From 990R to 1290R

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From 990R to 1290R

Postby 990RR » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:44 am

Hi guys.
4 years has past since i sold my 990R
Had couple of cool bikes since that.
But something had me on the new 1290 after i rode my buddys.

Good to be back

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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby Scotty » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:07 am

Welcome back to the brotherhood :D
Wheelies - they ARE big, and they ARE clever....

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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby Black Out » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:00 pm

All great bikes.
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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby twinrider32 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:00 pm

Im doing the same 990R 2008 - a modded TL1000 S/R Hybrid in between - test rode Tuono and SDR1290 and as good a bike as the Tuono is im on the lookout for a 1290 ;)

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From 990R to 1290R

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:43 pm

I've got a bit of a story to tell you.

When I was a 13 or 14 y/o young lad, back in Ireland, I realised my wiener was for more than peeing. Man I could not leave that thing alone! Morning, when I came back from school, night before going to bed. Damn I used to spank my monkey. It felt great so why not do it?
Most of my friends were 1 or 2 years older. At that age, 2 years is a lot. They used to tell me that they had hooked up with girls and were having sex. I had a buddy of mine that asked me to smell his fingers after a night of passion with his girlfriend and I thought to myself - I don't have a car, I don't have money, I can't ask a girl out because I can't take her anywhere - So life went on, making my socks stiff nightly until one day, I picked up a girl, one thing lead to another and after a few dates: SEX. Holy shit that was so much better than Wanking! DAMN!. There we titties, and ass, and tongue, and sucking this and that. THAT IS AWESOME! I thought.

Welcome to the 2018 SDR1290.

Yes, a 990 and a 990R are great bikes. They accelerate, they brake, they turn. They have LOTS of soul!. But you know when you go from Wanking to sex?. From having to get up to change the TV channels to having a remote control? Or when you had to crank down your car's window to having electric windows? You get the idea. This is similar.

I rode approximately 80 miles today, I left my house at 8 and it was 80F and when I returned at 10 it was already 89F

I love the up/down quickshifter.
the mirrors DO NOT vibrate
I'm only able to rev up to 6500prm until 600 miles or so.
gear indicator in the TFT display.
yeah, riding modes, ABS, TC, slipper clutch they call it (MSR - Motor Slip Regulation), self canceling turn signals they call (ATIR - Automatic Turn Indicator Reset)
It has a USB port for charging below the seat.
It has 2 different ACC1 and ACC2 ports (One set below the seat and one inside the nose mask)
You can set up the MY RIDE and connect your phone and headset, so if you are doing navigation, the screen becomes a map and it can give you turn by turn directions.
And that engine. Holy mother of god. Pulls clean from 3k, like I've read here before 6th is pretty much useless unless you're going really fast and want to save fuel.
Computer trip with speed averages, fuel consumption, cruise control, tyre Pressures on your dashboard! Keyless engine start. keyless fuel cap and steering lock.
KTM has gone above and beyond with this one.

I am SO guilty of having given 1290 owners a hard time. I was a the dealership yesterday about to sign paperwork thinking I was going to catch shit from you guys.

After only 80 miles, I'm highly impressed. I hope the bike keeps impressing me for years to come.
Ride Hard,
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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby fatbob » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:14 pm

Judas :lol: :lol: :wink:

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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby No more twin » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:46 pm

Like me, you'll probably be coming to this forum a lot less often now. There's real hostility by those old geezers on their 990s that are set in their ways and piss on anything that is outside their experience and skill level. Some time ago, I made the ungodly suggestion that perhaps this forum's home page could show a photo of a modern iteration of the Superduke. Sacrilege!
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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby SpeedyR » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:57 am

Sarasota_Steve wrote:
I rode approximately 80 miles today, I left my house at 8 and it was 80F and when I returned at 10 it was already 89F

I am SO guilty of having given 1290 owners a hard time. I was a the dealership yesterday about to sign paperwork thinking I was going to catch shit from you guys.

After only 80 miles, I'm highly impressed. I hope the bike keeps impressing me for years to come.


glad to hear you picked up a later model. I've been up around Suches a couple of times the past few weeks. New pavement on 60, and most of the gravel is gone from the storms. We'll catch up soon, and get some riding in...
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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby bic_bicknell » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:34 pm

Sarasota Steve. Radical analogy expressing your transformation to the 1290 but I appreciate the effort! ha ha. I too was impressed with the 1290 when Intest rode it. Just cant justify the price to get ownership and I love my 990 too much still.

No More Twins. Mate, I don't think there is 'hostility' towards the 1290 owners here, maybe a bit of good natured banter that maybe also has a bit of underlying envy but that is all. What was pretty irritating many of the 'old timers' was just the lack of any good contribution from the new Superdukers for a long time. All they seemed to be interested in was what KTM accessories they were buying into. It seemed like there was just a different mind set to these new 1290 owners compared to the 990 ones. Less mechanically minded and into doing mods and sharing good info and more into rim tape. :)
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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:34 pm

No more twin wrote:Like me, you'll probably be coming to this forum a lot less often now. There's real hostility by those old geezers on their 990s that are set in their ways and piss on anything that is outside their experience and skill level. Some time ago, I made the ungodly suggestion that perhaps this forum's home page could show a photo of a modern iteration of the Superduke. Sacrilege!


I'm still checking several times a day. I don't think I'm alone on this one. My friends and I are constantly giving each other shit. It's fun, It's funny and at the end of day I know I can count on them. I like the banter that's generated in this forum every once in a while. Like Bic said, it gets boring when 1290 owners contribute nothing and the only questions asked are: What tyres should I use? or Look at the stickers I just put on the bike .... Booooring!

The 990 has been discussed to death and being an older bike, most if not all problems have been sorted.

When I 'graduated' to moderator here, I asked the same question about the front page of the website and the reply was the picture is an homage to the old SuperDuke. Ok, I can see that. No issue.

There have been a few interesting 1290 topics. Remember when abc built a bunch of carbon fiber parts for his 2014? There were a couple of members working on cracking the ECU to re-tune the 1290. Remember all the talk about the wobbly rear hub on the 2014? Those are interesting topics to discuss (to me).
Anyway, I hope you keep coming back. With a bit of a sense of humor, it's a fun place to read.
Ride Hard,
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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:39 pm

bic_bicknell wrote:Sarasota Steve. Radical analogy expressing your transformation to the 1290 but I appreciate the effort! ha ha. I too was impressed with the 1290 when Intest rode it. Just cant justify the price to get ownership and I love my 990 too much still.

No More Twins. Mate, I don't think there is 'hostility' towards the 1290 owners here, maybe a bit of good natured banter that maybe also has a bit of underlying envy but that is all. What was pretty irritating many of the 'old timers' was just the lack of any good contribution from the new Superdukers for a long time. All they seemed to be interested in was what KTM accessories they were buying into. It seemed like there was just a different mind set to these new 1290 owners compared to the 990 ones. Less mechanically minded and into doing mods and sharing good info and more into rim tape. :)


Bic, :)

When I was in London, having a beer or three with No47 and talking about potentially getting a 1290, he told me: "Why?, You won't be able to tinker in the garage."
True. But I want to tinker when and if I want to tinker. Not feeling it having to fix items so often. As minimal as they might be sometimes, I want to have a more reliable, and a hell of a lot more powerful, bike at this time.
Ride Hard,
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Re: From 990R to 1290R

Postby Black Out » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:42 pm

I only resent you telling me I am Wanking off riding my 990. :mrgreen:
I have no hostility toward the 1290 but I'm also new to KTM (last October).
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