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If you originally planned to get the regular 1090 Adventure, these pictures of the 1090 Adventure R just might make you reconsider







 

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These are definitely way too compelling and push me towards the R like crazy! Love the cage and the whole color combo
 

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These are definitely way too compelling and push me towards the R like crazy! Love the cage and the whole color combo
Depending on where you live you might only have access to the R, fortunately it's just the lower trim that's limited in availability and not the higher up R.

Are you looking at any other bikes in this segment or just the 1090?
 

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I don't see that as a bad thing at all lol. Not really to be honest... I'm more of a point and shoot kind of guy. See it, Like it, Go for it.
 

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How do you feel it compares to the 1190 as I've heard of people saying it's really not worth getting a 1090R when you can get a used 1190 and it'll essentially be a lot better and come with more features
 

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Stating bikes you have owned/ride in the past will help too since that feeds into your perspective. Not everyone will have the same view of the 1190 because of that. Seen this play out many time with owners of other bikes, even cars are the same thing.
 

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For sure. The other thing is a lot of people have different views in general and different perspectives, there's so many factors that come into getting a bike and liking it that varies drastically from person to person
 

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I agree with you all. Knowing what bikes he's had in the past would help to see what he favors and the likes. I also agree that everyone likes their own things and some prefer stiffer rides and less electronics, some prefer more. Everyone has to figure out what value means to them and what they want and how much they want to spend.
 

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I agree with you all. Knowing what bikes he's had in the past would help to see what he favors and the likes. I also agree that everyone likes their own things and some prefer stiffer rides and less electronics, some prefer more. Everyone has to figure out what value means to them and what they want and how much they want to spend.
that's the great thing about bikes, there are so many different ways to experience them that makes everyones history unique.. well at least when you get to communities like this.

in the entry-level segments you don't find that many interesting background although some bigger CC guys go back to smaller CC's.
 

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The more I ride this bike the more I love it. found a nice Dirt Road on Saltspring Island, BC and had a good ride. The rally pegs are really comfortable and solid - they give me tonnes of confidence standing up.





 

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I am taking an Off-road Riding course with the 1090R on Vancouver Island. Put on by Don Hatton who is Motorad Certified and has ridden the Dakar Rally 3 times.

I've had a couple of low speed fall overs while doing the excersizes - the bike seems pretty robust and built for this. Bike in both cases was unscathed. It's pretty easy to lift back up.

I put the Touratech kickstand broadener on - and it is a big improvement. A lot more confidence parking the bike in dirt and gravel.

Stock bike handlebar position needs modified for stand-up riding. Easy to do.
Overall - I have a lot more confidence in the bike off road. The TKC80's do well in dirt/grass/gravel - a lot better than Anakee's from what I could see.
1090R stands up very well compared to a BMW 1200 GSA in offroad riding.
 
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