Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Chat Forum > The HUBB PUB

The HUBB PUB Chat forum - no useful content required!

BUT the basic rules of polite and civil conduct which everyone agreed to when signing up for the HUBB, will still apply, though moderation will be a LITTLE looser than elsewhere on the HUBB.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 1 Jun 2014
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 0
KTM 1190 Adventure R 2014

lm thinking of trading in my 2013 800 gs for a KTM 1190 Adventure R 2014 wondering if l should wait for the 2015 model to come out l have heard of some electronics upgrades, anyone heard anything about the next model.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 1 Jun 2014
Gipper's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Banff,Canada/Poole,UK
Posts: 731
Hi Philip,

Welcome to the HUBB,

some gossip as to what KTM might do:

2015 ktm 1280 or 1390 ? - ADVrider

but its all speculation and no one has any hard facts until the 2015's come out this Summer, will they bring out a new competitor in the 800 class? Id like to see one for sure.

I took an 1190 Adventure out for a road demo ride last weekend, it was a good bike for sure, gearbox felt notchy though - not as slick as a Tiger 800XC, but the hydraulic clutch was light and smooth. The gear shifter was set too low for me, so this didn't help either. Power wise I wouldn't need anything more ( unless on a race track) and it handled beautifully on asphalt, it felt fine height wise with my 32in inseam and at low speed manoeuvring it carried its weight well. I sat on the 1190 R and could barely get my pointed toes down on each side though. Its a shame that KTM make what is now the 990 replacement with a 21 in front wheel so tall.

If you are serious about buying an 1190 R, then definitely wait a month or 2 for the new 2015's, even if there are no major changes, generally there will be a few software tweaks and minor details changed that you probably wont be able to see.
__________________
Cheers
Grif

'09 Suzuki DR650
'00 Discovery Series 2 V8
'95 Defender 90 300 Tdi Overlander
http://gipperstravels.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 2 Jun 2014
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Posts: 71
KTM offered me a spin on the 1190. I took it back and said no thanks will keep my 990 Dakar, which is the special edition R version.

The new 1190 is actually lower than the old 990. It has better brakes and better road manners and feels closer to a BMW 1200 than to the 990. I would trade my 1200 for it, but not my 990.

I wont do it for a while basically because of all the bugs in the 1190. Every new model has bugs. These are generally sorted in the first few years. Let someone else suffer the bugs. I will wait at least another year or 2.

Some how the 1190 doesn't have that traditional KTM look feel or sound. It just didn't grab me like a 990 does. The 800 GS I never liked. Front end too soft, wind blast, those fluid reservoirs looking like they are stuck on etc. And not much cheaper than a 990. For sure I would prefer an 1190. Different upgrade than from a 990.

But if I were you I would wait a year.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KTM 1190 adventure air filter problem joiben KTM Tech 6 2 Weeks Ago 20:55
KTM 1190 Adventure exhaust joiben KTM Tech 6 6 May 2014 02:15
2004 KTM 950 Adventure (San Diego, Calif. USA) Danny Diego TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 0 1 Feb 2014 04:07
Buenos Aries, ARGENTINA / or Punta Arenas Chile ā€“ 2005 KTM 640 adventure Alaska re max.t.jewell TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 1 26 Nov 2012 19:17
DR650 SE or KTM Adventure? Zimi Which Bike? 31 16 Feb 2012 19:07

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 22:34.