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Old 09-14-2014, 07:59 AM   #1
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Adventure vs SuperEnduro

Hey Guys and Gals

I am new to adventure bikes and this forum , but I am not new to offroad riding and dirt bikes.

I have a question about road trips and which bike would be better. Can the SuperEnduro be ridden and outfitted similar to the Adventure for long road trips? Can it be taken offroad similar to the Adventure. I dont mean tight single track. I mean fire roads etc. Or is it better just to stick with the Adventure?

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Old 09-14-2014, 09:07 AM   #2
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I own both and the only thing that makes the Adv more long trip friendly is that is a bit more comfortable. That said.... my SE is my long range choice normally because I like to get off the beaten track and feel more comfortable in the rough on the SE. You can kit out the SE just as well as the Adv.

There are currently a couple SE doing RTW duty..... one of them 2 up.
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:41 AM   #3
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I have an SE. I have a 2 into 1 exhaust which allows a saddle tank. Mine is 1.7 gallons which gives me 5 gallons. I also have a Lynx fairing which helps on road comfort. After a South America trip, I rode home from Miami in 4 1/2 days (2800 miles) so it's fine on the road. Front end is lighter than an Adventure so that helps off road.

So mine is kind of a hybrid of an Adventure and an SE. It's easier to add weight to an SE than it is to take it off an Adventure. Since you have a dirt bike background, I'd say start with an SE and add stuff as you see fit.
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:09 AM   #4
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I am an Adventure owner with a dirtbike background. The big girl performs amazing offroad. Ive been riding it for 7 years now and I am still blown.away at what these bikes can do. I love my bike however there is one girl i lust after. The 950 SE. If I were to do it all again I would follow the advise in the previous post. Start with SE and add what you need.

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Old 09-14-2014, 12:28 PM   #5
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I owned both, 04 Adventure and 07 SE. I got the Adventure first and then an SE became available locally so I grabbed it. My first thoughts of the SE were not good because it was a bit more shaky on the highway but having ridden it on some fairly rough off road stuff I decided it is a keeper. Yeah it shakes more than the Adventure but we are talking about 90 mph plus and you get used to it. The other things to me is I actually find more fun to ride on road when it get twisty.
The biggest problem you will find with an SE is just that. Finding one. There is this constant discussion about when is someone going to make a true hardcore powerful adventure bike. The fact is KTM built one and unfortunately they stop making them. Unfortunate for the ones that want one I guess but not for the ones that own them and that is another good thing about owning a SE, they are keeping their value.
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:51 PM   #6
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You mean like this. She is loaded to leave for the KTM Rally in Taos. I have Motoz tractionators mounted. I agree with the others above 80 it has more head shake to it but honestly don't really need to ride much faster. I have ridden it on single track great on fire roads. AWSOME on twisty pavement. I would say it does a lot of different Terran very well. Great all around bike.
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Old 09-14-2014, 03:11 PM   #7
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never had a 950/990 Adventure…. but I have the 1190R and I find myself riding my 7-yr old 30K mile SE more than the new 1190. The 1190R is a great bike, but I feel more at home on the SE, SE wind noise is less and helmet buffeting is less on the hwy, is much easier (for me at least) to ride off road in the rocky/sandy terrain (both do fire roads great). If I was going cross country I'd jump on my Adventure no questions, but short of cross country I'm on the SE. I'm on my 3rd SE now and I'm already looking for my 4th… FWIW
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You mean like this. She is loaded to leave for the KTM Rally in Taos.
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:23 PM   #9
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Thanks Guys!


That is exactly what I wanted to know. What is the farthest you guys would ride a SE before switching to a Adventure? Meaning miles wise or is that just a preference?
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:23 PM   #10
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You mean like this. She is loaded to leave for the KTM Rally in Taos. I have Motoz tractionators mounted. I agree with the others above 80 it has more head shake to it but honestly don't really need to ride much faster. I have ridden it on single track great on fire roads. AWSOME on twisty pavement. I would say it does a lot of different Terran very well. Great all around bike.
Dang! What does that thing weigh with all that stuff on it?
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:29 PM   #11
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I don't know but I bet it's still less than an adventure loaded up. If I come across a scale I'll weight it for you with a full tank LOL!
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:36 PM   #12
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I'm guess about the same as last year just the weight is lower. It was really top heavy last year and hard to stop it from falling over and impossible to pick up.
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:37 PM   #13
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I don't know but I bet it's still less than an adventure loaded up. If I come across a scale I'll weight it for you with a full tank LOL!
beautiful,....

no luggage and your bike should be around 460 with fuel....

Here is mine in Adventure replacement mode...

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Old 09-14-2014, 04:40 PM   #14
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If I plan a trip that's all pavement then I would just change wheels. God I love is bike!! SUPER MOTARD mode

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Old 09-14-2014, 04:44 PM   #15
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How do you like the rally upper is there a lot of buffeting on your helmet?
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