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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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New KTM 1190 Adventure

KTM 1190 Adventure and 1190 Adventure R available in North America in fall of 2013 as 2014 models.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/880/14...irst-Look.aspx

http://www.ktm.com/gb/travel/1190-adventure-ausuk.html

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/20...ery-50388.html


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I 'swapped' bikes on a ride with a fellow on a KTM 990 (enduro...? I think...), and, even tho' I'm used to a high seat (KLR and Versys), the one on his REALLY got my attention when I almost dropped it at the first stop. Think it's around 36".

The video looked PDG!

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My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
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The current KMT is apparently the best of the adv. bikes off road but a bit of a pig on road. It's also ugly as sin. Good to see they improved the styling on the new one. They also seem to have moved to a more street oriented platform with versions with a 19inch or 21inch front wheel. Wonder what will happen to the SMT, KMT's 990cc version of the Versys?
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I tried a 950r ktm enduro and didnt really like the engine...or the handling for that matter (though I was on the road...it's certainly more in it's place off-road). I think the new adventure looks much better over the last model...but just like with many Ducatis (less of an issue on the latest models), the maintenance on these bikes scare the crap out of me.
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Can't opine much on the bikes themselves but the KTM riders I've met seem to be serious adventure riders willing to talk and even ask questions about the V.

With the GS crowd I get the impression they think I'm riding a Kymco 150.(If there is such a thing.)
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Ok how much money and will some one convert 212Kg for me please? I'm and idiot!

Always wanted a KTM!

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Ok how much money and will some one convert 212Kg for me please? I'm and idiot!

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212kg is 467.38 lbs.
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Ok how much money and will some one convert 212Kg for me please? I'm and idiot!

Always wanted a KTM!
The 'quicky' conversion is lbs X 2.2 = kgs.

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My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153

My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=83034
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The 'quicky' conversion is lbs X 2.2 = kgs.
Thank you!
467.38lbs Thats less than the V, correct? Wow! Right at $10,000?
Hey Eddie! Did you mean lbs divided by 2.2 = kgs? I don't know I could be messed up thats why I asked!
So kgs x 2.2 = lbs

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467.38lbs Thats less than the V, correct? Wow! Right at $10,000?
Hey Eddie! Did you mean lbs divided by 2.2 = kgs? I don't know I could be messed up thats why I asked!
So kgs x 2.2 = lbs
I stand corrected: kgs X 2.2 = lbs.


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http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

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http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153

My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=83034
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the KTM certainly wont be 10000$...maybe 10000Euros...
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Here in Portugal it's @ 16.000
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that bike looks sweeet!

i will say that i have ridden the 950 super enduro and i was very surprised at well balance the bike felt and how readily available the power is

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I'll be test riding one within the next couple of weeks.

Good luck exploring the infinite abyss
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that bike looks sweeet!

i will say that i have ridden the 950 super enduro and i was very surprised at well balance the bike felt and how readily available the power is
I BELIEVE I rode the 950 super enduro when switching bikes during a ride. IF I'm correct as to model - BOY IS THAT BIKE HIGH!

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My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69383

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=33153

My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=83034
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Because KTM have adopted the 19" front and 17" rear wheel sizes, the new bike is much more short-arse rider friendly. I'm 5' 11" with a 31" inseam and I can flatfoot the 1190 easily. The Adventure R version keeps the more off road bias wheel sizes.

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here's a ride review.

In a world full of people, only some want to ride. Isn't that crazy?
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http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=5390&dateline=1274798  770 => tales from the road
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post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-25-2013, 05:10 AM
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Wow! Cool Bike!

All for about $12,000.00 USD?

Although I don't know if I could keep track of all the settings! Thats just me! lol

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post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-25-2013, 09:52 PM
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990 wasnt big enough to take offroad?
i like the older model better. i think ktm is dumbing this bike down in many ways. the tubeless 21" rim, for example. i dont see how that's a plus for riding offroad.

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