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  1. From the album: Romania short trips

    © Dragos Stefan

  2. From the album: Romania short trips

    © Dragos Stefan

  3. From the album: Romania short trips

    © Dragos Stefan

  4. From the album: Romania short trips

    © Dragos Stefan

  5. From the album: Romania short trips

    © Dragos Stefan

  6. I first saw what was involved in removing a fuel tank on a KTM 1190 and was amazed at how many bolts and steps there were! I saw Tolga Basol do it in one of his videos and thought to myself "who wants to have to do that in the middle of Siberia?" This is something you need to be able to do in order to change your air filter. Well once you do it a few times it gets easier and with this new how-to demo video from Rottweiler Performance it's even easier.
  7. Hey guys and gals, thanks for the add. Fairly new to the larger ADV bikes as I recently purchased a used 2014 KTM 1190 ADV-S. I also own a 2016 KTM 500EXC. Since the purchase of the 1190 I've added the rottweiler performance stage 4 intake and stage 3 SAS removal along with dyno tune. I recently made a mount for a Garmin Montana 680T and look forward to many miles on the back roads. Arizona born and raised. Adam.
  8. Black Dog Cycle Works is known for their skid plates, particularly for the KTM's. I had one on my '11 GSA and have one now on the project 990 bike. They are the best. What's cool is Kurt from BDCW put his skid plate and some knobbies on his 1290 Super Adventure as I was hoping someone would eventually do. KTM seemed to shy to show this bike in the dirt but I knew it would be nearly as good as the 1190 and probably still better than the GS/GSA off road. I saw this in the mail today and thought I'd share... THE ULTIMATE ARMOR JUST GOT BETTER. Reimagined. Redesigned. After 6 months of development, we are very excited to announce our new design (2.0) of our skid plates for the KTM 1190 and 1290 Adventures. Our original 1290 skid plate was groundbreaking (literally), but we're not ones to rest on our laurels. Since we first released our Ultimate Skid Plates over 2 years ago, we've continually been out there riding and testing-and asking if we can make anything better for our customers. And when we see an opportunity to improve protection-we do it. Being a small, innovative company with a focus, we pride ourselves in our ability to develop the absolute best products on the planet for your adventure bike. Our original concept has more than lived up to our expectations, proving itself time and time again to be the most rugged, long-lasting skid plate available -- with top ratings for ease of maintenance -- a high priority in our book. So why redesign something this good? Our vision for excellence has elevated with our experience in the industry over the years. We saw an opportunity to fine-tune a few areas of the design, really tailoring it to your bike's specific needs. And we've listened to the market's requests for ventilation holes since the 1190/1290 motor can sometimes run a bit on the warm side. You asked, and we made it happen. See more about our design improvements on our website by clicking on the following links: KTM 1190 Adventure - Standard & R KTM 1290 Super Adventure
  9. WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 1, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – RECALL Subject: Vent Hose Clamp may Damage Rear Brake Line Report Receipt Date: APR 08, 2015 NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V210000 Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC Potential Number of Units Affected: 409 All Products Associated with this Recall Vehicle Make KTM Model 690 ENDURO R Model Year(s) 2015 Manufacturer: KTM North America, Inc. SUMMARY: KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain model year 2015 690 Enduro R motorcycles manufactured November 1, 2014, to February 28, 2015. The rear brake line from the ABS pressure modulator to the foot brake cylinder may have been damaged during the assembly process and/or be subject to subsequent damage caused by contact with the spring clamp of the crank case ventilation hose. CONSEQUENCE: A damaged brake line may cause a loss of rear braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: KTM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the positioning of the crank case ventilation hose clamp, correcting it as necessary. Any damaged brake line will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090. Note: Owners are advised to not ride their motorcycle until the recall has been remedied. NOTES: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  10. Eric Hall

    690 Adventure?

    t’s been eight long years since the KTM 640 Adventure last appeared on showroom floors. Since 1998, the 640 Adventure was beloved for its light weight, 300+ mile fuel range and long-travel suspension that made it a highly capable long-distance off-road travel machine. There was much to love about the... http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/spy-photos-ktm-690-adventure/
  11. From the KTM Corporation Blog: KTM’s Marc Coma took an incredible fifth victory at the 2015 edition of the Dakar rally and it was also the orange manufacturer’s 14th consecutive win at the race credited with being one of the toughest in the world. Almost two weeks after the event and Coma is jubilant, but visibly tired after numerous interviews and celebrations as he returned to his home place in Avià, Spain. We caught up with the Dakar-man to talk about the feat he conquered this year and his reflection on the race after returning home. Talking about his overall feeling of the race Coma explained that while it was of course difficult, it’s a credit to the preparation and the work from the team to reach this result again. “Of course the feeling is super and I’m very happy. We worked very hard with all of the team together; everyone knew what they had to do at each moment, and when it’s a tough race like Dakar you need that. The preparation is important for the arrival at the end. From the mechanical side it was fantastic, but also physically I felt good and my riding level was okay. It was a hard race like always, and the competition was close, but in the end we could handle it.” Planning is a key part of the Dakar, and while most teams have a plan from the beginning, Coma was forced to re-think his strategy after a moose issue in the back wheel on day two. He lost 12 minutes to the leaders, and had to push a lot more than he would normally, but his consistency once again paid off. The marathon stages were also where his competitors lost valuable time, so the Spaniard explained that while it was as tough as ever, the strategy for the marathon stages continued to be the same and it paid off. “To handle the marathon stages is key for the Dakar, particularly in the second part of the rally. It’s okay to go fast, but in these stages you have to be careful and not just go full gas. You have to manage the tyres and everything to make sure you can get to the end. It’s a real balance.” In comparison to other Dakar’s the most talked about stages were day two, and the salt flats, which haven’t been included in the route previously. Both of those days were at the extreme, and saw a lot of riders forced to retire, although Coma says the spectacle of the salt flats was also a highlight and reaching the end of this stage was almost like a victory. “To compare each Dakar is difficult. Of course the conditions we found in the salt flats were terrible. With the salt, water, cold and this stuff getting into the engines was really tough and a bit different compared to the other races. From a highlight point of view the picture from this Dakar is the salt flats, and the pictures we have from Bolivia are the feeling to remember from the Dakar in 2015, although for me it was on the limit for us.” “To be all together in the white skyline, all lined up was something interesting, but to get to the end of this stage was just like a survival. It was a big victory; it was very hard for the engine, and to understand what was going on, whether it was too hot because of the mixture off the flats on the bike, or whether to go fast, or how to manage the situation; it was not an easy thing to find the limit.” The final day of the rally was red flagged due to the horrendous muddy conditions the riders found themselves in. Coma of course was first to reach the red flag as victor of the race. A fifth victory is a massive achievement, and spanning over a long period when the race has changed so considerably; different continents, different engine capacities and changes in the competition. “The conditions on the final day were very hard. The tyres we have are for the desert, we have heavy bikes and the conditions were dangerous. I was really focused to find a good rhythm, because in those conditions it’s easy to fall, and when I saw the red flag I was like ‘wow’ now it’s finished.” “Every year is difficult, and the race is close. The other teams are pushing hard, but we are still at the top. It’s also the first time I’ve won two consecutive Dakars, which is great. My first victory was in 2006, which was a long time ago, when the race was in a different continent, with a completely different bike, and it’s positive that we can survive all of these changes. This gives me a good feeling and makes this win even more special. If you look at the picture from that time to now it’s completely different.” “We always knew Paolo and Joan would be strong competitors, and their level from the world championship, so I expected them to be close all the way through. It was not a surprise for me, but the result is something we are proud of.” It’s a team affair though and while Jordi Viladoms was runner-up last year, he helped Marc once again until he was forced to retire on that notorious salt flat stage. Marc explained how important the teammates are in the Dakar. “Jordi really helped me a lot in the first marathon stage, and right through the race until he had to stop. He was a big help for me and then also Ruben (Faria) was helping me a lot when he was close to me. But it’s also true that some days I was alone in front of all the Honda team. In the end we are on the bike, and it’s important that the race was still played fairly. Nobody made crazy things, or did stupid things like making dust, so from a sporting side I think this is important, because this is the spirit of the Dakar.” A clip of Marc has been shown virally around the internet on social networking of Marc stopping to take a ‘selfie’ with a fan, which may surprise some people, as he’s racing! But Marc is truly a man who takes care of the fans and he explained what happened. “Yes. It was a surprise because I didn’t think anyone was filming it! I saw one paper with my name at the side of the road and it was in the liaison and not under pressure. Of course in the stage I cannot stop like that, but in the transfer I had some time and it was nice for the fans!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=85114404&v=-shmNqVR_qM&x-yt-ts=1422579428 For the rest of the KTM team there were celebrations and disappointments for the riders. Britain´s Sam Sunderland went out early after winning a stage, Matthias Walkner from Austria won a stage in his rookie year and was a top-ten rider until he retired with altitude sickness, while Australian Toby Price took a podium at his first attempt. Marc is pivotal in helping the next generation of riders for KTM, as he trains and rides with them leading into the Dakar race, and he explained how he feels the young riders have a lot of potential for the future. “Dakar is like that. You make a mistake like that and you pay for one year. It’s a pity because Sam has a big potential, but in the end he made a mistake and he paid a high price for that. He’s young though, and he will have a lot more Dakar races in front of him. He doesn’t need to add pressure because of that and in the end the only point we can make is he still has some learning to do.” “I also have so much respect for Toby. To get on the podium in the first year as a rookie, wow, big respect. You can understand a little bit the potential he has; the first time in the race and he’s on the podium, plus he’s very consistent. With Matthias he started very hard and pushing a lot, so he got some good results, but in the end he paid for that also. His energy was going down and I think he got a big picture to understand the race, plus how to make a better preparation for next year. With the results he did get I think we can see his potential. I think we have to be quietly confident that there’s a good future in the KTM team.” KTM is proud of its achievement in rally, which remains at the very heart of the company from the days that Heinz Kinigadner raced in the 90’s. Marc is quick to point out how important it is to have a good team, as they also have a lot of work with little sleep. “Of course a big part of this victory is the work from the team, especially when you see how the bike arrived at the end of the stage. Particularly with the salt flats, the bike was rebuilt 100% completely. They changed all the pieces they can change with the rules so we didn’t get a penalty. To go to sleep and see only the frame there, and you can say wow this is our team and they are working hard.” “14 victories is amazing. KTM has to be very proud, as it’s a lot of work. From the start the spirit that the rally department has created with Hans Trunkenpolz all those years ago is still alive with Stefan (Huber) and all the guys working on the project. It’s this motivation that is really important.” After returning from the race Marc has been busy with the media and all of the requests to congratulate his good work. He’s looking forward to planning for the year, visiting the KTM headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria followed by a well-earned break. “It was a busy week after Dakar. After taking the victory it is nice to come home, but there’s always a lot of things to do here in Spain with visits, the journalists, and I’m still doing that, but I hope at some point next week I can take a break to clear my head and to recover the energy. With the body I’m feeling better and better. I can sleep and I feel better than last week, but from the mental side I need a break. Every day talking about the same things, and I have to make a complete break to process what’s happened.” “The plan is to go to Mattighofen to visit all the KTM people that were not in the Dakar, and to have some meetings to make a plan for the development side for the year. I also have to prepare the season and everything, so this is the main point before I’ll take some holidays. Then it all starts again!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=85114404&v=dwSCS0LOxH4&x-yt-ts=1422579428 Photos: Marc Coma | www.ktmimages.com
  12. SALT LAKE CITY, UT – January 27, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Warp 9 is pleased to announce its latest masterpiece. OEM sized KTM 950 and 990 Adventure wheel sets. The Front wheel is running the OEM size 21” x 2.15” Rim and the Rear wheel is also OEM sized at 18” x 4.25”. the front rim we paid special attention to and made the rim out of our best 7050 grade aluminum and then rolled it 1mm thicker than stock to produce the best front Wheel possible for the Adventures. Warp 9 then topped it off with ABS ready 300mm Floating Rotors on the front and a 240mm Floating Rotor on the rear. Built up with oversized stainless spokes and nipples these wheels are ready for the back country. About Warp 9 Racing Warp 9 Racing is a Global leader in aftermarket performance wheels. For more information please contact www.warp9racing.com or give us a call at 801 699-7979
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    I'm Super Pumped like Ryan Dungey! ?
  14. 2 comments

    I've been riding this exquisite bike since 2015. I came to it from a Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200 and a DRZ400S (which I still own as a backup for buddies who want to ride with me, but are "bike-orphaned"). The 690 Enduro is the perfect compromise between the weight benefits of the DRZ and the power of the Tenere. I can't sing the 690's praise enough. It is a blast to cruise down the freeway at a steady 80 mph, or drift through the Santa Monica mountain twisties, or goat-whip it up some gnarly trail at Big Bear or Cleveland national forest. Don't listen to those who say it can't keep up with the heavyweights on long-distance rides. It most certainly can, especially with the right aftermarket seat or - even better - an Airhawk seat pad stretched over the Sweet Cheeks bottle carrier (increases fuel capacity by a couple of liters). The bike's only drawback is that it is not ideal for tight single-tracks which involved sharp, rising switchbacks, due to its relatively ungenerous turning angle. Apart from that, it is a far less stressful bike to take into difficult terrain than the 500 lb adventure machines we love on the freeways. With only 320 lbs to cart around, it is quite nimble. The torque is ridiculously neck-snapping and always induces an insane grin in city riding and on steep, rocky hills. I keep thinking I should get a 240 lb exc, but I'm lazy and useless with tools, so the incredibly low-maintenance schedules keep me on this reliable beast's haunches. The only thing that might get me to trade it in is the forthcoming 790 middleweight from KTM or the T7 under development from Yamaha. I don't ever see myself going back to a 500 lb+ bike... the bulk and limitations of those behemoths just isn't worth tolerating when you can ride a thoroughbred stallion, drop it a dozen times while riding solo and never worry about picking it up, or having it fall on you in a ditch.
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    It took a little tweaking with the ergonomics and a few other things above and beyond the usual mods to make this bike long distance worthy. But now that it is, I am absolutely in love with it. Practically unlimited yet very manageable power. The suspension and traction control makes this bike surefooted both on and off road, regardless of weather conditions. Lastly, the boner inspiring qualities of this bike go without saying. Between the sound, the power and the looks, it's a damn shame the 20-50 year old single female population doesn't seem to share the same interest and excitement in this bike as their male counterparts apparently do... Just sayin ;)
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    A much improved version of the 03-05, mostly due to o less vibration from the new balancer.
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    Superb bike that does everything very well. Had this bike for 3 seasons and it was spectacular. Also, contrary to expectation, it has been PERFECTLY reliable. Perfectly, as in: I had NO issues. Zero. Nada.
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    So far - I'm loving it!
  19. KAG

    KTM 1190 Adventure (2014)


    KTM 1190 Adv<br /><br />Doing my own thing
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    I've just bought this bike and the Pesky Canadian winter won't let me ride it so review to follow.
  21. 1 review

    GENERAL INFORMATION Model: KTM 1190 Adventure Year: 2015 Category: Allround ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION Displacement: 1195.00 ccm (72.92 cubic inches) Engine type: V2, four-stroke Engine details: V-twin with its 75° cylinder angle Power: 150.00 HP (109.5 kW)) Bore x stroke: 105.0 x 69.0 mm (4.1 x 2.7 inches) Fuel system: Injection Ignition: Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment Lubrication system: Forced oil lubrication with 3 rotor pumps Cooling system: Liquid Gearbox: 6-speed Transmission type, final drive: Chain Clutch: Slipper clutch Driveline: 5/8 x 5/16 X Ring. Primary drive: 40:76. CHASSIS, SUSPENSION, BRAKES AND WHEELS Frame type: Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated Rake (fork angle): 26.0° Front suspension: WP Suspension Up Side Down Front suspension travel: 190 mm (7.5 inches) Rear suspension: WP Suspension monoshock Rear suspension travel: 190 mm (7.5 inches) Front brakes: Double disc. Four-piston calipers. Radially mounted. Front brakes diameter: 320 mm (12.6 inches) Rear brakes: Single disc. Two-piston calipers. Rear brakes diameter: 267 mm (10.5 inches) PHYSICAL MEASURES AND CAPACITIES Dry weight: 212.0 kg (467.4 pounds) Power/weight ratio: 0.7075 HP/kg Seat height: 860 mm (33.9 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting. Alternate seat height: 875 mm (34.4 inches) If adjustable, highest setting. Ground clearance: 220 mm (8.7 inches) Wheelbase: 1,560 mm (61.4 inches) Fuel capacity: 23.00 litres (6.08 gallons) OTHER SPECIFICATIONS Starter: Electric Color options: White, Orange
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