Stefan Pierer isn’t afraid of saying what’s coming from KTM. Which means you can be sure that the 500cc bike IS on its way. 

Following on from the frank interview with Speedweek.com that we brought you recently READ THAT ARTICLE BY CLICKING HERE which blew the doors wide open over speculation that KTM could end up owning Ducati, how about THESE for some extra interesting future model titbits from boss Stefan Pierer?

The 790 Adventure from KTM.

The KTM CEO has revealed what’s coming from the Austrians in the immediate future – and it’s largely focused on the smaller capacity machines. Continuing his chat with Speedweek,com, Pierer said: “The theme is a 790 adventure, we want to sell 15,000 of them next year.”

So we found out that KTM is putting in a lot of effort in pushing the 790 Adventure, but it’s what Pierer went on to also say that’s the most interesting bit, here. He added: “The middle class is becoming more important. In this segment we will come to other models, an SMT (that’s a 790 Supermoto on the way – Ed) and so on.

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“In the 500cc class, we will bring a two-cylinder machine, which is manufactured by our partner Bajaj in India and with which we compete against the Japanese.

“Growth is happening in the emerging markets today, and in these emerging markets ‘premium’ is the mid-range of 500 to 800 cc.”

Tony Carter

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