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This is a fun piece I did after the local launch of the new KTM adventure range in the Cape. I learnt a lot about the 1290 R at the press presentation at the World Launch in Peru, and I learnt even more at the press presentation at the Local Launch. Incidentally, this bike was more fun to ride at the Cape than it was in Peru, and I had a lot of fun riding it in Peru.

http://www.bikesa.net/2017/05/03/ten-interesting-facts-about-the-ktm-1290-super-adventure-r/


This photo is a fellow by the name of Sam Sunderland some of you might recognise the name at the SA launch in the Cape.
 

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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 12:26:43 pm »
Lyk nie of daai agter tyre baie grip het nie...
 

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 01:02:48 pm »
Die Sunderland krel kan nie 'n baie bekwame biker wees nie, hy sit dan... 
- you reckon that thing will pop a wheelie? We're about to find out, SLAP that pig!
 

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 01:23:31 pm »
Jinne, that Sunderland chappie is gooing, if he carries on like that he could win the Dakar, or at the very least go on the Easter Namib Desert Run.  :thumleft:
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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 01:29:45 pm »
Man I would so love one of those machines!
 

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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2017, 01:48:58 pm »
Jinne, that Sunderland chappie is gooing, if he carries on like that he could win the Dakar, or at the very least go on the Easter Namib Desert Run.  :thumleft:

I don't think he's quite good enough to do the Desert Run yet. Maybe after a few more Dakar wins...  :ricky:
 

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 04:07:14 pm »
jis..hierdie is die groot adventure bike om te he..
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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 04:28:04 pm »
The 11th fact is that i am getting one :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 07:23:20 pm »
I see many in Europe have already taken delivery of their bikes - all seem ecstatic, but true to KTM, there are a couple of minor bugs, that need sorting
 

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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2017, 07:28:24 pm »
Lyk nie of daai agter tyre baie grip het nie...

Because it has to move a quarter of a ton forward. :eek7:
 

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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2017, 07:28:19 am »
I like every angle on this bike except she's got a face only a mother could love. 

 

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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2017, 07:55:16 am »
Lyk nie of daai agter tyre baie grip het nie...

Because it has to move a quarter of a ton forward. :eek7:

Aw f@ck Danie. Wheelspin EVEN if it has to move a quarter ton......... :thumleft:
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2017, 05:04:28 pm »
The 11th fact is that i am getting one :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

That's cool! The jealousy, she is flowing!  :drif:
 

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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2017, 05:56:46 pm »
I like every angle on this bike except she's got a face only a mother could love.

I think that's probably similar to what the BMW cars were when they made some radical design changes - some love it from day 1 and others hate it, but after some time it grows on people

I personally love the new KTM headlight design and it would be a plus point if I was to upgrade
 

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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2017, 09:25:39 pm »
Only 1 thing out of 10 i want to know is how am i going to sleep  :bueller: until next week when i get my 1290R  :ricky: maybe i'll post that pic on my ceiling
 

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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2017, 09:26:32 pm »
Is it just me, or does that headlight look like someone's naughty bits............you might feel like a bit of a p... riding this :imaposer:
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2017, 09:29:04 pm »
Only 1 thing out of 10 i want to know is how am i going to sleep  :bueller: until next week when i get my 1290R  :ricky: maybe i'll post that pic on my ceiling
good stuff! where did you buy? did you add the quick shifter+ option?
 

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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2017, 09:49:29 pm »
Only 1 thing out of 10 i want to know is how am i going to sleep  :bueller: until next week when i get my 1290R  :ricky: maybe i'll post that pic on my ceiling
good stuff! where did you buy? did you add the quick shifter+ option?

RAD, yep def getting the quick shifter, but not sure what accessories are in stock. limited number of bikes arrive at dealers tomorrow... world shortage i believe due to unexpectedly high demand.  A bunch of 1190 parts fit it like dongle, bash plate etc which i am moving across from my 1190 you can compare parts numbers if they are the same then they will fit.
 

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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2017, 09:56:45 pm »
Only 1 thing out of 10 i want to know is how am i going to sleep  :bueller: until next week when i get my 1290R  :ricky: maybe i'll post that pic on my ceiling
good stuff! where did you buy? did you add the quick shifter+ option?

RAD, yep def getting the quick shifter, but not sure what accessories are in stock. limited number of bikes arrive at dealers tomorrow... world shortage i believe due to unexpectedly high demand.  A bunch of 1190 parts fit it like dongle, bash plate etc which i am moving across from my 1190 you can compare parts numbers if they are the same then they will fit.

I'm sure you're gonna love the bike - that motor is INCREDIBLE! and it just gets better as it picks up kms..... love mine!

From reports I've read in Europe, all stock is being slurped up, as it comes in.

Please give some feedback on your evaluation?
 

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Re: Ten things you might not know about the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2017, 03:07:27 am »
Is it just me, or does that headlight look like someone's naughty bits............you might feel like a bit of a p... riding this :imaposer:

No, I thought the exact same thing.  It looks like an upside down labia.  It wouldn't keep me from buying the bike though as I think it's going to be fabulous.