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I just found out that unfortunately we won't be getting the regular 1090 Adventure, just the 1090 R. Some guys here would go for the 1090 R regardless anyways.


Did any Americans here JUST want the more streetable 1090 Adventure?
 

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forgot to mention this is just for North America so if you happen to be shipping some stuff in a container from South America, maybe you can bring over an R?
 

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I can't see anything wrong with that. Typically people would be kinda bummed about not being able to get the higher model opposed to being bummed about getting only the lower model lol
 

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Only reason I could see someone bummed about this is if they were hoping to save some money by going with the standard model instead of R. Other than that, I can't see why someone would have a problem.
 

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I doubt the difference between the standard and the R will be making that great of a difference to a lot of people. I'm sure there will be the small group, but it shouldn't be a make or break thing ?
 

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Your not saving that much anyways and at the end of the day someone that wanted the lower trim that can't get it won't have that negate the chance they'll even get a 1090. It's simply a matter of them spending a bit more and getting more.

With how much more simplified things are this could mean better allocation of 1090's to dealers and then of course to us.
 

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Honestly the KTM 1090 R can perform on road too, just need a less knobby set of tires and you're golden. KTM probably thought people were more likely going to buy the R model instead of the base model. Why ship over something that won't sell in volume? It's fine by me as the R model can do double duty as a city ride and for those off road weekends.
 

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Honestly the KTM 1090 R can perform on road too, just need a less knobby set of tires and you're golden. KTM probably thought people were more likely going to buy the R model instead of the base model. Why ship over something that won't sell in volume? It's fine by me as the R model can do double duty as a city ride and for those off road weekends.
What's going to interest me most is how many will change the tires out for something else? Some people out here buy a bike of a certain capability but don't stretch it out in the way intended or tailor it to their personal needs, instead riding it however in whatever situation they're in.

Already I see this happening with the current range of KTM's in the city, even with other bikes out here.
 

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I really doubt a lot of people are going to be switching them out. Doesn't typically happen as you said. On top of that, even with the knobby set that it has, it is definitely still streetable. May be a bit uncomfortable but I'm sure it'll be fine. People will change aesthetic parts and brakes and things like that, but I doubt anyone will go and throw on less knobby tires.
 

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Knobby tires wear out faster on normal tarmac, that's why people usually go with all rounder tires or have a separate set for when they go off-road riding. I'd be happy with a set of all rounder for relaxed rides over relatively flat dirt roads and paved asphalt.
 

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Just have to be patient and wait for some vendors to get these since they almost never have bikes on stands, instead you can hop on and lean it side to side. Shame that there's not one bike KTM lets you have some freedom with at shows.
 

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I would probably wait until they get to the point of needing to be replaced and then go with something more all rounder. But which type of tire are you looking at switching to ?
 

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Heard the Pirelli Scorpion Trail II is a good all rounder tyre unless you plan to do some hard off road riding.
that's what I found out as well
its drainage and groves are what i like most since even when riding on paved roads during the rain (although i don't plan to) it will increase our confidence as a rider and keep us safer on top of that keep us open to any mild off road terrain we want to tackle :D
 

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I know this is something that doesn't affect performance or anything, but I also love that there's an actual image of a scorpion grooved into the tire. Think it's just pretty cool in combination with the already aggressive grooves they have going on.

 

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That is pretty cool and a nice touch but I can't imagine it staying on there for long. How deep is it really put in there.
 
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