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Rusty Shovel

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1190 Adventure R
« on: January 08, 2014, 10:16:09 pm »
Just sat on the 2014 Adventure R tonight.  Seems like a great bike.  It's hard to believe that it is in the same class as the GS1200.  The GS just seems ponderous by comparison.  Of course, by comparison, the 690 is a wee-little dirt bike compared to the 1190!
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Re: 1190 Adventure R
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 08:42:45 am »
Very nice bike... I just can't get around that price...  :o Also, I just can't see taking a 500 lb bike off road. But that's just me!

I think I'll keep my 690 and figure out a way to get the new Super Duke in my garage.

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Re: 1190 Adventure R
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 02:23:35 pm »
The 690 is heavy enough! 
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Re: 1190 Adventure R
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 09:50:06 pm »
the 690 is heavy enough!!!! that's why I chose it over a true "adventure bike. I still wanted to do some trail riding and couldn't imagine picking up a 600 pound bike should I lay it down. I had a hard time justifying $12,000 out the door for a meager ONE cylinder bike too at the time. I mean that's almost the same price for a nice litre bike!!!!  But after going through the break in period and riding my 690 I'm glad I went with her over something bigger.

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Re: 1190 Adventure R
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 01:31:28 pm »
apparently you can wheelie through 3rd gear on the 1190!  :-)  I have also seen the 990's tackle the same trails as the rest of the field on dualsport events.... some just not as graceful.

Please tell me the 690's are not that bad as a 'dirt bike'???   I'm waiting on mine to come in and plan on using it as an 'everything' bike.....   trails, dualsport events, around town etc.   My old DRZ400 was 302lbs or so.     
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Re: 1190 Adventure R
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2014, 11:33:04 pm »
I've had my 690 for almost a month now.  My worry is that I'm going to like it better as a street bike than a 'dirt bike' ;D!  It is fun on the road; I'm taking corners with knobbies faster than I would have on my Ninja.  Today I found the under seat switch - it was set to 0.  I put it on 3 (3 normal - 2 is advanced 0- bad gas) and it felt like it drank some coffee!

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Re: 1190 Adventure R
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2014, 11:10:05 pm »
Truck11, if you have long legs the 690 in soft throttle mode will do well in all but the tightest and difficult trails.  I'm still looking for that trail.