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KTM won’t make twin-cylinder 250cc motorcycle

Bikewale logoBikewale 15-02-2017 Pratheek Kunder
KTM won’t make twin-cylinder 250cc motorcycle © BikeWale KTM won’t make twin-cylinder 250cc motorcycle

KTM plans to make full use of its single-cylinder platform for its future lower displacement motorcycles. The Austrian maker doesn’t plan to ever make a twin-cylinder 250cc motorcycle.

This news was confirmed by Gianluca Lozzi, sales director, KTM South-East Asia at the launch of the KTM RC Cup in Indonesia. He was asked if KTM plans to develop a twin-cylinder 250cc motorcycle to which he said the company plans to stick to single-cylinder motorcycles for a variety of reasons.

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Firstly, single-cylinder bikes are light, which directly helps the power-to-weight ratio. The KTM 390 Duke is the perfect example of this. Secondly, single-cylinder bikes are cheaper to develop and manufacture, and that helps KTM price their products really well.

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KTM is working on a new generation of parallel twin motors but that is only for the upcoming 790cc bikes, which will be launched within a year. But we believe KTM will continue to use a single-cylinder motors for its bikes up to 400cc. 

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