New Models KTM 2011

KTM’s new models for the next three years have leaked after an American dealer managed to snatch a mobile phone picture from inside a presentation.The image shows plans through to 2014 with model highlights including an Enduro R 690 and new motocross bikes for 2012 with Duke 350, Adventure R 1090 and Super Duke R 1290 for 2013 and an intriguing sounding Moto3 350 and Enduro 350 for 2014.

Whilst in 2014 it appears an all new Moto3 inspired 350cc motorcycle will appear together with a KTM 1290 Adventure.KTM will be entering Moto3 in 2012 so a 2014 release should give them a nicely polished motorcycle.

Further away, in 2014, the Adventure gets the new 1290 engine and KTM promises two new 350cc bikes – an enduro and, intriguingly, a “Moto3”. That bike is likely to be KTM's next sports bike, taking the style of the firm's 250cc Moto3 racer and applying it to a 350cc single-cylinder road-going sports bike. The firm's boss, Stefen Pierer, has been championing the idea of 'downsizing' sports bikes ever since the financial crisis started decimating bike sales in 2008, and this looks like it's the culmination of that ambition; a relatively low-priced machine, with usable performance and handling that only a lightweight sports bike can offer. He'll be hoping it can catch imaginations like the two-stroke 250cc sports bikes of old.

We imagine there’s some angry phone calls going out right now to whichever dealer conference member snapped this photo (not to mention the likelihood of the wrong side of a lawsuit headed their way). That’s why most dealer meetings now require all phones to be checked at the door. Welcome to the information age KTM.