Originally Posted by crashmaster
I would probably rip that whole exhaust can off the bike on my first baja trip.
The design (and engine size) appears as if they are marketing toward the more pavement oriented riders, direct competition with the BM's. Not a big surprise there I guess, that's what sells.
Seems like they forgot to the put the beak on the prototype.
Yes, my thinking too. Make a R1200GS equivalent for those who ride 90% slab and 10% gravel roads.
But then what lies ahead for the 990? More of the same?