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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by sakurama, Oct 4, 2012.
The ones without trailers.....
And you read it here, so it must be true
Looks like Suzuki might beat them to the punch!
Or is that a rebranded KTM??? Hard to tell anymore!
Ive only got a one horse stable...so...Ive booked a test ride....Dont think the SE will be going anywhere soon.
I reviewed the 100,000 mile thread, think I'll pas on the special edition MultiGSTenre' by KTM.
Just had a look at your website and am seriously gobsmacked at your skill behind the lens.
But, it makes it all the more surprising then, that someone with such a fabulous eye is so surprised at the poll results. I should have put money on that. Got to research this ADVRider Bookie shit.
I understand KTM had a gap in their line up ( an Adventure bike for comfortable two up riding on mainly street) but I don't understand it replacing the 990. I think the 990 should have run alongside this new one.
I certainly wont be buying it, I'm waiting for a manufacturer to make a lighter 700 ish twin similar to the 990, I just hope it's KTM that do it.
Oh, and I certainly don't need 150HP.
Marketplace does make manufacturers respond by chasing the 'mythical' customer with whatever they think we want.
makes me think of the GS guys I've met that think the 1100 was the best of the model to have... and how BMW just kept taking things further while adding weight, complexity and reliability issues (instead of addressing them)
And just where do they get their market data? At a rally? Hell most of us are too busy riding to attend a rally 'Sides who wants to hang out with a bunch of people like yourself or worse people who aren't like you & don't want to ride- just talk about the latest "farkle" (I hate that word) & which year bike weighed how much more or less than another
Few of us come close to using what we have- and any LC8 offers A LOT more to grow into
here's a customer Suzuki will never interview:
Got out of the truck at a rest area last week & saw a 2010 1000 'strom parked nearby. When the guy returned he mentioned he had 135,000 miles on his obviously well-traveled, dirty bike. He had modified it himself- some of it wood & simple household objects. When I asked him his Inmate name he looked puzzled. Advrider? Nope, haven't heard of it. As I explained the vast wealth of FAQ, Mods, Ride Reports, Pictures, etc our forums offered he told me he doesn't even own a computer. Why? I asked-
"saves money for tires & gas..."
I guess I figured that an upgraded engine was more important than the reduced suspension (which, let's be honest, they've been reducing ever since 04). I also underestimated the affection for the look. I'll admit that the 950/990 is extremely original and beautiful and that the 1190 is not (in photos so far) but I didn't think people here were as into that aspect. I mean all the adventure bikes are ugly compared to an MV or Ducati. Is the bike everyone is pining for the Dakar LC8?
The funny thing is that it's always Kiska - that's the independent but joined at the hip design/advertising agency that has been designing all the bikes (and all the ads, and all the photography) forever. They made the RC8 which is just a wild styling exercise so I'll admit that I'm disappointed that Kiska didn't make a statement out of the 1190 since it's so important. The 1190, it seems, is playing it safe stylistically.
Not that I'd want to replace my 990 R with either bike, I think that in that class, the new BMW (1170) 1200GS would be my preference. And it isn't really any heavier than the KTM.
Aye. There's safety in staying in the herd looks wise.
Keeping my 04 950 and just got a Multistrada 1200
Ok I voted that I'm keeping my 950 and probably will as I just bought it this year.
Saying that, after looking at them on the KTM website I'll probably pick one of these up in the next year or two... Make mine the R version
Loving your bike collection, makes my three look small.
Looking to add to mine and get a sports bike soon
I miss my Mustang....but the future is now......and I like the 1190 for it's niche.....why do folks think they'll need to replace their current bike if they like it so much.........
i might get the 17 19 version to replace the fz1 and keep the 950. Fz1 was so uncomfortable. Longish suspension ,radial brakes, 150 hp and best of all it's not a a bmw
I think I have the bike for you! 30 less hp but 100lbs less!
Yes I'll buy a 1190 A if it's lighte3r than the 990 A.
Carries the fuel as low or lower than the 990
Is more capable in the dirt.
Has no water pump or maintenance issues.
Other wise forget it KTM.
I'll be riding a LC8 around South America for the third time this
When I need to rage I'll get on my 1200 Multi.
Twist it, Max