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Old 09-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #496
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Suzuki should have been building all along what KTM is making.
They have the suspension technology available to them, they just choose to build at a certain lower price point.

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:00 PM   #497
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I found a photo of it in another color




I donīt understand how come this bike is going to replace the "ADVENTURE" that we all know.

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:01 PM   #498
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Well. I'll just be keeping my hopes up for a later iteration of the 950 SE.....
how about KTM going down to a higher-performance (and much lighter) 750-800cc v-twin bike? with he 990 heading up to compete in the 1200 ADV class it makes sense to go down and compete in the 800 class.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:03 PM   #499
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I donīt understand how come this bike is going to replace the "ADVENTURE" that we all know.

don't think it is completely. KTM wants a bigger piece of the 1200 adv class...as does everyone else it seems.
now if KTM puts a shaft of the bike, i think you guys might just have a head explosion.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:05 PM   #500
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Will someone please explain to me why this is not better (in every way) than the outgoing 990? I see a lot of hate in this thread and I don't get it. All I see is improvement.
Don't worry about it-- 45 years ago they would have been complaining about disc brakes compared to drums .

I agree that that this is an overall much improved bike for most owners, and it should get more business for KTM. And it's not like anyone's going to force us to give up our 9x0's. And indeed- has there been any announcement that the 990 is "outgoing"?
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:06 PM   #501
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in my world my 950 is now appreciating.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #502
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don't think it is completely. KTM wants a bigger piece of the 1200 adv class...as does everyone else it seems.
now if KTM puts a shaft of the bike, i think you guys might just have a head explosion.


I'm already expecting the 1190 to have lower ground clearance (though lower seat height) and less suspension travel. It's going to be their road bike answer to the 1200cc class.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #503
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Don't worry about it-- 45 years ago they would have been complaining about disc brakes compared to drums .

I agree that that this is an overall much improved bike for most owners, and it should get more business for KTM. And it's not like anyone's going to force us to give up our 9x0's. And indeed- has there been any announcement that the 990 is "outgoing"?
Yeah, kind of seems like a lot of "I hate change" type stuff. I'm looking forward to trying this thing out.
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in my world my 950 is now appreciating.
Yep!

I have a spare engine for when mine starts getting tired at 100-150k miles
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:09 PM   #505
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with a 17" rear it automatically throws it into the street oriented "adventure bike"...

Which, in an almost unbelievable coincidence, it is

Hey the TKC comes in 17" size which is a start. With all the entrants in the class I suspect other companies will offer alternatives.
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I sill think they should make a 690 adventure.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:10 PM   #507
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Had to pull out photoshop to make a point. Which evolution would make more sense?

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:12 PM   #508
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Had to pull out photoshop to make a point. Which evolution would make more sense?

That's not really a fair comparison. The 990R should morph into the new 1190R not the standard 1190.

Also, haters gotta hate.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #509
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the hard #s say the adv you seek is however a LOT less people buying then the adventures of the lower pic. the power sports business is about selling things #1.

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I have my adventure for things like this....








Not like this....





IMHO, The adventure name just took a big step in the non-adventure direction.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:19 PM   #510
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in my world my 950 is now appreciating.
No, when things become less expensive, that's depreciating

Which should make you happier, as I think there may be a quantity of aggressively priced 9x0's on the market next year.
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