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Old 05-21-2014, 03:28 PM   #1
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Thinking of trading my 1190 for a Super Duke 1290

Ever since I saw pictures of the Super Duke 1290 I wanted one.
I sat on one at the Long beach International motorcycle show and fell in love.
I guess I got impatient and had to have something like it so I bought a standard 1190 Adventure.
I love the 1190, I wanted a street bike with all that horsepower and technology and this bike has it, I love the riding position, the handling and everything except... I just think it looks lanky and awkward.

So now I am craving even more horsepower and a sleeker look.
A trade is possible with a little bit of a wait at the local dealer.
I will of course be eating thousands of dollars.

Am I insane to be thinking this?
Therapy needed?
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:17 PM   #2
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You are insane for sure but motorcycling isn't about being sane and practical. Get what makes you happy. I also lust after the new super duke.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:52 PM   #3
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I sat on one today... almost like owning one, right?

Oh my!



Local dealer (Kansas City) has 2 (1 orange, 1 black). They also have (2) 1190R's, FWIW.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:34 PM   #4
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Two ways of looking at this:

1. You are insane and need help.

2. You only live once, and you cant take the money with you.

The 1190 will do 90 to 99%% of what the 1290 will do every where, including the track unless you happen to be a very skilled and experienced racer. Most street riders will do similar lap times on any given track on either bike (give or take a few seconds). On the 1290 you will not be much faster, if at all (and you may find you are slower if you are a less experienced rider....all that acceleration will make you slow down more coming into and through the corners) on the street in the canyons.

The 1190 will be more comfortable everywhere and do everything you want and need it to do. The 1290 will not be as comfortable on longer rides, as compentant on dirt and gravel tracks and will only provide you the thrill of the extra 30HP once in a blue moon.

On the other hand, bikes should be sexy, not just practical and bike buying is a balance of head and heart. Sometimes the heart wins, some times the head.

Personally, I find that the heart wins more than the head, because if the heart is happy then the head can find a way to justify a rash, expensive and illogical decsion. When the head wins and the heart is unhappy it stays unhappy.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:07 PM   #5
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If that's what you want have at it....life is short.

But before you do.....I read somewhere that a guy called for an insurance quote on a 1290 Duke and it was stupid expensive.....4x what the 1190 was.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:14 PM   #6
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Adv vs Super Duke

How can the 1190 Adv be faster in the 1/4 mile than the SD?
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:40 PM   #7
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How can the 1190 Adv be faster in the 1/4 mile than the SD?
By adding a turbo ?
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:45 PM   #8
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Almost bought a 1290 SDR, but the insurance costs were insane!
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:49 PM   #9
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You're a mess...... And I like that. That being said, I think the SD would be fun for a month or two and then the novelty will wear off. Now that happens with every bike to a certain extent, but I'm very convinced that that feeling will never go away with my 1190. Love it
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How can the 1190 Adv be faster in the 1/4 mile than the SD?
Gearing?
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:49 AM   #11
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The way its looking now, I might be better off keeping my 1190 and just purchasing the 1290 SD outright.
I would lose to much $$ on the 1190 trade in, cant have to many motorcycles, right?
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:55 AM   #12
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Ever since the KTM boss said they're working on a more extreme SuperDuke RR, I've opted to get the adventure. Once it's paid for in 2 years or so, hopefully the SUPER duke is out and I'll pick it up then.
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:31 PM   #13
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Ever since the KTM boss said they're working on a more extreme SuperDuke RR
What? Do you have more info on this?
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:57 PM   #14
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What? Do you have more info on this?
It was posted in a rag interview months ago. Read the article in the main 1290 thread on superduke.net. I'd have to go find it. Who knows if they'll actually follow through, but I've got a couple years to see. :)

Edit: Page four here, inset orange box:

http://www.kiska.com/uploads/media/MNC_article_full.pdf

"Pierer said: “In terms of the range, naked bikes are a
major part of this, with state-
of-the-art electronics and high
quality so we can compete with
the biggest players. We already
have planned a more extreme RR
version of the 1290 Super Duke R
along with a more touring model."

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The way its looking now, I might be better off keeping my 1190 and just purchasing the 1290 SD outright.
I would lose to much $$ on the 1190 trade in, cant have to many motorcycles, right?
N+1. this is the formula to calculate how many bikes you need. N being the number you currently own.
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