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KTM dilemma
« on: August 26, 2021, 11:08:11 am »
Privilege to have to following dilemma, maybe some help from the forum could point me in the right direction. Last bike was a 990 ADV R.

2019 KTM 1290 ADV R 11500KM - R209 000.
2022 KTM 890 ADV R - R239 000.

In the last 20 years I had 4 x 990'S, 1x KLR and a Honda CRF 250 and did various trips around Southern Africa and also a lot of technical one day rides. I did most of the RR's yellow routes and also long trips on secondary roads with SWAMBO and luggage on the back. I rate myself as a competent adventure rider with some enduro experience. I have been bike less for the last 5 years.

My risk appetite for serious adventure and technical stuff is a bit lower now that I'm older, also the group rider don't interest me anymore, so what is my best KTM option?
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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2021, 11:11:27 am »
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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2021, 11:14:31 am »
 :laughing4: :laughing4:


If your choice is between only those two, then the 890R by a long shot. Much better balance adventure-bike wise, than the 1290, which leans too much towards GS1250.
 
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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2021, 11:15:07 am »
"New" is always the better choice... ;)
 

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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2021, 11:16:22 am »
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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2021, 11:16:56 am »
Cannot remember your age. I have a 1290 R and have just got an 890R as well. The 890 is wonderful and light... Just dunno about a trip over 600k with the 890. If i had to have only 1- the 890 would win hands down
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2021, 11:18:52 am »
Cannot remember your age. I have a 1290 R and have just got an 890R as well. The 890 is wonderful and light... Just dunno about a trip over 600k with the 890. If i had to have only 1- the 890 would win hands down


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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2021, 11:24:15 am »
if you want to grow up and do more normal/mellow routes then its the 1290

if you want to replace the 990's its the 890.


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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2021, 11:25:13 am »
Cannot remember your age. I have a 1290 R and have just got an 890R as well. The 890 is wonderful and light... Just dunno about a trip over 600k with the 890. If i had to have only 1- the 890 would win hands down

Hi ETS, thanks, ek is bietjie jonger as jy...maar darem nog nie dat ek vir jou oom moet se nie. Gedink om dalk altwee te koop maar dit gaan dalk k@k op n ander level veroorsaak.
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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2021, 11:32:52 am »
Cannot remember your age. I have a 1290 R and have just got an 890R as well. The 890 is wonderful and light... Just dunno about a trip over 600k with the 890. If i had to have only 1- the 890 would win hands down

Hi ETS, thanks, ek is bietjie jonger as jy...maar darem nog nie dat ek vir jou oom moet se nie. Gedink om dalk altwee te koop maar dit gaan dalk k@k op n ander level veroorsaak.

Ek hou ook maar eers my 1290. Op n ander forum se die ou- die 1290 is n beast en mens voel nooit ten volle in beheer nie. Met die 890 voel ek verseker meer vol selfvertroue en in beheer. Jy het n heeeerlike dilemma!
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2021, 11:34:08 am »
If you're gonna be taking a pillion, doing big distances or less tech dirt road stuff....1290.

And also the power is quite addictive.   Every time I think Ive decided I'm going to pack it in and buy a 790 or 890, I ride the 1290 in anger and come home all buzzing and I can't bring myself to sell it :biggrin:
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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2021, 11:37:23 am »
Cannot remember your age. I have a 1290 R and have just got an 890R as well. The 890 is wonderful and light... Just dunno about a trip over 600k with the 890. If i had to have only 1- the 890 would win hands down

Hi ETS, thanks, ek is bietjie jonger as jy...maar darem nog nie dat ek vir jou oom moet se nie. Gedink om dalk altwee te koop maar dit gaan dalk k@k op n ander level veroorsaak.


Ek hou ook maar eers my 1290. Op n ander forum se die ou- die 1290 is n beast en mens voel nooit ten volle in beheer nie. Met die 890 voel ek verseker meer vol selfvertroue en in beheer. Jy het n heeeerlike dilemma!

Nee fk dit maak my mal....analysis paralysis......amper soos in st 6........linkerhand of regterhand.....
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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2021, 11:48:30 am »
1290 R -
 

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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2021, 12:02:00 pm »
That's a tough decision, did a group trip two weekends ago, a somewhat vertically challenged dude made his 1290R seem like a 500 in the rough stuff and he smoked us all on the long gravel and tar bits, if I was going to ride alone it would be the 890, if I were to pillion it would be the 1290, good luck with your awesome dilemma :thumleft:
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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2021, 12:07:45 pm »
Cannot remember your age. I have a 1290 R and have just got an 890R as well. The 890 is wonderful and light... Just dunno about a trip over 600k with the 890. If i had to have only 1- the 890 would win hands down

Hi ETS, thanks, ek is bietjie jonger as jy...maar darem nog nie dat ek vir jou oom moet se nie. Gedink om dalk altwee te koop maar dit gaan dalk k@k op n ander level veroorsaak.


Ek hou ook maar eers my 1290. Op n ander forum se die ou- die 1290 is n beast en mens voel nooit ten volle in beheer nie. Met die 890 voel ek verseker meer vol selfvertroue en in beheer. Jy het n heeeerlike dilemma!

Nee fk dit maak my mal....analysis paralysis......amper soos in st 6........linkerhand of regterhand.....

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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2021, 12:50:01 pm »
Best replacement vi 990 is nog n 990..... ;) :thumleft:
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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2021, 01:15:05 pm »
Go for the 1290. It really is something special. If you ride a bike for the joy of riding it is unmatched.
 

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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2021, 01:20:24 pm »
I sold my 1290R for a 790R.  Best decision ever made. And I pillion no problem.  I also don't need to go 180 .
 

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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2021, 01:33:21 pm »
1290 S sal ook doen as jy gaan pillion. Jy het mos al die rooi roetes al gery. Daai S loop met gemak rowwe goed as hy moet met die regte bande. :thumleft:
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Re: KTM dilemma
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2021, 01:54:55 pm »
That's a tough decision, did a group trip two weekends ago, a somewhat vertically challenged dude made his 1290R seem like a 500 in the rough stuff and he smoked us all on the long gravel and tar bits, if I was going to ride alone it would be the 890, if I were to pillion it would be the 1290, good luck with your awesome dilemma :thumleft:

Ya. I've found if you have the balls to go for it, and the skill to hang on, the 1290 will do more than most give it credit for.
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