I don't understand all the complains about exhaust location. Many current 950/990 owners have spent $$$$ for custom rallye-style low exhaust and now when KTM has installed one from factory everybody complain about it
Low exhaust positive features for me:
- less heat under the seat
- more room for luggage/rear tanks etc
Btw, that exhaust location probably gave KTM necessary room to put 24 liter fuel tank on!
Buying a custom bashplate (BDCW etc) is common option for current models, designing proper protection for new model can't be so much different.