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Old 11-11-2013, 09:56 PM   #85
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Location: Northern Nevada
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Originally Posted by avc8130 View Post
Can we get 50 cent worth?

How did the bikes compare on the pavement. We all know the R will excel in the dirt noticeably due to the 21" front wheel, but how much does it give up on the street?

Does the 21" front wheel still have that great planted feel full of feedback the 19" has?

I didn't think the 1190R gave up anything on the street, I enjoyed the cornering much more with the R over the standard. So the answer is yes I believe the 21" front wheel does have the great planted feel of the 19".

I am 6' and I was a bit cramped on the standard, between seat and pegs, although I believe the seat was in the lowest position. So I would advise if you can take a test ride if you can, even if you have to travel a bit to do it.
2009 KTM 990 Adventure R
2014 KTM 500 EXC
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R
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