ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-13-2013, 07:27 AM   #1
Pedrogomezrios OP
Quiet
 
Pedrogomezrios's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Medellín, Colombia
Oddometer: 27
Why do you prefer KTM 1190 over new R 1200 GS?

Hey, what do you think?
__________________
___________
First Colombians in a RTW trip.
Say like: http://facebook.co/ColombiaRTW
@PedroGomezRios
Pedrogomezrios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 07:31 AM   #2
a7an
Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Oddometer: 59
You are Definitely Posting in the Wrong Forum

Fun

Why do we love motorcycles?
a7an is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 07:42 AM   #3
igorpetrovich
Gnarly Adventurer
 
igorpetrovich's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Italy
Oddometer: 181



to me there are several reasons:

With the R you can do some serious off road ( and is fantastic on road as well)
The frame is better
The suspensions are superior
The motor is uncomparable, the GS might be better berween 1000 and 2000 rev, but for the rest forget it
Ktm is lighter
The way the traction control activates is way better on ktm
The look is better, to me the GS looks like mazinga Z
I don't like the rigidity of the shaft drive and I broke 2 in the past, no more!

Do you think it's enough??
igorpetrovich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
wpbarlow
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Central NJ
Oddometer: 10,144
If you have to ask....
wpbarlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 08:47 AM   #5
Pedrogomezrios OP
Quiet
 
Pedrogomezrios's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Medellín, Colombia
Oddometer: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by wpbarlow View Post
If you have to ask....
I just realized that i like the 1190 more and i decided that i am going to change my 1200 GSA, but i am asking for help to try to understand why :) And explain that to my sponsor (wife)
__________________
___________
First Colombians in a RTW trip.
Say like: http://facebook.co/ColombiaRTW
@PedroGomezRios
Pedrogomezrios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 09:13 AM   #6
Rob.G
Mostly Harmless
 
Rob.G's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Fulltiming in an RV!
Oddometer: 2,114
For me?

The 1190 has a real driveline (no shaft drive to fail)
The 1190 has a real swingarm (one that won't snap in two at the least opportune moment)
The 1190 doesn't have cylinder heads sticking out to be whacked on stuff if you go down
The 1190 is actually capable off-road
The 1190 is far less likely to have electrical problems
The 1190 is meant for real riders who will go off-road, not posers who probably won't :)

Rob
__________________
'12 Suzuki V-Strom DL650
'96 Suzuki DR650
'10 Kawasaki KLX351S #320
Rob.G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 09:53 AM   #7
BigTony
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Oddometer: 189
150hp, 150hp, and 150hp would be my first 3 reasons :)

Lighter = more fun + safer
Fuel economy seems to be on point


Besides - just look at the pic of Igor's bike - it's magnificent!

I have no problems doing 700-1000 mile days on my 990 and the 1190 will be night and day better for road work, so I don't see touring as an advantage for the BMW either (I'm not totally biased - I own a BMW too but it's an s1000rr)
BigTony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 10:34 AM   #8
Katoom72
Studly Adventurer
 
Katoom72's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Belgium
Oddometer: 830
I bleed orange
__________________
Now:
'03 KTM 250sx -- '05 KTM Adventure 950
Before:
'00 KTM 250sx -- '03 KTM 450sx -- '03 Yamaha R6 -- '08 KTM SuperDuke R --- '13 KTM 690 enduro R
Katoom72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 10:57 AM   #9
NKL
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Kent, England
Oddometer: 111
Don't like either of them.
NKL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 12:50 PM   #10
conrado
Gnarly Adventurer
 
conrado's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Berlin (Germany)
Oddometer: 269
The guys in GSpot are asking questions like "can I pair my iPhone to the GPS receiver using bluetooth"...

And this, believe it or not, is the toolkit of the new LC R1200GS:
__________________
'11 BMW R1200GS Adv (Germany)
www.duasmotos.com
conrado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 12:54 PM   #11
Katoom72
Studly Adventurer
 
Katoom72's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Belgium
Oddometer: 830
Quote:
Originally Posted by conrado View Post
The guys in GSpot are asking questions like "can I pair my iPhone to the GPS receiver using bluetooth"...

And this, believe it or not, is the toolkit of the new LC R1200GS:
They have an iPhone to call their dealer for towing.
__________________
Now:
'03 KTM 250sx -- '05 KTM Adventure 950
Before:
'00 KTM 250sx -- '03 KTM 450sx -- '03 Yamaha R6 -- '08 KTM SuperDuke R --- '13 KTM 690 enduro R
Katoom72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 01:38 PM   #12
Frog uk
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Oddometer: 216
Quote:
Originally Posted by igorpetrovich View Post



to me there are several reasons:

With the R you can do some serious off road ( and is fantastic on road as well)
The frame is better
The suspensions are superior
The motor is uncomparable, the GS might be better berween 1000 and 2000 rev, but for the rest forget it
Ktm is lighter
The way the traction control activates is way better on ktm
The look is better, to me the GS looks like mazinga Z
I don't like the rigidity of the shaft drive and I broke 2 in the past, no more!

Do you think it's enough??
So what you're saying is the 1190 is shit between 1000 and 2000 rpm?
Frog uk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #13
igorpetrovich
Gnarly Adventurer
 
igorpetrovich's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Italy
Oddometer: 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frog uk View Post
So what you're saying is the 1190 is shit between 1000 and 2000 rpm?
absolutelly no! I was reading an other italian forum about this guy that tryed both bikes and wrote what he said about the motor (a bmw forum)
actually today I drove in enduro mode for a while and I have to say it's even more flexible, the best mode to drive in heavy traffic.

don't forget 1000 rev. it's f...ing low! you start driving the 990 above 3000 rev....
igorpetrovich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #14
Alejo
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Alejo's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Costa Rica Centro America
Oddometer: 181
Cause is a KTM....
__________________
Once you ride Off road you will never want to go on road again

Alejo From Costa Rica Centro America
Alejo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 01:49 PM   #15
Jaimoto
Beastly Adventurer
 
Jaimoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Santiago, Chile
Oddometer: 1,212
Quote:
Originally Posted by conrado View Post
And this, believe it or not, is the toolkit of the new LC R1200GS:
Loved the instructions to organize such a large amount of tools
__________________
Jaime

2007 KTM 990 Adventure
2012 Yamaha BWs 125
Jaimoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014