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Noua Generatie KTM prezentata la EICMA

KTM, the 'Ready to Race' sports motorcycle specialist goes to EICMA, World`s leading motorcycle fair in Milan with exciting new motorcycles for the model year 2012. True to its commitment to produce bikes designed for ultimate sporting pleasure, KTM is at EICMA with innovative new machines for all surfaces that encapsulate the work and dedication of the company's R & D department and the collective passion of everyone at KTM's headquarters in Austria.

 

Hubert Trunkenpolz, CSO, KTM Power Sports AG: "Our message for the future is clear. KTM focuses on any surface more than ever on the strength of our products. The innovations that we are showing here in Milan are a perfect reflection of our innovative, sporting and strong engagement."

 

Introducing the 690 Duke

Renowned for producing winning offroad bikes and fresh from a season of unparalleled success in MX World championship competition, KTM has also long turned its attention to street bikes. Now, just one model year on from the introduction of the highly successful 125 Duke, the entry level bike that has captivated the attention of not only young riders across Europe and beyond, KTM is proud to unveil the 690 Duke at EICMA. Based on more than 20 years of experience in LC4 motor technology and 18 years after the launch of the very first Duke, this single-cylinder bike is a dynamic but comfortable machine with even more power, brand new ABS, very impressive riding characteristics and a cutting edge design that is both new and typically KTM. The 690 Duke represents the very essence of the KTM philosophy and dedication for producing bikes that deliver pure riding pleasure and sporting satisfaction.

 

200 Duke follows success of entry level 125 Duke

Following the unprecedented success of the 125 Duke in 2011, which rocketed to the top of the 125 cc bike segment sales in the first six month of its release in the early summer of 2011, KTM now presents the equally attractive 200 cc version. This is a sporty small motorcycle that produces 19 kW (26 hp) that more than matches its little brother in impressive handling and typical KTM design language. The 200 Duke continues the success story of the KTM Duke models and the only small thing about it is the price.

 

Freeride E: the evolution of revolution

KTM has taken on the challenge of developing an electrically driven offroad sports motorcycle for mass production and has become the first of the major motorcycle companies to do so. This exciting, sports-oriented, environmentally friendly bike is the culmination of three intense years of hard work and a commitment to innovation. The Freeride E embodies all the collective KTM experience garnered during years of development of conventional combustion-driven models and has resulted in a motorcycle that is not only pure KTM but also globally unique. The electric motor, developed in-house, is the throbbing heart of this dynamic machine that is not only emission free but is also almost silent. The Freeride E is proof of KTM's drive and determination to take on a highly complex project and successfully transform it into a bike that offers intense riding pleasure in the spirit of pure offroad sports. 2012 is only the beginning of what represents a challenging, but electrifyingly exciting new segment in tune with the demands of today's society.

 

350 Freeride

The sport of motorcycling is at the very apex of the KTM philosophy. That is why for 2012 the company has also produced a second Freeride model with a conventional drive. Building on the extremely well balanced engine characteristics of the 350 cc engine that has served KTM's Motocross and Enduro competition bikes so well in the past two years, the 350 Freeride is a lightweight bike capable of translating the thrill of the classic Enduro experience into one that requires the least amount of physical exertion. The 350 Freeride is the perfect introduction to the thrill and exhilaration of Enduro sport. Indeed with this bike, Enduro has never been easier.

 

Let the curtain go up on the World of KTM at EICMA 2011

KTM is proud to present new developments, innovations and updates right across its model range at EICMA 2011. In addition to the four outstanding new models there have been numerous improvements to existing models. The 690 SMC R and the 690 Enduro R have been completely revised to be more powerful and feature a fresh new design. Whether it is updating the 990 SM R to include ABS in 2012 or giving the 990 Super Duke R a pillion, the KTM development team, driven by pure passion, continues its mission to develop the world's best sports motorcycles.

Eicma 2011 5.1 M

200 Duke 1.8 M

690 Duke 602 K

Freeride E 538 K

350 Freeride 543 K

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      Posted in Bikes, History Gran Canaria – beginning of March. Media launch of the new KTM 790 DUKE. The journalists are totally obsessed with the latest addition to the DUKE family. Its razor-sharp handling has earned the 790 its own nickname – “The Scalpel”. The new 790 plugs the gap between the 690, the most powerful single-cylinder on the market, and the “Beast”, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R with more than double the power. The complete genealogy of the 790 was on display in all its glory at a presentation at an aircraft hangar, beginning with the original DUKE, which was replaced as the KTM 640 DUKE “last edition” by the DUKE II exactly 20 years ago.
      KTM 640 DUKE Last Edition © Leo Keller
      In the early 90s KTM decided to take a new direction: At that time, KTM chose to take a two-pronged approach, launching a selection of sporty street bikes to join their offroad range for enduro and motocross racing. In 1994, the arrival of the KTM 620 DUKE (later often referred to as “DUKE I” to distinguish it from successor models) signaled the launch of a completely new type of vehicle. Although some self-builders and accessory traders had been making some nifty enduro modifications to try and scare the big bikes on windy roads, terms such as “fun bike” or “streetfighter” did not yet exist. It was KTM who did it properly. Instead of just exchanging the enduro tires for 17-inch wheels, a completely new motorbike came into existence based on the LC 4 Hard Enduro. There was no question that the long-stroke enduro fork needed to give way to a completely adjustable WP upside-down fork with a brake disc the size of a pizza. WP suspension and a brake disc were also used at the rear. The wide 17-inch wheels provided the eye candy while Gerald Kiska, the man still responsible for designing KTM bikes today, made the DUKE look a million miles removed from its enduro origins.
      DUKE – a name that has been synonymous with KTM street bikes for over 20 years – was not the result of extensive analyses, like you might suspect, but something we stumbled across a few days before the first trade show presentation. Wolfgang Felber, the product manager, remembers it very well. He flicked through some English and Italian dictionaries just before the trade show and put together a list of different names. The following day he showed his list to Kalman Cseh, the man who was responsible for making such decisions for KTM at the time. Cseh had a quick look through the list and immediately picked “DUKE”. Geoff Duke was a popular British racer in the 1950s and six-time world champion, but the motorcycle world later began to associate the German word “Herzog” – the literal translation from the English – with the KTM DUKE.
      KTM 640 DUKE Last Edition © Leo Keller
      Finished in a striking combination of metallic orange and black, the KTM 620 DUKE “first edition” from 1994 still had to brought to life with a kick-starter system and manual decompression lever. “This bike is not for wimps – just Duke it” were the words written in the concept description at the time. The first major revision came two years later. In 1996, the KTM 620 DUKE E “third edition” received new engine housing with two oil pumps and an E-starter, so that the rider could choose between pressing the start button or using the kick-starter system. A KTM-manufactured stainless steel silencer had also become responsible for the machine’s sound. In 1998, the final version of the original DUKE landed in showrooms – once again painted orange and black and now powered by a new 625ccm engine with balancer shaft. Only 400 units of the KTM 640 DUKE “last edition” were built and a mint-condition model is now a highly sought-after collector’s item. The “last edition” was replaced by the KTM 640 DUKE II with a strongly revised design.
      2005 saw the release of the KTM 990 SUPER DUKE, a second model series of the naked bike, powered by a large-volume V2 engine, and, three years later, came a completely new, ultra-modern single-cylinder engine for the KTM 690 DUKE, the successor model to the DUKE II.
      Alongside the new KTM 790 DUKE, KTM currently offers the KTM 125 DUKE, KTM 390 DUKE, KTM 690 DUKE and the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R in the naked bike segment. These are powered by single-cylinder motors, the new LC8c in-line engine of the 790, or the strapping V2 of the SUPER DUKE R. In some South American and Asian countries, the KTM naked bike range has been expanded to include the KTM 250 DUKE.
      There’s really something for everybody – just Duke it!
      KTM 790 DUKE MY2018 © KTM
      Photos: Leo Keller | KTM
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