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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2014, 08:06:37 pm »
It is clever Marketing. Every young Boy will want this Bike more than anything else and they are right up his Dreams. IMHO their Marketing Strategy will pay off Handsomely and there will be  takers to show off their awesome capabilities that will increase the Frenzy.
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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2014, 08:37:29 pm »
They'll have Chris Birch ride it up a tame gulley, and all will ooze and drool at the bike's fantastic capabilities....... :imaposer:
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2014, 08:54:37 pm »
They'll have Chris Birch ride it up a tame gulley, and all will ooze and drool at the bike's fantastic capabilities....... :imaposer:Thin

Brand awareness  :thumleft: Think about it, how far has KTM come in the last 15 Years. It is an Awesome success Story.
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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2014, 08:57:24 pm »
They'll have Chris Birch ride it up a tame gulley, and all will ooze and drool at the bike's fantastic capabilities....... :imaposer:Thin

Brand awareness  :thumleft: Think about it, how far has KTM come in the last 15 Years. It is an Awesome success Story.

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2014, 09:01:56 pm »
2Stroke, why are you so quiet?

Tell us your own opinion.
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2014, 09:15:23 pm »
2Stroke, why are you so quiet?

Tell us your own opinion.
Bro sorry but are you talking to yourself?
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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2014, 09:38:49 pm »
 :imaposer: :imaposer:

No man, I'm talking to 2Stroke, not 2StrokeDan. :imaposer:
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2014, 09:54:52 pm »
:imaposer: :imaposer:

No man, I'm talking to 2Stroke, not 2StrokeDan. :imaposer:


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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2014, 10:55:05 pm »
Does it come free with the dual Bread Bins?
That's awesome, I love starch, so this way I can always take enough bread with me to use my KTM Toaster! Ha ha

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2014, 11:06:14 pm »
Dit behoort 'n lekker bike te wees. Vir my lyk hy goed. Waarom die Ketting en nie 'n Shaft nie? weet iemand dalk.
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2014, 11:17:56 pm »
Dit behoort 'n lekker bike te wees. Vir my lyk hy goed. Waarom die Ketting en nie 'n Shaft nie? weet iemand dalk.
You loose a lot of power doing 90 degree turns on the drive shaft with the transverse engine layout, once they go to a V layout like the Moto Guzzi maybe we will see a shaftie from KTM. :sip:
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2014, 11:18:48 pm »
2Stroke, why are you so quiet?

Tell us your own opinion.

I'm around. I'm simply reading with amusement. It's fun watching what everyone says.

I think you know my opinion.  ;)
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2014, 07:36:41 am »
2Stroke, why are you so quiet?

Tell us your own opinion.

I'm around. I'm simply reading with amusement. It's fun watching what everyone says.

I think you know my opinion.  ;)

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2014, 07:44:43 am »
In 1980, 100 hp was the upper limit for bikes and we were told that a 750 with 70 hp  was all we needed. 500cc was about the upper limit for any bike with off road aspirations. A Cortina with 102kw that could do 0-100 in 10 seconds was considered a fast car. There were people then that were also of the opinion that all that power and speed is unnecessary. Today a fast car is one with 300+ kw and a 0-100time of 4 seconds and even my wife’s little grocery getter will run circles around an XR6.

If the 1290 is anything like the 1190, it will still be much better off road than the S10, Explorer, V-Strom, Crosstourer and probably even the 1200LC. Combine that with performance to see off most superbikes and this must surely be the ultimate all- rounder. Or at least for the next year  or so.
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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2014, 07:52:28 am »
Looking through my 55-year old eyes, definitely too much. I mean it would still be exhilirating to ride, but honest knows you do not need half that power to have a good trip.

BUT......I know well how as a young man we could never have enough power, and how all power-emhancing procedures were popular.

My problem with this bike is, just like all bikes in it's class, it limits the rider tremendously in terms of terrain capability. And it does not help showing a video of
Travis Pastrana doing a double backflip on one, 99% of us is not Travis.

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2014, 07:59:02 am »
In 1980, 100 hp was the upper limit for bikes and we were told that a 750 with 70 hp  was all we needed. 500cc was about the upper limit for any bike with off road aspirations. A Cortina with 102kw that could do 0-100 in 10 seconds was considered a fast car. There were people then that were also of the opinion that all that power and speed is unnecessary. Today a fast car is one with 300+ kw and a 0-100time of 4 seconds and even my wife’s little grocery getter will run circles around an XR6.

If the 1290 is anything like the 1190, it will still be much better off road than the S10, Explorer, V-Strom, Crosstourer and probably even the 1200LC. Combine that with performance to see off most superbikes and this must surely be the ultimate all- rounder. Or at least for the next year  or so.


The ultimate offroad bike is a light, well-suspended bike in the 250/300 class, the ultimate roadbike is a light bike in the litre superbike class. It should be clear that an all-rounder
that must do both well does not exist. When you start seeing off superbikes you give too much away in that direction, always a tar lover's bike.
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2014, 08:07:58 am »
In 1980, 100 hp was the upper limit for bikes and we were told that a 750 with 70 hp  was all we needed. 500cc was about the upper limit for any bike with off road aspirations. A Cortina with 102kw that could do 0-100 in 10 seconds was considered a fast car. There were people then that were also of the opinion that all that power and speed is unnecessary. Today a fast car is one with 300+ kw and a 0-100time of 4 seconds and even my wife’s little grocery getter will run circles around an XR6.

If the 1290 is anything like the 1190, it will still be much better off road than the S10, Explorer, V-Strom, Crosstourer and probably even the 1200LC. Combine that with performance to see off most superbikes and this must surely be the ultimate all- rounder. Or at least for the next year  or so.


The ultimate offroad bike is a light, well-suspended bike in the 250/300 class, the ultimate roadbike is a light bike in the litre superbike class. It should be clear that an all-rounder
that must do both well does not exist. When you start seeing off superbikes you give too much away in that direction, always a tar lover's bike.
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If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2014, 08:17:44 am »
Of course it will sell, world wide 90% of DS bikes never see any dirt let alone technical off road riding. Thus KTM was making a lot of concessions to off road riding while losing out to BMW. Change to a more road focussed bike and now they are really starting to threaten BMW sales. Since the strategy is working push further and make it even more road focussed with even more power. The guys who want decent off road capability can get the 690.

If it had a shaft I would buy it.
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2014, 08:36:54 am »
It will sell because it is bigger and faster than anything else, and this makes a man's penis big. 12.9 inches.
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2014, 08:43:34 am »

The ultimate offroad bike is a light, well-suspended bike in the 250/300 class, the ultimate roadbike is a light bike in the litre superbike class. It should be clear that an all-rounder
that must do both well does not exist. When you start seeing off superbikes you give too much away in that direction, always a tar lover's bike.

Machines are usually designed to have either a specialist application or to be as versatile as possible. The specialist item will do one thing extremely well and suck at other applications. The versatile one may not be brilliant at anything, but will be able to serve a variety of purposes. So this bike cannot stay with a Panigale on the 22, cruise down the N1 with the comfort of a Goldwing or go anywhere a 300EXC can, but it will probably be the best compromise. Leatherman vs. a cabinet full of separate tools. Your choice.   
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