The new KTM 125 Duke (pictured) that will appear at European dealers in the Spring of 2011 is the basis for another Duke coming from KTM, displacing either 250cc or 300cc (or both) according to interviews given by KTM’s CEO in Europe recently.
Riders in the United States have largely forgotten how much fun it is to pilot an ultra-light, single-cylinder motorcycle . . . even one that “lacks power” by today’s jaded U.S. consumer perspective. We don’t know whether KTM will bring this bike to the U.S., but you can bet they will be watching when Honda’s new CBR250R hits dealers’ showrooms here next Spring at a recently announced MSRP of $3,999 ($4,499 with ABS).