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Old 05-25-2014, 09:07 PM   #31
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mate of mine in glen rose , texas just traded off his 990SD & RC8 Akrapovic limited editions for the new 2014 KTM Superduke 1290. Quote from Doug - 189 hp and 400 pounds really is fun, I am grinning.

& if going by all his bikes this thing is going to be modded to the max very soon for track use.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:13 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by I JET View Post
I have a 2013 1190 STD that I bought in July last year and currently have just over 25,000kms on the clock.

I test road the 1290 2 months ago and fell in love. I had come from a sportsbike background so the insane 1290 power felt right at home. It was the brutal torque that impressed me the most. I felt the 1290 engine to be a little smoother than the 1190. Not quite as chuggy at low rpm's. And the way it looks. My god I love the look of this thing in black. When I got home I immediately advertised the 1190 but after 1 week I decided to take down the ad and keep the 1190. The thousands of dollars it was going to cost me was one factor but it was more that I bought the 1190 to get away from the sports bike sort of riding. Be more adventurous, see more places, do longer trips and get back out on the dirt as I had given up dirt bikes when I got into road bikes a few years back and was missing the off road stuff. I think I made the right choice and I think in a few years time I can see a 1290 sitting in my garage as a second bike.
that is exactly my attitude so why is KTM making these dam sexy bikes to tempt me back to riding like a hooligan. God that torque is addicting.
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:01 PM   #33
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You can still do this on the 1190

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1991 Yamaha 50 → 1989 Yamaha 80 → 1989 Honda XR80 → 1988 Honda XR100 → 1993 Honda XR250 → 1997 Honda XR400 → 2007 KTM 450 EXC → 1994 Honda RVF 400 → 2010 BMW S1000RR → 2010 Triumph 1050 Speed Triple →
2012 BMW S1000RR --> Bike of the Month DEC/2012 <-- Current Bike → → 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:08 PM   #34
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I'm picking up a black 1290 tomorrow, but did a little searching online and this forum for the "1190 or 1290" posts. Wanted to make sure I had no regret....and because the mid-10 second 1/4 mile times of the 1190 had me thinking "wow, brutally fast for my mainly-pavement riding and it can carry a passenger and a few items much easier."

But taking stock of where I ride and my needs still leans heavily toward the 1290 even though the fire-breathing 1190 with its wind protection and better passenger capabilities sure is tempting. And, no, I won't be buying N+1...
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:56 AM   #35
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Both are great bikes, so pick the one that suits YOUR riding style better.

I had an adventure bike, sold it for a Ducati Monster. Owned that for one year, and traded it in for a new adventure bike. Waste of money on the monster. NOT a waste of money on the 1190
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:00 PM   #36
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Man, I had the 1190 broken in for all of 20 minutes before I landed a $350 speeding ticket (and he cut me a major break! ). The SD would cost me my license in no time. Gotta save that speed for the gravel!
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