KTM1190 Adventure R video test

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  1. edog200

    edog200 Long timer

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    I've just spent three weeks testing and filming the big Kato. A great bike but forks are a little soft for me.

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  2. JBird

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    Great Review - Thanks! :thumb
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  3. GeorgeD

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    thanks for a nice video and explanatory description!
    it's the first video/presentation I bookmarked to watch it again and enjoy!

    PS: I am not a technical person, so please forgive the question: what needs to be done to make the forks harder? I thought front suspension is adjustable
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  4. edog200

    edog200 Long timer

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    I'm no expert and there will be someone on this site that is. Yes you have adjustment but once that is to it's limits you need to go to stronger spring in the forks and, or a combination of a thicker oil and stronger spring.

    My 990 had a similar challenge with the forks
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  5. Dubl-A

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    I love the accent, great video! :clap
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  6. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Nice vid, thanks for sharing.
    No dented rims?
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  7. Vector Leto

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    Is there reason to think that the wheels are tougher than the stock 990 wheels?

    In any case, awesome video and review. Thanks.
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  8. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    No

    http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=125301.0

    A few dented rims in Chile too. Should be scary losing the air up front suddenly...
    Tubeless tires on that beast with that soft rim seems a really bad idea
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  9. Velociraptor

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    Loved your review. Just the sort of test I was looking for. It certainly tipped the scales more towards getting one. Pretty spoiled by my 690r off road though. Time to think about it since all of us in the USA still do not have these bikes available!
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  10. Yellow Pig

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    Fantastic. Thanks. :clap
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  11. lsellers

    lsellers a DSRIDER

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    Great video review!
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  12. katanarama

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    Great job on the review, thoughtfully structured and beautifully shot.
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  13. salvadorfrieri

    salvadorfrieri Been here awhile

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    Great video! How would you compare the new 1190 with the outgoing 990?
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    Good job :clap:clap
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  15. edog200

    edog200 Long timer

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    no dents, or scratches, we didn't drop it in three weeks...........phew
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  16. edog200

    edog200 Long timer

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    I've owned a 990 and 1190 has it on a couple of things. 1. No buffeting from the windshield...yay. 2. much better fuel range, around 350 ks. 3. Traction control settings and ease of use on the fly, excellent.

    BUT

    still those soft forks on the front.
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  17. Tancakar

    Tancakar Been here awhile

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    you cant be serious ?

    the forks are not soft may be you need to loose some weight mate?

    the 1190 r needs alot adjusting but the 1190 standart with electronic suspension is fantastic. off road mode directly trow the settings to sport which is really hard forks!
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  18. edog200

    edog200 Long timer

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    I think you are getting confused. The Adventure R doesn't have electronically controlled suspension. Secondly, I'm not the only one talking about the forks. As I said in the video, for average riders they are great. But for those that ride a little harder they do bottom out. As for my weight...88 kgs I think that would be about average for riders of this bike.
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  19. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Here:

    And remember the R is the one with the good suspension, while the standard has just a basic non serviceable shock (don't know about the fork)
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  20. Paulvt1

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    Excellent video and great review. You guys in the big countries are spoiled with these bikes. Getting to use them how us urban riders dream...:cry
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