KTM’s releases at the INTERMOT show in Germany come in two flavors, neither of which will be seen tooling around American streets any time soon.
2011 KTM Duke 125
Designed with entry-level riders in mind, especially with Europe’s rigorous graduated-license scheme, the long-awaited–and long-seen–Duke 125 got its official unveiling today. The Baby Duke has a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, DOHC, single-cylinder engine. It weighs in at a featherweight 282 pounds wet, with an output of 15Hp and 8.9 ft-lbs of torque–both at fairly high RPMs. Alas, this model is meant for European riders only, so it won’t show up on this side of the pond.
2011 KTM 1190 RC8R Track
Not street-legal anywhere, any way, this track-only version of the RC8 boast nothing in the way of street-legal devices. It comes ready to race at the your local track day. You’ll just need a trailer to get it there. And, considering the money you’ll save by not having to convert a street bike for track use, you’ll probably be able to afford the trailer. Or, rather, you would, if only the track-only version of the bike didn’t cost more than the street version.