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Old 12-29-2013, 06:51 AM   #1
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Tiger AND a 990?

So, yes, I have a Tiger XC and I really think that it is an awesome bike. Love riding it! Freaks me out off road, though. However, the KTM 990 Baja Edition is calling my name and calling it loudly. Would it be asinine to have both bikes?
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:14 AM   #2
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Depends....do you currently own all of those bikes listed in your tag line? If so, then probably not.

Outside of that, it all depends on where you ride the most. The tiger can be a decent off-roader, lots of fellahs have got them through some pretty hairy places. Look up inmate "Guiltyparty"s RR. It is only when you compare something like the Baja to a tiger that you start to see some of the short comings. And given the capabilities of something like a 990 baja, you've really gotta be pushing off-raod to get to those short comings IMHO.....which would probably mean you're currently or will very soon be, riding off-road most of the time...which brings us back to the original question....where do you ride the most?.....
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:35 AM   #3
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While I enjoy dualsporting my (orange)Tiger 800XC, my other bike is a KTM 525 for the rough stuff. I suggest looking at something less porky than the 990, like the 690 or smaller.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:14 AM   #4
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I ride on road the most at this point. However, what I really think is that an Adventure bike, weather it's a Tiger, 1200 GS, Stelvio, 800 GS or whatever is that they all have shortcomings. My thought is this… leave the Tiger as is. Mainly on road with dirt capability for rides where that is the basic equation. Set the 990 up where dirt is more in the equation. (Like a trip out to Death Valley with mainly dirt roads and some sort of rough stuff, but taking paved roads part of the way to get there.) That is my way of rationalizing the fact that the damn 990 Baja just flat out appeals to me!


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Depends....do you currently own all of those bikes listed in your tag line? If so, then probably not.

Outside of that, it all depends on where you ride the most. The tiger can be a decent off-roader, lots of fellahs have got them through some pretty hairy places. Look up inmate "Guiltyparty"s RR. It is only when you compare something like the Baja to a tiger that you start to see some of the short comings. And given the capabilities of something like a 990 baja, you've really gotta be pushing off-raod to get to those short comings IMHO.....which would probably mean you're currently or will very soon be, riding off-road most of the time...which brings us back to the original question....where do you ride the most?.....
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:34 PM   #5
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Never had a Tiger XC... Had an F800GS. Have a 990 R. Don't miss the F800GS, don't care if I ever own a Tiger XC. I ride with a guy who runs a Tiger XC - seems to keep up OK on the road...
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:11 PM   #6
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Listen.... forget the 990 and go get one of these: http://www.dalbymoto.com.au/images/s...ers/KTM700.pdf

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Old 12-29-2013, 04:20 PM   #7
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Brother if you can afford it responsibly (meaning you dont put your family in a bind by buying it) then go for it. Then ride and farkle the heck out of it. Behind you all the way man!
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:21 PM   #8
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Yep! That there is badd assed!


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Listen.... forget the 990 and go get one of these: http://www.dalbymoto.com.au/images/s...ers/KTM700.pdf

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Old 01-04-2014, 03:15 PM   #9
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I'd say keep an eye on the super enduro ...
Since you're collecting, this is one to have in your garage!

It's also "far" from the Tiger, so they will co-exist in peace
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:32 AM   #10
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That's a good suggestion. However, I keep going back to pictures of that Baja. It's just such a bad assed bike!


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I'd say keep an eye on the super enduro ...
Since you're collecting, this is one to have in your garage!

It's also "far" from the Tiger, so they will co-exist in peace
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:39 AM   #11
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:06 PM   #12
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:03 AM   #13
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Man! The 990 just speaks to me. But, the original question: Why would I have a Tiger 800 XC and a 990?
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Man! The 990 just speaks to me. But, the original question: Why would I have a Tiger 800 XC and a 990?
As a Tiger (955i) owner who contemplates an 800XC and 990 as an eventual replacement for my 955i, I encourage you to get the 990, ride them both for a while, and post a comparison review.....

It seem to me that the two bikes are more alike than different, so having both probably won't make sense, but that doesn't mean one won't win out for any number of reasons. I love the look, sound and off-road performance of the 990, so I get what you're saying about the siren's call.... (my words, not yours)....
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:03 AM   #15
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Well, it looks like you have had your share of bikes… and travels. Kudos!

I might get the 500 and use the extra scratch to make the Tiger more off road worthy. Like this bike:

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As a Tiger (955i) owner who contemplates an 800XC and 990 as an eventual replacement for my 955i, I encourage you to get the 990, ride them both for a while, and post a comparison review.....

It seem to me that the two bikes are more alike than different, so having both probably won't make sense, but that doesn't mean one won't win out for any number of reasons. I love the look, sound and off-road performance of the 990, so I get what you're saying about the siren's call.... (my words, not yours)....
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