Originally Posted by igorpetrovich
I spoke with my local dealer today, the told me ktm is going to make a new smaler adv bike, 900 cc max, ligher ( and ceaper ) then the 1190. it's going to be ready in 2 years and the price should be around 10.0000€.
It'll be based on a new engine, I guess the intention is to compete with the f 800 gs ...
(I was there to see my new 1190 R)
Lots of people say that they want 800 ish because it's lighter. And I'd agree that giving up 10% power to drop 100lbs would be a good trade. But it seems that it's never easy to give up weight, other wise a 650 would weigh 300lbs. So do we get a light bike because it's 800cc? One of the posts says the 1190 will be 500lbs full of fuel. So that's nearly the same as the 990. I love my 950 so then the 1190 not so bad. But the cost? So can I have a new 950/990? No Ok now where are we? A 900 that's even just a little lighter and a little cheaper and if only 0 to 10% down on power. Yes that's an answer.