When is the 1190 ADV hitting the US?

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by Englishmatt, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. skywayrider

    skywayrider Adventurer

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    DUH! Thank you so much. I had the part so lone I forgot there was a parts bag that came with it. Took 10 min. to install.

    Isn't ADV great!
  2. chief_lee_visceral

    chief_lee_visceral Been here awhile

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    You need to come out of the closet and buy a Harley. I have never been on a trail ride and stopped to talk about how dirt style we were looking. If that is what you do fine.

    However if you think your KTM no longer sends the message that you are a bad ass dirt rider at the pub now that the 1190 came out, I seriously doubt anyone here gives a flying f so do your whining where someones does please.
  3. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutofshape

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    Mine is finally here. 1190 r. Yeah!! Picking it up tomorrow or Friday.
  4. Flo_Evans

    Flo_Evans Been here awhile

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    They just got them at my KTM dealer.

    they look sick! I think I'm getting the orange fever.

    My question is would you try and track down a remaining 990 or just get the 1190.

    I'm also eyeing up the 690... might just get a KTM fleet going.
  5. Black Hills

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    depending on what you want to do there is a huge difference between the 990 and 1190. If you are doing mostly dirt and have Dakar level skills the 990 is probably the best choice, other than that I would go with the 1190. either one is going to need fork work, but the 1190 is closer out of the box than the 990 was. reliability of the electronics is my only concern on the 1190, everything else is a step up from the 990 on the street and probably as good off road for the average rider.
  6. Flo_Evans

    Flo_Evans Been here awhile

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    Well my problem is I have to ride an hour of street to get to the dirt. I have a g650x challenge, I want something that is a little faster/more comfortable on the road, can handle taking more gear and is still not a huge pig once I get where I want to be.

    I could spend a boatload improving the X and probably ruin it for what it is good at now or get a bike more suited to what I am doing.

    Long term goal is a bike that can ride through south america, but the current reality is short weekend trips with some camping and gravel roads and a little single track if I can find it.

    The problem is most of the time there are 1 or 2 big GSs in the group they tend to stick to easier off road and take their time.

    I love the idea of a bike that can do it all but am starting to think a big bike for longer distance and a smaller bike for short dirt trips is better. Of course more bikes is always better right?
  7. Black Hills

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    I had the 990 (now an 1190) and a 300xc-w covers most if what I want to do. The 990 works surprisingly well off road and I can* ride it on some pretty tight single track but it isn't much fun for that. The 300 makes me giggle no matter what the trail is like
  8. PBrad

    PBrad Been here awhile

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    I picked my R up last night from motorbikes plus in Portsmouth NH. It's my very first "street" bike.
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    It started snowing just as I left the dealer. By the time I got home, there was a few inches on the ground, which made taking the bike out of the truck with my wimpy dirtbike ramp by myself a bad idea. I managed though. Getting the bike from the street to the garage was another difficult task, since my driveway is currently a sheet of ice. She's safe and sound now in the garage.

    I have no idea when I'll be able to ride her though. It's not supposed to stop snowing until this afternoon, then there's no days in the forecast that are above freezing in the next week, although there is more snow in the forecast. I might have to wait till March.



    Although they ordered 3 standard models and 2 Rs, they only got the 2 R models just late last week. The other R is still available.

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