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Here's a review that was in a different language, had it translated so it may seem off. But here is a review from someone that has test driven the KTM 1090 Adventure.

KTM 1090 Adventure 2017 - TEST - OmniMoto.it

The riding position I remembered it well, and get on in 1090 was only a confirmation of the good things I had already "tasted" on 1050. Straight Bust, comfort, ergonomics ... but also a feeling of determination and aggression when you grab the handlebars. Call it the suggestion, but on a KTM you feel just like that . This also "entry level" of the Adventure family has the advantage of being immediately easy to approach ... and I mean "easy" in the best sense of the term: the good squeeze between his legs, maneuvering the weight is acceptable and is based firmly with feet on the ground even if you are not part of the national basketball. But the best comes when you start opening the throttle and the route becomes tortuous. I really like the sound that comes out of the exhaust and accompanies the beautiful progression of 2 cylinders (even more, if you mount the Akrapovic optional); and share exceeded 6,500 rpm, the previous 1050 becomes a distant memory : where before the party ended, here you still shoot the fireworks ... to the grand finale at an altitude of around 9,000 rpm. And if the map Sport definitely offers that bit of oomph - without ever being abrupt or excessive - the option Street does not disappoint and is fine in most cases ... the driving fun always remains high. So much that even the magnificent views that can be enjoyed from the beautiful roads of Etna manage to distract me: a nice stretch with dry and delicious curves asphalt, is the ideal scenario for "pull the neck" this reinvigorated 2 cylinders , well supported by a solid chassis and always sincere. Among the points in favor, surely the yield of the fork (though not controlled very well does its work) and the excellent braking, modular and powerful the right. The 1090 is not a means hyper-reativo, but it moves quickly between the curves , with exact entries and so much feeling in the distance. Then output from turning the accelerator and go, always supervised by Traction Control, whose qualities I could appreciate even more wet, during the second part of the test in the rain: really excellent.
Instead putting aside for a moment the more playful side of the medium, and analyzing the 1090 as a motorcycle trip , if on one hand I liked the riding position, the saddle comfortable and subtleties as the new PASC slipper clutch, which reduces lever effort to the benefit of comfort, on the other hand I was not convinced of the plexiglass on the fairing : even at maximum height, during a fast motorway transfer the air protection has not been optimal. From this point of view of a traveler, you can do more.
 

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Being a person that rides a lot in the city and then out on twisty back roads leading up to my cottage i`m glad to know it handles well through curves, on top of that i`m a person coming from a history of sport bike. As you can imagine I will want some level of sportiness on an ADV
 

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For sure, especially because a lot of people aren't buying these just to be trail junkies or whatever. They still need to be daily-able to an extent and having that nimbleness is a huge help. I don't really have too many twisties to do unless I head out a bit of a distance from where I am, but nonetheless, when I want it to take some curves, at least I know it'll handle it no problem
 

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For sure, especially because a lot of people aren't buying these just to be trail junkies or whatever. They still need to be daily-able to an extent and having that nimbleness is a huge help. I don't really have too many twisties to do unless I head out a bit of a distance from where I am, but nonetheless, when I want it to take some curves, at least I know it'll handle it no problem
Correct. Looking at it from someone that lives in the city, all you'll want is one bike and that bike has to be the do it all, a 1090 does it. Does it well enough I can be comfortable on long rides out away from the city or within city limits.... hence why you see the bigger CC guys always riding around the most and riding the furthest. We're just troops like that.
 

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A lot of people in the city live in condos or apartments and parking is a big issue so having just one bike is the key way to go. The smaller cc guys are always just inner city hooning around or commuting. They rarely if ever go out far distances.
 

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Good to know that it doesn't have a touchy throttle map, My wrist would get too sore from long periods of riding if that were the case.
 

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Do prefer a much more smooth throttle execution. Aids in an overall more comfortable experience.
 
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