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Old 11-08-2014, 01:30 PM   #1
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Drank the orange kool-aid 1290SA

Well it's official!

I've joined the KTM family... ordered a 1290 Super Adventure this morning.

Let the waiting, speculating, researching and dreaming begin.

I'll post details and pics... well, next year.
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:47 PM   #2
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Congrats! What are you coming off?
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:15 PM   #3
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Congratulations! That is certainly a dream bike. I wish you a short wait and lots of fun riding it.
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:26 PM   #4
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Congrats... Get a good plastic surgeon for the grin lines...
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:01 PM   #5
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My local dealer won't take deposits until the price comes out next week. I suppose that makes sense. They don't expect the bikes to be delivered until March or April.
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:14 PM   #6
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Thanks guys.

All of my other bikes have been Japanese less than 750cc.


The current bike weighs in at 210kgs and has about 100hp so the new bike will be close in weight but 60hp more.


My order was the second taken at the dealership for a1290SA. :o
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:06 PM   #7
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Woohoo! My dealer took my down payment the day they announced the bike. Not sure on pricing, options or delivery date but I am first in line at my dealer! I would guess $19,999 with hhc/msr and maybe a topcase? Either way I most likely wont get it until mid-April so I bought a wee to tide me over. Should be fun bumping up a hundred hp on a similar sized bike.
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:19 PM   #8
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My dealer penciled the 1290 SD price for now but yeah! First business day after the announcement I locked in.


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Old 11-09-2014, 03:50 PM   #9
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So it looks like only three of us have actually put our money where our mouth is. :)
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:03 PM   #10
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So it looks like only three of us have actually put our money where our mouth is. :)
My dealer won't accept a down payment until the MSRP is announced. I'm just fine with that. Chances are, it will be priced competitively with the GS1200. However, I'm not rich enough to put a down payment on an open ended debt. You guys live more dangerously than I do.
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:54 PM   #11
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So it looks like only three of us have actually put our money where our mouth is. :)


I am having fun on this wee I bought to trade-in on "The Squatch" (just testing out some names for the beast) but I can't wait for the nearly 100hp upgrade!!!

Edit: Love the sig Barekat!
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:04 PM   #12
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My dealer won't accept a down payment until the MSRP is announced. I'm just fine with that. Chances are, it will be priced competitively with the GS1200. However, I'm not rich enough to put a down payment on an open ended debt. You guys live more dangerously than I do.
I am guessing the price will be competitive with similarly (tough to find equally) equipped bikes and tickle the $20k range. The down payment is already gone from the slush fund and forgotten so my cash-for-keys amount in May won't cause me as much pain.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:22 PM   #13
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Ditto, down payment was in my November budget.

BTW, the signature is R&D'd - rip off and duplicate.
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I am guessing the price will be competitive with similarly (tough to find equally) equipped bikes and tickle the $20k range. The down payment is already gone from the slush fund and forgotten so my cash-for-keys amount in May won't cause me as much pain.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:32 PM   #14
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...and in full disclosure, I was heading to the dealer to buy his last 2014 1190 ES in August and I slept on it for the weekend, then told myself to wait and get one (possibly with digital cruise control???) in early 2015. Waffled and decided I had to have one now and arrived to the dealer in time to see empty tire impressions in the carpet where the 2014 just sat hours earlier.

So I wiped away the tears and snot and pinned my hopes on the announcement for 2015. All I wanted added was digital cruise. Boy was I surprised to see the new feature set. I am totally jealous of all the inmates riding their 1190s today but I think the wait will be worth it for me. If KTM went bankrupt tomorrow and didn't produce a single 1290, I would be on the search for an 1190 and feel equally thrilled about it.
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:41 PM   #15
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If KTM went bankrupt tomorrow and didn't produce a single 1290, I would be on the search for an 1190 and feel equally thrilled about it.
I feel the same way. I'm eagerly awaiting the 1290, but part of me wants the offroad capability of the 1190. I'm hoping the 1290, being lighter with a better motor, would run circles around the GSA in the dirt, but nobody is mentioning anything offroad about the 1290. Super Adventure?
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