990R yes / no...?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by luvmyhilux, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. luvmyhilux

    luvmyhilux Adventurer

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    Right, been offered a deal on a new, unregistered 990 Adv R with heated grips and crash bars for £9100, must be one of the last if not THE very last one in the UK......

    Do I wait and see what the 1190 is all about or is this too good a deal to pass up.................................?

    Your opinions...........:norton
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  2. el Pete

    el Pete toda su base

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    I would jump on it in a second!
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  3. Bootsy

    Bootsy Been here awhile

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    me too....:D
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  4. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Do it!!!
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  5. Jim Colombotos

    Jim Colombotos Been here awhile

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    Since you're asking ... I'd say wait. Hopefully you have another bike to ride in the mean time
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  6. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    Do it I did and I love the 990R so far. it just gets better and better:freaky
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  7. luvmyhilux

    luvmyhilux Adventurer

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    Deposit paid!! Having it March 1st which is when the new registration number (13) is issued here in the UK.........
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  8. Douf

    Douf Limey Bitch

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    IMHO you're better off riding the 990R for a couple of years while the other lemmings are beta testing the new bike. Since it took KTM 2-3 years to get both the 950 and the 990 dialed in, a 2015 1190 would logically be the bike to get if you still want one.

    Edit: Good decision!

    Douf
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  9. bigkuri

    bigkuri Long timer

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    No offence, but a bit of a silly question?

    One is a do it all machine to, well, do it all.

    The other is a competitor for a Duc MS 1200 or such like, with a raft of lovely electronic goodies.

    Not bashing either bike, but they are VERY different.

    So it depends what you are going to ride, simple as that. Over 50% dirt = 990. Over 50% road = 1190. Plus how do you ride? Redline it all the time? Want 150 bhp?

    A good decision to have, but you asked the question wrong! :)

    Personally, I love my 990 R, but I have 9 points and so 150bhp is not that great for me....
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