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Old 09-19-2012, 03:42 PM   #526
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So does this mean they are going to continue to make the 990 adventure?
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:52 PM   #527
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Well, if my figures hold up; A stock 990R with fuel is about 500 lbs, whereas the 1190R is 506 lbs with fuel.

I hope the gas tank on the 1190 is at least 6-7 gallons. If so, and the 1190 has comparable ground clearance and suspension travel figures it wouldn't make much sense to continue making the 990.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:57 PM   #528
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So does this mean they are going to continue to make the 990 adventure?
As a business and factoring in sales #s would you? Why continue producing an outdated product???
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:02 PM   #529
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My take on it - http://www.mcnews.com.au/NewsArchive..._Adventure.htm
Happy to be corrected etc. (was a rush job - currently on GS Safari)
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:16 PM   #530
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lemme know if you ever make it to Colorado and we'll go for a booger around
I did this summer... armed with pictures of some black 950 and a CO map.... tried to match the two...

I'll be back next year and if you show me some of those camera... now photoshop skills I'll buy the beer
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:29 PM   #531
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There is sure a lot of nice useful stuff on these bikes spec-wise.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:02 PM   #532
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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.
great minds think alike. I asked the same thing a week ago: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...9#post19556749

if I were ktm I'd have turned the old SMT into the new 1190 adventure to satisfy the multistrada adventure crowd and then released a much lighter, smaller motor 'R' version .... but I'm not.

geeks photos are cracking me up

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Old 09-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #533
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So it's purely an answer to the multistrada and GS, altough the GS seems more off-road oriented then the new ADV.

To bad... On the other hand, i wil never buy another new motorcycle so it's cool to have all the fresh used 990s on the market. So if i ever get bored of my carbs the chances on a sweet deal are looking positive.

Still going for a testride when it launches. Can't judge a bike purely on first impressions....the old adv's are a good example of that.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:16 PM   #534
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:16 PM   #535
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:41 PM   #536
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great minds think alike.
if I were ktm I'd have turned the old SMT into the new 1190 adventure to satisfy the multistrada adventure crowd and then released a much lighter, smaller motor 'R' version .... but I'm not.
Well said
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #537
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I think they should make a carb'ed, non-abs 990 that comes with a 2-into-1 Akra and other essential off-road stuff (better skid plate, battery, Rekluse clutch). It should have a kick-start option like the off-road bikes as well as larger tanks. Suede seat, too.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:59 PM   #538
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I'll take my 990 with 150 HP please!!!
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:05 PM   #539
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Heard that it only Dino's at 143hp
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:10 PM   #540
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I think they should make a carb'ed, non-abs 990 that comes with a 2-into-1 Akra and other essential off-road stuff (better skid plate, battery, Rekluse clutch). It should have a kick-start option like the off-road bikes as well as larger tanks. Suede seat, too.
Youd kick start a 990 Vtwin. Good luck with that
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