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KTM's baby Supermotard being readied

Austrian two-wheeler giant KTM seems to be working on a small capacity Supermotard which looks as though it is in its final stages of testing.

autos Updated: Dec 16, 2013 15:35 IST
KTM's baby Supermotard being readied

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Austrian two-wheeler giant KTM seems to be working on a small capacity Supermotard which looks as though it is in its final stages of testing.

From this spy shot it is clear that this bike’s sports minimalistic body panels, Duke-typical wing mirrors and instruments. The multi-spoke alloy wheels and slim LED taillight too look reminiscent of the Duke family as seen in the country. This bike also gets a long-flat seat and lifted exhaust typical to dirt and supermotard bikes. Other bits are the exposed trellis frame, USD forks upfront and exposed monoshock in white with longer travel, bolted onto an alloy swingarm at the rear which look identical to the Duke family. Clearly this motorcycle gets higher ground clearance and uses a single disc at the front and rear.

Unfortunately, this supermotard is only being tested for Europe and an Indian launch is nowhere in sight.