Originally Posted by ridewestKTM
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.
The immpession I got is that the new 800/900 adv is met to be ceaper then the 1190, this would mean tha the components won't be as good as on the 1190.
by the way, saturday I played around with the new R, sitting and moving it around and it feels lighte then the 990. it was standing next to a 990 adv dakar anf it looked smaller and thiner, especially the rear....