1290r -1050 adventure

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Gaztwobikes
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1290r -1050 adventure

Postby Gaztwobikes » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:23 am

Took a couple of test rides yesterday on the Ktm 1290r , it felt like it had better suspension and the brakes where a little bit better than my 2006 superduke , the power was not as fierce as I thought it would be even in sport mode ,just very smooth and yes it was faster ,but I still think my superduke is great so was not enough to make me want one , then onto the 1050 which I fancy as a adventure bike , was very impressed it was real easy to go fast on , clutch throttle and brakes all really light and a well balanced bike , the thrust in 4th and 5th gear was more than adequate, low speed running was excellent no surging , will be getting one as soon as I can find a ex demo at a good price , take one for a test ride you will be surprised how good it is ,

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Re: 1290r -1050 adventure

Postby CEREC1 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:59 pm

Gaztwobikes wrote:Took a couple of test rides yesterday on the Ktm 1290r , it felt like it had better suspension and the brakes where a little bit better than my 2006 superduke , the power was not as fierce as I thought it would be even in sport mode ,just very smooth and yes it was faster ,but I still think my superduke is great so was not enough to make me want one , then onto the 1050 which I fancy as a adventure bike , was very impressed it was real easy to go fast on , clutch throttle and brakes all really light and a well balanced bike , the thrust in 4th and 5th gear was more than adequate, low speed running was excellent no surging , will be getting one as soon as I can find a ex demo at a good price , take one for a test ride you will be surprised how good it is ,

Bigger not always better then. How much was price a factor on your buying decision?
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Gaztwobikes
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Re: 1290r -1050 adventure

Postby Gaztwobikes » Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:08 pm

Price was a factor, as I also have a Kawasaki gtr 1400 , but I like the 1050 for what it is , I do not need 150hp for a adventure bike ,


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