What has KTM been doing lately?
We are anxiously waiting to find out at the EICMA show in Milan, but there have already been enough “leaks” on the internet so that we can put together this short anticipation news.
For starters, there is the all-new KTM Supermoto 990 R, which has just been derived from the already fabulous Supermoto 950, and if it all goes as planned you will be booking yours in March 2009.
Lots of changes are expected to characterize the model, among which we’d like to mention the Super Duke R 999cc LC8 engine and high-performance Brembo brakes featuring monoblock radial-mount calipers as well as the fully-adjustable front and rear suspension systems. Stylistically, a larger gas tank is worth being pointed out.
KTM future plans also include the RC8 1190R, an immediate effect of the original bike’s success. This one is expected to be packed with high-end racing features.
And, last but not least is the Venom, a KTM concept that has been around from 2004. Also expected to be presented as ready for production at Milan, the naked bike is a close cousin of the RC8.
It seems that the Austrian bike manufacturer didn’t rest on its laurels, especially after RC8’s launch and these three bikes will be all-new special additions to an already highly-expanded motorcycle offering.