Ktm 990 adventure end of production!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by kruk, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. kruk

    kruk n00b

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    so now anyone who wants to get new KTM 990adv got only few more months to get one of them as introducing 1190adv means end of 990adv production!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It looks like KTM made the same mistake as Honda replacing Africa Twin with Varadero

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  2. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    I think the 990 was still in production.

    The 1190 is just gravy on top of the model lineup.
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  3. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    In production at least until the ADV Lite is done...:deal
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  4. kruk

    kruk n00b

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    this is what one of the ktm dealers sent me when i asked if they will still make 990.
    Hi Peter

    I would say that the 990 ADV will be sold out in march next year ,

    I could get you one now and sell you the bike at 0% finance as long as you don't want to borrow more than £5000

    Please give me a call and we can discuss


    and that's a quote from different forum:

    "Well Gentlemen - I just recently had a chat to the head of KTM Switzerland and I am sorry to inform you, that the days of our beloved 950/990 are numbered. KTM already stoped manufacturing the 950/990 Adventure. The same goes for the SM-T. Both bikes will be available as long they have them stocked in their warehouse."

    Some of uk dealers already discounted the prices of 990adv


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  5. killurtv

    killurtv free range moron

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    SWEET! That means they will blowing them out, time to buy another!!!:lol3 Maybe an S version this time......
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  6. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    Apparently true. KTM has stopped production of the 990 Adv. Shame.
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  7. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    I was thinking the same!:cry

    And I asked the question to my trusted KTM pusher. It is confirmed...990 ADV out of production as soon as the 1190 is on the market for £13.000!:eek1

    Well my 990 is on the market!:lol3


    Nic
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  8. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Gnarly!

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    Well, I love my 950 and will not be parting with it. For me it's the perfect dual sport. You have a bike small enough to ride most any where, but a bike big enough to ride 2-up.
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  9. Night Falcon

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    This can't be true...cos there were several inmates on the 1190 thread that said KTM WON"T be ending production of the 990 adventure.....surely they wern't telling us porkies :rofl
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  10. Balder681

    Balder681 Adventurer

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    Question is - what about the spare parts?! I mean, what if I wanna rebuild my engine and just buy new cylinder heads or something, or they stopped that too?! :huh

    Cheers,
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  11. BUMOT

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    When one model have stopped of manufacturing , the company have to offer parts for a some kind of period. This period is 10 years, I think
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  12. Spark01

    Spark01 V-Twin

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    10 years is a very long time,

    For industrial machines it is 7 years after stopping the production and i think this will be the same for the rest.
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  13. Duckhams

    Duckhams Adventurer

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    :ear luckily I had Just finish my rebuild.. time to buy spares & keep in stock. :evil
    A very sad ending for the tremendous bike..(big mistake on KTM side)...
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  14. explodingmouse

    explodingmouse Been here awhile

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    Get over it guys

    KTM have moved on.

    By the way I have a 2003 640 A , dissapointed no 690 A but I can still get parts for mine.

    Good luck with whatever choice you make.

    Personally I wouldnt mind having an 1190 R to see what I think about it.
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  15. Tom_C

    Tom_C pinned underneath

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    The United States of America mandates that all parts must be available for 10 years. After that, some stuff could become unobtanium, at which point some of the gurus on here will have to step up and start machining some parts...:wink:

    Of course cross referencing other makes and models on some things will help out. Car folks do this a lot. Factory fuel injector for my toy, $600. Volvo fuel injector, same part number, $110. The 9X0 will survive a LONG time after the 2012 models are 10 years old.
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  16. el queso

    el queso toda su base

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    OEM parts are still available for KTMs produced in the early 90s. 990 parts aren't gonna be an issue for a long, long, time.
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  17. Pistolero

    Pistolero W. F. O.

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    :cry:cry:cry:cry:cry:cry:cry:cry

    I do have faith in KTM however... I hope the 1190 is an improvement... Time will tell...
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  18. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    This. :deal
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  19. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    Anibody want to trade a 950Adv for a 990Adv?

    I miss carbs....... :cry

    Sad but understandbale, there ain't much market for 2 big models of the same make. Economics...
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  20. gbravo

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    Yamaha also, at least they rethought and returned with Super Tenere
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