Thinking of trading my 1190 for a Super Duke 1290

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by lentuk, May 21, 2014.

  1. lentuk

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    Ever since I saw pictures of the Super Duke 1290 I wanted one.
    I sat on one at the Long beach International motorcycle show and fell in love.
    I guess I got impatient and had to have something like it so I bought a standard 1190 Adventure.
    I love the 1190, I wanted a street bike with all that horsepower and technology and this bike has it, I love the riding position, the handling and everything except... I just think it looks lanky and awkward.

    So now I am craving even more horsepower and a sleeker look.
    A trade is possible with a little bit of a wait at the local dealer.
    I will of course be eating thousands of dollars.

    Am I insane to be thinking this?
    Therapy needed?
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  2. irongrady

    irongrady Been here awhile

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    You are insane for sure but motorcycling isn't about being sane and practical. Get what makes you happy. I also lust after the new super duke.
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  3. JRod152

    JRod152 will work for tires

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    I sat on one today... almost like owning one, right?

    Oh my! :eek1

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    Local dealer (Kansas City) has 2 (1 orange, 1 black). They also have (2) 1190R's, FWIW.
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  4. motomuppet

    motomuppet Been here awhile

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    Two ways of looking at this:

    1. You are insane and need help.

    2. You only live once, and you cant take the money with you.

    The 1190 will do 90 to 99%% of what the 1290 will do every where, including the track unless you happen to be a very skilled and experienced racer. Most street riders will do similar lap times on any given track on either bike (give or take a few seconds). On the 1290 you will not be much faster, if at all (and you may find you are slower if you are a less experienced rider....all that acceleration will make you slow down more coming into and through the corners) on the street in the canyons.

    The 1190 will be more comfortable everywhere and do everything you want and need it to do. The 1290 will not be as comfortable on longer rides, as compentant on dirt and gravel tracks and will only provide you the thrill of the extra 30HP once in a blue moon.

    On the other hand, bikes should be sexy, not just practical and bike buying is a balance of head and heart. Sometimes the heart wins, some times the head.

    Personally, I find that the heart wins more than the head, because if the heart is happy then the head can find a way to justify a rash, expensive and illogical decsion. When the head wins and the heart is unhappy it stays unhappy.
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  5. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    If that's what you want have at it....life is short.

    But before you do.....I read somewhere that a guy called for an insurance quote on a 1290 Duke and it was stupid expensive.....4x what the 1190 was.
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  6. tbailey

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    How can the 1190 Adv be faster in the 1/4 mile than the SD?
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  7. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    By adding a turbo ? :lol3
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  8. Espada

    Espada Been here awhile

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    Almost bought a 1290 SDR, but the insurance costs were insane!
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  9. trinitydirt

    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    You're a mess...... And I like that. That being said, I think the SD would be fun for a month or two and then the novelty will wear off. Now that happens with every bike to a certain extent, but I'm very convinced that that feeling will never go away with my 1190. Love it:wink:
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  10. motomuppet

    motomuppet Been here awhile

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    Gearing?
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  11. lentuk

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    The way its looking now, I might be better off keeping my 1190 and just purchasing the 1290 SD outright.
    I would lose to much $$ on the 1190 trade in, cant have to many motorcycles, right?:evil
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  12. 1190RofDoom

    1190RofDoom ADV Ogre

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    Ever since the KTM boss said they're working on a more extreme SuperDuke RR, I've opted to get the adventure. Once it's paid for in 2 years or so, hopefully the SUPER duke is out and I'll pick it up then. :deal
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  13. lentuk

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    What? Do you have more info on this?
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  14. 1190RofDoom

    1190RofDoom ADV Ogre

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    It was posted in a rag interview months ago. Read the article in the main 1290 thread on superduke.net. I'd have to go find it. Who knows if they'll actually follow through, but I've got a couple years to see. :)

    Edit: Page four here, inset orange box:

    http://www.kiska.com/uploads/media/MNC_article_full.pdf

    "Pierer said: “In terms of the range, naked bikes are a
    major part of this, with state-
    of-the-art electronics and high
    quality so we can compete with
    the biggest players. We already
    have planned a more extreme RR
    version of the 1290 Super Duke R
    along with a more touring model."
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  15. motomuppet

    motomuppet Been here awhile

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    N+1. this is the formula to calculate how many bikes you need. N being the number you currently own.
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  16. motomuppet

    motomuppet Been here awhile

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    haha...this is inevitable...those marketing bastards are messing with our heads man, and they will continue to do so until we learn not to crave material things!

    So we are all stuffed then.
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  17. Bluesilver

    Bluesilver Been here awhile

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    With all the crap KTM are having with the 1190 and now I read on the 1290SD forum they having quiet a few problems as well, I'd say get the bike but wait a year, they will for SURE have loads of recalls, it's the KTM way.:1drink
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  18. Wonway

    Wonway KTM Fanboi #2

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    KTM recalls? Where?
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  19. Bluesilver

    Bluesilver Been here awhile

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    :huh.....1190 or 1290 as the 1190 has had 8 I know of on my bike alone and the SD, go check their forum out.
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  20. Wonway

    Wonway KTM Fanboi #2

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    I don't know of 1 1190 recall. Just product updates.
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