UPCOMING KTM RC490 & DUKE 490 TWIN-CYLINDER BIKES
If you are a KTM lover, then this news is exciting for you because, according to the recent report, KTM is planning to launch a new 490 cc segment bike series the ktm Duke and RC 490, especially for the Indian market. And the biggest thing is that all these bikes are going to be twin-cylinder bikes, and we can guess the power of a twin-cylinder motorcycle with a 490 cc engine.
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LAUNCH DATE AND PRICE
KTM expected to launch the 490 Duke, RC 490, and the 490 Adventure in the Indian market in early 2021. The best thing is that it comes with a brand new Liquid Cooled, 497cc parallel twin-cylinder Bs6 engine, which will be produced by the Bajaj Auto manufacturing facility in India. According to KTM’s Chief Executive Officer, Stefan Pierer Should allow KTM to launch the 490 range at competitive prices Approx 4 lakh.
MOST POWERFUL BIKE IN INDIA FROM KTM
If we Discuss the most powerful bike of KTM at this time in the Indian Market, then the KTM rc390 and Duke390 are most potent, and you think about KTM Duke790, So let me tell you this bike has discontinued, and no one knows if this bike will come back with bs6 engine in the market or not. Still, Regular followers would know that KTM will transfer the manufacturing of the 790 Duke and the 790 Adventure to China by September 2020, So it is also wrong to say that this bike will not come in the market. According to the reports, the KTM RC 490, Duke 490, and 490 Adventure motorcycles will come with the same trellis frame that used on the current-gen 390 series bikes while they will be getting minor tweaks to accommodate the larger engine.
ENGINE OF KTM Duke and RC 490
KTM 490 series engine will come with a new 497cc parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 8-valves, mated with a 6-speed manual transmission, DOHC engine. The Power Delivery should be Between 55-60BHP of maximum power and 40nm of torque because at present, the KTM 390’s series draws 43.4 BHP from its 373.2 single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, DOHC motor. So we can feel the power of Upcoming twin-cylinder bikes.
FEATURES OF KTM DUKE AND RC 490
Now come to the features then KTM 490 features list similar to duke 390 and higher displacement models from KTM. Features are TFT color display with Bluetooth connectivity as well as All LED headlight setup. Apart from this, many more premium segment features will also be provided in the bike such as Up-side Down fork at front and mono-shock at the rear, Bi-Directional Quick Shifter, for safety purposes dual-channel ABS with dual disk as standard and the adventure 490 packs with the traction control system, and the lean-sensitive safety functions.
CREDIT – joff90