Q's and a price check for a '09 990 Adventure

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by His Pistolship, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. His Pistolship

    His Pistolship Kp calm, shoot alfas

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    Howdy All,

    I've found a used KTM 990 Adventure (base model) with crash bars and plastic factory hard luggage for $10,500. It has 7000 miles on it. This seems a bit high to me. I'm thinking $9,200 would be a better price, just off the top of my head, and knowing very little about the 990 market right now. What do you think about the price? It is at a dealer too, so I'm sure they gave the poor guy who sold it or traded it about $4 or $5 K.

    Also, what has changed from the '09's to the '12's? Anything of note? Are they pretty much the same?

    I'll be buying a 990 Adv of sorts within the month.

    Thanks.
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  2. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Maybe more like $8500. Why would you buy an '09 with 7000 miles and very little done to it for $10,500 when for $12,299 you can buy a brand new '12 r model?
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  3. His Pistolship

    His Pistolship Kp calm, shoot alfas

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    Yeah, this same dealer has a '12 990 Adv for $12,200. He doesn't have any R's in the showroom however. No way am I buying the '09 for $10.5.

    I'm thinking an '09 for $8 wouldn't be bad, becasue then I could do up the suspension properly and turn it into an R. I plan on having superplush do the suspension either way, new R or older used non R. Plus for $8 K I wouldn't have to get a loan to get it, which would help save me on insurance costs. Just thinking out loud here.

    Thanks for the reply.
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  4. John_L

    John_L Been here awhile

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    His Pistolship, interested to hear your thoughts on picking up a 990. I also have a TE610 and am considering the same.
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