I too was concerned that we are seeing the last of the 950/990 line. I've been jonesing for a KTM 990 for over a year but have held off for various reasons. I did not want to buy a 1st gen 1190 and so felt pushed to get a 990 while I could. Plus all the local dealers have discounted the 2012 990's by $1000-1500. So yesterday I put money down on a white 990. Can't wait to get it though in Oregon the riding can be hit or miss in the Winter.