Shortly before completion of another record year, including the launch of the revolutionary MY2014 1190 ADVENTURE and the brute 1290 SUPER DUKE R, KTM presents as a world premiere the three fully-faired RC model range for model year 2014 and the new 450 Rally bike at EICMA (I).
RC125, RC200, RC390
Based on the same engine, three supersport bikes follow on from the small DUKE range which was globally presented in the last three years. With a completely new frame and chassis geometry and a racing oriented design, the RC125, RC200 and RC390 represent the affordable production version and the shining example of the Moto3 world championship bike. No matter who the rider is, a racing enthusiastic novice rider in Europe, a fast city racer in Asia or a true motorsport rookie in the ADAC Junior Cup, the three supersport bikes are the first choice for all, who are really into serious technology and are READY TO RACE!
1290 SUPER DUKE R
Already one year ago the prototype of the 1290 SUPER DUKE R stole the attention of thousands of journalists and visitors at EICMA Show in Milan. One year later, the production version of the “Beast” reveals itself as an incredibly rideable Naked Bike with almost infinite possibilities and hitherto unprecedented power and torque.
Hubert Trunkenpolz (KTM CSO): “As the largest European motorcycle manufacturer the 1290 SUPER DUKE R gave us the chance to once again substantiate our technical knowhow on asphalt and expand our leading position in the Naked Bike segment with the presentation of an entire model range. KTM´s most potent Naked Bike is once again a highlight at EICMA Show in Milan and will be rideable by the public for the first time. Just before Christmas, the 1290 SUPER DUKE R will be available at KTM dealers. Regarding the supersport RC models we look ahead with great confidence. With a range of in total six attractive models between 125 and 390cc, we are all set to show on a global base that highly attractive supersport bikes are also available at favourable prices.“
1190 ADVENTURE / R
The MY14 1190 ADVENTURE sets the benchmark in the segment of big travel enduros as well as the 1290 SUPER DUKE R. The 1190 ADVENTURE / R models are the first and unique motorcycles in the world which are equipped with MSC (Motorcycle Stability Control) developed by Bosch – an ABS that works even while cornering and thereby guarantees more safety. Both MY13 1190 ADVENTURE models can be retrofitted with MSC.
As the world´s leading manufacturer in Offroad competition, KTM is also deeply entrenched in the Offroad segment. The impressive Motocross, Enduro and Freeride 2014 model range was presented as always around midyear and was a crucial factor for the majority of the currently 19 world championship titles in 2013. In addition to the already reaped 2013 Moto3 Constructor´s Championship, the Rider´s Championship will definitely be sealed by a KTM rider for the second time in succession after 2012. In January KTM enters the Rally Dakar with a completely new rally bike and will fight for another Dakar victory in 2014 following on from 12 consecutive wins.