The Austrian bike maker has officially announced that there will be no motorcycle underpinning a twin-cylinder quarter-liter engine from KTM house.
In a meet with Indonesian motorcycle blog Iwanbanaran, at the launch event of KTM RC Austria Cup Asia, Mr Gianluca Lozzi, Sales and Director, KTM South East Asia has confirmed it, by quoting, “we will remain faithful to a single cylinder”, when asked about the quarter-liter class market and trending two-cylinder engine globally.
But when the reason has been asked, he simply replied,“Because we are different. We believe that the cylinders will still have its own segment. With a single-cylinder motorcycle engine will also be much lighter. And one of our cylinder is different from the other motor cylinder”.
Basically, KTM uses single cylinder engine in its range of motorcycles from 125cc to 690cc. Whereas the twin-cylinder engine’s underpinning begins from KTM 1090 Adventure, but sooner the upcoming KTM 790 Duke will also be powered by the same.
Here in India, the 2017 KTM Duke 390 is the next product to be added to the lineup in the coming weeks.