimer; i'm trading-in mine on an R model...:D
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  6. harryzgnilek

    harryzgnilek Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply

    Why are you trading in for the R next to the obvious better dirt bike

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  7. Daveman

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    Any more of you guys have experiances with the standard off road?
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  9. painterdude

    painterdude ride far

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    I have only had my 2014 S 1190 for a short while but in the stints I have made off road, it has done exactly what I expected..handled it with great agility for a 500 lb bike.
    This brings to my mind a question. Why the R more dirt oriented version? Again the 1190 is 500++ bike. It seems to me you just don't go messing in really rough off road stuff with a such a huge bike...unless you like handcuffing yourself...and making things a greater challenge.
    Even if you plan on adventuring across really rough territory boxes and all..and need a dirt oriented bike ..wouldn't you go for lighter more nimble bike?
    As many others have said the question is what do you plan to do with your bike. A whole lot of serious off road work? Buy something lighter and more dirt capable than an 1190R...If you plan to ride on road and some moderate off road tracks when needs be, the 1190 S fits the bill perfectly.
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  10. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    First post and you already have all the answers....guess you don't need the forum anymore....leave an email address for us so we can send our questions when they arise....
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  11. Bluesilver

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    Based on he thread, you right the question was answered, the "Stock" can do anything the R can unless you heading into the mountains. You will find, a guy who owns an endure bike like the KTM300 would not take his 1190 to the same trails, ok unless you Chris Birch who is sponsored and do promo work for KTM.....KTM build the 1190 to cover LONG distances over crappy roads or no roads, making it as comfortable as possible, simple as that.
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    Make the guy feel welcome why don't you......?
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  13. MarchHare

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  15. painterdude

    painterdude ride far

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    The one thing I must say I do like on the R model is the manually adjustable suspension.
    I spoke to the mech @ the dealership about the standards suspension adjustability. His take was its a series of fixed settings based on guesses at weights etc. No adjustability. You get what you get.
    The Rs personal adjustability...well I would love that. I did read somewhere that you can tune the electronic suspension on the S ..but in asking around no one had any knowledge of that. Anyone here have any info on that..?
    On or off road being able to fine tune the S's suspension would be a bonus.
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  18. MarchHare

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    Guess I asked for that....
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    To answer the original question: far more capable than I am. Then again, in the seven years I've been riding, I've only been off the road a hand full of times (came from a FJR).

    I've only been on some gravel roads, nothing serious. I threw it down the road a week and a half ago, after I got into some mud. :)

    Been riding in stuff like this:
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    Basically unmaintained county roads.
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  20. NoSpam

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    Kinda depends...
    If you've been riding in those conditions with the OEM tires, you need give yourself more credit for your off-road skills! :thumb
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