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Old 10-27-2013, 07:16 AM   #29
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Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Montreal,Canada
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Originally Posted by Jake Mountain View Post
I took a demo ride on some back roads near mooresville NC on roads I know and I did not experience what you describe. I felt the bike was easy to lean in and stay in a turn. I buzzed around where there is almost no traffic and was running between 60-100 mph most of the ride which was about 30 miles. I am 6'6" and 330 pounds so a bike that weighs 500 pounds for me is fairly light. It was interesting to go from my 11 C-14 to the KTM and back. The engine on the 1190 is just awesome, I was in sport mode with traction control off and it will lift the front wheel 1st-4th with relative ease. I found the mapping to be spot on at all speeds and the throttle by wire was fantastic. Honestly I could not imagine a better all around bike for the riding I do.
I just ordered one. Delivery February , I too have a concours 1400.. 2011, how are the differences? I sold my triumph speed triple to get this bike.. Wanted an all rounder to do a month trip all over USA and Canada
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