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. dman

    dman Been here awhile

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    I rode both at the demo in Mountain View, California (or is that dealership really in Sunnyvale?). Anyway, it was sunny and 70F and I noticed no abnormal heat, and found the instrumentation to be very readable. I did think the R and Std versions felt different in ways I would not have expected, so decided it was just bike-to-bike variation or setup. For me, the R seat seemed higher but seat to bar and peg distance seemed the same, bars were a reach on both bikes when standing. For a modern fuel-injected bike I thought fueling was excellent. I tried all modes. Rain is amazingly powerful (to me) and Street and Sport are off the charts. I rode the same route on each bike, and the R seemed a little plusher on than the Std on standard suspension mode, and the R also seemed to hold a line slightly better on the 270 degree onramps (picking nits here, both steered very nicely). Windscreen of the R set high and the std set low seemed about the same as far as coverage and buffeting.

    This dealer has a standard demo unit .... it got damaged in shipping so I don't think they'll be offering rides till the parts come in a few weeks. The salesman said more revenue units would be here in Dec or Jan. Low pressure event and no problem taking multiple rides - thanks KTM!

    Oh, the turn signal switch. It's gotten some flack in a few magazine articles, and it feels unlike any I've used. Short travel and hence not much tactile feedback. Several other riders in our test groups seemed to have trouble judging by the various erratic blinks I saw. I thought it was fine and had no problems, but I did have to glance at the indicator on the dash to confirm it was on. I'm sure I could get used to it very quickly. But that was probably the worst feature of the whole bike :)

    -dman
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  2. Todd-Squad

    Todd-Squad See Ya, Bye.

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    I'm a bit puzzled by some of the comments in this thread. Having ridden both bikes, I wouldn't say one is better than the other, just different. The R is a taller bike, and the handlebars are farther away from the seat. Both bikes are uncommonly smooth. I don't think I have ever ridden a bike with a smoother transmission. Fuel delivery is smooth at both low speed and top end.

    Regarding the subject of this thread. My dealer seems to think he will get the first batch of 1190's before the end of November.
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  3. Jake Mountain

    Jake Mountain Been here awhile

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    Scott has a demo bike
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  4. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    When I picked up oil and filter on Saturday morning 3 Brothers Racing as a 1190 standard demo. The standard has the 19/177 wheel set like I had on my 1150 Adventure. I didn't have time for a test ride, but must admit I'm not real interested either having just begun my sipping of the Kool-aid that is orange. The R on the Touratech Facebook page looks like Skeletor.
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  5. JoeShoreline

    JoeShoreline Adventurer

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    I put a deposit on an R model yesterday. Our local dealer is a life long friend and he states that they wont know about availability or pricing until the Dealer show in N.Y. in late Dec. or Jan.

    I recently got a 690Enduro and if that 1190 is of the same or better caliber machine than look out.

    All the tests I have read seem to conclude that this will be the best off road Adventure bike ever produced. We'll see!
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  6. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    yeah, dunno about that one. i am sure it will be a much better street bike then the 990, but i doubt it's offroad prowess will be better.
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  7. LowSpeedHighDrag

    LowSpeedHighDrag KTM Dealer

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    Just so you guys know we (dealers) order 2014 street product this month from KTM.
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  8. LowSpeedHighDrag

    LowSpeedHighDrag KTM Dealer

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    Update: I received my order program this morning. From KTM I will have Adventure's on my floor by the second week of December.
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  9. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    does that include "R" models?:ear
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  10. dlrides

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  11. aspaldo

    aspaldo Been here awhile

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    This might sound kind of dumb, but I sincerely hope this isn't just for the west coast dealers :bore

    My brother & I stopped by our local dealer and they didn't have a single thing to tell us about the bike - other than:
    1. KTM produces motorcycles
    2. They get sold by dealers
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  12. LowSpeedHighDrag

    LowSpeedHighDrag KTM Dealer

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    Yes that includes R models.
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  13. LowSpeedHighDrag

    LowSpeedHighDrag KTM Dealer

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    Not much I can say bout your dealer other than you might try another one? :wink:
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  14. aspaldo

    aspaldo Been here awhile

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    Hmmm where could I find someone willing to take my money??? Haha
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  15. Florida Lime

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    KTM had said that the 2014 Adventure models (with the Bosch MSC) would not be built until December 2013.
    Has this information changed ? :ear
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  16. LowSpeedHighDrag

    LowSpeedHighDrag KTM Dealer

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    :evil
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  17. LowSpeedHighDrag

    LowSpeedHighDrag KTM Dealer

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    I was never given that information. But today I heard from the horses mouth that they will be arriving in country very soon.
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  18. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    Fay Myers Motorcycle World called me today telling me they had an 1190 in stock....of course they also stated they were not selling it but using it as a demo....
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  19. JTucker

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    We have a demo as well, standards are suppose to be here Dec, R models Jan or Feb.
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  20. TommyBwell

    TommyBwell Adventurer

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    Do both the standard and the R come stock with MSC?
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