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Offline PieterKLR650

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‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« on: October 20, 2018, 05:20:33 pm »
Hi fellow Dogs,

So, I have decided that this longing feeling to have two wheels in my garage again...needs attention.

First time ever that I will be financing a bike and looking at spending between 80-110K, so I need to make a proper and decent decision.
The wife and I would like to, when time/(money) allows hit the road over a weekend, whether it’s a breakfast run or a weekend breakaway...but we want to do it together. I might want take on some gravel as well....but still considering.

I have considered a few bikes and narrowed it down to either a
- DL 1000(24000km@ 90K),
- a 1190(44000km@ 109K) or
- a 1050(12000km@ 108K)

I know the 1190 will be a great option should I want to go offroad and the DL & 1150 mainly road use.

I will be having the bike for a long time...so need something that will give me proper mileage, good service and not break the bank in terms of maintenance.
I will be doing some homework in terms of comparisons etc..etc.. but thought I could get some advice/suggestions etc from the group that can also assist with the decision making process.

I have taken the DL for a spin but still need to take the KTM’s out.

Thanking all in advance.


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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2018, 05:33:05 pm »
im assuming its the 1090 road with the 19inch front. If you only gonna do mainly tar the suzzie is a great option. im a ktm man so i will go for the 1050.
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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 05:55:45 pm »
 1150

Now we know what is in the back of your mind ;) ;)
VStrom my vote.  :thumleft:
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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 05:57:13 pm »
Here they are:




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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2018, 06:01:31 pm »
1150

Now we know what is in the back of your mind ;) ;)
VStrom my vote.  :thumleft:

I’ll be honest to say that I’ve already started the finance application on the DL....but as I’ve previously had a KLR followed by a 650 Versys and then 4 KTM offroads....is the KTM 1190 also haunting me....want to go and ride it tomorrow....


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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2018, 07:56:19 am »
The 1190 is the best looking imho

Really, go with your heart.  Since the are all secondhand bikes, any one of them could be a lemon.

Whichever bike excites you to go ride should be the one  :ricky: unless you just want boring reliability.

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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2018, 08:46:29 am »
Vstrom all the way for your requirements.

Legendary reliability and will be far easier on your pocket long term.....

That 1000 motor is a gem and with that pipe you have fitted there  :drif:
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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2018, 08:48:24 am »
My heart says 1190 but my head says Suzuki.... for your requirements
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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2018, 08:54:14 am »
You cant go wrong with the DL.
 

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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2018, 06:25:22 pm »
Thank you all for the input and opinions thus far, appreciate it.

Took the 1190 today for a ride....OMG.......
I know one actually cannot compare the DL & KTM as there are quite a few differences between them especially performance wise....but I must say that 1190 kicks like hell...damn...

I cannot say that riding both makes the decision easier except for the 20K price difference as a start..

Watched a few youtube videos on both bikes...found a few that pointed out some issues on the 1190....but in the end one will always find positive and negative info...

One the one hand the 1190 stole my heart today...but the price ...mmm....and I am a bit worried about problems and costs in future.

The DL also shares a place in my heart....spoke to Suzuki to enquire a bit about services etc...didn’t sound too bad.

Buying any of the bikes I am getting a 4 year 20,000km service plan(basic services covered)....so a little bit of piece of mind...

Will see what the installments are like tomorrow....but will still google the hell out of the net tonight for more info....
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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2018, 06:32:04 pm »
Vstrom will outlast the ktm
 

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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2018, 06:46:13 pm »
Vstrom will outlast the ktm

You reckon?


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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2018, 06:52:14 pm »
The biggest smile comes from the 1190R.
Its an exciting adventure hopping on it and going to the shops.
 

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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2018, 08:55:02 pm »
The 1190 would be awesome.

However with the air filter dirt issues and motors expiring because of it I would be sceptical of 2nd hand 1190s.
 
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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2018, 06:29:19 am »
The 1190 would be awesome.

However with the air filter dirt issues and motors expiring because of it I would be sceptical of 2nd hand 1190s.
 
It is an awesome bike.

I came across more than one video where this filter issue was addressed....


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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2018, 06:36:13 am »
With all the inputs by participants to date...is there anyone that would feel to suggest a different bike than what I have been considering?



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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2018, 07:01:43 am »
I have a DL 1000 and a 950 and 990, albeit a different beast to the 1190/1050, if you riding 2 up you will not beat the vstrom. fantastic bike, even its a soft roader, 2 up touring I dont think you will find a better ride, Mrs says go by yourself when the KTM come out 8)
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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2018, 07:16:54 am »
With all the inputs by participants to date...is there anyone that would feel to suggest a different bike than what I have been considering?



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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2018, 07:47:34 am »
I have a DL 1000 and a 950 and 990, albeit a different beast to the 1190/1050, if you riding 2 up you will not beat the vstrom. fantastic bike, even its a soft roader, 2 up touring I dont think you will find a better ride, Mrs says go by yourself when the KTM come out 8)

So in your opinion...the 1190 then?


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Re: ‘13 Suzuki DL1000 vs ‘13 KTM 1190 vs ‘15 KTM 1050
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2018, 07:49:35 am »
With all the inputs by participants to date...is there anyone that would feel to suggest a different bike than what I have been considering?



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The At DCT, there is one for sale on the forum by Minxy

Yes thanx, went to check his post, saw he sold it...nice option but would have been way out of my budget...

But thank you for the suggestion.


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