Yearly report confirms research and development on new ‘platform’.
It’s been rumoured and already seen in spied, mule form, but finally we can confirm that KTM are developing a not just a new, twin-cylinder engine, but also an entirely new platform of machines based around it.
Mentioned within KTM’s ‘Research & Development’ section of the report, is the following bullet-pointed paragraph,
– Development of a new motorcycle platform based on a revolutionary 2-cylinder engine design, which will make a substantial contribution toward opening up new market segments.
As to what is ‘revolutionary’ about it? Well, we know that the company has been working on a new parallel-twin engine – believed to be somewhere within the 800cc region – but we don’t have any information as to what makes this engine so special.
As for proposed model variants developed around it? Again, all that we can do is to speculate. But it’s a pretty good bet to suggest that the naked version will soon be joined by both an Adventure and Sports-orientated model.
KTM RC800 anyone?