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Old 10-18-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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I know its not an ADV but I bet a lot of em will end up off road. Because its gonna bite a few.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:24 PM   #2
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http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne..._/R-EPI-142113

I know its not an ADV but I bet a lot of em will end up off road. Because its gonna bite a few.
I wouldn't want to take that sexy beast off road....
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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Oh gawd, another bike I have to own....
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:50 PM   #4
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I wouldn't want to take that sexy beast off road....
Not intentionally...
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:03 AM   #5
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that's my next bike!
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:23 AM   #6
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Not intentionally...
Exactly what I meant. Sexy bitch of a machine.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:18 AM   #7
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Exactly what I meant. Sexy bitch of a machine.
Not so sexy as the prototype looked though :/

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Old 10-21-2013, 04:47 AM   #8
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Not so sexy as the prototype looked though :/
Crikey. That seat looks brutal. Pretty bike though.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:33 AM   #9
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:33 PM   #10
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This bike was parked on the street out front of KTM the other day.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:03 AM   #11
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I have been very lucky and got to help break in my dealers demo model at our local race track. While keeping the bike below 7k rpm i can report the bike does over 200kmph in 6th, handles amazingly wel on track for a totally stock bike and is far, far easier to ride than a 180hp bike has any right to be. I turned off the traction control because it totally neuters the bike, and is much more fun to ride without it (on a dry track). Bike wheelies easily (remember I was keeping it under 7k rpm!) and with the TC turned off you need to be very aware of the throttle, but it never feels threatening (under 7k rpm). I handed the bike over to another guy (the dealer asked us both to help him break in the bike) and let him know the TC was turned off so to be careful and he promtly flipped the bike while wheelying off done the straight. Very unfortunate.

Good news is this guy worked for a neighbouring KTM dealer who then let us use thier demo bike up at Sepang in Malaysia. This bike was already broken in so we used it on a demo day and I was helping out...this bike is so much fun it is ridiculous! It is so easy to ride...it will tootle along with out a worry but when you wick it up it is nuts. I found the sport setting a bit too peaky...a total kick in the pants, but I prefer the street setting as you can control it easier.

Anyway, just totally stoked I got to ride this bike on two race tracks (so far ) and would have one for sure if I had not just bought the 1190 Adv R! I need to win the lottery!
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:41 PM   #12
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this bike was parked on the street out front of ktm the other day.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:41 PM   #13
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I'm not suprised that their is 1 on the street in SD, as they have some kind of distributor / importer / factory shop, not sure what it is but some kind facility where they test distribute bikes & parts. I only know what a couple dealers & other people who have ones on order March - April, tons of snow on the ground up here anyway
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:52 PM   #14
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I'm not suprised that their is 1 on the street in SD, as they have some kind of distributor / importer / factory shop, not sure what it is but some kind facility where they test distribute bikes & parts. I only know what a couple dealers & other people who have ones on order March - April, tons of snow on the ground up here anyway
That bike was parked out front of the KTM office in Murrieta, CA I live a mile from there and have an office on the same street. There are always cool bikes parked out front.

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Old 02-11-2014, 09:03 PM   #15
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That bike was parked out front of the KTM office in Murrieta, CA I live a mile from there and have an office on the same street. There is always cool bike parked out front.
Ktm dealers were there last week to ride the bike.
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