Originally Posted by triplenickel
Doesn't look like it will replace my SE anytime soon, sadly the market dictates where the manufacturers go.
With what would you replace the market? Government mandate?
I like what I'm hearing about this alleged new bike. I'd probably be more excited about it if I hadn't just bought a 990 and have a 19/17 wheelset. I'll definitely check it out with a good ride when it becomes available.
Sometimes manufacturers can dictate the market (i.e., Apple now, other companies in the past) for a while. KTM took a gamble with all their big bikes: some didn't pan out as they wanted; but enough did to make all of them viable purchases for the long term. Kudos to them for trying, and hopefully the new bikes will be successful enough for them to risk continued outside the box thinking and gobsmack us once again.