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Old 10-20-2013, 01:17 AM   #4561
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Trying to make a decision, I just sold my 950 I have had for 10yrs and am going to sell my KLT 1200 BMW and get either the 1190 or a new GS. I need a good bike for road trips that can go off road also (easy off-road). I like the GS with the cruise and all but I love the 1190. Is the 1190 motor smooth on the road? My 950 was pretty rough at freeway speeds, I need something that can do 500 to 1K in a day and still go exploring/camping. I have my 450exc for real dirt fun and need a bike that do the rest. Has anyone ridden one at freeway speeds (75 to 85mph)?
The engine is superb. The stock seat and windscreen on the 1190 standard is not, but those are easier to fix than engine. Doing 500-1000k in a day will be painful if you use it out of the box! Buffeting will numb your head and your ass will be painful. I use airhawk II for long runs and have the touring screen. Even the touring screen is not perfect.
I recommend testdriving both bikes. If you like comfort, the 1190 is not the best, but it really kills in the fun factor department.
I have done 12 000 km on the 1190 so i know the pros and cons from my view. It is however extremely important to test drive, as opinions are always different.

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Old 10-20-2013, 02:39 PM   #4562
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #4563
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Hey. I'm new to the forums however I would like to respond in concern of the freeway speeds. I testdrove a KTM 1190 Adventure a few weeks ago. I love the bike however the windscreen is way to small for everyone taller than 1m75. I, myself, am 1m92 and my head started to hurt after ten minutes of freeway, this because of the turbulence.

A taller windscreen/the touring windscreen is very much advised if you do a lot of freeway.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:29 PM   #4564
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Hey. I'm new to the forums however I would like to respond in concern of the freeway speeds. I testdrove a KTM 1190 Adventure a few weeks ago. I love the bike however the windscreen is way to small for everyone taller than 1m75. I, myself, am 1m92 and my head started to hurt after ten minutes of freeway, this because of the turbulence.

A taller windscreen/the touring windscreen is very much advised if you do a lot of freeway.

Or as I have found - no screen is better than a crap screen...

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Old 10-20-2013, 06:19 PM   #4565
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1190 compared to the 800xc?

I scanned through most of this thread and I think I'm ready to jump in. The standard 1190 not the R.

My KTM dealer has offered a decent trade allotment on my current 800XC but I still have a couple questions. I'm going primarily use the 1190 Adventure as a road bike, just like I think KTM designed it to be.

Are there any former 800XC owners on the new 1190 Adventure that could help?

  1. The 800 triple is amazingly smooth at any rpm. This is what drew me to the Triumph. Having ridden the 990, 800GS and 1200GS(non-water boxer), the handlebar vibes in the top half of the rpm range on all three eliminated them a couple years ago. How does the 1190 compare?
  2. I bought the 800XC because I wanted a fun road bike that would easily travel gravel and dirt. Will the 1190 Adventure keep me grinning in the twisties and be comfortable enough to do 400-600 miles a day?
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:26 PM   #4566
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I got to demo a standard 1190 at MPC in Roseville, CA this weekend.

Holy Shit. Do want.

That is all.
I was there too, very impressive.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:38 PM   #4567
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I scanned through most of this thread and I think I'm ready to jump in. The standard 1190 not the R.

My KTM dealer has offered a decent trade allotment on my current 800XC but I still have a couple questions. I'm going primarily use the 1190 Adventure as a road bike, just like I think KTM designed it to be.

Are there any former 800XC owners on the new 1190 Adventure that could help?

  1. The 800 triple is amazingly smooth at any rpm. This is what drew me to the Triumph. Having ridden the 990, 800GS and 1200GS(non-water boxer), the handlebar vibes in the top half of the rpm range on all three eliminated them a couple years ago. How does the 1190 compare?
  2. I bought the 800XC because I wanted a fun road bike that would easily travel gravel and dirt. Will the 1190 Adventure keep me grinning in the twisties and be comfortable enough to do 400-600 miles a day?
1 the handlebar and the rest of the bike vibes al high rpm.

2 yes, with the optional confort seat.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:22 AM   #4568
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I scanned through most of this thread and I think I'm ready to jump in. The standard 1190 not the R.

My KTM dealer has offered a decent trade allotment on my current 800XC but I still have a couple questions. I'm going primarily use the 1190 Adventure as a road bike, just like I think KTM designed it to be.

Are there any former 800XC owners on the new 1190 Adventure that could help?

  1. The 800 triple is amazingly smooth at any rpm. This is what drew me to the Triumph. Having ridden the 990, 800GS and 1200GS(non-water boxer), the handlebar vibes in the top half of the rpm range on all three eliminated them a couple years ago. How does the 1190 compare?
  2. I bought the 800XC because I wanted a fun road bike that would easily travel gravel and dirt. Will the 1190 Adventure keep me grinning in the twisties and be comfortable enough to do 400-600 miles a day?
I have a Tiger 800 roadie and the 1190 roadie. They are totally different bikes in my view, the Tiger is buttery smooth, real easy to ride but never really thrills. The 1190 has the motor to thrill but takes more effort to ride. The 1190 goes a bit further on a tank full when touring, my bigger gripe with the Tiger is its poor range.

Hence I have both. If I had to have one it would probably be the Tiger, mine has Maxton suspension front and rear, so well sorted.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:44 AM   #4569
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I scanned through most of this thread and I think I'm ready to jump in. The standard 1190 not the R.

My KTM dealer has offered a decent trade allotment on my current 800XC but I still have a couple questions. I'm going primarily use the 1190 Adventure as a road bike, just like I think KTM designed it to be.

Are there any former 800XC owners on the new 1190 Adventure that could help?

  1. The 800 triple is amazingly smooth at any rpm. This is what drew me to the Triumph. Having ridden the 990, 800GS and 1200GS(non-water boxer), the handlebar vibes in the top half of the rpm range on all three eliminated them a couple years ago. How does the 1190 compare?
  2. I bought the 800XC because I wanted a fun road bike that would easily travel gravel and dirt. Will the 1190 Adventure keep me grinning in the twisties and be comfortable enough to do 400-600 miles a day?
I recently traded my XC for an 1190 R. The KTM is nowhere near as smooth as the Tiger, especially at high RPM, but it's just the character of the twin over the triple. Its taking a bit of getting used to, but the extra power, better handling and better suspension make the KTM a better tourer IMHO. The brakes are also far better on the KTM.

I'm a bit disappointed in the KTM seat and so far the Tiger seat wins on comfort. Maybe the KTM seat will get better with age. Maybe not.

Pretty happy with my decision to trade up. The KTM is a step up in most areas IMHO. I was especially impressed with little things like the toolkit and manual, which put the Triumph ones to shame. Triumph needs to sort the lack of a rear subframe too.

Hope this helps you make up your mind. Both are great bikes but are a very different ride.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:37 AM   #4570
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More details, please

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Carbon shield in the making. Made a cardboard template and tried it out for a while and then trimmed it to about half the size. Works a treat. Will make a forward facing airscoop in it as well to move the hot air out even better. Should be ready mañana I think...
Am trying to find a heat camera somewhere to see how much heat it actually radiates next to the seat.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:47 AM   #4571
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That's a great idea, to use a heat camera....I wish I knew some group that had an air tunnel so you could have a little control over the environment when testing.
I think most folks will be watching for the results.....
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:43 AM   #4572
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FINALLY!!!!!!

Fresh out the box

So I saw this post and called my local dealer on Saturday. He called me back today and said he has no word on delivery to this area. I'm in Massachusetts. Is it that this region just didn't get deliveries this time of year or was he just being lazy?
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:46 PM   #4573
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So I saw this post and called my local dealer on Saturday. He called me back today and said he has no word on delivery to this area. I'm in Massachusetts. Is it that this region just didn't get deliveries this time of year or was he just being lazy?
Same answers in Texas. Still waiting ! ! ! Really wanting a R.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:47 PM   #4574
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I scanned through most of this thread and I think I'm ready to jump in. The standard 1190 not the R.

My KTM dealer has offered a decent trade allotment on my current 800XC but I still have a couple questions. I'm going primarily use the 1190 Adventure as a road bike, just like I think KTM designed it to be.

Are there any former 800XC owners on the new 1190 Adventure that could help?

  1. The 800 triple is amazingly smooth at any rpm. This is what drew me to the Triumph. Having ridden the 990, 800GS and 1200GS(non-water boxer), the handlebar vibes in the top half of the rpm range on all three eliminated them a couple years ago. How does the 1190 compare?
  2. I bought the 800XC because I wanted a fun road bike that would easily travel gravel and dirt. Will the 1190 Adventure keep me grinning in the twisties and be comfortable enough to do 400-600 miles a day?
Pretty sure she will keep you grinning
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:57 PM   #4575
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So I saw this post and called my local dealer on Saturday. He called me back today and said he has no word on delivery to this area. I'm in Massachusetts. Is it that this region just didn't get deliveries this time of year or was he just being lazy?
mine is one of the 40 odd bikes that came to the states early (we went to Austria to test ride them and they crated them up and shipped them here) and im not sure exactly when the customer bikes will arrive especially the R version, i will be testing this one in the north GA mountains this sunday
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