KTM unveiled its all-new, production-ready (EU) KTM 790 Duke, along with a KTM 790 Adventure R prototype, from the EICMA tradeshow in Milan, Italy. In conjunction with this news, KTM North America, Inc. announced its 2018 model lineup for the North American market, which is set to debut in the U.S. at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show (IMS) on Nov. 17.
Highlighting the North American model lineup for 2018 is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure S, which is new model for the North American market. Additionally, the 1290 Super Adventure R and the 1090 Adventure R will return to the lineup, along with the 1290 Super Duke R, 690 Duke, 390 Duke, 690 Enduro R and RC 390. Furthermore, the highly-anticipated KTM 790 Duke – ‘The Scalpel’ – is set to make its North American debut as a 2019 model.
John Hinz, president of KTM North America, Inc. said, “We’re looking forward to welcoming the KTM 790 Duke to the North American market in early fall of 2018 as the very first street model for 2019. The new engine generation with the 799cc LC8c parallel twin powerplant is very important for our market and our consumers, we’re very excited for the future.“