New Spy Shots:
This one looks like the 1190 Sportbike.
Cut and Pasted from above article.
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.