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Old 03-09-2013, 11:29 AM   #2431
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Today I have seen in the manual that, the alternator is 450 watts.
you've found the manual in some electronic format or printed?
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #2432
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It was one of the printed manuals next to the new bikes; glanced it in the technical data part of it.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:41 PM   #2433
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I`n not keen with the position (according to another forum member) regarding the pillion pegs since this bike will be to a big part a pillion bike with my luggage system to cross Australia.
Did that with my DL650 but it was not perfect regarding buffeting, seat, suspension and fuel consumption in head wind.
Pretty sure you can put a bracket or something to change the position?
Love these riding reports that start to come in.
Would be lovely with one including a good fuel consumption test, the R models seat comfort, handlebar vibration, pillion comfort and more during long trips.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:49 PM   #2434
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I`n not keen with the position (according to another forum member) regarding the pillion pegs since this bike will be to a big part a pillion bike with my luggage system to cross Australia.
Did that with my DL650 but it was not perfect regarding buffeting, seat, suspension and fuel consumption in head wind.
Pretty sure you can put a bracket or something to change the position?
Love these riding reports that start to come in.
Would be lovely with one including a good fuel consumption test, the R models seat comfort, handlebar vibration, pillion comfort and more during long trips.
Cheers!
Time and more extended rides will tell more, so take these comments for what they are:
- I had no problems myself with the passenger pegs but my friend did. In fact, I think that it could well have been more so on the regular 1190 since it had a lower saddle, which automatically gives a different angle on the legs, and some then moves the feet further back. It is also rider dependent so do not read too much into that comment but go try for yourself.
- I could not notice much of handlebar vibration, but then again we did mostly accelerate/braking so no real "crusing".
- the seat on the R looks like a nice quality seat and I was positively surprised how comfortable it was. Only hours in the saddle will tell if it decompresses.

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Old 03-09-2013, 04:25 PM   #2435
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today after 200km up and down the montains the average was 16,94 km x lt, multiplied by 23 lt makes a total autonomy of 389 km.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #2436
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... the bike does not track that well at super low speeds.
Possibly an effect of the steering damper - I think both models have one standard. (Or the head bearings are too tight!)

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Old 03-10-2013, 12:44 AM   #2437
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fuel consumption:
today after 200km up and down the montains the average was 16,94 km x lt, multiplied by 23 lt makes a total autonomy of 389 km.
wow nice, that makes less then 6 L/100km
how many kilometres do you already have on odometer?
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:31 AM   #2438
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Possibly an effect of the steering damper - I think both models have one standard.
Yep, both the Adventure and R models have a steering damper from WP. It's non-adjustable.
What I mean is, when I try to ride over a painted line, I inadvertedly weave a bit rather than stay on the line. No drunkenness involved. Could be a higher center of gravity, or tires, I don't know.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:39 AM   #2439
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I could live with just under 6L/100k`s. Love my DL650`s 4.2L/100k`s but with double the power, almost double the cc, heavier, slightly cold weather where the KTM`s figure is from it is not bad, just wonder how accurate the fuel computer readout is to the odo meter?
If the seat is better, vibes same or less, great power delivery, good for pillion and some more that you can expect if a bike cost more than double than my less spec DL but it has been trust worthy and managed to go to most places where my buddies GS1200, XTZ1200 and other adventure bikes been.
Just need to justify the quite a bit of money that an additional bike would cost.
Will sell the DL & most likely my B-King but the R1 is a keeper which would complement the 1190 nicely.
If it arrives in April here in Australia it is only a few more weeks for a test ride.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:48 AM   #2440
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wow nice, that makes less then 6 L/100km
how many kilometres do you already have on odometer?
around 350 km, but I'm not finished for the week end, I'm getting addicted....
this morning it was the first time I drove it on dry asphalt, it turns very well and you feel very confident in dropping down the bike, it's hard to belevive there's 21'' wheel in the front.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:16 AM   #2441
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regaring fuel consumption I have to clarifiy a couple of points.

the comuter is accured beause, I refilled the bike after the ride, the figure were something like 260 km and less then 16 lt.

as with most bikes the driving style is important, with the 1190 when driving italian winding roads, I rearly went over 5000 rev. by driving this thing between 2000 and 5000 rev. you get a fantastic kick and you go f...ing fast too.
it very different from the 990 where I used tu drive it at much higher rev., also because on slow rev. it isn't as smoth.
I guess that on more open and large roads (wiithout speed limit issues) the consuption would increase a significatelly.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:43 AM   #2442
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fuel consumption:
today after 200km up and down the montains the average was 16,94 km x lt, multiplied by 23 lt makes a total autonomy of 389 km.
48mpg (UK) or 40mpg (US)

Sounds pretty good for a tight new motor.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:44 AM   #2443
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Today I have seen in the manual that, the alternator is 450 watts.
Hmmm... If true, that's rather disappointing. Bike electrical systems, auxiliary lighting, heated gear, GPS; there won't be much to spare.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:16 AM   #2444
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Yes in my opinion too; my tiny f800r has 400 watts alternator. Can't imagine with fog lamps, heated grips and seats. :-))
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:29 PM   #2445
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Yes in my opinion too; my tiny f800r has 400 watts alternator. Can't imagine with fog lamps, heated grips and seats. :-))
Many things now are low power consumption, eg LED lights.
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