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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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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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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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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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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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Thanks Rory
I thought that the 1190 might be a bit too much! more power than I need really and a lot of gadgetry!!!!! that perhaps isn't necessary!!!!

Thanks
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....lol
 

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Why I sold my 1190 KTM (roadie) for a AT.

The AT will never excite like the KTM will.

The AT will never handle as well as the KTM on tarmac.

I could never ride the KTM around the world but I'm sure I could the AT.

How many KTM dealers are the on your typical holiday route?

Can you ride an 1190 to it's full potential all day?

The AT's ride comfort is superior to the KTM in my mind.

One speck of dirt in the KTM's fly by wire throttle mechanism may spoil your day, it takes a while to get the tank off and you'll want it to be empty.

Early models have a weak starter, the bike can boil you alive, ride it hard in the Alps and there'll be fuel spewing out of the breather as the fuel boils in the tank.

The air filter doesn't.

Less is more
 

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Awesome look - I'm not sure which color I would have chosen or like better. I'm still really happy with my rally red/wht/blk concept. The black is way cool! I would definitely keep the accessories all in black - everything blacked out including your gear. Thanks for sharing...
 

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Hi The black looks really nice is this a 2017 bike if so has it got the new type of spokes fitted. How could you tell a 16 to 17 model anyway? my dealer has not told me what his stock is just that they are new:|
 
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