Originally Posted by viatormundi
I would say, a TRUE adventure rider would prefer a low technology, not necessarily easy to ride but fun, reliable and versatile bike alas KTM 990 Adv :-)
But I am sure when the global economy recovers, KTM will release a 1190 Adventure version more suited for asphalt adventure touring and that bike most probably will have more technological gizmoz like BMWs because KTM wants to expand its customer base to 1200GS buyers.
Like it or not, individuals such as myself ARE the future of KTM ! The old school "rough and tough" rider is a thing of the past. As KTM 950/990's appeal to a broader base of riders, said riders will expect and demand excellence in a product. I'm sure the first automobile with electric windows was jeered by the mass public, but now is standard. The modern buyer of KTM products will dictate the product, or the 990/950 will become a thing of the past !