Absolutely right. KTM is a business with the sole intention of selling bikes and the fact is that this recipe sells better than the 950/990 recipe. If I were a share holder, I would applaud this development. As it is, I will continue riding and loving my 990 knowing I am the limiting factor in how well/fast I get from "A" to "B" on or off road, and not the bike. I don't doubt that the 1190's superior throttle response would help me off road, but a 400 or better yet 350 pound two cylinder adventure bike with more fly wheel than a 690R would help me more. And for me that is the first and only 990 alternative I can see myself trading my 990 for, as much as I like the 1190.