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Old 11-02-2012, 06:56 AM   #1561
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I'm in...somebody send me a bootleg copy of this article please!??

I have no iphone pity me.
Will try and scan a copy later

They certainly seemed to like the off raod capability - with comments like

'If the front wheel is doing 40mph, the rear wheel can be doing 80mph before the traction control wakes up'

'Is that really traction control ? But it really lets you slide !'

Sounding good ......................
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:44 AM   #1562
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Any chance of someone scanning the article? Sure could use it PMed to me...
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:07 AM   #1563
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And then people are whining that they wanted the successor to be smaller and lighter, and with less horsepower.... Did anyone really believe that the successor of the 990 would be smaller than the 950 it was replacing in the first place ---- Geez. That is naive by standards I cannot comprehend. Having said that... I too hope that KTM will come with an addition to their stable that sits between the 1190 and 690.
I think you misinterpretted everyone's comments. No one thought, or wanted, the 990 successor to be smaller and lighter. After the bigger (size/weight/engine/hp rating) 1190 was announced, we are simply hopeful and cheering for a bike to fill that 700 - 800cc segment. Lighter and more offroad worthy. Reliable and more fuel effecient. And, personally, I'm very willing to sacrifice hp to get all those things.

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Old 11-02-2012, 10:35 AM   #1564
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I can't wait for tthat first ride report
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #1565
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Here we go .........................

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #1566
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And more !

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:46 PM   #1567
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:51 PM   #1568
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I suspect this is the most important bit for everyone on here .............................

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I hope you all enjoyed the read ! Now all you need to do is form a nice orderly queue down at your local KTM dealer in the morning .........

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Old 11-02-2012, 01:00 PM   #1569
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pebble35, you are the man
thanks for posting the article!! awesome read
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:23 PM   #1570
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Yep, sounds like the overweight pos we figured it would be.



I'll definitly be picking up the magazine.


errr, anyone interested in a nice 2011 Dakar?

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Old 11-02-2012, 01:24 PM   #1571
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wow I like that bike even more now that I've read the article!

Thanks a lot mate. Loving it. Maybe this will drag me to the dark side...
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:55 PM   #1572
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:00 PM   #1573
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thank you pebble35!!!
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:14 PM   #1574
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thanks for posting! Great to have something new, and real, to pour over. Really great that it is such an in-depth article and goes way back through development. Most articles are just little "tastes" in the form of a "first look" article. This was a refreshing full-on article!
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:56 PM   #1575
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I think you misinterpretted everyone's comments. No one thought, or wanted, the 990 successor to be smaller and lighter. After the bigger (size/weight/engine/hp rating) 1190 was announced, we are simply hopeful and cheering for a bike to fill that 700 - 800cc segment. Lighter and more offroad worthy. Reliable and more fuel effecient. And, personally, I'm very willing to sacrifice hp to get all those things.
Really?? I must have been dreaming about all the negative comments about the new adventure then, how many have been whining about the extra weight, that it would not be off-road worthy, questioning KTM's business strategy, and how some would hold on their KTM 990s because the new 1190 was a POS etc. Indeed, not everyone has been negative, but to turn it around and say that it would be cheerful and optimistic, well that is pushing it.... Some might have to work on their communication skills so what they communicate aligns better with their intentions.... you could have fooled me...

Now I am whining about the whining going here and I hate that. But as someone who is genuinely interested in motorcycles, and especially now I am considering adding a KTM to the stable, I am surprised by the negativity in this thread by so many members. Each to their own, and people are free to do whatever they want and all that, but my point is that KTM released pictures and specifications, and o'boy, several people here became overnight experts on the new bike's rideability and what KTM really needs to do to understand their market... thankfully there are also people who are more insightful and open-minded than that. Stop whining and start riding, and appreciate that new exciting products are coming into the work place.
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