2010 KTM Motorcycle News
KTM’s performance in the last offroad season was simply astounding. Non-stop racing victories on Motocross and Enduro tracks around the world have affirmed the company’s continued dominance of tough
KTM showed great class and expertise as early as year one after it officially launched its first superbike. Factory rider Stefan Nebal fought his way to the title of vice champion on the 1190 RC8 R in the German superbike championships, which are fiercely contested by riders of many nationalities.
All of these successes plus the number of world championship titles rising to 165 in recent months form a fruitful basis for success in the 2010 model year. The race-loving company from Mattighofen are starting the new season with clear objectives, innovation, creativity, the famous KTM enthusiasm and a newly expanded
New From KTM – Head on attack
The offroad model range of premium quality sports bikes of all cc classes is the perfect complete range for Enduro, Motocross and ATV fans. At EICMA 2009, KTM also highlighted its role as a pioneer and revealed a new Motocross dimension with a 350 cc prototype. KTM is working in close cooperation with the Motocross factory team led by Pit Beirer and Stefan Everts to develop the winning bikes of the
Entering the world of KTM
In addition to its clear commitment to the offroad sector, the Austrian factory is also set to reach another milestone in the coming year. KTM presented the ‘KTM 125’ project in Milan and thereby actively
addressed everyone who has yet to enjoy the fabulous experience of riding a motorcycle.
Two fascinating model studies show that KTM is taking young bikers extremely seriously.
The ultimate KTM feeling
KTM presented a further exclusive new product in the form of the 690 Duke R.
Following the success of the RC8 R, SM R and Super Duke R models, the 70 HP single cylinder is the logical newcomer to the exclusive R-model range. The 690 Duke R underpins the clear KTM commitment
to single-cylinder motorcycles.
With an unflinching desire to ride sporty motorcycles and its broadest ever range of motorcycles for road and offroad use, KTM is all set and ‘Ready to Race’!
KTM is presenting a near series-ready, four-stroke motocross race motorcycle with 350 cm³ at the EICMA 2009 in Milan. With this move, the sports motorcycle specialists from Mattighofen, Austria define a completely new path in Motocross.
Motor Sports and Development KTM lives and breathes 100% motorsport. This is completely evident when
the KTM Motocross Factory Team transporter again docks at the factory in Mattighofen after a long race weekend. Team boss: No-one less than MX multi World Champion Stefan Everts.
His commitment creates fantastic possibilities for the factory because he is able to perfectly dovetail development and motorsport and in doing so, assists in writing a new chapter in the long, tradition-rich history of the Austrian manufacturer’s significant success in Offroad sport.
With all of his immense experience and enormous energy, the meticulous Belgian is driving a very special project, the results of which carry the stamp of the MX legend right down to the smallest detail as well as those of the powerful KTM genes. It is this symbiosis that carries the promise of something really special. It underlines KTM’s proven core competence in the area of Motocross and is being proudly presented to the public for the first time on the occasion of the EICMA in the form of the new 350 cm³ MX concept.
With this pilot project version of a completely new Motocrosser, KTM again demonstrates the courage and determination to leave the beaten path. Its benchmark data with 350 cm³, linkage and injection are based on a broadly applied, permanently ambitious development that is carried out always looking straight to
the future. This is a radical new interpretation of an existing structure with a clear goal: maximum sporting success and enthusiastic customers!
Why 350cm³, injection and linkage? When one observes KTM’s hugely successful 2009 Motocross season, it is hard to recognize any room for improvement.
Marvin Musquin excelled in picking up the MX2 title with teammate Rui Goncalves close behind as MX2 vice world champion, Max Nagl triumphed as vice world champion in the MX1 class and Steffi Laier wrapped up the women’s world championship title. But it is exactly this success story that provides the fertile
soil for KTM’s untiring will to advance – and this is exactly the vision of the KTM Factory Team – to continue to improve on their established strengths and at the same time to explore a whole new path.
This is “Ready to Race” in the broadest possible context – The future
A new concept does not however mean that KTM will place less importance on its traditional models – KTM is still READY FOR TAKE OFF governed by the will to win and the stop watch. Therefore for the 2010 season, the well-known, newly presented 2010 models – the SX 250-F in MX2 and the SX450-F in MX1 will be in the starting lists. And, as in 2009, they will surely continue to celebrate great success in
2010. Meanwhile the “Project-350” continues to run at high pressure. With these moves, KTM’s traditional obligation to its customers remains completely valid: What the factory riders’ use on the track is always also available for sale.
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