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Old 01-06-2014, 03:09 PM   #16
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+3 on the ugly but I am glad you guys are happy with it...
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:25 PM   #17
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Listen fellas, the swingarm alone is a work of art. 'It goes all the way through?'

The rest of it could look like dog squeeze for all I care.
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:08 PM   #18
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Listen fellas, the swingarm alone is a work of art. 'It goes all the way through?'

The rest of it could look like dog squeeze for all I care.
Ok the swing arm is a work of art, and the wheels are very pretty, the brakes are fantastic, the frame is great too.
Unfortunatly the bash plate looks like an afterthought, the crash bars a) dont look like they do much, and b) again look like an unfinished afterthought, the tank/faring/infill panels look like a dogs dinner, and the instrument panel looks like they got a bunch of parts put them in a sack and chucked it about a bit and "Hey" we have a finished design!! to me its all miss matched angles. No denying that its one hell of a bike to ride, just wouldnt want anyone I know to see me riding it.
Reminds me of an old bumper sticker "Best friends, don't let best friends buy a Jeep" now reads "best freinds dont let best friends buy a KTM1190" I will admit don't quite have the same ring to it

If you can stand the electronics and put up with the looks and people laughing at you riding down the road, it is probably the best bike out there at the moment, its way better than the multistrada, and kicks the arse out of the BMW.

To be fair even I would put up with the looks if it werent for the electronics and the canbus.

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Old 01-06-2014, 05:20 PM   #19
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If you can stand the electronics and put up with the looks and people laughing at you riding down the road, it is probably the best bike out there at the moment, its way better than the multistrada, and kicks the arse out of the BMW.

To be fair even I would put up with the looks if it werent for the electronics and the canbus.
Ridden one or seen one up close? Betting you would change your tune. One of the best bikes I've ever ridden, and many agree. Don't fight it.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:24 PM   #20
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Look for a third R when you make it up here.Mine is supposed to be running this week.
Time to sell mine
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:25 PM   #21
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Don't worry won way

You'll still be the guy with the much cleaner bike and a tall Mickey d's coffee stuck in your tailpack. And riding at much hire speeds.

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Old 01-06-2014, 05:27 PM   #22
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You'll still be the guy with the much cleaner bike and a tall Mickey d's coffee stuck in your tailpack. And riding at much hire speeds.

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Old 01-06-2014, 05:59 PM   #23
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Fugly

I've seen it and I agree that it isn't a very sexy looking bike. But I still have to have one!
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:00 PM   #24
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:12 PM   #25
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I've been around KTM's long enough to know that "Ugly" is a compliment.

I wouldn't have it any other way.
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:21 PM   #26
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KTM has proven if you do all the things the other guys have been doing it will sell.......ugly....they just added that for insult!!
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:38 PM   #27
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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.
My last bike a 2008 Kawasaki 1400 concours was a great bike with all kinds of electrical stuff however an inoperative "security" ECU let me down in the middle of nowhere but it could have been a EFI ECU, fuel pump or other important part. Electronics are here to stay and we have to have a little faith and not worry about the mere microns of sand in any ECU that keeps us from walking......
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:35 PM   #28
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Looks are all based on your perspective. I think my 1190R is beautiful. But then again, I also have a V-Strom. Which I believe is universally accepted that it is the ugliest motorcycle ever built.

Reading all you 950/990 guys bitch about this and that on the 1190 is almost as funny as reading the Tenere threads and all their whining trying to justify their decision to purchase an over weight, under powered "reliable" bike. If your happy with your 950/990 bikes, then I'm happy for you. I can't even count how many times I nearly bought one myself. However, it was the 150hp that finally forced my hand to pull the trigger.

At the end of the day, KTM is a business like any other. They are going to build the bike with the features that they think will enable them to sell the most units. Only time will tell if the me2 design of the 1190 was a good move for them. Until then, we can all enjoy our respective bikes.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:41 PM   #29
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The 1190R wheels are tubeless? I looked at the bike at the NYC show, the
Non-R was tubeless but the 21/18 wheels on the R looked like tubes to me?
The rubber valve stem went into a hole in the wheel and was flexible while
the non-R had metal stems bolted to the wheels (like the Woody tubeless
rear on my 950). Just curious.

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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!?
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:47 PM   #30
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You sir are correct, I was just about to highlight this too.
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