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Old 03-27-2014, 11:00 AM   #1
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Thinking about trading my '13 standard 1190 Adv for a '14 R

So I've had my bike for almost 11 months now, put well over 10000kms on it (would've been more if it 'd start in the cold).
I took an off-road course last Sunday and loved it!!! Want. More.
I'm also planning off-road trips to and in Finland, Iceland, the Alps and Pyrennees.

Since I've had it I think I've changed the EDS settings no more than 3 or 4 times, last time over 6 months ago. Don't need it.
TPMS is nice, don't need it however.

I like the R for better ground clearance, longer suspension...
The wider handlebar might be in my way a bit here and there but that doesn't really bother me.
I am however a bit worried about the larger wheel size and it's road riding abilities. I do spend a lot of time on road and love to hammer it.
Should I be worried?

I'm trying to line up a test ride and I will definitely ride one before signing but that won't be much longer than a mere hour...
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:19 AM   #2
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I was a little concerned like you, mainly looking at the skinny front tyre. Turns out to be no problem whatsoever and, compared to my old 990 SM, feels even more planted on the front yet lighter when flipping left - right- left at speed. Getting the pegs down is easy too.

BTW the R has TPMS as standard too, at least it does on my MY 2013
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:30 AM   #3
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That's great feedback Paulev, especially for me coming from an awesome 990 SMT. :-)
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:09 AM   #4
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Hasn't anyone ridden both?
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:10 PM   #5
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Hasn't anyone ridden both?
I test rode the STD and bought the R. I'm loving it. The STD handed so sharp it was almost like a sport bike. The R is slower turning but it will carve corners just fine. I prefer the R for it's mellower handling and superior offroad build. I also didn't care for the added complexity of the shorter travel electronic suspension.
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Old 03-31-2014, 04:20 AM   #6
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I did as the thread title suggests!

You can ride 98% as fast on the road!

and much faster on the dirt!

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Old 03-31-2014, 05:10 AM   #7
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I rode both,,,

Bought the STD. and I also have a kawa concours 1400

With TKC80 on he standard it is very capable off road. Even at 50/50 usage it does a fine job.
I prefer the quick reaction of the standard vs the R
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:02 AM   #8
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Also own the standard and find it the perfect blend. Very capable off-road. The bike fit me better, and I think the limiting factor is the driver.

Tire choices also seem fine for the std.... If you already own the bike, why not throw some knobbies on it and see what a monster it is before trading it in?
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:19 PM   #9
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The R version caan be ridden hard on the road, you just need to build your confidence.
Basically both bikes are capable, however before you buy one, have a long hard think about it and save yourself the pain.
I bought the 2014 with EDS, realising my dirt adventures would be very limited indeed.

Anyhow I am most amazed with this bike each day that I ride it to work.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:27 PM   #10
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Bought a std and its a nice all round bike. Very pleased. Rode my friend's R and it was a noticeable different handling bike for sure.
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