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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #60 on: August 29, 2014, 05:09:47 pm »
Ek voel half jammer vir die ouens wat 'n klomp geld betaal het vir hul splinternuwe 1190's net om te hoor na 'n paar maande dat hulle binnekort ou nuus is!! Expensive to be fashionable!

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #61 on: August 29, 2014, 05:12:34 pm »
Ek voel half jammer vir die ouens wat 'n klomp geld betaal het vir hul splinternuwe 1190's net om te hoor na 'n paar maande dat hulle binnekort ou nuus is!! Expensive to be fashionable!

Glad nie, soos ek verstaan gaan die 1290 nie die 1190 vervang nie?

As dit wel so is, geen probleem anyway, daai 1290 gaan te wild wees vd normale man op straat  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #62 on: August 29, 2014, 05:17:33 pm »
Het KTM regtig genoeg verkope om daardie segment so fyn op te sny?  Vergeef my oningeligtheid, maar wat sou dan die applikasie verskil wees tussen 'n 1190 en 1290?

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #63 on: August 29, 2014, 06:12:34 pm »
Het KTM regtig genoeg verkope om daardie segment so fyn op te sny?  Vergeef my oningeligtheid, maar wat sou dan die applikasie verskil wees tussen 'n 1190 en 1290?

Ek dink die 1290 begin sommer 'n hele nuwe segment.
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #64 on: August 29, 2014, 06:31:55 pm »
Weet net nie hoe gaan die ouens manage om van n 90hp bike af te klim op n 180hp bike nie.

180HP is Yamaha se R1 se krag. Dis woes. Ek glo nie julle besef hoeveel krag die 1290 gaan maak nie  :peepwall:

Die 1190 verkrag alreeds meeste roadbikes, wat de fok gaan daai 1290 nie doen nie?

Ek myself nou so lus gepraat ek dink ek gaan more my naam op die lys sit by KTM vir een  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #65 on: August 29, 2014, 06:39:01 pm »
Weet net nie hoe gaan die ouens manage om van n 90hp bike af te klim op n 180hp bike nie.

180HP is Yamaha se R1 se krag. Dis woes. Ek glo nie julle besef hoeveel krag die 1290 gaan maak nie  :peepwall:

Die 1190 verkrag alreeds meeste roadbikes, wat de fok gaan daai 1290 nie doen nie?

Ek myself nou so lus gepraat ek dink ek gaan more my naam op die lys sit by KTM vir een  :thumleft:

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #66 on: August 29, 2014, 06:52:21 pm »
Het KTM regtig genoeg verkope om daardie segment so fyn op te sny?  Vergeef my oningeligtheid, maar wat sou dan die applikasie verskil wees tussen 'n 1190 en 1290?

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #67 on: August 29, 2014, 06:56:36 pm »
Garfield, ek sal graag will hoor wat Eiers se opine van die Bike is. ;D
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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #68 on: August 29, 2014, 07:03:20 pm »
Garfield, ek sal graag will hoor wat Eiers se opine van die Bike is. ;D

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #69 on: August 29, 2014, 08:58:52 pm »
Die manne se ballas alreeds te klein vir die 1190, so wie gaan die 1290 koop?

ek dink ek sal - you only live once  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #70 on: August 29, 2014, 09:02:49 pm »
The 1290 is actually nothing new in the sense that there are several guys, including my cousin, riding around on "streetfighter" modded superbikes.
Huge power, no fairing, high bars, exactly like a 1290.

Nothing under the sun is new it seems.
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #71 on: August 29, 2014, 09:08:42 pm »
There is not such a thing as overkill. KTM is well on its way to build a bad Ass reputation, they want to have the baddest hard core Bike's around and that is why they build it. Let's face it, everyone wants one. It is like the Mercedes 63 AMG, senseless but  Awesome. :ricky:

the 990/950 was a bad ass as a DS bike, KTM is truning soft, following BMW?
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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #72 on: August 30, 2014, 05:59:20 am »
Well, depending on the price, I would buy one - If KTM can finally build something that would be as comfortable for two-up touring as the GS, I would think it would be a winner.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #73 on: August 30, 2014, 07:30:59 am »
This bike is more road focused to go against the Ducati Multistrada,which for some reason in Europe still seems to be the benchmark DS bike??? The Europeans will buy this bike for sure.
I am still holding out for KTM to build a smaller twin in DS form. Or maybe Yamaha does it first with a nice new twin and triple at their disposal. Whoever gets their first,that would likely be my next bike.
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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #74 on: August 30, 2014, 09:50:50 am »
Die monster sal die "sport" in DS sit  :drif: 'n Paar padfietse sal lelik op hulle neus kyk. Die 990 kort juis 'n stalmaat...

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Re: Is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure too much?
« Reply #75 on: September 01, 2014, 02:07:14 pm »
Methinks pretty much everyone has voted.

46% say yes. Roughly 60% say yes or maybe.   O0

A little less than 40% either aren't very good at dirt, or are a little bit boring.  :peep wall:

Just kidding. Ride anything you like, as long as you are riding!  :ricky:

If nearly 50% like the idea of more power, then the bike is worthwhile.

The MCN version of this poll was similar:
No, the electronics package will control the power and make it perfect for two-up touring.  45.75%
Possibly, the BMW R1200GS only makes 125bhp and this is more than powerful enough.  9.65%
Yes, who needs 180bhp in an adventure machine? Concentrate on the ride and build quality KTM, not peak power.  26.95%
Definitely, adventure bikes are about relaxed riding, not one-wheeled lunacy. Can you imagine controlling 180bhp in an off-road environment? Pointless.  17.65%