Whole host of new models planned by KTM. But you'll have to wait until 2013 to see them all.
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.
"The firm's current 950 Adventure"
errr....it's a 990 now guys......
Posted: 19/01/2011 at 15:28
Posted: 19/01/2011 at 18:23
Posted: 19/01/2011 at 23:54
Posted: 20/01/2011 at 09:19
Posted: 20/01/2011 at 09:24
Posted: 20/01/2011 at 09:47
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
Posted: 20/01/2011 at 14:16
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
Posted: 30/10/2011 at 10:54
Posted: 29/11/2011 at 21:55
Become a fan of Visordown
Follow us on twitter
Other Immediate Media Sites
Our eCommerce Platform
© Immediate Media Company Ltd 2012. This website is owned and published by Immediate Media Company Limited. www.immediatemedia.co.uk