Agree, but would it be useful ?The 1290 SD is a great bike, but much heavier. Having a 990 that is close in weight to the 790/890 will be very interesting.
It's a marketing strategy. KTM are trying achieve two things:Agree, but would it be useful ?
In my opinion, releasing a 990 now would mean that are not happy with the 790/890 platform, for whatever reasons.
Getting 10 or 15 hp more with the same goal and almost the same overall design would sound weird to me (the Hyper Scalpel ??)