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Old 01-15-2014, 05:41 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by Perljam View Post
Anyone with any decent miles under their belt care to share reliability pros/cons so far? Thinking of another 11 or 12 GS, air/oil camhead...I know, I know....but really would prefer the 1190, however concerned re KTM reliability and support, especially with all the new electronics. Thanks
My bike has 1,200K's on it so i cannot speak much on realiabilty.
What i do like is that to do your own oil changes will be easy.
Motorex Full synth 4T $96aud oil filter $15aud..
Simple as or just get the shop to do you changes every 8,000kms lets say for peace of mind.

Also the BMW and the KTM are diffrent in many respects, I think if you have your heart set on a 1190, my personal view is go for the 2014 model.
I rode the GS water boxer for 45 minutes and i was not impressed by it..
I didnot have a test ride on the 1190 and bought simply going on reviews and tests off the internet.
Thats was a massive call for me to do...

THis bike is very unique and im liking it big time..

Once again its a very personal decision, do your test rides, take into consideration your type and style of riding and then buy the 1190
75 V perky peak power from around 5000rpm and loves to be worked through the gears.
When you hit that sweet spot, it is simply electrifying.
Simplicity is the key note of all elegance
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