KTM plan 1200cc Adventure and SuperDuke

Whole host of new models planned by KTM. But you'll have to wait until 2013 to see them all.

Posted: 19 January 2011
by Visordown News

KTM IS REPORTED to be working on a host of new models for launch in 2012 and 2013, with a range of new engines to power several new Super Duke and Adventure models.

According to Dutch website Nieuwsmotor, which has just visited the firm's Austrian base and interviewed key staff, the new V-twin engines will include 1200cc, 1000cc and small 700cc or 800cc versions.

The firm's current 990 Adventure was expected to be replaced in 2009 or 2010, a fact revealed several years ago when documents about the firm's long-term model plan were leaked. However, the new model has still not been shown. According to the latest information, that's because although it was fully developed, KTM boss Stefan Pierer rejected the bike, sending the firm's designers back to the drawing board.

The new engines will allow the firm to offer 1200cc Adventure and Super Duke models – with capacities to match their main rivals, BMW's R1200GS, Ducati's Multistrada 1200 and Triumph's Speed Triple – along with smaller, cheaper versions. In particular, the smallest of the firm's planned V-twins, at around 800cc. will allow it to make models to rival Triumph's new Tiger 800 and BMW's F800GS.

Beyond the firm's revamped V-twin range, the single-cylinder Duke is also said to be in the firing line for changes when the 2012 model range is unveiled, with more rounded bodywork designed to give it a wider appeal than the current sharp-edged style.

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"The firm's current 950 Adventure"

errr....it's a 990 now guys......

Posted: 19/01/2011 at 15:28

Not sure I like this idea. Heavier is NOT better across the board.

Posted: 19/01/2011 at 18:23

Get rid of the radiator ,waterpump and all the hoses and make it an air oil cooled engine and I might buy one.

Posted: 19/01/2011 at 23:54

The KTM adventure competes with the Triumph Speed Triple?  Really?!

Posted: 20/01/2011 at 09:19

The firm's current 990 Adventure was expected to be replaced in 2009 or 2010, a fact revealed several years ago when documents about the firm's long-term model plan were leaked.
Doesnt that say 990?

Posted: 20/01/2011 at 09:24

John, Triumph use the same motor in the speed triple as they do in the tiger....HOW MUCH AIR is that bloke getting in the picture above...

Posted: 20/01/2011 at 09:47

the superduke does compete with the speed triple, and the engine ktm are making will be in the superduke and adventure, and theres gotta be a landing just below where the camera is because thats a heavy bike to land on flat ground

Posted: 20/01/2011 at 10:14

That bike in the air!!! A thing of beauty!!

Please just give us a new one!! Anyone!! The waiting is killing me!! Nothing wrong with my 950 though

Posted: 20/01/2011 at 13:50

Not sure about the bigger engine on the SD???? I don't feel my 990 is underpowered but having said that the gearing is pretty low. Ditto about the weight...1200 is fine but don't make it any heavier. The SD badly needs a slipper clutch as standard though. A 1200 SD with a slipper clutch and maybe some traction control would be nice. I might even trade up?

Posted: 20/01/2011 at 14:16

looks like they've edited it to read correctly - no credit to me... pfff...

Posted: 21/01/2011 at 13:09

it doesn't need a slipper clutch just need proper tuning - AND the MotoHooligan box ...      Radical -

AND i'll take 200 cc's more any day of the week -    gimme rear wheel burning power just cranking the throtttle any day...

Posted: 04/04/2011 at 22:56

The difficulty with this bike is it's a weapon as it is , but....
Dear Santa,
I hope you streamline it's bad points , like bad fueling and fuel pump issues shorten the stroke and widen the bore, add different fuel mapps for shredding or skrimping 21 is a good number.Bigger fatter radiator bigger waterpump turn the subframe into a second fuel tank which will extend into the void leaft by redirecting the pipe where it belongs, at the side like the 950 rallye.

top it off with some nice extras like CF bash plate , better triple clamps ,cartridge nitrogen forks stronger rear swing arm and a decades worth of free rubber.

Are we happy yet?

Posted: 30/10/2011 at 10:54

Our KTM 990 Adventures still powering around the planet. Nothing wrong with bikes at all, just stupid revolutions, wars, corruption, and red tape holding us back.


Posted: 29/11/2011 at 21:55

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