KTM is at INTERMOT to present three new innovative motorcycles for the 2011 season: The 125 Duke for young enthusiasts new to the world of motorcycles, the 990 SM T ABS for ultimate levels of sports riding fun and the 1190 RC8 R Track for hunting down the fastest lap on the racing circuit. This is the clear statement being made by the Austrian sport motorcycle brand at the important Cologne motorcycle show.
It is with these three high quality innovative bikes and typical sports enthusiasm that the Sport motorcycle manufacture comes to INTERMOT. And even if the innovative models presented at the KTM stand for the 2011 motorcycle season are fundamentally different to those for which the company is world renowned, they all share the KTM sporting DNA and its common mission. Riding fun is guaranteed regardless of whether it's for young enthusiasts new to motorcycles, venturing out on the alpine roads or attacking on the racing circuit.
KTM 125 Duke. This bike, above all designed for young motorcycle enthusiasts or entry level riders is destined to become a favorite in the coming years. This is the naked bike that from the spring of 2011 will deliver the same unfiltered riding fun message to young riders for which the Austrian brand is world renowned. It is a fully fledged motorcycle with unmistakable cutting-edge technology, innovation and design that comes straight from KTM's Development Centre at Mattighofen and it sends a powerful signal about how seriously KTM addresses the needs and desires of young riders. Thanks to the range of additionally available parts from the PowerParts assortments, this 15 hp four-stroke can be individually adapted to suit style and intended use. There will be a whole range of exciting Duke variants that come out of the standard 125 Duke, which, being offered in Germany for under ? 4000 is also attractive in terms of price.
The KTM 990 SM T is a bike that is already well established. This self proclaimed long-range Supermoto has not only set a new trend in the past two years, the "do-everything", 115hp all-rounder has proved to be an irresistible version of its genre. The bike has been comprehensively further developed for 2011 to be a unique combination of sprinting power, ease and comfort. A special anti-blocking system, which has been jointly developed with Bosch, lifts the standards in this area and sets new benchmarks.
As is only fitting, the third KTM new model is being presented at INTERMOT by two KTM factory racers. Martin Bauer and Stefan Nebel, who were able to win the Manufacturers Title in the International Germany Championship on their official 1190 RC8 R Superbikes, are the ones who are unveiling the RC8 R Track. With this version of the two-cylinder Superbike that was first presented in 2008, the company follows up on its "Ready to Race" philosophy. Without compromise, and therefore not street legal, the "Track" is a flawless and complete race ready bike for hobby racers and passionate championship riders that has been exclusively developed by the KTM RC8 Motor Sport Department. In this format, the unique 180 hp twin represents a direct conversion of a commercially available Superbike that stems straight from the official KTM racing activities.