• Dec 5, 2007
You may remember a little while back when we introduced you to the new KTM cycles using their 690cc single cylinder engine. According to reports circulating on the Internet, KTM has more plans for this engine architecture. Take a look at the spy photo from MotorcycleNews.com. According to the reports, the bike pictured therein is using the trellis frame from one of their various 690 models and the bodywork from a Cagiva Mito. Of course, the final machine will have its own bodywork and the frame will vary from the other models. Preliminary figures point to a power-to-weight ratio similar to that of a 600cc sportbike. Those figures look so good due to the very low weight of under 300 pounds, meaning that this bike will feel wonderful to ride down your favorite twisties.

[Source: Motorcycle News]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I hope this sells like hotcakes for KTM. They make a mean motocross...Can't wait to see it in person.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i want i want i need i need
      • 7 Years Ago
      Motorcycle riders seems to have such great camaraderie. If it were a car being tested, the driver would be giving the photographer the finger and get the hell out. In that photo, it seems like the rider is explaining the whole damn story on the bike to those asking.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's not a Superbike, unless it's ~1000 - 1200cc's and built to meet homologation requirements. Heck, a single could probably be 1500cc's, not that anyone would want to ride it.

      Anyway, it could possibly be called a Supersport, but I think it's simply a sportbike.

      Ducati did something like this about 15 years ago with their utterly gorgeous Supermono. They talked about doing a production version, but I think financial issues kept that on the drawing board.

      http://www.ducati.com/heritage/anni90/supermono/supermono.jhtml
      • 7 Years Ago
      two words:

      Torque Monster
      • 7 Years Ago
      Io voglio una RC4 perche lei é meravigliosa.