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When we started our trip in early April, our bikes were hardly in the showrooms yet. I would not do without any more. Nothing ever stopped us from traveling on. In what follows I won't go through all the technical details, but rather talk about what it's like to travel with this bike. At 1,80cm I gained stability and confidence when I got a lower seat. What I really enjoyed was the keyless-ride feature. There are special modes for street, sport, rain and off-road.

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Thanks to that we had no problems with a knocking engine whatsoever, even with the Uzbek 80-octane-fuel sold in plastic bottles. But 125hp is still more than enough and while traveling and off-road the difference between the two bikes doesn't make itself felt. On a long trip like ours this feature will from time to time make a difference between enjoying and struggling. For purists: one way or the other, all these systems can be turned off completely. We had a bad-fuel-dongle installed, which is highly recommended for traveling many countries in Asia, Africa and Central America. At the same time this power is always easily controlled.

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Ups, bist Du ein Mensch? / Are you a human?

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Triggered quite some oohs and aahs, too. Good and bad and very bad fuel. And we dropped them approximately fifteen times, mostly standing or at low speed off-road, but also twice at higher speeds. We didn't need any spare parts, but it is a good feeling that there is someone relatively close who would be ready to help. Traveling is already a lot about opening, closing, finding, searching and losing stuff. Our complete list of minor issues carries exactly one item: fork oil dripping out of the 1290 after 23k kilometers overall and a week of riding in Mongolian sand.

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KTM GST Berlin

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You'll never be last to arrive and you'll always carry that smile on your face. Obviously, the 1290's power and torque is more than enough for traveling. Both can be adapted to the prevailing road conditions. All of them were highly competent and very helpful, offering us support on the road as well. It is always very well readable, even in brightest sunshine and you can adapt the displayed information to your preferences. Especially when riding under difficult conditions rocks, mud, deep sand a lighter bike is an advantage. Reliability Most importantly: We did not have a single real issue.

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One difference is that it does have a little bit less power. First of all, choosing the R-Version of this bike has been an obvious and very important choice. This is due to its state-of-the-art anti-lock brakes combined, cornering and the traction control. With a styling more inspired by off-road racing than by on-road traveling it is also a true eye-catcher. We were among the first ones to get them and among the very first ones to get to ride them around half of the world. All new bikes - a bit of a risk when taking a long trip through some of the most remote areas on earth? The Challenge We took the bikes through everything you can imagine: extreme heat and freezing cold, on-road from Autobahn to pothole-slalom, off-road over washboard roads, rocks and gravel, through mud and sand.

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2019 FIM Enduro World Championship

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The 1090 was also my first bike with grip heaters. The tablet-style dashboard of this bike is really spectacular. At 207kg dry weight it is 10kg lighter than the 1290. It makes this bike a great solution for many other purposes as well. That's pretty impressive and not understood - we met quite some motorcycle-travelers waiting for parts to be shipped from Europe or Japan. . Not having to worry about your motorcycle key is highly welcome.

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KTM real

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Especially the Pamir region, Mongolia and the Road of Bones in Eastern Siberia were tough on the bikes. A related issue is seat height, which is 890mm for both bikes. The bikes saw a lot of dust and a little bit of rain. What makes itself felt is the difference in weight, though. .

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Ktm Racing

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