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Old 10-19-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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Adventure 1190, SMT or Adventure 990???

The Chilean bikes market is very small. Since the launch of the SMT only have 5 units sold in Chile. Instead Adventure 990 are sold 5 per month.
Almost never ride on dirty, what I like best is making curves in secondary roads, so the SMT is the most appropriate, but in the future I fear not being able to sell it.
The only advantage for me is to go to the Dakar in the Adventure, but could also, with limitations, to go on the SMT.
Moreover Adventure 1190 will arrive on 2013, so I fear that the 990 Adventure being devalued.

What bike should I buy????
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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what is more important to you?

a) what you ride and how you ride it?
b) how much you can resell it for when you are done riding it and decide there is something better out there for you?
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:13 PM   #3
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What bike should I buy????
A GS, of course
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:18 PM   #4
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SMT - you are not going to want to sell it!!!!!!!! Only other bike I might consider after having this bike is the MTS. It is a stout bike and can take a beating.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:07 AM   #5
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A GS, of course
Boring. Have you one? I prefer a bike with more adrenalin.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:10 AM   #6
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what is more important to you?

a) what you ride and how you ride it?
b) how much you can resell it for when you are done riding it and decide there is something better out there for you?
But is that the Chilean market is too small. When I had to sell my FJR1300AS after a year on sale my brother bought me for help, and there it is, has not been able to sell it either.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:21 AM   #7
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Boring. Have you one? I prefer a bike with more adrenalin.
+1

Get the 990 ADV. Just as much fun as the SMT. I put some Conti Trail Attacks on mine and it rocks. Also let's you explore the odd dirt rode with confidence.

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Old 10-22-2012, 01:23 PM   #8
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But is that the Chilean market is too small. When I had to sell my FJR1300AS after a year on sale my brother bought me for help, and there it is, has not been able to sell it either.
sounds like a situation where you are damned if you do, and damned if you don't...so I guess the game is to figure out where you sacrifice...

do you go for the lighter SMT that you would perhaps enjoy a whole lot more, or do you go for the heavier but easier to remarket/resell 990ADV when you decide it is not what you want?
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:59 AM   #9
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Dont buy a bike with plans to sell it in the future...

Get the one that you will never want to sell....

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Old 10-23-2012, 06:19 AM   #10
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:26 AM   #11
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Dont buy a bike with plans to sell it in the future...

Get the one that you will never want to sell....

I'm soo rich to do this!
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:29 AM   #12
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I'm soo rich to do this!
we knew this, otherwise you'de be looking at a Honda 125 !!!

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Old 10-23-2012, 05:27 PM   #13
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Smt

I struggled with the same question...
Finally went with the SMT. I like the adventure too and was on the fence for several weeks trying to decide. I also considered the Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 but dealer support here is an issue. Around here in the mid-west USA we don't have too many areas to go adventuring as some of you more fortunate guys do and most of the dirt roads are in the corn and been fields. I few hours of that a year is enough for me- straight roads with an occasional 90 deg turn at the corner of a field- all the while you can smell pig stench past the pig farms (nice). I'll admit, that a lot of the decision hinged on the fact that the buddies I ride with all have V-Stroms 650's and 1100's, Duc MTS, even a Cagiva GC. So the SMT being more pavement orientated became my choice. So far I've not regretted it and been extremely happy. Oh yeah, I also have an 08 Yamaha FJR and its a great bike for longer distances but not near the fun factor as the SMT for the 2- 4 hour afternoon jaunt. I also have a 08 KTM 530 for the serious off-road stuff...

So, good luck on your decision- but consider your overall situation and the choice will be obvious. Like the others said- don't worry about resale since you may never want to sell the SMT and perhaps if you do, there will be someone out there looking for that bike since I think it will be a classic bike in high demand someday.

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:25 AM   #14
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SMT or ADV

"I struggled with the same question...
Finally went with the SMT."

Me too and I couldn't have made a better choice. Mine's white too, a beautiful bike.

If most of your riding is twisty secondary roads then the SMT is ideal, also on dirt roads. It's fast, handles effortlessly, is well suspended and VERY comfortable. Plus I didn't have any buffetting/airflow issues as with my 950 ADV.

It appears that the SMT isn't that popular here in Ontario, Canada either but my local dealership sold all they could get. After owning it for a few months I can't imagine a bike more suited to me so I wouldn't worry about selling it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:20 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Joel ph;19888261 the SMT is ideal, [B
also on dirt roads[/B].
Really? Please tell me more about your experience with the SMT on dirt.
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