The last time KTM made it to the world’s biggest motorcycle expo, it was 2019 and they’d arrived with three banger models for the Powersports industry proper.
Now, it’s 2023. The integration of KTM’s 1290 Super Duke R, 890 Duke R and 390 Adventure went swimmingly – and, for the first time since 2019, KTM’s registered for EICMA.
ARE YOU EXCITED? I’M EXCITED.
Is KTM Going to Debut Anything New at EICMA 2023?
First off, if we knew the answer to that, we’d be off making a pretty penny on the info market; as it is, we don’t have much in the way of direct proofs, but we DO have an inkling of what 2023’s EICMA could look like for Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen.
KTM’s Working on a Semi-Automatic Engine
It’s all thanks to the brand’s recent work on a semi-automatic LC8 heart. Currently, KTM’s LC8 is happily lodged in the bigger-is-better 1290 Super Adventure S/R and the Super Duke GT; with recent filings showing an application for a semi-automatic version (and patents now being limited to a certain guarantee of a deadline), we’re pretty confident there will be some sort of concept prototype at EICMA… perhaps even an entire bike for the gander.
KTM’s Bringing Fresh Blood to the Stage
Coverage from RideApart tells us we will also be privy to views of “the upcoming Duke, Adventure, EXC, SX, Sports Tourer, and Supersport novelties,” with potential still out on sibling brands GASGAS and Husqvarna.
Of course, Tommaso Telaro (the Gen. Manager of KTM Italia) is just as jazzed at the promise of attendance.
“In the recent past the strategies were different, but this 2023 it was right to make an extra effort and be present. With our participation, we would like to send an important signal to the market, the trade and the general public of aficionados.”
– Tommaso Telaro
What do you think KTM’s going to show us at 2023 EICMA?