ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-04-2014, 10:59 AM   #1
tedmarshall OP
Studly Adventurer
 
tedmarshall's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Wilmette, Illinois
Oddometer: 517
Ode to the 1190 (R) from a former 990 rider

Oh 1190 R how do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

-for your tubeless 18/21 wheels. How will Woody's earn a living!?

- for your tire pressure monitoring system. So scatter-brains like me won't suffer a hi-speed blowout for not checking tire pressures.

-for an oil-level sight glass.

-for making oil changes almost () so easy a Beemer owner could do it.

-for relocating your battery from waay down under the bike to under the seat.

-for doubling your service intervals.

-for smoothing out your throttle and power delivery. Yay no power commander!

-for a neato single exhaust. Yay no Remus 2-1 titanium pipe!

-for going with just one fuel filler. Faster getaways from the pump.

-for giving me the choice of a reduced-power enduro engine mode AND off-road ABS.

-and best of all: looking almost as beautiful as my 990 while improving in so many areas.

Now if a sudden southern breeze should show up to melt all this snow I could ride this magnificent machine.

Ted
tedmarshall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 11:06 AM   #2
Wonway
KTM Fanboi #2
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago
Oddometer: 429
You sound happy Ted :)

Wait until you put some miles on it. You will be grinning from ear to ear.
__________________
1994 Ducati 888 LTD #61
2008 Husqvarna TE610
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R
Wonway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 01:01 PM   #3
coast range rider
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Palomar Mountain
Oddometer: 162
Yes once the snow melts the 150 hp must get added to the "ode."

Here's a different perspective about the non-R model:
Thanks to KTM for offering the option for the more pavement oriented rider. One bike does NOT fit all.
coast range rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 02:20 AM   #4
OrangeV
Gnarly Adventurer
 
OrangeV's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: LittleBigSmoke
Oddometer: 496
The KTM is an Adventure Bike, sports bike, touring bike, motard, track bike occasionally, looks great in your garage, comfortable, its not perfect but its perfectly welcome in my garage
__________________
75 V perky peak power from around 5000rpm and loves to be worked through the gears.
When you hit that sweet spot, it is simply electrifying.
Simplicity is the key note of all elegance
OrangeV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 07:00 PM   #5
Wonway
KTM Fanboi #2
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago
Oddometer: 429
But I don't thank you for buying the same bike as me. What will people think when we both show up at Full Moon with matching bikes? We will have to coordinate arrival times so the awesomeness will not overtake people with weak hearts
__________________
1994 Ducati 888 LTD #61
2008 Husqvarna TE610
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R
Wonway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 07:16 PM   #6
mario848
Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Oddometer: 16
i'm happy about two 1190's. soon we can overtake the GS crowd
mario848 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 07:17 PM   #7
Wonway
KTM Fanboi #2
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago
Oddometer: 429
Quote:
Originally Posted by mario848 View Post
i'm happy about two 1190's. soon we can overtake the GS crowd
Do we need matching jackets or something? No hi-vis please
__________________
1994 Ducati 888 LTD #61
2008 Husqvarna TE610
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R
Wonway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 07:19 PM   #8
mario848
Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Oddometer: 16
you guys can hold hands while riding up 41
mario848 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 07:29 PM   #9
Wonway
KTM Fanboi #2
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Chicago
Oddometer: 429
Quote:
Originally Posted by mario848 View Post
you guys can hold hands while riding up 41
One of us will need cruise control for that.

Tuneboy is working on one along with engine tuning. (Seriously)
__________________
1994 Ducati 888 LTD #61
2008 Husqvarna TE610
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R
Wonway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 08:07 PM   #10
youngblood
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Lookout Mountain TN
Oddometer: 353
Adding to the ode:

- for steering lock to lock larger than 45
- for a lower center of gravity
__________________

2014 KTM Adv 1190R
2007 KTM Adv 990S Dakar 7k miles FOR SALE
2005 KTM 525 SX Supermoto/Rally
2002 KTM LC4 Supermoto (old GumbyDave-mobile)
youngblood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 05:02 AM   #11
tmyhog
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Oddometer: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wonway View Post
But I don't thank you for buying the same bike as me. What will people think when we both show up at Full Moon with matching bikes? We will have to coordinate arrival times so the awesomeness will not overtake people with weak hearts
Look for a third R when you make it up here.Mine is supposed to be running this week.
tmyhog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 07:45 AM   #12
Bowser
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: London
Oddometer: 161
Ode to the 1190 (R) from a former 990 rider
Oh 1190 R how do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

-for your tubeless 18/21 wheels. How will Woody's earn a living!?
Yep you have that one an improvement

- for your tire pressure monitoring system. So scatter-brains like me won't suffer a hi-speed blowout for not checking tire pressures.

Not sure its needed, but ok

-for an oil-level sight glass.

cant hurt

-for making oil changes almost () so easy a Beemer owner could do it.
990 is hardly difficult!!! but we do have to make alowances for BMW owners.

-for relocating your battery from waay down under the bike to under the seat.
cant agree with that, weight low down, easy access, and dont have to unpack to get to it

-for doubling your service intervals.
agree thats a bonus

-for smoothing out your throttle and power delivery. Yay no power commander!

Cant comment the power delivery on mine is just fine anyway.

-for a neato single exhaust. Yay no Remus 2-1 titanium pipe!

You have to be KIDDING, that has to be one of the uglyisest exhausts ever put on a motorcycle!!!

-for going with just one fuel filler. Faster getaways from the pump.
Cant see the bonus, you have to take a tank bag off instead of just filling up

-for giving me the choice of a reduced-power enduro engine mode AND off-road ABS.
Downside is a CANBUS wiring system, which WILL leave you dead in the water oneday soon ;-) a motorcycle is no place for CANBUS.

-and best of all: looking almost as beautiful as my 990 while improving in so many areas.
NO NO NO and NO again, its a nice engine wraped in a hideious looking motorcycle with a fugly exhaust.

Now if a sudden southern breeze should show up to melt all this snow I could ride this magnificent machine.

Ted


Bowser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 08:39 AM   #13
Black Hills
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Western South Dakota
Oddometer: 1,065
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowser View Post
Ode to the 1190 (R) from a former 990 rider
Oh 1190 R how do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

-for your tubeless 18/21 wheels. How will Woody's earn a living!?
Yep you have that one an improvement

- for your tire pressure monitoring system. So scatter-brains like me won't suffer a hi-speed blowout for not checking tire pressures.

Not sure its needed, but ok

-for an oil-level sight glass.

cant hurt

-for making oil changes almost () so easy a Beemer owner could do it.
990 is hardly difficult!!! but we do have to make alowances for BMW owners.

-for relocating your battery from waay down under the bike to under the seat.
cant agree with that, weight low down, easy access, and dont have to unpack to get to it

-for doubling your service intervals.
agree thats a bonus

-for smoothing out your throttle and power delivery. Yay no power commander!

Cant comment the power delivery on mine is just fine anyway.

-for a neato single exhaust. Yay no Remus 2-1 titanium pipe!

You have to be KIDDING, that has to be one of the uglyisest exhausts ever put on a motorcycle!!!

-for going with just one fuel filler. Faster getaways from the pump.
Cant see the bonus, you have to take a tank bag off instead of just filling up

-for giving me the choice of a reduced-power enduro engine mode AND off-road ABS.
Downside is a CANBUS wiring system, which WILL leave you dead in the water oneday soon ;-) a motorcycle is no place for CANBUS.

-and best of all: looking almost as beautiful as my 990 while improving in so many areas.
NO NO NO and NO again, its a nice engine wraped in a hideious looking motorcycle with a fugly exhaust.

Now if a sudden southern breeze should show up to melt all this snow I could ride this magnificent machine.

Ted



I pretty much agree with everything except it being ugly. but I'm still trading my 990 for one, hope I don't regret it. I would prefer it with a bit less electronics, but I guess everyone bitched about advances in motorcycle technology forever so probably just the natural evolution of things. I really wouldn't want to go back to points, carbs, drum brakes, etc. so I imagine in a few years I may feel the same way about ABS/TC. Of course if I want to ride a "real" off road bike I will hop on my 300XC-w
Black Hills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 09:24 AM   #14
wpbarlow
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Central NJ
Oddometer: 10,159
Quote:
Originally Posted by Black Hills View Post
...but I guess everyone bitched about advances in motorcycle technology forever so probably just the natural evolution of things. I really wouldn't want to go back to points, carbs, drum brakes, etc. so I imagine in a few years I may feel the same way about ABS/TC. Of course if I want to ride a "real" off road bike I will hop on my 300XC-w
Those of a "certain age" (i.e. olde phartes ) heard all the "anti" arguments as they played out. The first one I remember is electric starting, followed closely by disc brakes. Then it was cast wheels (for non dirt use), then CDI, then FI, then linked/AL brakes, ride by wire, ride modes, traction control, etc..Canbus and the Borsch MSC are next/now. So it goes.

The same thing happened when Bell introduced the original Star helmet- you'd find it laughable now what people said about full coverage helmets (unless you're a typical cruiser rider I guess).

Motorcyclists are just a generally conservative population-- burdened by what was overall a pretty unreliable history, so maybe it's no surprise.
wpbarlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 12:55 PM   #15
Bowser
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: London
Oddometer: 161
Quote:
Originally Posted by wpbarlow View Post
Those of a "certain age" (i.e. olde phartes ) heard all the "anti" arguments as they played out. The first one I remember is electric starting, followed closely by disc brakes. Then it was cast wheels (for non dirt use), then CDI, then FI, then linked/AL brakes, ride by wire, ride modes, traction control, etc..Canbus and the Borsch MSC are next/now. So it goes.

The same thing happened when Bell introduced the original Star helmet- you'd find it laughable now what people said about full coverage helmets (unless you're a typical cruiser rider I guess).

Motorcyclists are just a generally conservative population-- burdened by what was overall a pretty unreliable history, so maybe it's no surprise.
I suppose thats me your talking about, Bell Tour Star was my first helmet, however my current one is a Shark Evoline and I almost never ride with the chin bar down, it has to be very bad weather, cant abide linked brakes infact as a professional rider I would say that in lots of cases they are positivly a disadvantage. Not all is good because its new, Servo assisted bike brakes came and went, I have nothing aganinst tech, my particular bug is that its not currently up to the job, and the cost of repairing it. When all the systems are seperated then when one goes wrong you replace that and in general the cost is not to bad, however with the current trend, the entire electonic system of the vehicle without which it wont operate at all is contained within one or maybe two units which are VERY expensive to replace. I will agree there is less to go wrong, but when it does, you cant repair, its replace only and again at a very high cost.

I have cracked cast wheels on quite new motorcycles, and would always prefer spokes for on or off road use, now I do like tubeless rims but spokes are better. Dont get me wrong I love the rest of the stuff, and its great fun riding a bike with it all fitted, the 1190 is the most fun to ride I have ever had, I just dont want to own it. Oh and its ugly as hell!!!!!!!
Bowser is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014