KTM recently refreshed the RC 390 with additions such as a stainless steel exhaust, a slipper clutch as on the Duke 390, an upgraded braking and throttle system. Now the manufacturer is living up to its reputation of developing cutting-edge motorcycles with plans to replace the current line-up with a whole new platform.
In a recent interview, Stefan Pierer, CEO, KTM, said that the company has been working towards developing a whole new platform of motorcycles with 125cc, 200cc and 390cc engines, which will replace the current motorcycles in 2017.
However, KTM is not just interested in improvements in performance, but is also keen on complying with the new and more stringent European emission standards. In all likelihood, the new motorcycles will be manufactured by Bajaj at the Chakan plant near Pune. Reportedly, both Bajaj and KTM are investing in the expansion of the facility to accommodate the increasing demand for the motorcycles.