We’ll be bringing you more live pics from EICMA as get them, but here is a look at the 2011 KTM range which includes the KTM 1190 RC8 R, the 990 SMT ABS, the 990 Adventure Dakar, the 350 EXC-F Factory, the 125 Duke and the RC8 R Track. Some of these appeared at the Intermot show in Cologne last month while the others make for a complete range of KTM at the 2010 EICMA Milan show.
The KTM 1190 RC8 R for 2011 has a hot new look making it more aggressive and racing-style. White and orange have never looked so good together. Other than that the RC8 R gets new crankshaft, dual-plug ignition which increases power to 175 hp, updated fuel injection, and new suspension components to improve handling. The RC8 R Track is basically the race version of this bike with racing exhaust and fairings.
The 990 Adventure Dakar gets the same 115 hp engine as the Adventure R but utilises the components of the standard 990 Adventure. We get fancy new blue and orange livery, ABS brakes and a suede seat about as comfortable as you can get on these purpose-built bikes. It’s a limited edition KTM made to celebrate the company’s 30 years in the Dakar rally.
It doesn’t seem to a be a new bike, but just a jumped up version with new blue and orange livery and the classic stenciled Dakar burnous logo and the 30th edition wording to remind everyone of it’s rally origins, even if this isn’t the model that takes part in the the South American Dakar.
Expect for aftermarket orange engine protection bars and hand guards, there’s nothing else to say that this special edition will have some sort of upgrade, but we’ll patiently wait until Tuesday to see if KTM is hiding something new under the Dakar livery.