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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-21-2019, 07:24 AM
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Before buying my ATAS I had a KTM 1290 Super Adventure. .....
For the brakes, the matter at an extend is subjective. I find them OK, progressive and with authority to stop the bike. I have seen ATAS even on endos.

What grabbed my attention is your choise to move from the 1290 to the ATAS? I mean 160BHP to 94? State of the art electronics to basic of the Africa? How come? did you had any particular issues with the Austrian beast?

(no need to reply, if you do not feel so....just looked odd to me. I love my ATAS but can't help thinking sometimes if I should have chosen the KTM instead)
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I suppose that when you're trail braking into the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca lack of feel would be a problem. On an adventure bike, not so much.
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I fitted 320mm /pads from braking and a radial master cylinder. Quite an upgrade.

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For the brakes, the matter at an extend is subjective. I find them OK, progressive and with authority to stop the bike. I have seen ATAS even on endos.

What grabbed my attention is your choise to move from the 1290 to the ATAS? I mean 160BHP to 94? State of the art electronics to basic of the Africa? How come? did you had any particular issues with the Austrian beast?

(no need to reply, if you do not feel so....just looked odd to me. I love my ATAS but can't help thinking sometimes if I should have chosen the KTM instead)
I'm 71 with lower back issues, and I was finding the KTM a bit top heavy when moving around the garage etc, so I was looking for something more manageable (for me). The ATAS although heavier than the KTM carries its weight lower, which I find makes it easier to move around. It also seems to be more manoeuvrable when riding (IMO of course). I was also quite keen to reduce the amount of electronics on the bike.
I did wonder if I would miss the raw power of the KTM, and most of the time the Honda has enough. Now & again and extra 25hp wouldn't go amiss though.
The KTM is a very fine machine, and that motor is always very tempting.
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I went from the 1190 Adv to the AT. Probably more to do with going back to perceived Honda quality/reliability over performance and must admit to almost cancelling my order when the specs were released. Glad I didn’t as in the real world, the AT performance is fine. The quality of finish on the 1190 IMO was really very good, better than my 12GS beemer and the AT. However, I called it my yo-yo bike as it was back to the dealers far too often for recalls/problems...none which stopped the bike leaving me stranded tho’. But as with the BM, my faith was shaken, so a Honda had to grace my garage for peace of mind, and in that respect, the AT wins hands down.
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