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Old 12-04-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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KTM 1190 first impression's

Well, I stopped by the local stealership yesterday. I heard they had there demo on the floor. I pulled up in front of the dealer and there it was. a new 1190 standard. After walking around it for a few minutes, I am just scratching my head. If I wanted a street bike, I could buy a 1190, or a S-10, or a GS/GSA. It also had the ugliest trunk I have ever seen stuck on the back...

Not kicking any new owners in the nuts here, I just don't get it...

Does anyone else feel the same?? Looks like a nice bike, but I am glad I bought a left over 990 back in May.

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Old 12-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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"If I wanted a street bike I could buy an 1190....."


I think that's what they are counting on.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:13 PM   #3
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Because I already have an XR650 for off road work, the 1190 is going to make a great replacement for my vstrom.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #4
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What ever you do...don't ride it!

That way you can continue to love your new 990.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #5
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The R will do everthing the 990 will do just faster and more comfortably but you are worried about looks? I guess you don't get it.


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Old 12-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #6
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Looks like a street bike to me, do they perform well in the dirt?

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Old 12-04-2013, 06:26 PM   #7
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:38 PM   #8
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Well I guess this is the way Big Adventure bike are going, and KTM is just following the market. It is a shame they don't have a new, updated model to replace the 990. Something that leans toward the dirt side..


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Old 12-04-2013, 06:44 PM   #9
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hehe… yeah sour grapes.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:09 PM   #10
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Well I guess this is the way Big Adventure bike are going, and KTM is just following the market. It is a shame they don't have a new, updated model to replace the 990. Something that leans toward the dirt side..


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All other manufacturers have a 1200 and a 800 in there "adventure" line up.

Makes sense to me that KTM built up a 1200 around an existing engine.

Would also make sens that they'd come up with an 800 in the future.
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[hehe… yeah sour grapes.]
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Seedless please...

What are these street bikes selling for anyway??

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Old 12-04-2013, 07:16 PM   #12
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Well I guess this is the way Big Adventure bike are going, and KTM is just following the market. It is a shame they don't have a new, updated model to replace the 990. Something that leans toward the dirt side..


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Hmmm... You're right! If only KTM made an 1190 Adventure, but more dirt oriented. We could call it the 1190 Adventure Rally, or - hell - let's call it the 1190 Adventure R. You know, it could have about an inch more suspension travel, a flatter single piece seat to move around on, 21 inch front and 18 inch rear wheels/tires, a crash bar, and aww fuck it the hypothetical dream KTM can have slightly longer rake and trail for improved stability off road! Yeah, we can all dream, right?
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:20 PM   #13
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Ive never ridden a 990 but I have ridden the 1190, the 990 weighs roughly 500 and so does the 1190. And the R model has about the same ground clearance, but it doesn't have the rally bike look. So the 1190 is going to be so much worse off road how? Because it looks more street? Not sure I can wrap my head arou d that thought process. I do get the fact that the 990 has the off road look but KTM was missing out on lots of see due to its lack of creature comforts and the engine needed some updates.
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hmmm... You're right! If only ktm made an 1190 adventure, but more dirt oriented. We could call it the 1190 adventure rally, or - hell - let's call it the 1190 adventure r. You know, it could have about an inch more suspension travel, a flatter single piece seat to move around on, 21 inch front and 18 inch rear wheels/tires, a crash bar, and aww fuck it the hypothetical dream ktm can have slightly longer rake and trail for improved stability off road! Yeah, we can all dream, right?
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Hmmm... You're right! If only KTM made an 1190 Adventure, but more dirt oriented. We could call it the 1190 Adventure Rally, or - hell - let's call it the 1190 Adventure R. You know, it could have about an inch more suspension travel, a flatter single piece seat to move around on, 21 inch front and 18 inch rear wheels/tires, a crash bar, and aww fuck it the hypothetical dream KTM can have slightly longer rake and trail for improved stability off road! Yeah, we can all dream, right?
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