2018 KTM 1090 Adventure R or 2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R

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  1. Enduro_Sibiu

    Enduro_Sibiu Adventurer

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    Hello everyone!
    This weekend, I'm planning to buy one of the two KTM big Adventure bikes.
    I'm still debating between the 1090 Adventure R and 1290 Super Adventure R. last summer, I demoed the 1290, but I didn't get a chance to demo the 1090, so I could compare them.
    The main reason of buying this Adventure bike, is to attend at KTM Rally, other similar events and riding off road and some single trails.
    I would like to mention that I never owned an Adventure bike, but I used to race Harescramble and MTB.
    What do you guys recommend?
    Thank you!
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  2. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I would not recommend either one for single track.
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  3. Critic

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  4. DSquared

    DSquared Dilly Dilly! Supporter

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    Unless you're going to be riding 2-up regularly, I would go with the 1090. The extra power of the 1290 is relatively wasted off-road as you won't be able to put it to the ground.
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