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View Results: Which Bike do you have or will buy 1190 Standard or "R"
KTM 1190 Standard 21 20.59%
KTM 1190 "R" version 56 54.90%
Not buying either 25 24.51%
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:38 AM   #1
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Poll on which bike you have or will buy 1190 or 1190R

As the title says ,

Who has or will be getting the 1190 Adventure and which model Standard or "R"
or staying with their 950/990
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:51 AM   #2
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Ill stick with the 990
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:55 AM   #3
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I easily imagine the results will predictably be the last option with he most votes, then standard 1190 and finally the R. Ask this question in a couple years and results may vary...then again we have plenty of very happy 950 owners still truckin'...
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:07 AM   #4
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I easily imagine the results will predictably be the last option with he most votes, then standard 1190 and finally the R. Ask this question in a couple years and results may vary...then again we have plenty of very happy 950 owners still truckin'...
i agree

should have been geared more towards the people just buying the 1190
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:46 AM   #5
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Ill stick with the 990
Me too.

However, if I were going to buy an 1190, it would be the R. The better dirt capability is important to me.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:09 AM   #6
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I am in the process of buying the non-R 1190 Adventure.

I only ride on paved roads. My previous bike was a 1975 Honda CB750. I am not a KTM guy at all. The relatively light weight and the MSC feature are the two primary reasons I am buying this bike. Once I get familiar with this new KTM, I might be more inclined to try a dirt road every now and then, but I do not know how to ride in the dirt and at this late stage of my life I do not intend to try to learn.

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Old 12-16-2013, 09:18 AM   #7
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I am in the process of buying the non-R 1190 Adventure.

I only ride on paved roads. My previous bike was a 1975 Honda CB750. I am not a KTM guy at all. The relative light weight and the MSC feature are the two primary reasons I am buying this bike. Once I get familiar with this new KTM, I might be more inclined to try a dirt road every now and then, but I do not know how to ride in the dirt and at this late stage of my life I do not intend to try to learn.
I'm almost in the same spot in life as you :)
i also had a 1983 nighthawk 750 as my first bike then went to triumph, kaki etc.. now want a 80/20% adventure bike that i will mainly ride on roads across North america with the occasional gravel trail.my bones might break if i do serious off roading and I'm only 50 :)
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:31 AM   #8
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My 2004 950 is in need of a engine rebuild so I decided it was time to move along. I'm expecting my R to be in any day now.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:53 AM   #9
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:54 AM   #10
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Get both of 'em......

It's a pretty good conundrum to decide if you want the more advanced electronics of the standard or the dirtier configuration of the R. How will you ride your bike? Many of the 990's I see have not been offroad and having that bike as a roady is not using it's capabilities. I've seen GS's and S10's take on places like the White Rim Trail and Baja, they had their problems where the 990 did not. I really wonder if the standard would have the wheel and suspension issues if put in those conditions. And it's adjustability would be a big advantage. The R is so big that I think it's disqualified from a lot of the 990 territory but OTOH I'm sure there are skilled riders who will take them there.

I just enjoy good conundrums.........
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:57 AM   #11
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Get both of 'em......

It's a pretty good conundrum to decide if you want the more advanced electronics of the standard or the dirtier configuration of the R. How will you ride your bike? Many of the 990's I see have not been offroad and having that bike as a roady is not using it's capabilities. I've seen GS's and S10's take on places like the White Rim Trail and Baja, they had their problems where the 990 did not. I really wonder if the standard would have the wheel and suspension issues if put in those conditions. And it's adjustability would be a big advantage. The R is so big that I think it's disqualified from a lot of the 990 territory but OTOH I'm sure there are skilled riders who will take them there.

I just enjoy good conundrums.........
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:05 PM   #12
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Where is the undecided option?

I selected standard but prefer the look of the R.

I'm would likely only do 'medium' off-roading so the standard is likely a better option for me.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:10 PM   #13
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Where is the undecided option?

I selected standard but prefer the look of the R.

I'm would likely only do 'medium' off-roading so the standard is likely a better option for me.
Good point to have an undecided.
I too was thinking R but the standard for my purposes 80/20 on off road
would be better for me .. Most of the road or gravel for me .
besides if i want to go hard core off-roading , I am sure there will be a suspension wheel upgrade (probably expensive)
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:50 PM   #14
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Question 950-r

My 950 is looking more like Meoni's every month. I'm keeping it.

Let the new bikes fight with the GS's for supremacy. I could care less.

Of course I haven't ridden the new 1190-R yet, so this is all probably bullshit, right?

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Old 12-18-2013, 02:34 PM   #15
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Get both of 'em......



I just enjoy good conundrums.........

Bought the standard....

Trading it in on an 'R'

The 'R' really looks like the best of all worlds
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