My 950 out performs my Duc Multi 1200 to 100 mph (give or take). Both are are one tooth down on the countershaft. I would bet the 990 would be close to or better.
Don't believe the hype, unless you spend all you time at triple digits, the KTM is not lackluster.
( the Ducati is what drove me to KTM. I thought it would be awesome and its not half the sport bike my Honda was and anything dirt related is a joke on it. It's a smooth road touring bike with ok power. The KTM is a crazy big dirt bike that will out perform most squids on sport bikes on the twisties and still handle single track like a big thumper.)
'07 Super Enduro 950R
'96 KLX250R (plated)
Ramv screwed with this post 02-10-2013 at 07:26 PM