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Old 08-22-2013, 08:06 AM   #76
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I found the standard suspension on the R way to soft in the front (even under braking on a tar road) (I am a big guy though) a local suspension guru fitted progressive springs front and rear and revalved the front as well - what a difference - bike does not bottom out any more; stands taller and just soaks the rough stuff up... if you are going to ride this bike in anger in the rough I think this is a must not an option...
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:45 PM   #77
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John Reeks first impressions on the big Kato

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Old 08-29-2013, 01:26 PM   #78
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Lucky enough to be riding an 1190R so been following the 1190 threds for a while now and really enjoy seeing the vids - thought it about time to just say thanks edog200, appreciate the time and effort put in making and sharing them.

Don't bother replying to some of the numpty responses that have been posted as even us guys who don't get to ride dirt properly can smell horse shit when it's about. ,

Cheers again
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:01 AM   #79
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So when will this Fine Unit be available in USA for us East coasters ?
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:29 AM   #80
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So when will this Fine Unit be available in USA for us East coasters ?
Dealer told me he would have a demo bike and a non R version 1st week of October. R Versions not until next year

He is also taking deposits and doesn't even have the price yet - selling list price no freight or prep.

The new GS is starting to tempt me.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:57 AM   #81
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Big decision . . . Get the new 1190R w/traction control, ABS, headlight sensor, Flux Capacitor, and de-tuned off-road mode etc etc . . . Or, get a BAJA with no TC/ABS Cr@p . . . Or, just keep old reliable with no Fuel injection/ABS/TC and is paid for etc etc.

Probably can't go wrong either way.

FYI (link to 1190 EU Owners Manual):

http://www.ktm.com/uploads/tx_ktmpro...1956_en_OM.pdf



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Old 08-31-2013, 08:48 AM   #82
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Big decision . . . Get the new 1190R w/traction control, ABS, headlight sensor, Flux Capacitor, and de-tuned off-road mode etc etc . . . Or, get a BAJA with no TC/ABS Cr@p . . . Or, just keep old reliable with no Fuel injection/ABS/TC and is paid for etc etc.

Probably can't go wrong either way.




they are both good looking its all about your budget I guess and they are good bikes.
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:29 AM   #83
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Question is, do you need all the extra's of the 1190? If so, get that. If not, get the 990.
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:40 AM   #84
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NEED ! ?? no , want yes
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:52 AM   #85
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The 150 HORSEPOWER is what's got me wantin one



I'm NOT fond of the streetbike look at all & especially the Ugly Exhaust

Maybe I could ShoeHorn that motor into my SE
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:58 AM   #86
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Big decision . . . Get the new 1190R w/traction control, ABS, headlight sensor, Flux Capacitor...


Hang on now!

BTW, I'd buy your 950 you have for sale in a heartbeat if I wasn't in the middle of relocating. That's a good deal on a solid bike right there.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:55 AM   #87
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If I buy anything it will be the 1190R, but I am still thinking about whether I should stick with my current setup which is nice 690r for dirt and hooligan 990 SMR for street. I am keeping the 690r no matter what, so comparison would be whether the 990 SMR would be more fun on the street than the 1190R. The SMR is probably more nimble and light, but the 1190R is no doubt much faster and more comfortable with the added option of heading off pavement. Will try and get a demo ride of an R when they finally get to the States. Don't know if that will happen either, as I imagine the dealers will carry very few of these bikes.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:07 PM   #88
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If I buy anything it will be the 1190R, but I am still thinking about whether I should stick with my current setup which is nice 690r for dirt and hooligan 990 SMR for street. I am keeping the 690r no matter what, so comparison would be whether the 990 SMR would be more fun on the street than the 1190R. The SMR is probably more nimble and light, but the 1190R is no doubt much faster and more comfortable with the added option of heading off pavement. Will try and get a demo ride of an R when they finally get to the States. Don't know if that will happen either, as I imagine the dealers will carry very few of these bikes.
Depends on your riding style, if you like to slip 'n slide the SMR then you need to keep it.
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