The Ktm 1050 Adventure thread

Discussion in 'Hard. Core. (1090/1190/1290)' started by Bikeaddict, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Bikeaddict

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  2. KI6HNB

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    Would be nice if this was available in an R version here in the states. :cry
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    Yeah, R version would be neat!
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  4. Barekat

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    The bike would never sell in the US... especially when the 1190 has 150hp.

    Bigger is Better!
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  5. Dualsport4ever

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    Too bad we north americans largely still only seem to value motorcycles by their horsepower or the perception of horsepower.
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  6. Barekat

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    I donno, my response was kind of flippant.

    The 1050 with it's cast wheels, 100hp and non-adjustable suspension makes it a difficult sell especially when you can by a 1000cc Suzuki Vstrom for less money, more mature dealer network and better reliability.

    Although the 1050 has about the same power as the 9x0 they have none of the off road prowess of those old bikes.

    Without the EU licensing restrictions there really is no reason for the 1050 in NA.







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  7. ozzieadventure

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    When it is the same weight as the 1190 why would you bother.
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    If the 1050 is a 990/950 then I would want one for the transmission. Even tho the top to bottom ratio is only 3.02 that is way better than the 1190 at 2.8 as I recall. Also a selling point for the 1050 would be if it doesn't have all the electronic crap of the 1190s, but if it does we only have one benefit of the 1050. Now the rest of the bike - for me to want it it needs 21 -18 wheels and at least 200mm travel. If that makes it an "R" so be it. If it actually had the "R"s suspension of 990 - a bit tall for me.
    Really guys KTM is screwing up with transmissions and electronics. Last thing we need is for the bike to tell us when it is ready to go ride. And I hate having to decide what CS sprocket to put on.
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  9. scudrunner82

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    Exactly. This bike is a castrated 1190.
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  10. Gustavo.Ramos

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    why bother on 1050 when the 1190 is pretty much the same with 50% more hp, same weight and (arguably) better looks? Better get a 9x0, way more value for money.... wait... no, get the 1050... leave those 9x0 so i can get one
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  11. Nelso

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    We are getting them in Australia in March and I am likely going to get one. I am not tall, not a good rider, don't need 96kW of power (that actually scares me a bit) and unlikely to need lots of fancy trickery.

    It will be $20,500 RRP rideaway here and the 1190 is $23,990 RRP.

    So I am spending less, have a lower seat, a twin, no electronic suspension but still have some rider aids (that I hope I don't need to use :-) ) and can still ride to work and on gravel roads on weekends and longer trips.

    That's all I want in a bike - I'm excited :-)

    PS I currently ride an XT660Z Tenere which you also don't get in the USA. Similar story - I don't think Americans are prepared to pay the asking price for what you would get in either bike.
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    i saw one on the road here in the uk yesterday. i thought it looked great and wasn't hanging about despite a *measly* 95bhp :)
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    I like then Nelso and I am sure you will absolutely love yours, especially coming from a big single.

    One huge advantage is the mag wheels. If you want it mainly for road with dirt road thrown in these are lighter, get rid of the gasket problem and need no maintenance.

    Enjoy, hope to see you on the road.
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    Cheers Alobar

    I think it'll probably sell well. Yes, you can get a V-Strom 1000 for less but it's not a Euro...

    Let's face it... Toyota make cars in every segment that are as good or better than anything out of Europe (BMW, Merc, VW, Volvo etc) but we still think that if it's from Europe - it's better. So I will continue to drive my 200 Series LandCruiser and get my 1050 Adventure because I've got a Euro so I'm in the crowd :-)

    For everyone else, don't belittle the bike... if it's 50% down on this that or the other then move on... I don't care, why do you?... There's a 1190/1190R/1290 thread for you somewhere ;-)

    PS From launch date marketing the 1050 has the same power/torque as the 1190 until 6,000 RPM... so for you Brochure Boys embrace those stats and I'll pocket my $4k :-)
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    +1
    When I was looking at bikes (and I looked at them all), the V-Strom and the 1190R were the two final choices. The Suzuki for it's reliability and value, or the KTM for giggle factor and offroad capability. For me, that was a difficult decision. Against the 1050, I'd buy a V-Strom in a heartbeat.

    The 1050 also faces competition from the Tiger 800 and F800GS. Combined with the NA tendency for bigger is better, sitting beside 1190's and 1290's on the floor - the 1050 wouldn't sell well here at all.
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    I guess what I would like to see is something with the off road capability and weight of the 690 Adventure but the smoothness of twin cylinders and the service intervals of the 1190 (15000km). I hadn't read much about the 1050. I thought it was a smaller bike.
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  18. ZeZeZoom

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    I read a French review (essai, as they call it) of the 1050 which included a torque and power curves comparative graphic (supplied by KTM) of both the 1050 and the 1190. The curves are quite similar up to 6000 rpm. Above that threshold, the values for the 1190 rise noticeably and those for the 1050 would bend downwards.
    The journalist wrote that it is useless to push the 1050 above 6000 rpm and compared its engine to a diesel engine (in which there is plenty of torque at low and medium rpm range and severe respiratory difficulties in the high revs).
    In that journalist words, the 1050 is quite pleasant to ride, with more than enough power and torque.
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    errrr......post #13

    Or keep your eyes open for the 690 Adventure that was spy photo'd in ADVPULSE this week.

    Now, if a 690 Adventure gets added, the 1050 is a waste of $$$ for my money.

    http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/sp...690-adventure/


    IT APPEARS AS THOUGH THEY ARE MAKING A 690 ADVENTURE.
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  20. BygDaddee

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    But It won't be a twin :huh

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