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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-20-2016, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Here's my black one!

Just picked up, took a chance as hadn't seen a black one in the flesh but love it!
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-20-2016, 06:32 PM
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Nice. Just paid deposit on a black one myself and looking forward to the 1st of April. Chopping in my KTM 1190 Adventure S so a big drop in power but I did enjoy my test ride.
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I'm kinda surprised that the black looks quite well. As a rule, it's not a colour I'll ever buy again, but that does look nice. Oh, and I too went from a KTM1190 Adv.....and don't miss the power...yet.
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-21-2016, 05:28 AM
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xsilvergs & Davey out of interest why did you both come away from the big KTM's I was looking at the 1190 adventure r model before deciding on the AT, but I never got to test ride one as my dealer didn't have a demo 1190 r in stock. Also my budget only allowed me 11000 max so it would have been a used probably 2 year old one. I'm happy with my choice but wondered what I could have been missing! let us have your reasoning if you would be so kind.
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Nice, looks better than I thought it would, in the official photos it sort of lacks definition. What's the finish like, matt or glossy?
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-21-2016, 09:16 AM
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Very nice indeed. Could you imagine gold talon hubs on it :-)
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-21-2016, 09:17 AM
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I would be interested to hear from the guys whom chopped in the ktm too. I was considering an 1190r at one stage but never got to test ride it. Nice bike though but v. Happy with the dct.
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I like the way it looks much more than I thought I would. For the first time, I can actually see all the other colors on the bike now that my eyes aren't drawn to flashy paint and graphics.

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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-22-2016, 05:15 AM
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come on the ktm guys were waiting for your thoughts on why you swapped!!!!

I cant sleep until I know lol.............
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-22-2016, 07:14 AM
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HI Dibbs, I rode one (1190R) and felt is was supper exiting and felt like it was just a bit over the top ..... and felt huge !. A very nice bike though . I had a 990 for 3 years and actually preferred that in the dirt . The buffeting on hi way speeds was a pain with the 990 though .
I am buying the AT because it is slimmer and feels lighter . (and I am a huge Honda fan ) . Bikes are always such an emotional buy , and each guy is swayed to his choice through personal experiences with brands , his mates , what he has had fun on in the past ??? etc etc .
have a cool day .
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