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Next gen 1290 Super Adventure

Discussion in 'Australia' started by AUSSIEADV, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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  2. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    Super Adventure, not SE.
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  3. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Yep. Adventure.
    The next iteration of the 1290. Heading down the 790 path of low fuel.
    Some electronics upgrades. God knows why you would want adaptive cruise on a motorbike.

    Cruising, car, pass. Not, bloody slow down.
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  4. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    That muffler though.... lol
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  5. wozzamatta

    wozzamatta Is it new bike time yet

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    Obviously you have never ridden a bike with cruise control because after cruise control, adaptive cruise would have to be the next best accessory.
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  6. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    I think they should have just kept developing this.
    IMAG2007.jpg
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  7. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    I'm with you, it's becoming a little ridiculous now, bigger/wider/heavier/pricier/complexier [ is that a word? ]

    First time you drop it you might write it off......
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  8. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Think it could be dangerous.
    Even the adaptive in the car can catch you out a little at times. Or you cruising along nicely and don't realise that you are now doing 10km/h less than you wanted because it has gently eased off to keep distance with some knob ahead.
    Not why I ride bikes.

    You can have it if you like, I can turn it off.
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  9. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    Yep! Shut up and take my money..... for the adaptive cruise that is!
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  10. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Cruise or adaptive cruise, matters little anyway, the autonomous car/truck in the next lane will make an executive decision on your worth to society and sacrifice you instead of the turtle crossing the road......
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  11. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    25 yrs in IT, and I wouldn't trust my life to some code on a chip. PC's and phones freeze and lock up, but they don't hold your life at stake mostly either.
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  12. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    25 years in IT, you must be excited.
    I just got a new IT after 30 years and I'm wrapped. :imaposer
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  13. prestonpaul

    prestonpaul What?

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    I’ve gotta say, it’s better looking than the 790.
    Why they didn’t stick with the v-twin platform for that is beyond my comprehension.
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  14. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    The 790 is a great motor. Light and compact. What i dont get with it is because of such youd think itd weigh less than the 950SE.
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  15. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    I always thought CC on a bike would be a load of shite I'd never use. Till I got a bike with it and used it.
    But still.... complexity breeds issues. I don't want to have this bike in 10 year after a lot of kms of corrugations and dust.
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  16. prestonpaul

    prestonpaul What?

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    I don’t doubt it’s a great motor and from the photos I’ve seek yes it looks very compact but the 1290 in the spy shot looks much slimmer than the 790.
    A v-twin would have made it easier to produce a slim bike and still be able to keep the fuel down low.
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  17. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Parallel twin, not much wider, way cheaper to build.....
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  18. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer Supporter

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    I use it in the car all the time....it is great.
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  19. PBee

    PBee ...---...

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    Yeah, Adaptive Cruise is brilliant. I wouldn't own a car without it now.
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  20. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer Supporter

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    You must trust the machine, grasshopper....:D

    Letting the car automatically slow down, and then automatically come to a stop behind another car at the lights takes a leap of faith the first time you do it, let me tell you!

    :eek7

    If the car in front moves off within about 10 seconds, your car just follows along automatically....any more than 10 seconds, and you just tap the accelerator...and off she goes....

    Fantastic for stop and go traffic...
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