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.