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Old 10-08-2012, 07:17 PM   #1201
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this all just makes me love my 950 even more!!!! :-)
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:17 PM   #1202
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Do the new bikes come with a fully stocked chase truck with unlimited sponsorship paid parts and team of mechanics???
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:18 PM   #1203
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If low pipes are so bad...



I'm confused...
Because rally bikes are build to last for years, right?
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #1204
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Because rally bikes are build to last for years, right?
So you guys want rally bike performance, but you want it to last like a v-strom. Once again I'm confused.



Seems like that would do the trick...

I mean it's not like you've got to add a skid plate to a 990... That piece of AL and plastic does a great job right?
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #1205
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Tahoeacr has his eye on one of the 2013's, which means he'll be pumping it to 200+hp soon enough...
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #1206
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So you guys want rally bike performance, but you want it to last like a v-strom. Once again I'm confused.
We actually want the best compromise possible.

Can't judge on the 1190 but at first glance the 950/990 is the best compromise so far. I actually hope i'm wrong tho.
And no i don't want v-strom characteristics on my machine, it has to be fun and exiting...not boring.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:06 PM   #1207
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We actually want the best compromise possible.

Can't judge on the 1190 but at first glance the 950/990 is the best compromise so far. I actually hope i'm wrong tho.
And no i don't want v-strom characteristics on my machine, it has to be fun and exiting...not boring.
and a short of looking at the stats and pictures you know this bike won't deliver?

I like my 950, not planning on buying a 1190 (at least not any time soon) but history has shown me that KTM makes better and better bikes each year. Some of the 2012 off road bikes are by far the best they've _ever_ made. I'd be willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

One of the reasons I'm not interested in it is all the electronics not something I want on an adventure bike.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:25 PM   #1208
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I don't know about you guys, but an Adventure bike can do it all, not just Ricky Rally Racer. Some inmates here can and have shown how well they work at speed offroad, just not me. I'll see what a year of user and owners reviews turn up on this new bike. That extra power is a siren song to many of us I'm sure. The 9*0's are hell-for-stout and mine has taken many hard hits in the desert and mountains and just pick it up and go. We'll see how the new ones do.

Pardon sully'ing up this 1190 thread, but here's what I would look for the new bike to do as well as the 9*0's -- from a few trips on my 990, and one borrowed one.



























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Old 10-08-2012, 10:59 PM   #1209
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Don't worry Cyborg, if there is a bike- there are always people to turn it into something special!!! and sure it will do all the old one was able and maybe a bit more on top
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:01 AM   #1210
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From what I can see KTM is just developing products the market wants and will pay for. The "Adventure" segment is really one of the few that is seeing sales increases, the manufacturers see that and are delivering new or updated products in spades, witness BMW, Yamaha, Suzuki, Triumph, Ducati etc. With regard to KTM its important to realize the "Adventure" segments has a number of sub-segments that range from hard core dirt to pavement cruisers and KTM offerings are designed to sell as many as possible within the segment while leveraging their brand name. I like the progression of the products and yes there are some bikes that will ride Death Valley and others that will cruise Highway 1, its all good.

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:17 AM   #1211
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I missed the train with 640 Adventure, they had quit production for years ago when I finnally realised that it has travel capacity and I would be happier with it than with my 650 Dakar. Next decision was 990 Adv. or F800GS, and now I ride the 800. But when KTM comes with a hardcore adventure in the popular 800 class, I will not hesitate
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #1212
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Why should they build a hard core 800? Seems the same argument applies to that, compete with BMW and the other "soft" bikes. Why not? Cater to the supposed 10% for what?


While they are at it they should KLR the 690 too I guess. Maybe DRZ the EXC500?
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #1213
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not much more weight?

From what I can gather its only 20 lbs more than the 990 r. I have a 1200gs and I like it but this bikes specs seem to be right what I what, 21 inch front tire, tubeless, little less weight than the 1200gs chain drive so I can lower the first gear, better suspension, just hope it comes to the us and then a test drive, I do like my gs but this looks like a winner.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:56 PM   #1214
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There is a clear division on this everlasting thread.

I am on the site of 950/990 lovers and really donīt care what the rest of any other bikes think or know or.... or......or.....or..

Why we just donīt go an ride our bikes forever instead of spend the rest of our lives writing here.

I am so far away from any of you and do not pretend to annoy anybody here but...... come on..... there will be people who will love the 950/990 forever and there will be people that will throw it in the forgetfulness and replace for the new 1190.

There is no case to keep arguing on that.

Go and have your own adventure what ever you think be the best

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Old 10-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #1215
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and a short of looking at the stats and pictures you know this bike won't deliver?

I like my 950, not planning on buying a 1190 (at least not any time soon) but history has shown me that KTM makes better and better bikes each year. Some of the 2012 off road bikes are by far the best they've _ever_ made. I'd be willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

One of the reasons I'm not interested in it is all the electronics not something I want on an adventure bike.
It's quite funny that you answer your question in the last paragraph of your post
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