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SQD8R 04-24-2013 05:48 PM

MCN ADV Bike Test: GS, Explorer, Tenéré, 1190R
 
http://youtu.be/f1SZbgLxOGQ

Rockmuncher 04-25-2013 05:30 AM

That KTM 1190 looks like a V-Strom. Funny they would style it after the ugliest cheapest liter adventure bike around. Just my opinion. YMMV :puke1

SQD8R 04-25-2013 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rockmuncher (Post 21264059)
That KTM 1190 looks like a V-Strom. Funny they would style it after the ugliest cheapest liter adventure bike around. Just my opinion. YMMV :puke1

Yes, hard to get past it no matter the performance.

Deuce 04-26-2013 04:14 AM

Like the GS is a real beauty queen?? Beauty is in the eye of the throttle holder.

:1drink

Rockmuncher 04-26-2013 04:58 AM

I had a V-Strom before the GS. I guess I'm drawn to the homely.

lhendrik 04-27-2013 04:09 AM

Forget the looks you girlies, the KTM looks to be a better off road ride :)

SQD8R 04-29-2013 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deuce (Post 21271737)
Like the GS is a real beauty queen?? Beauty is in the eye of the throttle holder.

:1drink

Yeah but to old KTM was / is a looker.

Lensgrinder 04-29-2013 03:13 PM

BMW with cases, KTM without cases.
Also were the tires the same?

Deadly99 04-30-2013 03:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lensgrinder (Post 21295005)
BMW with cases, KTM without cases.
Also were the tires the same?

Don't kid yourself, you could put street tires on the ktm, load it up with cinder blocks and it would still be the better off road bike.

I kinda like the look of the new ktm. I love boxers but the new wc just doesn't cut it for me, too much of a "plastic" look. A buddy rode the wc and said the wc boxer was leaps and bounds better the the 12 gs in every aspect (I value his opinion).

Even though they are labelled "adv" bikes they are all sorta different purpose bike. I see the ktm as the only one capable or semi designed for off road, the others designed for roads (gravel orpaved).

My two cents :1drink


:wave Dale

/dev/null 04-30-2013 03:25 AM

Always thought KTM's slant nose looked a little strange, but a little cool as well. And once I heard that the 1190 is 500lb and 150hp...I've changed my opinion to "it looks awesome!" :D

MANXMAN 04-30-2013 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rockmuncher (Post 21264059)
That KTM 1190 looks like a V-Strom. Funny they would style it after the ugliest cheapest liter adventure bike around. Just my opinion. YMMV :puke1


I have been riding a GS for 13 years now and about 250,000kms so I guess that makes me a fan of the bike but never would I say the GS is good looking.
This new KTM 1190 Adventure R though, in my opinion is the best looking Big Trailie bike yet and I don't see one bit of resemblance to a V-Strom. The fact that it is so much more capable than my GS off pavement only makes it more handsome to my eyes.

Just get rid of those slicks, install a proper set of tires and some soft luggage....can't wait to test ride this bike.
http://manxman.smugmug.com/photos/i-...sXSbKh2-XL.jpg

10Cup 04-30-2013 01:40 PM

+1
I like the looks of the KTM, not a fan of the brand but this bike looks good.

Rockmuncher 05-01-2013 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MANXMAN (Post 21302441)
I have been riding a GS for 13 years now and about 250,000kms so I guess that makes me a fan of the bike but never would I say the GS is good looking.
This new KTM 1190 Adventure R though, in my opinion is the best looking Big Trailie bike yet and I don't see one bit of resemblance to a V-Strom. The fact that it is so much more capable than my GS off pavement only makes it more handsome to my eyes.

Just get rid of those slicks, install a proper set of tires and some soft luggage....can't wait to test ride this bike.


OK, you got me, that one looks good. I was commenting on the one in the video. BTW, a wise man once told me, beauty is only skin deep but ugly is to the bone!

stevie88 05-01-2013 05:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rockmuncher (Post 21306891)
OK, you got me, that one looks good. I was commenting on the one in the video. BTW, a wise man once told me, beauty is only skin deep but ugly is to the bone!

I think he meant that it's better to bone a beauty.:deal

Lensgrinder 05-01-2013 06:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deadly99 (Post 21298510)
Don't kid yourself, you could put street tires on the ktm, load it up with cinder blocks and it would still be the better off road bike.

I kinda like the look of the new ktm. I love boxers but the new wc just doesn't cut it for me, too much of a "plastic" look. A buddy rode the wc and said the wc boxer was leaps and bounds better the the 12 gs in every aspect (I value his opinion).

Even though they are labelled "adv" bikes they are all sorta different purpose bike. I see the ktm as the only one capable or semi designed for off road, the others designed for roads (gravel orpaved).

My two cents :1drink


:wave Dale

I think that statement is quite a stretch.

I wasn't saying one is better than the other, all I'm saying is, was the test equal?

If you load a KTM down, I'm not saying it's better or worse, it all depends on how high the weight is, and the tires do make a difference.


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