After a lot of speculations and rumours doing rounds on the internet, KTM’s CEO has finally revealed the launch details of the much-awaited twin-cylinder 500cc-segment motorcycles.
Stefan Pierer, the CEO of KTM AG Group, has recently revealed in an interview with a foreign media house that the first twin-cylinder 500cc-segment bike will be launched in the year 2022. As per the details available, the new engine will also be used for twin-cylinder Husqvarna motorcycles at a later stage. It is being rumoured that the upcoming bikes will be manufactured at the Bajaj Auto’s manufacturing plant in Chakan, Pune, and the new models will be launched in Nepal as well.
As we reported earlier, KTM has plans to keep the focus on single and twin-cylinder motorcycles for the coming years. They have seen the amount of growth in the 500cc-800cc segment in Nepal and other developing markets and wish to contribute more for the performance lovers.
The 790 Duke is a great way to help fans achieve enhanced street riding experience while the new 500cc-segment platform could result in Duke 490, RC 490 or even Adventure 490 at unbelievable prices. The current KTM range of bikes includes Duke 125, Duke 200, Duke 250, Duke 390, RC 125, RC 200, RC 390, and 390 Adventure in Nepal.