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KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« on: May 28, 2019, 10:15:50 am »
I have a confession to make. After almost 10 years of riding the blue propeller, I have turned to the dark side.
Cycleworld has named the 2018 KTM 1090 Adventure R as Best Adventure Bike for the second year in a row - how could I not oblige? :peepwall:

The KTM 1090 Adventure R wins the title of Cycle World’s Best Adventure motorcycle for the second year in a row  - https://www.cycleworld.com/best-adventure-bike-2018-ktm-1090-adventure-r

So, who rides one? What are your impressions?
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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 10:23:10 am »
 :sip: Took you a long time to see the light, hey? Hope you fit a Booster Plug  :bueller: :spitcoffee:
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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 10:58:28 am »
haha I saw you subscribing to a lot of KTM threads and wondered!

Take it that's you bike? If so congrats!
And some more pics?
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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 01:22:54 pm »
I bought a 1090 R a year ago. It had some issues and was replaced by KTM with a brand new one. At the time I think it was R163k new and a bargain in my opinion, with only AT competing on price. Now price is up considerably to allow the 790 to slot in below it.

An extremely capable bike. I sold my 990 to get it and was very happy. More power, better brakes, better fuel consumption and much better suspension!  It is however top heavy compared to 990 and it is quite tall as well.

I still think there is no real competition for it in its class (weight, suspension, price and HP)

PS. Mine is for sale in the Buy and sell section

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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 01:51:24 pm »
Possibly my next ADV bike so im hear to read :thumleft:
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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 02:37:05 pm »
I bought mine brand new in Oct / November 2017. Absolutely love it. Very capable and loads of fun.
I only have one complaint......the seat gets a little hard on the longer journeys, other than that.......WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN
 

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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2019, 11:08:53 am »
Thanks Gents

Bike is still in transport from Jhb with Millies Bike Transport, so I don't have it in the flesh yet. I made the mistake to take a 1090 Adv for a ride earlier this year and it grew on me. Also rode the 790 and new F850GS but the 1090 was the one that kept lingering. The time will tell, but from reviews, it looks like a winner.

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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2019, 11:10:31 am »
I bought mine brand new in Oct / November 2017. Absolutely love it. Very capable and loads of fun.
I only have one complaint......the seat gets a little hard on the longer journeys, other than that.......WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN
The F800GS also have a hard seat. For this a beaded seat cover was the solution.
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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2019, 11:14:16 am »
I bought a 1090 R a year ago. It had some issues and was replaced by KTM with a brand new one. At the time I think it was R163k new and a bargain in my opinion, with only AT competing on price. Now price is up considerably to allow the 790 to slot in below it.

An extremely capable bike. I sold my 990 to get it and was very happy. More power, better brakes, better fuel consumption and much better suspension!  It is however top heavy compared to 990 and it is quite tall as well.

I still think there is no real competition for it in its class (weight, suspension, price and HP)

PS. Mine is for sale in the Buy and sell section

Top heavy - I saw that in reviews, but so is the F800GS, so I am used to it. I am 2m tall, so no problems with reaching. It will be interesting to see how the height adjustable foot pegs and reach adjustable handlebars work though...
I bought a 2018 with 1600 km on the clock for R167500, so happy with the price. Zambezi had a demo with 3000km for R160000...
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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2019, 11:16:36 am »
I bought a 1090 R a year ago. It had some issues and was replaced by KTM with a brand new one. At the time I think it was R163k new and a bargain in my opinion, with only AT competing on price. Now price is up considerably to allow the 790 to slot in below it.

An extremely capable bike. I sold my 990 to get it and was very happy. More power, better brakes, better fuel consumption and much better suspension!  It is however top heavy compared to 990 and it is quite tall as well.

I still think there is no real competition for it in its class (weight, suspension, price and HP)

PS. Mine is for sale in the Buy and sell section

Top heavy - I saw that in reviews, but so is the F800GS, so I am used to it. I am 2m tall, so no problems with reaching. It will be interesting to see how the height adjustable foot pegs and reach adjustable handlebars work though...
I bought a 2018 with 1600 km on the clock for R167500, so happy with the price. Zambezi had a demo with 3000km for R160000...


That’s a very good deal, congrats!

Ja, at 2m you’ll feel like you’re on a scooter. Awesome!
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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2019, 11:48:39 am »
Welcome to Team orange......we KNOW you will enjoy your stay :deal: :thumleft:
 

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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2019, 05:18:13 pm »
Congrats Roodt  :thumleft:  I'm sure you'll enjoy the bike - the whole 1*90 range are lovely bikes
 

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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2019, 06:43:56 pm »
Congrats Roodt  :thumleft:  I'm sure you'll enjoy the bike - the whole 1*90 range are lovely bikes
It is your fault Hagen! You started this - it was only a matter of time :ricky:
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2019, 07:58:19 pm »
Congrats Roodt  :thumleft:  I'm sure you'll enjoy the bike - the whole 1*90 range are lovely bikes
It is your fault Hagen! You started this - it was only a matter of time :ricky:

I've had zero shit with my bike and now have it longer than any previous bike... 4 years! Love it to bits! Best bike I've owned, without any doubt!
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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2019, 11:40:34 am »
Anyone come across a comparative spec sheet for 10/11/12/90?

1190R becoming affordable now for cash buys.
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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2019, 02:00:27 pm »
Anyone come across a comparative spec sheet for 10/11/12/90?

1190R becoming affordable now for cash buys.


What do you want to know?  They're basically identical but for a few small details:
125hp  1090
150hp  1190
160hp  1290

The 1090 doesn't have tyre pressure monitoring or a side stand as stock (that the 1190 does have). Normal indicators instead of 1190 LEDs as well. DOES have updated suspension compared to the 1190s.  It also has stronger rims than the 1190s from 13-15 (2016s had the stronger rims and a intermediate update on the rear shock)

1290 has EVERYTHING (all the same updates as the 1090) as well as the TFT dash, bluetooth integration with your phone. Cruise control. lean sensing headlight etc.
 Option to add quick shift, hill hold control and ASR (kind of an electronic slipped clutch....but it already has a mechanical slipper clutch so why??)



 
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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2019, 02:51:57 pm »
Anyone come across a comparative spec sheet for 10/11/12/90?

1190R becoming affordable now for cash buys.
What do you want to know?  They're basically identical but for a few small details:
125hp  1090
150hp  1190
160hp  1290

The 1090 doesn't have tyre pressure monitoring or a side stand as stock (that the 1190 does have). Normal indicators instead of 1190 LEDs as well. DOES have updated suspension compared to the 1190s.  It also has stronger rims than the 1190s from 13-15 (2016s had the stronger rims and a intermediate update on the rear shock)

1290 has EVERYTHING (all the same updates as the 1090) as well as the TFT dash, bluetooth integration with your phone. Cruise control. lean sensing headlight etc.
 Option to add quick shift, hill hold control and ASR (kind of an electronic slipped clutch....but it already has a mechanical slipper clutch so why??)


nice summary

1190 vs 1090
1190 also had the oil temp sensor and a 12V socket
Not side stand, 1090 does not have centre stand, both have side stand
the 1090 is 12lb lighter, half of that is weight in the engine (lighter flywheel), other half is the centre stand.
All doesn't matter though, those non LED indicators look crap, even my 2008 GS had LED indicators.

the 1290 lean sensing headlight is not on the R models. Nice feature that.

Somewhere they got self-cancelling indicators also, don't know when.

Maybe someone here knows about the 790 rims. I thought its the same, the Akronts?
The initial shitty 1190 rim was a Saxxes until KTM swopped to Akront in 2016, a lot stronger.
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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2019, 02:53:45 pm »
Anyone come across a comparative spec sheet for 10/11/12/90?

1190R becoming affordable now for cash buys.
What do you want to know?  They're basically identical but for a few small details:
125hp  1090
150hp  1190
160hp  1290

The 1090 doesn't have tyre pressure monitoring or a side stand as stock (that the 1190 does have). Normal indicators instead of 1190 LEDs as well. DOES have updated suspension compared to the 1190s.  It also has stronger rims than the 1190s from 13-15 (2016s had the stronger rims and a intermediate update on the rear shock)

1290 has EVERYTHING (all the same updates as the 1090) as well as the TFT dash, bluetooth integration with your phone. Cruise control. lean sensing headlight etc.
 Option to add quick shift, hill hold control and ASR (kind of an electronic slipped clutch....but it already has a mechanical slipper clutch so why??)


nice summary

1190 vs 1090
1190 also had the oil temp sensor and a 12V socket
Not side stand, 1090 does not have centre stand, both have side stand
the 1090 is 12lb lighter, half of that is weight in the engine (lighter flywheel), other half is the centre stand.
All doesn't matter though, those non LED indicators look crap, even my 2008 GS had LED indicators.

the 1290 lean sensing headlight is not on the R models. Nice feature that.

Somewhere they got self-cancelling indicators also, don't know when.

Maybe someone here knows about the 790 rims. I thought its the same, the Akronts?
The initial shitty 1190 rim was a Saxxes until KTM swopped to Akront in 2016, a lot stronger.

Sorry, yes of course I meant centre stand :biggrin:

The 1290 R also has lean sensing headlight :thumleft:  It's just integrated into the headlight and not separate like on the 1290T
 
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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2019, 05:37:03 pm »
Does the 1090 come with a steering damper?
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Re: KTM 1090 Adventure - Who's got one?
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2019, 05:40:19 pm »
Does the 1090 come with a steering damper?

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