KTM 490 series could make its world premiere later this year with the Duke, RC and Adventure variants.
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Rumours of the KTM 490 have been circulating for years with the Austrian motorcycle maker expected to introduce Duke, RC and Adventure variants.
Finally, the good news arrived for KTM fans when the company was revealed to be introducing the 490 models soon.
According to reports, several KTM 490 models will be officially launched later this year.
Based on information leaked during the latest presentation by parent company Pierer Mobility recently, there are five 490 models to be introduced for the world market. This means that in addition to the 490 Duke, RC 490 and 490 Adventure, there are two other 490 models that will join the latest lineup.
Although there is no additional information so far, there are speculations that the KTM 490 will be powered by a 490cc parallel-twin engine.
This is because KTM’s partner in China, CFMoto has already launched the 450SR which also adopts a parallel-twin engine.
Meanwhile, apart from the parallel-twin engine, the 490 models are also expected to be equipped with some premium features such as WP suspension, multiple ride modes, ABS system, traction control and TFT display.