Originally Posted by straightline
The heat still comes out it just does it behind the riders legs. I never ride with a passenger but those who do may not like the shields.
Yep, that was my conclusion as well. My passenger(s) feel increased heat on lower legs, but because it's low down and they wear riding boots, it's far less a problem for them to have the heat than for me having it directed at my inner thighs where it's quite sensitive
Taking the heat shield blanket off re-distributes the heat in quite a good way. My thighs are still "protected", my bum gets warmed comfortably through the seat, and there is less "hot air" directed at the passenger's lower legs.
From the "spy pictures" of the 2015 1190 Adv tourer, it seems KTM are introducing a heat shield lagging for the rear cylinder exhaust downpipe.