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Old 10-27-2013, 03:17 PM   #38
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Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Wilmette, Illinois
Oddometer: 556
Observations from a dirt 990 guy

Rode the standard 1190 Adv for an hour yesterday. FYI: I DID NOT RIDE IT OFF-ROAD. This bike is. Quantum leap for KTM. They will sell many of these as
Long as buyers test ride them. SMOOTH. Did I say smooth? Smooth throttle, clutch, brakes. MUCH improved over the 990. I own a modded 2010 990 BTW.
BUT the ergos for me said "This isn't a dual-sport." I am old, ancient really, almost 58. But I still ride lots of off- road. The pegs were like my old Ducati ST2, too far back and up. I am 6 feet tall. The bars were too far forward and down. Standing on the pegs was useless. The seat was fine but too low. I have 33" inseam.

I put a deposit down on a 1190 Adv R.

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