Austrian based motorcycle brand KTM has confirmed that the company is working on a brand new 500CC engine platform and the same will be introduced in both the naked and adventure variants of the company. Having said that, the new 500CC bikes engine will be developed with the joint effort of its partner brand Bajaj Auto which also has a 48% share in the KTM motorcycle brand and the engine will be manufactured at the plant of Bajaj Auto in Pune. So, without wasting any time let’s dive into the article to check out the complete details of the upcoming 500cc engine platform.
The upcoming 500cc engine will be developed at the R&D centre of Bajaj Auto which is the outskirts of Pune but KTM has confirmed that the design and development as well as testing of the new bikes will be handle by the KTM team. The upcoming 500cc engine is also expected to power the naked and adventure models of the company and it will come with a parallel twin, liquid cooled motor, and this suggests that an all new chassis for the mid-size machines. The current frame of the KTM will likely be very small and that will also pack a parallel twin engine.
Furthermore, it is also believed that the new frame of the upcoming bikes will be a trellis frame and the same will also come with all new design and structure which will accommodate the new and powerful 500cc engine.
Speaking about the availability, the brand new engine KTM is expected to launch the new bikes in 2022 and the 500cc models will also come with an option for existing owners of the KTM can able to upgrade from smaller machines to the mid-size segment. It is also expected to be developed in India.
So, let’s wait for the official announcement of the new 500 cc engine platform by KTM and we would like to hear your thoughts about the same in the comments section below. We recommend you to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of automobiles at your fingertips.
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