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Old 02-02-2014, 07:23 PM   #21
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Re: KTM 1190 ADVENTURE

I haven't really followed KTM adventure bikes. How is the long term reliability? I have heard of dozens of 100,000 mile GS's, but for the life of me I can't recall the mention of a single KTM in this range. As I said, I haven't really paid attention and there could be hundreds, just wondering.

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Old 02-02-2014, 08:40 PM   #22
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How is the long term reliability?
There are LC8's out there with over a 100K. I believe the RC8 derived engine in the 1190 has been around for a few years, in their RC8's.
Time will tell...

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Old 02-03-2014, 07:58 AM   #23
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Re: KTM 1190 ADVENTURE

Craigs List ad below says they have a demo model available for test rides. Ad is for the Adventure but states demo is the Adventure R model. Might have to drive down this weekend and take it out for a spin.

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcd/4257333189.html

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Old 02-03-2014, 08:23 AM   #24
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First of all ABS will kill you dead on the dirt. Don't believe me, just ask anyone. If you want proof just remember when I nearly slid off the road coming into Sandy Valley? If I hadn't have had ABS I would have never turned it off and nearly lost control braking in that corner. (Where's the sarcasm emoticon?)





Seriously, nice bike. Might even get me off BMWs. Did they move the battery?

Better check again. Ktms abs is designed for dirt mode. They were stopping on marbles on top of hard pack dirt. This is an abs with off-road in mind
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:39 AM   #25
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Better check again. Ktms abs is designed for dirt mode. They were stopping on marbles on top of hard pack dirt. This is an abs with off-road in mind
Meriden, perhaps the sarcasm was missed. That was on one of the roads between Moulton and Gonzales, if I remember the story correctly?

+1 on Bosch's latest ABS. It is simply very well designed to work on a variety of surfaces, including loose dirt. Below a set speed it will even allow rear wheel lock.

The Tiger has this generation of ABS and it is the first bike I've had with ABS. I am constantly amazed with how well it works on gravel roads. Very confidence inspiring.

As for longevity, yes there are many LC8s with well over 100K on the clock.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:52 AM   #26
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Re: KTM 1190 ADVENTURE

How long is the wait to buy the new 1190s? Are they difficult to find right now?
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I was just joking. I'm an advocate for ABS, even on the dirt.

Is the fuel injection closed loop?
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I was just joking. I'm an advocate for ABS, even on the dirt.

Is the fuel injection closed loop?
It has saved my Bacon once or twice
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:13 AM   #29
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My only skepticism, does it still take 4 hours to change the oil?????

I have not changed the oil and filter on the 1190 but I would not think it is harder then the 950 . I can change my 950 oil and filer plus check the 2 oil screens in less then and hour .


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Old 02-04-2014, 07:52 PM   #30
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Re: KTM 1190 ADVENTURE

Out of curiosity I just did an insurance quote for this bike. $873 a year, not bad considering the performance and bike's cost. Three years ago I quoted a brand new B-King (Hayabusa motor) I was getting OTD for $7,500 and insurance was $2,200 a year.

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Old 02-04-2014, 07:56 PM   #31
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I haven't really followed KTM adventure bikes. How is the long term reliability? I have heard of dozens of 100,000 mile GS's, but for the life of me I can't recall the mention of a single KTM in this range. As I said, I haven't really paid attention and there could be hundreds, just wondering.
Don't you only keep bikes for 20k or 30k miles anyway?
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:44 PM   #32
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How long is the wait to buy the new 1190s? Are they difficult to find right now?
Kojack, both models are at KTM street dealerships now. Not all KTM dealers are authorized street dealers though. No wait or shortage of the bikes at this time, although reviews like what Cycle World did may begin to change that. I am not in a financial position to lay down 17 large on the R model, but I would in a heartbeat. Consider that KTM has only been manufacturing real street bikes since 2004 in the USA and what they have come up with with the 1190 platform is amazing. It crushes the BMW GSA (yes the new one) in every area that I care about.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:31 PM   #33
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This modern day and age and not one of you Orange Kool Aid drinkers have bothered to post THIS:
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Impressive...

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Old 03-14-2014, 09:55 PM   #35
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Gonna share that one Roger, great find!


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Old 03-15-2014, 06:54 AM   #37
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Impressive riding.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:59 PM   #38
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..... Three years ago I quoted a brand new B-King (Hayabusa motor) I was getting OTD for $7,500 and insurance was $2,200 a year.
Late response I know, but that's why you always shop around no matter how good of a deal your insurance company has given you in the past. I pay less than $90 a month on three 1000+cc bikes, B-King included.
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Quick talking and go get one.........then we can start a new thread.
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I picked up an R model last week and put 550 miles on her that weekend. Some initial observations:

I had to true the front wheel the first day. No comment will be made about the competency of the service department pertaining to their diagnostic skills.

The heat issue is over rated. Maybe the test riders never rode a MOCO bike in August, lol. I did order the Wings heat shields prior to purchase and will install them anyways.

Oil change is a breeze, nothing like the 950.

The power delivery in Street mode is amazingly smooth. The engine really likes to spin. At 6K rpm things really start happening.

Handling is great considering the 21" front wheel. All is well until Mach 1 then that tall front wheel becomes a liability. In turns its not so bad. I imagine the 19' on the regular model would be a real blast. Much I am sure is due to the Conti Attack tires. A 50/50 tread pattern tire will replace these in the near future. I do want to keep them on for a while to gauge the wear. They would be excellent replacements for for my GSA.

I'll be taking her to the dirt today, more like maintained gravel county roads. I will probably only do 50 miles or so. From what I have read the air box fix for the 14 models has not solved the issue. I will do a check after the ride. I have ordered the prescribed fix, that being the Uni Filter.

The first two days I left the suspension on all the standard settings. I made sag and dampening adjustment the other day and will see how it works out today.

Overall I am pleased with the ride.
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