A cell phone shot from a KTM dealer meeting gives us a glimpse into the company’s future, and it offers up some surprises.
The photo, allegedly a covert snap that a dealer posted to Facebook, shows KTM’s planned introductions for new models through 2014. It holds some interesting clues about the company’s future.
There’s not much of interest for street bikers for 2012 – the Enduro R 690 gets a facelift, and there’s a couple new motocross machines – but it looks like there should be a new Super Duke 1290 R in 2013, along with a Duke 350, likely built in collaboration somehow with Bajaj. There’s a number of electric bikes also listed for 2013 (the Freeride series), and an Adventure R 1090.
There will also likely be some exciting new models in 2014, with an Adventure 1290, a Moto 3 350, and Enduro 350 all listed.
All in all, it looks as if KTM is moving in two different directions at the same time, with their big bikes getting bigger, but their smaller bikes also getting smaller. This shouldn’t come as a surprise – there’s a booming market for smaller bikes in Asia, while Western riders have long believed there’s no replacement for displacement. With these moves, KTM may be putting themselves in an excellent position to grab sales from both demographics.