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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-12-2014, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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KTM 1050 Adventure

Cut and Pasted from www.visordown.com

A SOURCE at KTM has confirmed a 1050 Sportbike will be unveiled at EICMA as a 2015 model.

The new capacity bike in KTM’s line-up was revealed by Stefan Pierer, Chairman and CEO of KTM, at the Indian launch of the RC 200 and RC 390.

In case that wasn't enough, the new model has since appeared as an option on the owner’s manual download page on KTM’s website. However, the listing ‘1050 Adventure EU (2015)’ suggests the new bike may only be available in Europe.

Details are yet to be revealed but we expect the 1050 to use a rebored version of the Austrian firm’s 113hp, 999cc 75° v-twin engine, used in the now discontinued 990 models.

It will likely sit alongside the 1190 and just-launched 1290 as a cheaper, less powerful entry into KTM’s Adventure (Sportbike) range.


Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...#ixzz3Fvt9xFZQ

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Only one drawing so far.

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Other reports from India that I have read today state that the new KTM 1050 sportbike will be just a minor rebore of the old classic 990 sportbike. Still sounds good.



http://entertainworldfun.blogspot.ca...e-bike-in.html

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This one looks like the 1190 Sportbike.

http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/ne...050-adventure/

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KTM 1050 Pricing

So how much will the KTM 1050 Sportbike cost? Pricing information released by a Spanish KTM dealer “Moto Sport Carreres” reveals there could be some significant savings over the 1190 Sportbike. According to Moto Sport Carreres, the price for the 1050 with standard ABS will be €12,690 Euro compared to €15,599 Euro for the 1190. Assuming variances in pricing between models remain consistent between markets, we can estimate an MSRP equivalent of $13,599 for a US version of the 1050.

It remains a mystery how KTM will manage to scrub $3,100 off the price of the 2015 1190. Based on the spy photo, the bike appears nearly unchanged. We can expect some cost cutting to occur in the electronics, although the Moto Sport Carreres price list shows the bike will come standard with ABS. However, the lean-angle sensitive ABS and traction control, multiple power modes and electronic damping control will likely be absent.

Using less expensive materials or downgraded components could be another method KTM uses to reduce costs. This would kill any hopes for a lighter Sport Bike. Considering the bike shares the same platform with the 1190, we would not expect any significant weight reduction and possibly even an increase.

Moto Sport Carreres has said they expect to receive the 1050 in late 2015. KTM USA has confirmed that the new 1050 will NOT be included in their lineup for 2015. We’ll have to wait and see if the bike ever makes it to US shores.

There may still be more surprises to come from KTM. Stay tuned for the official launch of the 1050 at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy next month.

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And here it is...



Note the alloy wheels.

And the Tourance Nexts.

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Already up on the UK KTM site.

http://www.ktm.com/gb/ready-to-race.html

They are listing it at 2000 British Pounds less than the 1190. So if that is the case in Canadian dollars the 1050 will be $14,400 CAD

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the shock position makes it look like it has a longer wheel base than the V
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the shock position makes it look like it has a longer wheel base than the V


Here is a side view.
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I'm surprised that you didn't show the power in kw...

94 HP = 70.095 kw.


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I'm surprised that you didn't show the power in kw...

94 HP = 70.095 kw.

Yes Ed, speaking of the hp numbers, they have said to have reduced the horsepower number and increased the torque numbers to keep it in a specific insurance category. $$$ EU members... Please explain.
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What do you guys think of a 18" front wheel? Odd size?
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TYRES

The 1050 Adventure rolls on state-of-the-art, extremely grippy and durable Metzeler Tourance Next tyres with a 110/70 ZR 19 for the front and 150/70 ZR 17 at the rear. They perfectly match the easy and agile handling of the bike.

http://www.ktm.com/gb/travel/1050-ad...ighlights.html (Click on 'CHASSIS')

No 18" front: http://www.metzeler.com/site/uk/prod...ance-next.html
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TYRES

The 1050 Adventure rolls on state-of-the-art, extremely grippy and durable Metzeler Tourance Next tyres with a 110/70 ZR 19 for the front and 150/70 ZR 17 at the rear. They perfectly match the easy and agile handling of the bike.

http://www.ktm.com/gb/travel/1050-ad...ighlights.html (Click on 'CHASSIS')

No 18" front: http://www.metzeler.com/site/uk/prod...ance-next.html
Yes. I guess you are right about the 19". The 18" was mentioned in the article below. Must have been a typo.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/11/05...ns-eicma-2014/
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Consider this bike closed for the US and Canada...

North America will not see this bike. It was made for Europe!

The legislation in Europe allows a "restrictor kit" limit of 47hp to be applied to this bike for what they call a "A2 motorcycle license." The "trick" in the legislation is that the original unrestricted motorcycle cannot exceed double the amount of HP of the restricted bike, as a result, we have the 95hp 1050. A small mechanical tweak by KTM, to reach a much larger audience in Europe. That's the ONLY reason KTM built this particular bike.

It's doesn't make much sense to sell it in the USA where we don't have European style licencing. The only difference apart from engine is a slightly lower seat height.
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