KTM Teases New "Beast" for EICMA

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

KTM announced it will unveil a new “beast” at next week’s EICMA show in Milan. The Austrian manufacturer is being coy about the mystery model, promising a sneak peak of photos of the new bike on Nov. 9.

In the mean time, we are left with an audio recording of the engine of the new KTM “beast”. The audio recording can be heard on KTM’s official blog.

We’ve already heard reports KTM will unveil a 390 Duke at EICMA, but we also expect a new Super Duke using the same RC8R-derived 1195cc V-Twin engine that powers the new 1190 Adventure recently unveiled at Intermot.

Both the big and little Dukes as well as the Adventure appeared on the infamous leaked Powerpoint slide from a KTM North American dealer meeting for 2013, but with different numbers. The Adventure and Super Duke R were originally listed as 1290 models but both models will likely go by the 1190 designation. The rumored 390 Duke also received a numerical adjustment after appearing on the slide as a 350.

We’ll know more when KTM reveals the first photographs later this week.

[Source: KTM; Photos by Buenos Dias]

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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