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Old 09-20-2012, 05:33 PM   #586
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Looks too much like a BMW to me....pass...
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:09 PM   #587
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Just heard from local dealer that the plan KTM told them today was that the 1190 would not be coming to the USA until late 2013 as a 2014 model. So the rest of the world can prove them out and all the bitching and moaning from 'mericans about the death of the 990 can stop for another year.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:16 PM   #588
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Looks likr the R has a leading axle fork, and the regular model has a regular ( road ) fork.(axel inline with the fork).
anyone else see the same thing?
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:08 PM   #589
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Hmm

I feel the Engineers did a superb job. Attacked areas where most complaints were centered on. And built a great bike. I am sure it is going to be a great performing bike. I like the looks. There is only so much they can do with a tank. Sure they tested all types of builds. You know dang well they don't want to look like a GS. But i am sure they went with what will work best performance wise functionality and ergo for this bike.


Of course time will tell. But I am glad KTM is making an effort one way or the other. Big bike or middle weight.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #590
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I dunno. From the side the Adv has always been kind of an ugly duck:



Maybe they'll give one to that fellow from MCN to try out.

Definitely needs a skid plate though.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:25 PM   #591
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Definitely needs a skid plate though.
Yeah, I guess they gave up on the OEM tupperware one. It'll be interesting to see what the aftermarket comes up with, that RC8 sump down low doesn't help.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:06 PM   #592
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I think that R is one sweet looking bike....I just may become a regular in the OC again
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:06 PM   #593
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Someone heard about a 800 cc Adventure to be released with the 1190 ?
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:14 PM   #594
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I dunno. From the side the Adv has always been kind of an ugly duck:



Maybe they'll give one to that fellow from MCN to try out.

Definitely needs a skid plate though.
I did the exact same comparison side-by-side. To be honest, I really like it. Remember guys, once it's gone through the typical upgrade most of us do it would be pretty nice (assuming they'd be available...Superplush treatment, Renazco Seat, BlackDog Skidplate,Wings exhaust etc)....I think it's pretty sweat. And I would be willing to bet it's within 15 lbs of the990 with oil/coolant and same amount of gas. I mean, look at the 990's stock exhaust, if you can define ugly, you've got it right there.
In any case, this gets a +1 from me.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:17 PM   #595
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Someone heard about a 800 cc Adventure to be released with the 1190 ?

Just the people who are talking to themselves
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:38 PM   #596
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I think that R is one sweet looking bike....I just may become a regular in the OC again
You never stray too far.....

I like the R. ...and I bet it would look a heap better with an akra instead of that huge can. Now who has the photoshoppee thingee working?????
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:38 PM   #597
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What is the suspension difference besides the obviouse clearance difference between the two models?

It looks like to me all i have to do to turn the non R into a R is add the 18 and 21 rims to create the same clearence as the R.

But reading the description the non R has WP components vs The R reads WP suspension..

Can someone explain to me. I would like the best suspension but if it is only in the R then I guess I want the R. I like the grey non R version myself. I was thinking of just getting the 18-21 set up for off road expeditions.

After KTM Producing the Dakar versions why drop the suspension quality down on these? Doesn't the Dakar versions have the same suspension quality as the 990r?

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It looks like the std version has electronically adjustable suspension, whereas the R has a conventional rear shock.

Check out the photos, there is a black box with "WP" on it just behind the shock. Also the std shock has no visible remote reservoir.

And yes, someone mentioned the R has leading axle forks, whereas the std model doesn't.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:00 PM   #598
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I kinda like how it looks, though the exhaust is too sqiddly for my taste.

I'm reserving my judgement 'till I'm standing next to one (or test riding one).

Nice to see change.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:56 PM   #599
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The new KTM looks like shit to me, where is the skid plate and the off-roadness. They just created a new V-Strom.



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Old 09-20-2012, 09:57 PM   #600
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The new KTM looks like shit to me, where is the skid plate and the off-roadness. They just created a new V-Strom.


Yeah, that's gonna need a jumbo size skid plate -
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