2012-2014 KTMs leak

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This screen shot from the KTM North American dealer meeting lays out a promising future for KTM. Leaked way ahead of time, the lineup for the next three years is here for you to see.

The big news here is the 2013 Duke 350. For a long time I’ve wondered why there are no fun, lightweight sub-500cc bikes for sale and the KTM Duke 350 is the answer to that. Since this shot is from the North American dealer meeting, we know that the 350 Duke is coming to America. The 350 will likely use either a new motor or a significantly de-tuned version of KTM’s existing 350.

Also big in 2013 is the Super Duke R 1290. That number at the end may mean a completely new motor or an even more hot-rod version of their current V-twin. Either one should be good for class-leading power. That motor will be likely be shared with a new GS-like Adventure R 1090, with the non-R model showing up in 2014. Lastly, it looks like they’re going forward with production of two Freeride E models, an EXC and an SX, as well as a Freeride 350, which is something we haven’t heard of before now.

2014 is still a long ways away, so model projections for this year should be taken with a grain of salt, but no matter what I do, I can’t stop thinking about how cool a Moto3 350 would be. Would it be a 350cc single-cylinder sportsbike? A twin? How light would it be? Are they hoping that Moto3 goes to 350ccs? Am I freaking out over a typo? Most likely, they’ll use the plop the Duke 350 motor is an upgraded chassis, add the usual race-replica parts like full fairings, clip-on bars, rear-set pegs and sell the bike to people that have been lusting after a Ducati Supermono. The future looks good for KTM.

  • Ceolwulf

    Moto3 350?


    That must be the illustration on the right. With a 350 single. I hope.

  • cramer

    Duke 350. Fantastic news.

    Anyone interested in buying an ’09 Versys in a few years?

    • Taco

      WTF! A 350 Duke in 2013, I’ll be dead by then. My liver won’t last that long. I need a bike now. Sorry KTM but it seems I’ll be getting a Cleveland CycleWerks scrambler-style Ace. Woot. Woot.

  • http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=305107 stickfigure

    No mention of a lightweight 800 Adv, bummer.

    • Sean Smith

      Looks like you’ll have to settle for one that isn’t orange. Or just buy a 1090, 990 or 690.

  • http://www.ninja250blog.com R.Sallee (Ninja 250)

    Disappointed the Adventure looks like a GS. Not that I’m in the market for either bike but I always liked the KTM’s distinct work.

    • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1100]

      Perhaps the new “look” comes from the use of curvy/wavy stickers. Since KTM’s graphics are usually done up as stickers applied to affordable colored plastic, it’s very easy to change the “look” of a KTM.

    • Fergus

      I think it looks a lot like a Multistrada. Too bad about no 800 Adventure bike.

  • protomech

    Wonder if KTM will be the only major (ish) manufacturer to offer an electric bike in 2013.

    I’ll be very interested to hear how the KTM Freeride E bikes compare to Brammo, Zero offerings, and whether it marks the end of the boutique electric bike.

    We live in interesting times : )

    • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1100]

      In the northeast, KTM might as well be a boutique manufacturer. Dealers are few and far between — especially for street KTMs.

      My Duke 690 is the only one I’ve ever seen in person. And before that, my 950 SM and 625 SMC were the only ones of their kind that I ever saw outside of CA.

  • aristurtle

    They probably mean a 250cc Moto3, with maybe a 350cc street-legal replica or something.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

      Yeah, that image is clearly a race-only bike, so I’d go for a typo. Unless they know something about a change to the spec rules that we don’t…

      • aristurtle

        Still, a KTM Moto3 entrant is exciting, even if it’s “just” a 250. Somebody’s got to provide Honda with some competition there.

  • http://www.muthalovin.com the_doctor

    If the Duke 350 is in my budget range, I would not hesitate to pull the trigger. Although a lot can change in that amount of time.

  • http://theprojectbeta.com/ Anders

    No mention of the RC8′s. Will they be discontinued?

    • Sean Smith

      This is just new models. That, and it’s only one screen shot of one page from the North American dealer meeting.

  • John

    When I read the page title “The future is orange!”

    I imagined the next three slide to be pictures of carrots, Oompa-Loompas, and Snooki.

  • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1100]

    I can’t wait to try a Freeride E for late night urban… um… freeriding. Or whatever you want to call it.

    If KTM only offers SX and EXC models, perhaps with a swap to 17”-ers, running 3am races on the various parking lots that surround my home would be a hoot.

  • http://krtong.com KR Tong

    What exactly happens at dealer meetings? Do dealers decide what goes into showrooms, or does KTM tell dealers what the North American market’s gonna look like? I ask because I thought the Duke 350 was an India-only bike, so who’re the ones deciding what comes to the states?

    • Sean Smith

      If I knew that, this would’ve been a much more detailed story ;)

    • JonB

      Dealer meetings I’ve attended, and worked, it was the OEM telling the network. Seems like they all work this way, it is just model intros, hype generation for dealer orders, and dealer awards presented.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Dealer meetings are essentially pep rallies. They give them advance info like this in order to inform future business and keep the dealers excited about the brand.

  • http://www.lgdm.fr stempere

    I don’t know if ktm has a big chunk of the market in france but it’s a shame they didn’t make it 400cc. Here a motorcycle under 400 doesn’t count in your insurance experience (that, along with other stuff, defines the price you pay).

    That really sucks, i’m actually looking for something cheaper than the v11 and corsaro as my everyday ride and i’m actually paying more than $3k in insurance every year so it’s a key point for me… Guess i’ll just have to go with an ugly 400DRZ.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cheese302 Cheese302

    look forward to seeing the duke 350, sounds like an awesome commuter. maybe my shoulder will be better by then.

  • Chris F

    Odd that there’s no mention of a Duke 700 like the spy photos show lately…

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      That is odd. Hope they aren’t pulling it from the NA market.

  • Kyle

    Duke 350, thank you based god! ooooh crap not till 2013?? damn it I’ll probably have a F3 by then gay

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    • Sean Smith

      You’re cross-shopping a 350 single with a fire breathing race-replica?