First thing that most people say about my 990 is
... that is a big bike
I don't understand why KTM is going to the 1190. My friends ride 1000cc sport bikes and I can keep up on the 990. Bike is designed to do some good offroad adventures while it's still fantastic on the pavement. I feel like KTM is trying to compete with the BMW. I've seen a GS off road and I wasn't impressed.
Saying that I think the 990/950's will be more desirable after they are no longer in production.