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

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

  1. Nirvana

    Nirvana n00b

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    How will this play out in the U.S. market? We aren't supposed to see the 1190 until MY 2014. Will KTM still build and ship 990's for MY 2013?
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  2. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    I'm raceing 36 y/old bikes and have no trouble with getting parts. This bike is so popular you will always get parts. A bigger problem, for all of us, will be getting hi quality petrol........... :-(

    I think this is already starting to be a problem in the US
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  3. Gustavo.Ramos

    Gustavo.Ramos Been here awhile

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    Me thinks the problem will be affording petrol! :eek1
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  4. bikepharmer

    bikepharmer Baja is on the way

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    I am skeptical that KTM will discontinue their best selling bike. The KTM 990 fills in where the F800GS and Tiger 800XC were introduced (maybe even the reason these other bike came out , and the 1190 fills in where the big GS, the Ducati Multistrada, Tiger Explorer, Super Tenere, etc etc.

    If you think about it, their product line is a bit thin compared to other companies...at least in the street. I think they are growing, and making good decisions about new development.

    Now...they could do something about the heat management and tank venting for the 990.
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  5. Thomasttom

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    Don't know what's it worth but talked to my ktm dealer today and he told me that ktm will continue producing the 990 ADV even after the arrival of the 1190 cause the market is still there for the 990. He may have more info on that at the beginning of next week at their ktm meeting.
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  6. forrestrider

    forrestrider Dont Do Stupid Shit..

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    Was told the some thing by my dealer today also, he said that he has talked to the KTM people and there is going to be 2 kinds of 1190's, like the BMW 1200 GS one for 1190 Adventure for the street and one for offroad.
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  7. geometrician

    geometrician let's keep going...

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    People would be surprised at how available & cheap many of our "old" parts are...

    Not true- however some manufacturers (Honda comes to mind) have simply quit selling OEM parts for models over ? years old.

    KTM NA has a modern warehouse full of parts they buy from KTM Austria- stacked floor to ceiling. Some are out of production but there is still inventory scattered around the globe. We shouldn't have an issue for years to come. If in doubt stock up- you could always sell them in the future!

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    I just bought the last complete Husaberg 570 engine (built in 2009) KTM/Husaberg NA had in the country for a customer who lost his big-end bearing.

    When the parts are gone, they're gone.
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  8. Tom_C

    Tom_C pinned underneath

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    After some research, I stand corrected. Apparently, the "10 year rule" is a pretty big myth that a lot of people, including myself, have perpetuated over the years. Did read something about the govt saying in the 60's that there had to be parts for 20 years, only to be recinded in the 80s, but I only saw it once, and I never believe anything I only see once on the internet... :)

    Only thing Fed's mandate is some emmissions stuff, otherwise the manufacturer decides.
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  9. bigkuri

    bigkuri Old-timer

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    This is what I thought, however a post over on the UK KTM forum was from a chap talking to the Head to KTM Switzerland. 990 Adv production is already stopped, and in the UK they are having discounts on shifting the existing ones prior to the 1190.

    Pinching his words:
    "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 stopped 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. After that?"
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  10. Wantajustride

    Wantajustride Been here awhile

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    I find this thread rather interesting and timely. I just started looking to buy a new 2011 or 2012 990R. My local dealer says he can get one for me but I have some reservations as to the seat height of the bike.

    Specs say it's,,, give or take 1" shorter in seat height than my 690R. I seem to get along well on the 690 even though I can't come close to standing flat footed. I can barely put both feet on the ground touching only with tippy toes. So I just counter balance the bike with one foot on the ground and one foot on the peg. But the 690 is quite a bit lighter so I would think it's much easier to balance than it's bigger brother.

    If any of you have both the 690R and the 990R can you tell me, does the 990R sit 1" lower than the 690? I don't have a demo model to look at or test ride locally so I'd be taking some risk ordering / buying the 990R before I see the bike in person. But if it's anything like the balance and feel of the 690 I'd have absolutely no regrets.

    I really don't want to miss out on the opportunity to own what I think will be a classic ADV bike. Let alone the fact that it's one of the best looking.

    WJR
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  11. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Gnarly!

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    It wouldn't surprise me if 'Berg (KTM's alter ego) came out with an 800cc ADV twin.
    I'd be happy to help with developement. :lol3
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  12. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    My guess is there will be a nice supply of used 950/990 bikes to keep everyone happy for a long time.
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  13. TA-Zappa

    TA-Zappa Been here awhile

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    I think it's more interesting to see that there are more and more 950Adv on the market that are sold as parts since the seller can't get not even close to the asking price of the motorcycle. Not sure if they do get what they want for the parts but still there are more and more used parts on the market, at least here in Europe.

    Not sure how I should think about the 990 dissapear of the market. Still the best looking Adv bike I must say but every time I ride a 990 I'm super happy when I get back on my 950 with carbs. She's a keeper... :)

    /Zappa
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  14. Uller

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    Stolen Bikes that can't be sold whole?
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  15. RadoR6

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    When I ordered my 990 ADV R 3 weeks ago my dealer told me that production already stopped so mine is one of the last few bikes built.I dont have a reason not to believe him.Even if we all would love to see the bike still in production the fact is that KTM with their financial situation simply can't afford it.Unless they would sell more shares to Bajaj.Sad but true.
    Wouldnt worry about the parts.The bike was in production and sold on all continents for 10 years.
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  16. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    Yes, the 9xx Adventure was starting to show it's age. Don't get me wrong because they're still exceptionally fun bikes, but they're due for a revamp.

    If Triumph can come out with a 1200 and an 800... I'm sure KTM will follow suit in the years to come.

    In fact, if KTM were to eventually add a lighter version in the next few years... there would be a helluva lot of used 9xx's on the market to part source.

    Only time will tell.
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  17. corndog67

    corndog67 Banned

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    It's just a bike. When parts or whole bikes get too scarce, move on. There is always something else out there.
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  18. RadoR6

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    Sorry to disappoint you but I don't think there will be 7-800cc V2 version in the next 5 years. First of all KTM doesn't have money for it. Second, even if there was hope, Brussels will screw the manufacturers with CO2 regulations so much (and the governments all of us with more restrictions where we can, or can not ride and all that blah blah blah) that it doesn't make sense anymore to be bothered with a developing this kind of bike for very narrow market.
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  19. NKL

    NKL Been here awhile

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    I think your find it's only over here where off roading is being killed off by tosser government.
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  20. bikepharmer

    bikepharmer Baja is on the way

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    As of this writing, the KTM 1190 has been removed from the USA website. Only the 990 is on there. Who knows, maybe they are going to shift the 990 to the US market, and pilot the sales of the 1190 Adv in Europe?

    Just guessing....
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