KTM Duke-based Supermoto Spied! — Overdrive

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KTM Duke-based supermoto spied!

image of a supermotard clearly on the KTM Duke platform has appeared on an KTM forum. KTM CEO Stefan Pierer has spoken of the company’s plans Bajaj Auto revealing the (already out), the sports (coming to Auto Expo likely) and the enduro bikes late 2014 or early But a supermotard has never been

Historically the supermotard format was a confection born from the of street wheels (going a spoked 21 front/19 rear to an 17 inch set), tyres and a front brake to a dirt They were raced on and part-tarmac courses. They also proved to be exceptional demons using their dimensions, tall seating and turning ability to great

KTM Duke-based supermoto

So why is KTM doing a supermotard? First it’s to make. If you’re already at on an enduro you’ve already got of the suspension work sorted

Swap the wheels, tyres and and you’re set. Second, has shown so far an extreme reluctance to money on both off-road as well as motorcycles that like they could be Spreading the risk across two to make and engineer models is good for business.

If you look closely at the image spot some similarities the Dukes and the supermoto

If you look at the image you’ll spot of the details. The bike is clearly the same rims as the ones we get on the so in production form I expect to see the MRF/Metzeler tyres as the Dukes. the front USD fork is clearly with more travel as as a dirt-bike style fork

It isn’t fully clear but it like the steering geometry has relaxed a bit as well.

The bodywork owes more to dirt while the same trellis is clearly visible. On this the indicators are identical to the Duke and the of the head light fairing the same as the Duke. Also are the mirrors, grips, levels and

The handlbar is similar but has a bigger in the bend.

Note the long flat that almost runs to the – this is critical in allowing the to place his or her weight on the motorcycle to the most of whatever traction is

At the back there is a small LED light and what looks an aftermarket exhaust very in mounting and shape a dirt element. The white rear shock will have travel as well. But these are the bits.

The real juicy bit is the new angle which leads to a overall ride height as as far greater ground clearance.

What this also is that if you squint and imagine a spoked front wheel, front disc and a bigger spoked) rear wheel knobblies, you might get a sense of the enduro motorcycle coming off platform might look

The other thing it means is at least two people at OVERDRIVE just put their plans to buy the and RC390 on hold to sit and wait for the KTM 390 SM to get

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