If you thought the recent KTM offerings have been interesting, wait till you see what’s coming in the next few years. They will be bringing out bikes based around 3 engine platforms, the current 990, the new single cylinder 690 and the not yet released 1190 V-Twin. The 1190 will be used to power the upcoming RC8 Superbike and the Venom, seen recently as a concept and planned for the 2009 model year. It will also find a home in a Travel and Dakar type model. Also on tap is an RC4 Superbike using the 690 engine platform in 2009.
Details were revealed in a leaked report obtained by Motorcycle News. The report shows how KTM has been steadily moving itself from the pure off road market segment to a more all round company, providing road bikes, ATVs and the new X-Bow. If their showrooms weren’t going to be crowded already, the new models will fill any gaps.
Although a bit of a gamble, the multi-line model family will help cushion soft spots in any one segment.