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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2012, 08:24:08 pm »

Power corrupts. Absolutely.  :thumleft:
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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2012, 08:41:05 pm »
I see an "R" in my future.....
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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2012, 09:42:10 pm »
Thanks Mark. I see there's a grey 950 with 11 000km at Ride high, know anything?

mark here......the guy has not ridden the 950 for awhile and needed it serviced, I told Torrin to tell the guy that there might be someone interested in the bike if he wants to sell...heheheheheeee
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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2012, 10:18:06 pm »
Gerald Kiska said it all, so now we wait and see what the Safricans think of it ... 8)
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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2012, 12:16:05 am »
An interresting thing i read on the off road test of the R is that the traction control only kicks in partially when the back wheel does 100% more spin than the front! That very rarely happens with the SE, even at great speeds.
Also there is no reason to switch the the ABS off completely like with a GS but there is a setting that actually allows you to still keep the anti slip on the front wheel on, on dirt whille allowing unrestricted wheel spin and slides at the back :thumleft:

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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2012, 05:11:10 am »
I think that they've hit the spot in the adventure large tourer class.  I think that BM may lose some market share, but the other 1200 adventure brands may suffer even more - this could be the better option for non-BM jocks.
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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2012, 07:29:16 am »
On paper, I think that I have just met my next bike.  :drif:

This R might just convince me to return to the dark side..... :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2012, 07:45:11 am »
Tubeless!!!

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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2012, 07:51:04 am »
I can wait to take the "R" for a test ride......but it would have to be a long test ride....like 600kms or so.  :biggrin:

or better still for the whole weekend.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2012, 08:01:31 am »
What bothers me, if you look at the development team.

They are all:

Herr Blah Blah, R&D blah blah, street
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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2012, 08:21:29 am »
What bothers me, if you look at the development team.

They are all:

Herr Blah Blah, R&D blah blah, street

Yes. That also bothered me.
I still prefer the current 950/990 look to this new model.
It just seems as if they couldn't decide what the bike should look like, so it looks like nothing.

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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2012, 08:33:29 am »
What bothers me, if you look at the development team.

They are all:

Herr Blah Blah, R&D blah blah, street

Here are 2 more members of the development team !!!!  :thumleft:

 

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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2012, 08:39:13 am »
What bothers me, if you look at the development team.

They are all:

Herr Blah Blah, R&D blah blah, street

Here are 2 more members of the development team !!!!  :thumleft:



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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2012, 08:44:23 am »
What bothers me, if you look at the development team.

They are all:

Herr Blah Blah, R&D blah blah, street

Here are 2 more members of the development team !!!!  :thumleft:


Tell those two fellows blah blah, R%D blah blah, sure they know a little about riding bikes.
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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2012, 09:14:02 am »
Compared to all the other big DS bikes, the 1190 just upped the standard from clumsy blowjobs to full blown steamy sex.
 

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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2012, 09:15:39 am »
For sure...they know a lot about riding bike, and I'm sure their experience translates to valuable input into the R&D that goes into the design of a new bike.
There is no denying the value of input from racing, to what eventually filters down to what we buy.

However, the off road race effort is not run by the "street" department.
Also, keep in mind that these two get on the bike and twist the throttle (very well), after the support team has done it's job.

I'm sure the bike will be state of the art.

For the average Joe, does that translate to having full technical support when going on an adventure ride, or would you be limited to where "on call" can reach you?
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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2012, 09:29:42 am »
For sure...they know a lot about riding bike, and I'm sure their experience translates to valuable input into the R&D that goes into the design of a new bike.
There is no denying the value of input from racing, to what eventually filters down to what we buy.

However, the off road race effort is not run by the "street" department.
Also, keep in mind that these two get on the bike and twist the throttle (very well), after the support team has done it's job.

I'm sure the bike will be state of the art.

For the average Joe, does that translate to having full technical support when going on an adventure ride, or would you be limited to where "on call" can reach you?
Valid point, however the factory testers race in the German super-bike championships and they lean heavily on their bike rental team for input.
The concerning thing is the power out put, the average rider, which makes up 80% of the buying market, will struggle with 150 BHP.
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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2012, 09:43:32 am »
For sure...they know a lot about riding bike, and I'm sure their experience translates to valuable input into the R&D that goes into the design of a new bike.
There is no denying the value of input from racing, to what eventually filters down to what we buy.

However, the off road race effort is not run by the "street" department.
Also, keep in mind that these two get on the bike and twist the throttle (very well), after the support team has done it's job.

I'm sure the bike will be state of the art.

For the average Joe, does that translate to having full technical support when going on an adventure ride, or would you be limited to where "on call" can reach you?
Valid point, however the factory testers race in the German super-bike championships and they lean heavily on their bike rental team for input.
The concerning thing is the power out put, the average rider, which makes up 80% of the buying market, will struggle with 150 BHP.

I agree Cocky, most riders including me can't use 150hp properly( if we are all totally honest) on a superbike, never mind a long travel suspended, flat barred, touring bike with Dual purpose tyres.
That still didn't stop the most powerful bike in the world (Hyabusa) from selling kak loads of units to drunk rally attendees with questionable paintwork ideas and not too much skill besides twisting the throttle on a straight road.
People don't want the R&D dept to tell them they don't need 150hp...they want to make that choice for themselves because Pub talk probably remains the strongest sales tool any product could wish for.
Rather let the masses have the bragging rights, even if they dont use them. Okes dig that  :mwink:
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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2012, 09:45:32 am »
Loved the part about "heated indicators and an airconditioned Top Box"  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :laughing4:
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Re: KTM 1190 Magazine write up's
« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2012, 10:25:51 am »
No question 150hp is excessive, and certainly smacks of the Hyabusa selling point; but that's merely a max power output, which means little to f-all for off-roading.

What it means to me is the same power & torque as the less powerful bikes, just at lower revs  :ricky:
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