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Old 06-01-2013, 09:08 AM   #3346
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I am considering either the 1190R, the as yet to be made WGS Adventure, or none of the above. It is clear that the 1190 would be the faster bike all around, but off road I lump them both into the category of big heavy bike that would suck to pick up and suck compared to my 690R. For now I am happy enough to keep my 690r and 990 Supermoto R. Of course these days the 990 is anemic compared to the 1190 but it is fast enough for me and on public roads it is a moot point. I will do a test ride of the GS one of these days. I once had a DL1000 V-Strom and found the bike to be very very boring.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #3347
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Why is it that some people have to talk crap about other people's bikes to try to make a point.
uh, cuz some bike suck shit
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:50 AM   #3348
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I am considering either the 1190R, the as yet to be made WGS Adventure, or none of the above. It is clear that the 1190 would be the faster bike all around, but off road I lump them both into the category of big heavy bike that would suck to pick up and suck compared to my 690R. For now I am happy enough to keep my 690r and 990 Supermoto R. Of course these days the 990 is anemic compared to the 1190 but it is fast enough for me and on public roads it is a moot point. I will do a test ride of the GS one of these days. I once had a DL1000 V-Strom and found the bike to be very very boring.
i dont know if you tried the KTm 1190 yet but as a KTM 1190 owner i would definetly say its a briliant bike. just come back from a trip around 400 miles. no problems with any electronics 600miles services done, it feels even more faster now.

Service cost was £194
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:19 PM   #3349
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uh, cuz some bike suck shit
How eloquent and articulate...
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:41 PM   #3350
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but off road I lump them both into the category of big heavy bike that would suck to pick up and suck compared to my 690R. For now I am happy enough to keep my 690r and 990 Supermoto R. Of course these days the 990 is anemic compared to the 1190 but it is fast enough for me and on public roads it is a moot point.
My feelings exactly. I tried real offroad with my GS, saw that it was just a waste of effort and money, got myself a 690r. The GS is great for my needs, does everything quite well up to gentle offroading. Now I am in the market for more excitement, but think as you do that over ca.100hp is mostly wasted in the urban landscape. I tried the Multistrada 1200 touring, found it quite good. Next week I will test the 1190 and post my thoughts (FWIW). I also loved the new Hypermotard. Maybe the GS and a Hyper would be a good combo.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:07 PM   #3351
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Did you ever want follow somebody test riding a GS? I wonder what they do on the ride? To me the GS felt just like a huge postie-bike - I could only wheelie it in first and second with shit loads of revs and clutch, much heavier, gutless , boring and ugly. Yesterdays ham sandwich. I tried to like it but could not. I understand why people buy them. Same reason divorced women by a 3 series BMW to "make a statement". After riding with over 100 BMW riders in the GS safari - then, I realised that most BMW gs riders are only a hair off being Harley rider - they like to cruise along slowly in other peoples dust, with no adventure camping gear, stopping often at hotels to mention the BMW brand name to strangers. They want to be a part of a legend they imagine exists around this long way round bike. Consumers, not racers. The world need average people and the GS is built to make them feel distinguished. BMW ad agency pulls them in like fish on a line.

The 1190R KTM wont speak to you unless you have an offroad background and you like to win enduro or motocross or track - it wont appeal unless it really bothers you that somebody is infront of you on the track, its a totally different bike which came from racing and motocross - BMW GS appeals to the charlie boreman in every office-trapped person. charlie's so clumsy he give dull people hope. KTM 1190 is the real deal. a different bike.

The KTM 1190 is for a minority of racers and I am hoping that most consumers wont get one - hell yeah. I recommend lots of people buy GS. Last thing I want is anybody to realise how good the 1190 really is, and it become common place "standard issue" like GS.

Glad nobody followed me on my test rides.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:55 AM   #3352
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:02 AM   #3353
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Is there any new news about when the 1190 might be reaching the US??

Anything for sure???
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:07 AM   #3354
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I asked if they would have them at the KTM Rally in Steamboat in September...

"Hi Mike,

We hope so, but we won’t know for sure until July of this year. If so, there will be a special announcement at that time

KTM Event Staff"
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:55 PM   #3355
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Got a flyer this morning from KTMWORLD in GA that claims "1st Demo rides in North America for the new 2014 models"

This is for June 15-16

http://www.ktmworld.com/

I'm going to try to go.



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Is there any new news about when the 1190 might be reaching the US??

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Old 06-02-2013, 01:25 PM   #3356
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I was told by a KTM dealer here in FL that it would be December. He said he had good intel to that effect. Who knows?
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:25 PM   #3357
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I was told by a KTM dealer here in FL that it would be December. He said he had good intel to that effect. Who knows?
My dealer here in Tn. And two other locations in Ga is sending a representative to Austria this month for the intro of the 1190 here in the States . Also a ktm dealer friend told me he is going to Austria also for the same intro in June.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:53 PM   #3358
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Got a flyer this morning from KTMWORLD in GA that claims "1st Demo rides in North America for the new 2014 models"

This is for June 15-16

http://www.ktmworld.com/

I'm going to try to go.


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Old 06-02-2013, 04:08 PM   #3359
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just clicked over 1400kms on my ktm 1190r no probs getting it in for first service next week
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