Originally Posted by bikepharmer
There has been a lot of chatter about a 750-ish cc DS bike from KTM. Why would they dumb down the 990? If that were to happen, everyone would be bitching about less power, torque, etc.
Think about it-- the 990 kills the 800xc and f800gs, so why the fook would KTM make something less? I will grant that the 990 could have some improvements, but it absolutely slays the sub liter class bikes.
The 1190 is intended for the 1200cc class and assail the usual suspects (BMW, Triumph, Ducatti, maybe the S10).
I don't see the "dream bike" coming from KTM in a 750, cuz it's already here in a 990.
There is no replacement for displacement.
I agree with you. The magazines would rate it as a step down in all articles.
I believe there is now LOTS of room in KTM's line-up for a 2013 KTM 990SE