One of THE most riveting displays at last fall's Intermot show was KTM's. The Austrian-tinged adrenaline was due primarily to the four distinct and highly trick street models the company displayed: The Super Duke 990 sport rod, which we previewed more than a year ago (December 2003), the RC8 superbike, a wild-looking stripped RC8 called the Venom and, lastly, a Supermoto version of the big-selling and highly popular 950 Adventure. With the Super Duke entering production now (though not yet for the U.S.), and the Venom and RC8 being held until 2007, the Supermotoized Adventure--called the 950 Supermoto--will slot in between. As the only one of the four to be derived from an actual production model, this one seems a sure bet to enter production in '06.I rode the prototype at the company's Mattighofen R&D; center right after Intermot, and I can tell you this is a unique and hugely entertaining motorcycle, one that has no direct competitors; it's beyond bikes such as the Suzuki V-Strom, more hard-nosed than the Ducati Multistrada and more focused than even the Aprilia Tuono or Ducati S4R Monster. It can even do business in the dirt!